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Month: February 2017

Human brain

More Reasons to Thank Brain Donors

February 23, 2017

A couple of weeks ago we blogged about how pledging one’s brain supports research into CTE, the degenerative disease linked to concussions in athletes. Brain tissue, however, opens up a lot of other vistas for today’s researcher. The brain, of course, is where our conscious thought – normal and pathological – takes place. But people […]

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Molecular Med TRICON

Emerging Technologies to Take Center Stage at TRI-CON

February 16, 2017

Many of us love a good list – crisp, concise, actionable – and the internet abounds with Top Tens, Top Twenties and more. In terms of healthcare, list proliferation is vast, with everything from the top new cancer treatment approaches to the best hospitals in America. Products, services, trends – all are ripe for list […]

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Former NFL Players Support Research by Pledging to Donate their Brains

February 9, 2017

New treatments and cures depend heavily on research supported by ready access to biospecimens. It’s especially inspiring when individuals confront the universal discomfort of mortality and, while healthy, pledge to donate their bodies or organs to science. A case in point is the movement among contact sport athletes to donate their brains to research. Three […]

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February Specimen Spotlight: Fostering Skin Cancer Immunotherapy

February 1, 2017

Our immune systems knock down a wide range of harmful infections, so why not cancer? That’s the goal of immunotherapy, a promising field of cancer research that aims to harness the power of our own immune systems to fight cancerous growths. For our February Specimen Spotlight, we highlight an order for this type of research […]

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