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Month: November 2017

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More promise for CTE diagnosis in the living

November 30, 2017

“Should I worry?” That’s what many athletes and parents are asking themselves about sports that deliver blows to the head on a regular basis. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the devastating degenerative brain disease, is associated with such blows, yet not everyone who plays contact sports acquires it. Adding to the uncertainty around the disease is […]

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Women Wearing Pink To Fight Breast Cancer

Thousands of Women Donate Healthy Breast Tissue to Science

November 21, 2017

Why would anyone undergo a biopsy unless they feared they might have cancer? Well, to help researchers thoroughly understand what normal healthy tissue looks like. Understanding normal – that’s the concept driving the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank (KTB) at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. Billed as the world’s first and only biobank for […]

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New Studies Spotlight Aging and Rejuvenation

November 15, 2017

There’s “good” news and “bad” news on the research front. First, the bad. Researchers say they have discovered that our chromosomes wrinkle with age, blocking cells’ access to DNA that’s important in immune response. Researchers at UConn Health and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM) looked at immune cells isolated from blood samples of 101 […]

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Ovarian Cancer Blood Test Appears Close

November 7, 2017

Ovarian cancer often goes undiagnosed until it reaches an advanced stage, which helps explain why only about 1 in 4 patients will survive for at least five years after diagnosis. No FDA-approved screening tests exist. Researchers in Boston, however, have developed a new blood test offering promising results. Their test focuses on microRNAs – noncoding […]

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