New research suggests proton radiation can benefit pts with challenging liver tumors

Two new studies support and inform the use of proton radiation therapy to treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a common but often fatal type of liver cancer for which there are limited treatment options. One study (Sanford et al.) suggests that proton radiation, compared to traditional photon radiation, can extend overall survival with reduced toxicity. A second study (Hsieh […]

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Drinking hot tea may raise the risk of cancer, reveals study

For the study, researchers observed 50,045 people, between 40 and 75-year age group in Golestan, Iran, for an average period of 10.1 years. Tea is supposed to be consumed hot; once the heat escapes, the taste becomes bland. Most people enjoy drinking their tea, coffee and other such beverages piping hot, especially in the cold months. But, according to a […]

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Database to support infectious disease research

A new database PathoPhenoDB facilitates the search for associations between infectious diseases, the pathogens that cause them, the resulting clinical signs and symptoms, and the drugs that can treat them. It also contains information on the proteins and genetic changes that can make pathogens resistant to treatment with certain drugs. Developed by researchers at KAUST in collaboration with the University […]

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Alzheimer’s research increasingly focused on links to sleep and other behaviors

Sleep and other behavioral topics are growing within Alzheimer’s disease research, according to a new report released today by Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health. To coincide with World Alzheimer’s Month, Elsevier analyzed Alzheimer’s research published since the 1970s offering a comprehensive view of the landscape of Alzheimer’s research worldwide for the past 50 years. […]

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How to live longer: Research reveals ‘surprising’ secret to living longer

How to live longer is a question that people have chewed on for thousands of years. Though its origins can be traced back to ancient customs and traditions, scientific research has provided robust evidence to better inform people of the the dos and don’ts. It may come as a surprise that working past age 65 could lead to longer life, […]

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Mathematical modeling breakthrough for translational research of new CRSD medication

A new mathematical modeling approach has identified major sources of interspecies and inter-individual variations in the clinical efficacy of a clock-modulating drug: photosensitivity and PER2 level. This has enabled precision medicine for circadian disruption. A KAIST mathematics research team led by Professor Jae Kyoung Kim, in collaboration with Pfizer, applied a combination of mathematical modeling and simulation tools for circadian […]

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New study highlights need for ethnic and ancestral diversity in genomic research

A new multicenter analysis led by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and other institutions found the inclusion of diverse, multiethnic populations in large-scale genomic studies is critical for reducing health disparities and accurately representing genetics-related disease risks in all populations. The results appear in the June 19 issue of […]

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New research reviews the state of vaccine safety science

A new systematic review provides a succinct summary of the scientific evidence for and/or against causal associations for 47 adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24—May 1 in Baltimore. “Health care providers desire objective and clear information on a broad range of […]

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