New technique for ultrafast tumor therapy

For the first time, researchers at the Center for Proton Therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland have tested ultrafast, high-dose irradiation with protons. This new, experimental FLASH technique could revolutionize radiation therapy for cancer and save patients many weeks of treatment. In nature, lightning strikes with a short, strong flash of light and a high energy discharge. […]

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Worried about negative thoughts as a new parent? You’re not alone

If you believe what the media tells us, we should feel nothing apart from overwhelming love, gratitude and excitement immediately when our baby is born. Although becoming a new parent might indeed be a time of happiness, feeling a far more complex array of emotions is actually more common than you might think. Research shows that overall happiness actually drops […]

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New study highlights success of a mobile clinical and outreach van in helping people on the street with opioid addiction

A novel mobile health program created in early 2018 by the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has proven to be an effective model for bringing opioid addiction treatment services directly to marginalized individuals, particularly the homeless, a population that faces the highest risk of near-term death from drug overdose. The early success of the program, […]

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Researchers discover new pathway in TDP-43 related dementias

Recent work published by researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) highlights what the lead investigator calls the ‘cornerstone’ of her lab. Maj-Linda Selenica, assistant professor at SBCoA, led the study recently published in BBA Molecular Basis of Disease. She says their approach was unconventional as it looked at the molecular mechanisms implicated in TDP-43 biology, […]

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The Brain Disorder in the New Netflix Show 'Away' Really Can Cause Stroke-Like Symptoms—Here's What Doctors Say About It

The new TV series, Away, dropped on Netflix earlier this month, and at the heart of this space drama is a little-known brain condition called cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). Hilary Swank stars as NASA astronaut Emma Green, and Josh Charles takes the role of her on-screen astronaut husband, Matt Logan. While Swank's character embarks on a mission to Mars, her […]

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6 months after New Zealand’s first COVID-19 case, it’s time for a more strategic approach

Today marks six months since New Zealand’s first COVID-19 case was identified on February 26. So far New Zealand has been largely in reactive mode, initially during the first elimination stage which finished in early June and now in response to the ongoing Auckland outbreak. Given the vigorous response to controlling this current cluster, we have a good chance of […]

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France daily virus cases hit new post-lockdown high

France on Wednesday recorded new coronavirus cases at the fastest daily rate since May, official figures showed, as the country prepares for the return from summer holidays. Almost 3,800 COVID-19 infections were confirmed in the past 24 hours, the health ministry’s DGS public health division said. “All indicators continue to climb and transmission of the virus is intensifying,” the DGS […]

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