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Cancer Vaccines Self-Sabotage, Channel Immune Attack to Injection Site

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Cancer vaccines that attempt to stimulate an immune system assault fail because the killer T cells aimed at tumors instead find the vaccination site a more inviting target, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine.

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Staircase, Stairs, stair use, Exercise, Physical Activity, Employee Health, Employee Wellness, Incentives, Health, Cardiovascular, Obesity

Incentives Can Improve Stair Use, Health in Employees

Given the opportunity to earn incentives, employees will use the stairs more often, and thus improve their health, according to UAB study.

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Childhood Obesity, Stress, Simulation, Addiction Medicine, nursing school, Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Nursing Research News - Jan.-Feb. 2013

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Researchers look at childhood obesity and stress, nurse addictions and mental problems, and more in the January-February 2013 research news brief.

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Sex Differences, Gender Differences, Stereotypes, Psychology, Sex

Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth

It's time for the Mars/Venus theories about the sexes to come back to Earth, a new study shows. From empathy and sexuality to science inclination and extroversion, statistical analysis of 122 different characteristics involving 13,301 individuals finds that men and women, by and large, do not fall into different groups.

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Obesity, Health Care, Health Policy, Health Policy And Public Health, Public Health, Nutrition, Obesity Research

International Team Seeks to Dispel Obesity Myths

Consequences of believing in obesity myths: poor policy, misguided public health advice and wasted health-care dollars.

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Epigenetics, Gene Expression, Dna Methylation, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Genes and Their Regulatory 'Tags' Conspire to Promote Rheumatoid Arthritis

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In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory “tags” in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The scientists say they were able to spot tagged DNA sequences that may be important for the development of RA.

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Sleep, Diabetes, Insulin, Teens, Adolescent

Lack of Sleep Leads to Insulin Resistance in Teens

A new study suggests that increasing the amount of sleep that teenagers get could improve their insulin resistance and prevent the future onset of diabetes.

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Climate Change, fish biology, Adaptation, temperature adaptation

Research Reveals Unexpected Benefits of Living in a Changing Climate

New research by a McMaster University biologist suggests that growing up at warmer temperatures helps some aquatic animals cope with climate change, raising questions about the limits of adaptation

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Teenagers, Drugs, Alcohol, Marijuana, Tobacco, Biracial, Multiracial, Peer Pressure, Racial Discrimination, Adolescent

Multiracial Youths Show Similar Vulnerability to Peer Pressure as Whites

Experts have thought that multiracial adolescents, the fastest growing youth group in the United States, use drugs and engage in violence more than their single-race peers. But in a new study, researchers find that mixed-race adolescents are more similar to their white counterparts than previously believed.

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pre-human, australopithecus sediba, Hominin, Anthropology, Geochemistry

They Were What They Ate: Pre-Human Relatives Ate Only Forest Foods

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You are what you eat, and that seems to have been true even 2 million years ago, when a group of pre-human relatives was swinging through the trees and racing across the savannas of South Africa.







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