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Untreated Late Effects of Breast Cancer Care Increase Depression and Anxiety Among Survivors, Penn Study Shows

For many of the 2.8 million survivors in the United States, the price of survival includes severe physical and psychosocial symptoms – including joint pain, fatigue, weight gain and insomnia – that may go untreated and persist for many years after treatment. Long-term survivors report an average three symptoms for which they desire more help than they are receiving, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Results of the study will be presented on Friday at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (poster P5-13-12).

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Scientists Identify Gene Predisposing to Artery-Damaging Disease

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A genetic discovery by a team led by Dianna Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) could help explain a cause of a mysterious artery-damaging disease that may affect up to an estimated 5 million Americans and often strikes without warning.

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Research Examines Brain Locations That Control Diabetes Drugs’ Weight Loss Effects

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Certain type 2 diabetes drugs promote weight loss, but how they do this remains poorly understood. Insight into how these drugs work in the body—and especially the brain—could help create new drugs that effectively control body weight. In an important advance on that front, a new study from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) shows that these drugs, called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs), reduce body mass by targeting a different part of the brain than previously thought.

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Liver-Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Screening by an Addiction Specialist

A liver transplant is usually the last-chance remedy for end-stage liver disease. Quality of life and/or survival rates within the first five post-transplant years, independent of the primary reason for the transplant, are similar to those for patients with other types of cirrhosis. Alcohol relapses after liver transplantation are a critical issue and severe alcohol relapse can have dire consequences. This study compares the routine post-transplant evaluation of drinking with one obtained through a specific addiction consultation.

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User-Friendly Medication Packaging Design Can Boost Patient Safety

Improvements to text size and placement and color scheme could help consumers – especially the elderly – discriminate medication ingredients to avoid inadvertent overdoses.

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GW Formally Launches New GW Cancer Center

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The George Washington University formally launched the GW Cancer Center with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Erasing the Line Between Imaging and Analyzing

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Current biomedical imaging and sensing technologies include computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, optical coherence tomography, spectroscopy, and ultrasound. These technologies are at the intersection of the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Columbia Engineering is home to many imaging and sensing labs, some of which collaborate with labs at Columbia University Medical Center. Our researchers are using biomedical imaging and sensing to study everything from the development of artificial vision systems to bone biomechanics.

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Beans and Peas Increase Fullness More Than Meat

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Sustainable eating Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Excercise and Sports. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss.

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Neurosurgeons Harness 3-D Technology to Map Brain During Surgery

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Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeons have begun using a high-definition imaging device to see inside the brain during surgery, allowing them to map safer pathways to reach and remove tumors. The device, called Brightmatter Guide, works like a GPS, providing real-time, brightly colored 3-D images.

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How to Improve Oral Health Care Capacity at Federally Qualified Health Centers

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UCLA experts make recommendations based on UCLA-First 5 LA program achievements

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Researchers Identify Potentially Druggable Mutant p53 Proteins That Promote Cancer Growth

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Truncated p53 proteins, presumed unimportant, now point to new drug targets for some of 'the hardest cancers'

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STS Commends Clinical Data Registry Provisions in 21st Century Cures Act

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) proudly recognizes the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act by the Senate Wednesday and the House last week.

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NYU Researchers Examine Most Efficacious Social/Behavioral Interventions to Uncover Undiagnosed HIV

At least a third of new HIV transmission events are linked to those with undiagnosed HIV. Researchers looked to identify best approaches to uncovering undiagnosed HIV, comparing the efficacy of three social/behavioral intervention strategies for heterosexual individuals at high risk for HIV in Brooklyn, NY. Active approaches to detect undiagnosed HIV among heterosexuals are needed to achieve elimination of HIV transmission in the U.S.; the study addresses this gap in available HIV prevention programs.

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UH Seidman Cancer Center Expert Presents Novel Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Trial at 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Joseph Baar, MD, PhD, Director of Breast Cancer Research at UH Seidman Cancer Center and Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, shared details about a phase II clinical trial testing the effectiveness of combining the chemotherapy drugs carboplatin and nab-paclitaxel with an immunotherapeutic agent called pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for use in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. Dr. Baar’s poster presentation was part of the Ongoing Trials-Targeted Therapy session on Dec. 8, 2016.

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Hunting the Wild Fava, Are Barley Sprouts Good for Dairy Cattle? Watermelon's Effect on Blood Vessels, and More in the Food Science News Source

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New Evidence Shows How Bacterium in Undercooked Chicken Causes GBS

A Michigan State University research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded research, now published in the Journal of Autoimmunity, not only demonstrates how this food-borne bacterium, known as Campylobacter jejuni, triggers GBS, but offers new information for a cure.

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Breast Cancer Patients Could Benefit From Controversial Hormone

An international team of researchers involving the University of Adelaide is tackling the controversy over what some scientists consider to be a "harmful" hormone, arguing that it could be a game changer in the fight against recurring breast cancers that are resistant to standard treatments.

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