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Hints And Strategies For Growing A Great Garden!

Vegetables and fresh fruits that have been grown organically are far superior in taste and nutrition than ordinary produce on the market. Try growing your own organic produce instead of spending a bundle. Keep reading to learn how to get started with organic gardening. Choose plant strains that will give you the best harvest with […]

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Another way ‘good’ cholesterol is good: combatting inflammation

Testing how well “good” cholesterol particles reduce inflammation may help predict who is at heightened risk to develop cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries, according to research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Assessing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as “good cholesterol,” are already a standard part of formulas […]

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Scientists discover a combination therapy for aggressive brain tumors

Glioblastomas are the most common and most aggressive brain tumors. Their survival rate has barely increased over the last 50 years, indicating an urgent need to develop new therapeutic strategies. In a paper published this week in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, the team led by […]

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Risk-directed childhood leukemia treatment takes a step forward

Comprehensive genomic analyses have helped researchers identify more than 20 subtypes of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) based on the genetic mutations that drive the disease. Research led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists showed that combining these data with leukemia response measurements improves prediction of relapse risk. Currently, patients’ response to treatment influences the […]

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Predicting mutated gene associated with melanoma

Although risk for melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is often associated with ultraviolet light exposure, genetic factors are also at play, with some families being more prone to the disease than others. Moreover, mutations in the gene CDKN2A are also associated with increased risks for other cancers such as pancreatic cancer, making […]

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Climate change ‘to decimate NT’s rural health workforce’

The Northern Territory (NT) could lose up to a third of its doctors as they look to escape the dangerous effects of climate change, according to new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU). Researchers found that 19 percent of doctors say they are likely to leave the NT and 14.9 percent were considering leaving […]

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New genetic drug target for treatment resistant colorectal cancer

Targeting a specific cancer survival gene in colorectal cancer could lead to new treatment options for advanced disease, new research suggests. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, in collaboration with the Candiolo Cancer Institute in Italy and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, used state-of-the-art patient derived organoid models to gather information about this genetic dependency, known […]

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Study finds medical financial hardship common in adult survivors of AYA cancers

New study finds higher medical financial hardship in adult survivors of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers than in adults without a history of cancer in the United States. The study appears in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Experts have known that cancer and its treatment can cause significant financial hardship to […]