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Finding the weak points in radiation-resistant pancreatic cancer cells

Of all the different types of cancer known, a subtype of pancreatic cancer called pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is among the most aggressive and deadly. This disease begins in the cells that make up certain small ducts in the pancreas and progresses silently, usually causing no symptoms until advanced tumors actually obstruct these ducts or […]

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Sugar overload may be a recipe for long-term problems

Children who consume too much sugar could be at greater risk of becoming obese, hyperactive, and cognitively impaired, as adults, according to the results of a new study of mice led by QUT and published by Frontiers in Neuroscience. The study resulted in a reduced risk of sugar-induced weight gain and other health problems when […]

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Even 40 years on: Discrimination still linked with HIV and AIDS

Forty years ago, the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the U.S began to raise public awareness- but new research highlights the struggle people living with the disease still face against stigma, discrimination and negative labeling in their own families, communities and even amongst healthcare professionals. A new study by Flinders University researchers interviewed 20 HIV […]

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Non-invasive sensor shows correlation between blood pressure and intracranial pressure

Brazilian researchers have simultaneously demonstrated the mechanism linking high blood pressure to elevated intracranial pressure, validated a non-invasive intracranial pressure monitoring method, and proposed a treatment for high blood pressure that does not affect intracranial hypertension. The study was supported by FAPESP and involved collaboration between researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) and Brain4care, […]

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Google teams up with Harvard to map small bit of human cortex

Google Inc. and researchers at Harvard University have teamed up to create the most detailed image of a small piece of the human brain ever produced. Google has posted an outline of the work on its Google AI Blog. Last year, Google released what it described as a connectome of one half of a fruit […]

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FDA defends approval of controversial Alzheimer’s drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease in nearly two decades, in a controversial decision that left the agency defending its reputation and its science. Aduhelm (aducanumab) treats Alzheimer’s by clearing out amyloid beta, a sticky protein known to form plaques in the brains of early-stage […]

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Girl’s tragedy has parents calling for changes to car design

Jay-Fay Fraser was in the back seat of her father’s sedan, heading home from feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving 2016, when another car rear-ended them on the highway. The driver’s seat collapsed backward from the sudden force of the rear impact, slamming into Jay-Fay’s head, her mother, Michelle Fraser, recounted. “She lurched forward, the seat […]