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Electronics-Sniffing Dogs Help Solve Cybercrimes

A dog's nose knows best, even in the digital age. By now you've probably heard about the downfall of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, who has said he will plea guilty to having paid minors ...

Mon 24 Aug 15 from Discover Magazine

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Lemon juice and human norovirus

Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in community settings such as hospitals, cruise ships, and schools. The virus is extremely contagious and is mostly transmitted ...

Tue 25 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists probe obesity's ties to breast cancer risk

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for breast cancer, but researchers haven't figured out what connects the two. A new study suggests the link may be due to a change in breast tissue structure, ...

Thu 20 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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False-positive mammogram result traumatic for most women, study finds

(HealthDay)—In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

Wed 26 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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MicroRNA panel shows early potential as biomarker of pancreatic precancers

Assessing blood plasma levels of certain micro-RNAs (miRNAs) distinguished individuals with noninvasive pancreatic precancers called intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) from healthy ...

Fri 28 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers discover new mechanism in adrenal gland tumors

Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have elucidated a mechanism that is responsible for the development of adrenal gland tumors. They discovered that the BMP7 protein plays a key role ...

Fri 28 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals

A widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function—perfluorinated alkylate substances, or PFASs—appears to build up in infants by 20%-30% for ...

Thu 20 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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High use of alternative medicine in senior oncology patients

Alternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they're marketed as "natural," they often ...

Wed 26 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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Colorful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch

Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers.

Wed 26 Aug 15 from Phys.org

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Immunotherapy agent benefits patients with drug-resistant multiple myeloma

In its first clinical trial, a breakthrough antibody therapy produced at least partial remissions in a third of patients with multiple myeloma who had exhausted multiple prior treatments, investigators ...

Wed 26 Aug 15 from Medical Xpress

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