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Our personal skin microbiome is surprisingly stable

Despite regular washing and contact with bacteria-laden objects, our personal milieu of skin microbes remains highly stable over time, reports a metagenomics study published May 5 in Cell. The ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Breaking down brain barriers to fight cancer

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Neurosurgeons using lasers to treat brain cancer have discovered the technique breaks down the blood-brain barrier, a finding that could potentially lead to new treatment ...

Wed 4 May 16 from Reuters

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Study contradicts belief that cancer protects against Alzheimer's

Despite studies that claim people with cancer are less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease—raising the possibility that what triggers cancer also prevents the neurodegenerative disorder—a ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Clinical study suggests the origin of glioblastoma subtypes

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated that distinct types of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, tend to develop in ...

15 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Testing non-breast cancer genes in high-risk women leaves more questions than answers

Running large, multi-gene sequencing panels to assess cancer risk is a growing trend in medicine as the price of the technology declines and more precise approaches to cancer care gain steam. ...

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard

Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began millennia ago. Many believe that herbs are safe because they have been used for many years, but ...

Tue 3 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Black patients from segregated neighborhoods less likely to receive lung cancer surgery

Black residents of highly segregated neighborhoods were less likely to receive surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than their peers in less-segregated neighborhoods, according ...

Mon 2 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common

Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just ...

Tue 3 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Chemoradiotherapy vs. chemotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer

In a study appearing in the May 3 issue of JAMA, Pascal Hammel, M.D., of Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France and colleagues assessed whether chemoradiotherapy improves overall survival of patients ...

Tue 3 May 16 from Medical Xpress

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Study points to therapeutic target for common and aggressive ovarian cancer

Small, non-coding molecules called microRNAs are known to play an important role in cancer development. Researchers now have shown their significance is greater than previously thought, a finding ...

12 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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