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December 20, 2015
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Why Elephants Rarely Get Cancer

A Potential Mechanism Identified That May Be Key to Cancer Resistance SALT LAKE CITY—Why elephants rarely get cancer is a mystery that has stumped scientists for decades. A study led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University … Continue reading

February 24, 2015
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Scientists Develop New Way to Study How Human Cells Become Immortal, a Crucial Precursor to Cancer

Berkeley Lab research could lead to new ways to fight cancer before it develops Every day, some of your cells stop dividing, and that’s a good thing. Cells that proliferate indefinitely are immortal, an essential early step in the development … Continue reading

December 3, 2014
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Volunteers Can Now Help Scripps Research Institute Scientists Seek Ebola Cure in Their (Computers’) Spare Time

IBM’s SoftLayer cloud-enabled World Community Grid to provide free virtual supercomputer power to The Scripps Research Institute to speed screening of promising chemical compounds ARMONK, NY & LA JOLLA, CA – 03 Dec 2014: Although some medical therapies show promise … Continue reading

November 18, 2014
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Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time

Small trial by UCLA and Buck Institute succeeds using ‘systems approach’ to memory disorders Patient 1 had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, … Continue reading

September 22, 2014
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How to rejuvenate ageing immune cells

Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. The two new studies, supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), could help to enhance our immunity … Continue reading

April 1, 2014
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Seven a day keeps the reaper at bay

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study. Researchers used the Health Survey … Continue reading

March 6, 2014
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Berkeley Lab Startup Wants to Know How Damaged Your DNA Is

Exogen can check the DNA health not only of an individual but that of an entire region, thus answering questions on the impact of environmental events. Currently if a scientist or doctor wanted to measure the level of a person’s … Continue reading