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September 12, 2018
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Under pressure: Forces from fluid in the developing lung play an essential role in organ development

It is a marvel of nature: during gestation, multiple tissue types cooperate in building the elegantly functional structures of organs, from the brain’s folds to the heart’s multiple chambers. A recent study by Princeton researchers explored this process in lungs … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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Reducing arsenic in food chain

Soil may harbor answer to reducing arsenic in rice Harsh Bais and Janine Sherrier of the University of Delaware’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences are studying whether a naturally occurring soil bacterium, referred to asUD1023 because it was first … Continue reading

February 16, 2013
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Stress at Work Very Unlikely to Cause Cancer

Work-related stress is not directly linked to the development of colorectal, lung, breast or prostate cancers, but can cause other contributing factors, according to a new study published on bmj.com Around 90 per cent of cancers are linked to environmental … Continue reading

August 30, 2012
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MU Research Team Creates New Cancer Drug that is 10 Times More Potent

Drug efficiently targets breast, lung and colon cancer; clinical trials could start within two years. COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—  Legend has it that Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your … Continue reading

June 2, 2012
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Filters Do Not Lower Mortality Rate in Most Embolism Cases

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A filter used to block clots from passing from the veins in the legs to the arteries of the lung does not improve mortality rates for most patients suffering a pulmonary embolism. However, if a patient … Continue reading

January 3, 2012
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Ovarian Cancer Study Proves Drug Delays Disease Progression

*U of T, U.K. study focused on Avastin* Treating ovarian cancer with the drug bevacizumab (“Avastin”) delays the disease and may also improve survival, according to an international clinical trial co-led by Drs. Amit Oza of the University of Toronto … Continue reading

June 2, 2011
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More Sun Safety: A Young Woman’s Battle Against Melanoma

Cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, are rising dramatically, despite the known link to outdoor or indoor exposure to ultraviolet rays. In fact, it is expected that more new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this … Continue reading

January 6, 2011
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Beetroot Juice Could Help People Live More Active Lives

New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it’s not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties – its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives.  … Continue reading