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February 21, 2014
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Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest cancers. Routine screenings for breast, colon and lung cancers … Continue reading

September 25, 2012
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Bacteria May Signal Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Pancreatic cancer is highly lethal and difficult to detect early. In a new study, researchers report that people who had high levels of antibodies for an infectious oral bacterium turned out to have double the risk for developing the cancer. … Continue reading

June 30, 2012
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Gene Mutations Cause Massive Brain Asymmetry

Discovery could help lead to prevention of radical surgery for rare childhood disease Hemimegalencephaly is a rare but dramatic condition of infancy in which half the brain is malformed and much larger than the other half. Its cause is unknown, … Continue reading

June 12, 2011
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Leakage of Private Information from Popular Websites is Common, New Study Finds

*Co-Authored by WPI Computer Science Professor Craig Wills, Study Shows that Existing and Proposed Safeguards Against Leakage and Linking of Private Information are Inadequate* A study of more than 100 popular websites used by tens of millions of people has … Continue reading