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Scientists develop new technology for profiling unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells

Cancer arises when cells lose control. Deciphering the “blueprint” of cancer cells—outlining how cancer cells hijack specific pathways for uncontrolled proliferation—will lead to more efficient ways to fight it. Joint effort of scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science and clinicians from major hemato-oncology departments in Israel succeeded in creating detailed profiles of myeloma cancer […]

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Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis Helps Cut CV Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 — Pictorial presentation of silent atherosclerosis contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Dec. 3 in The Lancet. Ulf Näslund, Ph.D., from the Umeå University in Sweden, and colleagues examined whether ultrasound-based pictorial information about subclinical carotid atherosclerosis improves prevention in an open-label, randomized trial. […]

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Workload of NICU Nurses Linked to Missed Nursing Care

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 — The workload of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses, and perceived workload in particular, is associated with missed nursing care for assigned infants, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in JAMA Pediatrics. Heather L. Tubbs-Cooley, Ph.D., R.N., from The Ohio State University College of Nursing in Columbus, and […]

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After infection increased the risk of heart attack and stroke

Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are well known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. In the new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, scientists associated pneumonia and urinary tract infection with an increased risk of myocardial infarction or stroke within the next three months. Researchers have for several years studied […]

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The long and short of CDK12

Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes pose a serious risk for breast and ovarian cancer because they endanger the genomic stability of a cell by interfering with homologous recombination repair (HR), a key mechanism for accurately repairing harmful double-stranded breaks in DNA. Without the ability to use HR to fix double-stranded breaks, the cell […]