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Researchers identify process for regenerating neurons in the eye and brain

The death of neurons, whether in the brain or the eye, can result in a number of human neurodegenerative disorders, from blindness to Parkinson’s disease. Current treatments for these disorders

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Women and men executives have differing perceptions of healthcare workplaces

Healthcare organizations that can attract and retain talented women executives have the advantage over their peers, finds a special report in the September/October issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management,

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Location, location, location: New research on glycogen storage

When a group of cyclists set off to climb Mount Etna on the 3rd stage of Giro d’Italia today, they will have definitely eaten large amounts of carbohydrates in the

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A promising breath-test for cancer

The global quest to use a person’s breath analysis for rapid, inexpensive and accurate early-stage testing for cancer and other diseases has taken a leap forward. In a new paper

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New study finds largest population increase among US adult ecigarette users is in younger adults

A new study from the American Cancer Society assessed trends between 2014 and 2018 in the prevalence of e-cigarette use and population count of e-cigarette users, according to combustible cigarette

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Millimetre-precision drug delivery to the brain

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a method for concentrating and releasing drugs in the brain with pinpoint accuracy. This could make it possible in the future to deliver psychiatric

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Study finds a common nutritional supplement might boost cancer immunotherapy

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a mechanism by which the tumor’s harsh internal environment sabotages T lymphocytes, leading cellular agents of the anticancer immune response. Reported in Nature

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