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A new approach to target an 'undruggable' prostate cancer driver

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) When small-molecule inhibitors proved elusive, researchers developed a novel strategy: Using large molecule peptides to target a common prostate cancer driver. It may provide a path for developing new therapies against a challenging target.

New CDISC data standard aids development of therapies for Ebola virus

(Infectious Diseases Data Observatory) The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) and the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) announce the availability of a new standard to assist in the collection, aggregation and analysis of Ebola virus disease (EVD) research data. Show More Summary

5 Reasons I Believe in Insulin Pump Vacations

I believe in pump vacations (and CGM vacations but I’ll mostly mention pump right now). Now, I love being on an insulin pump and I have ever since that first moment when I was 9 years. That’s when I first went on the pump, almost 15 years ago. It was the days of NPH and […]

Mass. General team identifies mechanisms behind resistance to FGFR inhibitor drug

(Massachusetts General Hospital) Investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center have identified the first genetic mechanisms conferring acquired resistance to a promising group of targeted cancer drugs.

Virtual environment education reduces anxiety prior to radiation therapy

(Thomas Jefferson University) Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson...Show More Summary

Study examines birth outcomes for adolescent & young adult cancer survivors

(The JAMA Network Journals) A new article published online by JAMA Oncology from Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D., Chelsea Anderson, M.P.H., and coauthors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill used a data linkage between the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry and state birth certificate files to examine selected birth outcomes. Show More Summary

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In a study published in the journal JAMA Oncology, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Show More Summary

Penn State develops first-of-a-kind model to research post-malaria epilepsy

(Penn State) A first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures. The model -- a way for researchers toShow More Summary

My HIV Anniversary Date, With a Changed Perspective

April 7, 2017, marks 24 years living with HIV. This year feels different. I acknowledge the virus that has literally been with me now for half my life, and there are so many times I wonder what my life would be without it. Yet, I feel almost numb to its presence. Show More Summary

Carrie Underwood 2-Year-Old Son Keeps Her Motivated at the Gym

Carrie Underwood shared an Instagram video of herself working out with her 2-year-old son, Isaiah, who's a pro at keeping her motivated at the gym.

Benign MS: Is It Real or a Myth?

What is benign MS? Does it even exist? Certainly it is not one of the types of the disease often listed as making up the multiple sclerosis family. It is a term that is surrounded by controversy, not least among neurologists themselves. Show More Summary

The New 'Grey's Anatomy' Episode Includes a Subtle Tribute to New Moms

Grey's Anatomy: You might have missed that small—but important—breast-pumping moment in the most recent episode of the show.

Kate Winslet Reveals She was Bullied for Her Weight as a Child

In a speech at WE Day U.K., Kate Winslet spoke frankly about overcoming childhood bullies who ridiculed her for her appearance and her weight.

New era in precision medicine for pancreatic cancer

(Cancer Research UK) The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials, aiming to find the right trial for the right patient, after a £10 million investment from Cancer Research UK today.

The Countdown Is on for This Year’s MuckFest MS Fundraising Series

The 2017 version of MuckFest MS, the five-kilometer fundraising mud-run series, will begin in a few weeks. The event, organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Event 360, features more than 18 obstacles in muddy settings. Show More Summary

Proper Form During the Plank Exercise Is Key for a Challenging Workout

Time to set those abs on fire. Here, an expert explains a simple tweak to nail proper form during the plank exercise.

Julianne Hough’s Struggle With Endometriosis Is All Too Common

Professional dancer Julianne Hough is raising awareness for endometriosis as the face of Get in the Know about ME in EndoMEtriosis so more woman can get help.

Diabetes Has Become My Passion in Life

By Austin Fuerst At the age of two, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This didn’t just mean that my life would change, but the lives of my parents, family, and friends as well. As a two-year-old, I clearly didn’t know what was going on so all the credit goes to my parents for taking […]

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