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Medical News Today: Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

New research conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals the mechanism behind how brain tumors feed, grow, and spread.

Surgeon, med chief is new University of Kansas system leader

A surgeon and longtime Navy reservist who has served as the University of Kansas Medical Center's top administrator was promoted Thursday to chief executive of the university system. The Kansas … Click to Continue »

Home Owner Shoots at Five Greenville Teens, All Charged In Home Break-In

One of the burglars was hit in the arm and has non-life threatening injuries and remains at Vidant Medical Center. This post Home Owner Shoots at Five Greenville Teens, All Charged In Home Break-In appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Couple welcomes rare sextuplets after trying to conceive for 17 years

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -– After trying to conceive for 17 years, a Nigerian couple welcomed sextuplets into the world at VCU Medical Center earlier this month. Photo: VCU Medical Center Read moreogs | Comments

And then there were... 6! Sextuplets born healthy at Virginia hospital

Ajibola Taiwo of Nigeria gave birth to the sextuplets on May 11 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.

FDA approval granted to pediatric device used to treat esophageal birth defect

(University of Chicago Medical Center) The US Food and Drug Administration has granted authorization for a magnetic device used to treat pediatric esophageal atresia, a birth defect that causes abnormal formation of the esophagus. The...Show More Summary

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

(University of Rochester Medical Center) Researchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell cycle, which is out of control in cancer. Show More Summary

Study provides understanding of how nerve cells are damaged by accumulation of abnormal proteins

(Boston University Medical Center) A new study has uncovered a molecular mechanism in the prion protein, a protein responsible for neurodegenerative diseases, which may explain why nerve cells degenerate in these disorders.The findings, which appear in the journal eLife, may one day lead to better therapies and treatments for these diseases

World's leading liver experts focus on continuing advancements in liver disease & transplantation

(Intermountain Medical Center) As the prevalence of liver disease continues to rise across the world, the growing number of people impacted by cirrhosis, liver cancer, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, is the focus of more than 1,700 of the world's leading liver disease experts.

Insurance vs. out-of-pocket payment not a big factor in weight-loss outcomes

(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Writing Fiction: A Good Story Must Be Disturbing

Whether you're writing a literary novel, a psychological, medical, legal or spy thriller, or even a cozy mystery, for a novel to be engaging, it must center on human conflict and disturbance. Here's what you need to know. The post Writing Fiction: A Good Story Must Be Disturbing appeared first on

Your fitness tracker could be way way off

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A Stanford University Medical Center study found many wearable technologies were inaccurate when it came to counting calories.        

Year-long survey tracks the microbiome of a newly opened hospital

(University of Chicago Medical Center) A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital -- with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces -- should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact.

Recreational cannabis, used often, increases risk of gum disease

(Columbia University Medical Center) Recreational use of cannabis -- including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil -- increases the risk of gum disease, says a study by Columbia University dental researchers.

Three types of work stress increasing in the US, according to SUNY downstate researchers

(SUNY Downstate Medical Center) Two stressful work characteristics, low job control and 'job strain' -- that is, high-demand, low-control work -- have been increasing in the US since 2002. The findings may explain why declines in cardiovascular disease and related mortality have slowed.

Nurse jumps into action to save woman's life on plane

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Courtney Donlon, 22, of East Brunswick has only been a nurse at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center for nine months — but she stepped up to help save a life on a flight home from Las Vegas. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

BU researcher receives entrepreneur award from the American Thoracic Society

(Boston University Medical Center) Avrum Spira, MD, MSc, professor of medicine, pathology and bioinformatics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), is the inaugural recipient of the Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

Here’s what doctors really think about where they work

Maybe 10 to 15 years ago, my medical center at the time invited a prominent former resident to give grand rounds. He had become the statistical director for what was a large regional insurer absorbed by a national insurer shortly after that. He spoke very little about the prevalence of disease among his company’s beneficiaries […]

$100M gift establishes Duchossois Family Institute to develop 'new science of wellness'

(University of Chicago Medical Center) A Chicago-area family with a deep commitment to supporting science and medicine is giving $100 million to establish The Duchossois Family Institute at the University of Chicago Medicine, which seeks to accelerate research and interventions based on how the human immune system, microbiome and genetics interact to maintain health.

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