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Game of thrones’ study reveals the power of fiction on the mind

It’s not unusual for a fictional character to ring such a chord that their story shapes your life. Think of educators inspired by Robin Williams’ character in “Dead Poets Society,”

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First-ever vaccine for malignant brain tumors reported safe, effective in early trial

Tumor vaccines can help the body fight cancer. Mutations in the tumor genome often lead to protein changes that are typical of cancer. A vaccine can alert the patient’s immune

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Researchers find cellular evidence behind lasting immune response in some cancer survivors

Some melanoma patients respond very well to immunotherapy, experiencing profound and durable tumor regression. A fraction of these patients will also develop autoimmunity against their normal melanocytes—the cells that give

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Decades of radiation-based scientific theory disproven by study

Surprisingly, exposure to a high background radiation might actually lead to clear beneficial health effects in humans, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Nuclear Research Center Negev (NRCN)

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Study investigates harmonization of assays for ß-CTX

Bone turnover markers, and specifically bone resorption markers, are commonly used to monitor patients’ response to pharmacological treatment and adherence. In 2011, the Joint Committee on Bone Marker Standards of

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Resident wellness program lowers burnout risks for urology trainees

With heavy workloads and high professional and personal demands, medical residents in training – and those in urology residency programs—face a high risk of burnout. At one urology department, a

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A novel marker of adult human neural stem cells discovered

The mammalian center for learning and memory, hippocampus, has a remarkable capacity to generate new neurons throughout life. Newborn neurons are produced by neural stem cells (NSCs) and they are

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