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New thinking needed for superbug treatments

Not a day goes by without reading or hearing about the seemingly impossible task of finding effective new treatments against "superbugs" that are resistant to existing drugs. The dearth of prospects for treating these superbugs is often blamed on the lack of investment...

source: By Mike Wokasch
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Scientists at the University of York are working on a promising new approach for tackling colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer-related death. The new method works by silencing cancer "survival genes" and could potentially combat cancer through the selective...

source: Medical Xpress

Jennifer was 39 and perfectly healthy, but her grandmother had died young from breast cancer, so she decided to be tested for mutations in two genes known to increase risk for the disease. When a genetic counselor offered additional tests for 20 other genes linked to various...

source: The New York Times

Breast cancer can be classified into 10 different subtypes, and scientists have developed a tool to distinguish each subtype. The research could improve treatments and targeting of treatments for the disease. Cancer arises due to genetic...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

"Studies show" doesn't mean what it used to. According to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientific studies aren't as definitive as you might think. A team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that two...

source: The Washington Post

The U.S. National Institutes of Health is investing $10 million in additional funding in scientific trials to encourage researchers to consider gender in their preclinical and clinical studies. The supplemental monies were provided...

source: HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

What happens when Gen Y, Gen X, and baby boomer physicians are employees in the same hospital, clinic or medical laboratory? There can be a clash of expectations, values and goals that may cause tension in the workplace. This...

source: Dark Daily

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