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    Form of Epilepsy in Sea Lions Similar to That in Humans, Stanford Researchers Find

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    California sea lions exposed to a toxin in algae develop a form of epilepsy that is similar to one in humans, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.

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    Pitt Study Challenges Accepted Sepsis Treatment

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    A structured, standardized approach to diagnose and treat sepsis in its early stages did not change survival chances for people who develop this deadly condition, according to a national, randomized clinical trial led by experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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    Kessler Foundation Researchers Link Endogenous Body Temperature to Relapsing-remitting MS and Fatigue

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Kessler Foundation researchers have demonstrated for the first time ever that body temperature is elevated endogenously in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and linked to worse fatigue.

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    Closer to Detecting Preeclampsia

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Identifying biomarkers could lead to earlier detection of preeclampsia, which in turn can lead to healthier mothers and children, according to a collaborative study from the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) and the MR Cancer Group at the Norwegian University of Science and and Technology (NTNU).

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    Cancer Therapy May Be Too Targeted

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Researchers have identified two novel cancer genes that are associated with the development of a rare, highly aggressive, cancer of blood vessels. These genes may now act as markers for future treatments and explain why narrowly targeted therapies that are directed at just one target failAngiosarc

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    Dartmouth Researchers Develop New Approach to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Dartmouth researchers have developed a novel and unique approach to treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a form of blood cancer that often requires repeated chemotherapy treatments to which it grows resistant. The researchers, led by Alexey V. Danilov, MD, PhD, assistant professor at the

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    New Findings Show Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetesIn a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-

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    Takeda, UCL Partner in $250K Study of Treating MD With IPS Cells

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Takeda and University College London (UCL) will partner on research into muscular disorders, specifically the potential for induced pluripotent (iPS) stem cells to treat muscular dystrophyA research group led by Francesco Saverio Tedesco, M.D., Ph.D., will assess whether the iPS cells will e

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    Liver Transplant May Arrest Neurological Damage in a Rare and Progressive Form of Autism

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    A patient with a rare metabolic disease that causes liver failure and autistic behavior experienced significant improvements in both her physical and mental health after receiving a liver transplant, according to a new case report published in the American Journal of Transplantation. The report's

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    Genetics: Fragile X Mutation Leads to Syndrome

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    A teenager with fragile X syndrome carries a rare mutation that changes a single amino acid in the FMRP protein, researchers reported 22 January in the European Journal of Human Genetics1This is only the second known instance of this kind of mutation, called missense, identified in someone with

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