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Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

"While deep brain stimulation has been used for treating Parkinson's disease for more than three decades, the mechanism of action is not fully understood," says Gwenn Smith, Ph.D., professor of…

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Telemedicine Programs Benefit Plastic Surgery Patients

"While initially hesitant to opt for a telehealth encounter in lieu of a traditional clinic visit, the great majority of patients voiced satisfaction with the telehealth experience," according to the…

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New Test to Measure Motion Sickness in Driverless Cars

In a car, the condition tends to flare when you're a passenger rather than a driver, and when you're engaged in something other than looking out the window—reading or using…

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New Drug Target for Glioblastoma Identified

While previous research has shown that a protein called FGF2 (fibroblast growth factor 2), when activated ("turned on"), contributes to glioma stem cell self-renewal and tumor growth, it was not…

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New Vaccine Can Target Tuberculosis

"Tuberculosis is a huge worldwide health problem. It's caused by a bacteria that infects the lungs after it's inhaled, is contagious and results in approximately 1.6 million deaths per year…

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People Who Take Care of Dementia Patients Lose Sleep

This habit is negative for themselves, and potentially for those who receive their care, Baylor University researchers say. But the good news is that simple, low-cost interventions can improve caregivers'…

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Tumor Metastasis Can Now be Prevented: Here’s How

The research team used the Swiss Light Source for establishing the structure of a receptor that plays a crucial role in cancer cell migration. The Swiss Light Source is a…

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Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment Developed

However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. ‘The genomically-adjusted radiation dose (GARD) can predict the…

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