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Important falls in death rates from leukemia in Europe predicted for 2016

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Death rates from leukemia among people of all ages in Europe are falling, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2016. The study by researchers in Italy, Switzerland and the USA looked at cancer death rates in the EU 28 member states as a whole and also in the six large...

Australia's poorly applied drug policy wastes $320m a year: study

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The federal government’s failure to implement a competitive regime means potential savings are wasted, thinktank the Grattan Institute says The federal government is wasting $320m every year through its failure to implement properly a drug-pricing policy for subsidised medicines, a new report f...

Australia's poorly applied drug policy wastes $320m a year: study

The Guardian / Melissa Davey - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
The federal government’s failure to implement a competitive regime means potential savings are wasted, thinktank the Grattan Institute says The federal government is wasting $320m every year through its failure to implement properly a drug-pricing policy for subsidised medicines, a new report f...

Researchers discover the anatomic reasons for the persistence of musical memory in alzheimer patients

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In comparison to other memory functions, long-term musical memory in Alzheimer patients often remains intact and functional for a surprisingly long time. However, until now, the underlying causes of this phenomenon have remained in the dark. In a recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Insti...

Genomic discovery of skin cancer subtypes provides potential 'signpost' for drug targets

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Cutaneous melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is now believed to be divided into four distinct genomic subtypes, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a finding that could prove valuable in the ever-increasing pursuit of personalized medicine.

Risk of major sea level rise in England, Northern Europe

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Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations show that the sea level in Northern Europe may rise more than previously thought. There is a significant risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and ...

PLOS Science Wednesdays: Hi, we’re Manica Balasegaram and Bernard Pécoul, here to talk about prospects for a global health R&D fund to fight Ebola, Antibiotic Resistance & Neglected Diseases — AUA!

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Hi, I’m Manica Balasegaram, executive director of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Access Campaign, where we work to increase access to essential medicines for all. I worked for years as an MSF physician in the field in several African countries and in the Indian sub-continent, where I expe...

Mining the microbial dark matter

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Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Man dies after being 'cured' of Mers virus in Germany

The Guardian / Ian Sample Science editor - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
Victim succumbed to a lung disease after recovering from the infection he is believed to have contracted from a camel in the UAE A 65-year-old man has died in Germany from medical complications after being treated for the Mers-CoV virus that has spread through the Middle East and spilled out to o...

South Korea begins Mers plasma trial

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South Korea begins trials of plasma therapy as Mers death toll rises to 19.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Alzheimer’s spares brain’s music regions

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Brain regions involved in recognizing familiar songs are relatively unscathed in Alzheimer’s disease.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Ozone therapy for breast cancer: It just makes common sense

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(NaturalNews) Anyone who is committed to healing their breast cancer naturally knows that cancer cells thrive in environments with very little oxygen.In 1966, Otto Warburg, a Nobel Prize-winning doctor from Germany, put the relationship between cancer and oxygen this way: "Cancer...

Mini-breasts grown in petri dishes

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About 70,000 Women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Germany alone. Despite significant progress in the treatment of common types of breast cancer, some aggressive subtypes are poorly understood and remain incurable. A new experimental model opens new avenues for mammary gland biolog...

Helicobacter pylori causes gene activity in the gastric cells resembling the activity of cancer cells

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Around half of the global population is chronically infected with the stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, almost 1% of whom go on to develop gastric adenocarcinoma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Usually it takes many decades for the cancer to develop, making it difficult to pinpoint ex...

Sperm From Ovaries

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With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm.

A viral protein that helps EBV-infected B cells to escape human killer T cells

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About 90% of adults worldwide are infected with Epstein-Barr virus, or EBV. The virus infects B cells (the white blood cells that make antibodies) and can contribute to B-cell-derived cancers, but in most people it remains dormant—a state scientists refer to as "latent infection"—for the rest...

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

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Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjectsScientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.Researchers believe t...

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

The Guardian / Ian Sample, science editor - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjectsScientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.Researchers believe t...

The Hospitals That Overcharge Patients by 1000 Percent

The Atlantic / Olga Khazan - - Reading time 3 mins - Share :
Try to avoid breaking any limbs in Crestview, Florida. You might wind up in North Okaloosa Medical Center, which charges 12.6 times, or 1,260 percent, more than what it costs the hospital to treat patients. North Okaloosa, along with New Jersey’s Carepoint Health-Bayonne Hospital, tops the list...

New hope in the fight against tuberculosis

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According to figures of the World Health Organization, some 8.7 million people contracted tuberculosis in 2012 and this disease is fatal for approximately 1.3 million people throughout the world each year. One of the main problems is that the tuberculosis pathogens have become resistant to the an...

Business: The billion-dollar biotech

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Moderna Therapeutics has big ambitions and a bankroll to match. How a fledgling start-up became one of the most highly valued private drug firms ever.Nature 522 26 doi: 10.1038/522026aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader