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Cell transplantation procedure may one day replace liver transplants
Liver transplantation is currently the only established treatment for patients with end stage liver failure.  View News Article (2015-08-27)


Heart medications that target stress may help prolong survival in women with ovarian cancer
A new analysis of patient records indicates that certain drugs taken to improve heart health may also have anti-cancer properties.  View News Article (2015-08-25)


New drug protects against the deadly effects of nuclear radiation 24 hours after exposure
An interdisciplinary research team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston reports a new breakthrough in countering the deadly effects of radiation exposure. View News Article (2015-08-24)


Generic heart medication shown to prolong ovarian cancer patients' survival
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers demonstrate a benefit in overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients receiving generic heart medications known as beta-blockers. View News Article (2015-08-24)


Complete resection of high-grade brain cancer yields better survival in children -- especially girls
For children with aggressive brain cancers called high-grade gliomas (HGG), the chances of survival are improved when surgery is successful in eliminating all visible cancer, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.  View News Article (2015-08-19)


Poor survival among colorectal cancer patients tied to biomarker CSN6
A protein called CSN6 has been found to be correlated with poor survival among patients with colorectal cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. View News Article (2015-08-11)


Ocean changes are affecting salmon biodiversity and survival
The biodiversity of two Northern Pacific salmon species may be at risk due to changes in ocean conditions at the equator, reports a study by the University of California, Davis.  View News Article (2015-08-04)


Irradiation of regional nodes in stage I - III breast cancer patients affects overall survival
At a median follow-up of 10.9 years, an EORTC study has shown that irradiation of regional nodes in patients with stage I, II, or III breast cancer has a marginal effect on overall survival, the primary endpoint (at 10 years, overall survival was 82.3 % for regional irradiation versus 80.7% for no regional irradiation, (HR=0.87 (95%CI: 0.76, 1.00), p=0.06). View News Article (2015-08-03)


New study exposes negative effects of climate change on Antarctic fish
Scientists at University of California Davis and San Francisco State University have discovered that the combination of elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish (Gymnodraco acuticeps).  View News Article (2015-07-30)


Researchers discover new role for protein in cell division
Pharmaceutical sciences researchers at Washington State University have discovered a protein's previously unknown role in cell division.  View News Article (2015-07-24)

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