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October 18, 2015
Premature birth appears to weaken brain connections
Babies born prematurely face an increased risk of neurological and psychiatric problems that may be due to weakened connections in brain networks linked to attention, communication and the processing of emotions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Active deformations of cell nuclei contribute to intra-nuclear architecture formations
A Japanese researcher has investigated the contributions of active deformation dynamics of cell nuclei using the Brownian motion theory.

Researchers close in on a blood test for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers from the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine are nearing development of a blood test that can accurately detect the presence of Alzheimer's disease, which would give physicians an opportunity to intervene at the earliest, most treatable stage.

For lung cancer patients, IMRT associated with lesser side effects, better tolerance of chemotherapy, compared to conventional radiation therapy
An analysis of an international, cooperative-led trial of patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer has shown that those who received intensity modulated radiation therapy had less severe lung toxicity and were able to better tolerate their chemotherapy, compared to patients who received 3-D conformal radiation therapy.
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