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New computer platform helps match patients with cancer to trials of targeted therapy

As more patients with cancer have their tumors genomically profiled, and more therapies targeting genomic alterations enter clinical trials, the task of connecting patients to trials for which they are

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Early deprivation continues to affect brain development well into adolescence, researchers find

After the fall of communism in Romania, thousands of children were discovered in institutional orphanages across the country. Because of high child-to-caregiver ratios, these children were neglected, with overall low

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Assumptions about the lethality of air pollution in India may be exaggerated

High levels of exposure to air pollution in India have a smaller effect on mortality than previously estimated, according to the first study to cover the whole of India. India

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Exercise can modify fat tissue in ways that improve health—even without weight loss

Exercise is one of the first strategies used to treat obesity-related health problems like type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular disease, but scientists don’t understand exactly how it works to

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How do tired animals stay awake?

New research provides clues to falling fast asleep—or lying wide awake. Studying fruit flies, the researchers found that brain neurons adapt to help the flies stay awake despite tiredness in

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Study shows lack of follow-up care for youth, young adults after mental health hospitalization or ER visit

In a study of more than 100,000 emergency room visits and 95,000 mental health hospitalizations of youth and young adults with private insurance, less than half who visited the emergency

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What is CAR-T cell therapy?

Roughly 620,000 new cases of lymphoma were diagnosed worldwide, according to the World Cancer Research Fund International’s 2020 report. Survival rates have improved as advances develop in treatment, such as

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