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Boston Globe
Ben Volin: Who are the top franchise tag candidates across the NFL?We’ve hit a rare slow period on the NFL calendar following the conclusion of Su
Ben Volin: Who are the top franchise tag candidates across the NFL?
Boston Globe / Posted 16 hours ago
We’ve hit a rare slow period on the NFL calendar following the conclusion of Super Bowl 50. But the NFL machine doesn’t slow down for long. Several teams began releasing veterans last week in advance of free agency, which begins March 9. The NFL... Read more
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Boston Globe
Ben Volin: Who are the top franchise tag candidates across the NFL?We’ve hit a rare slow period on the NFL calendar following the conclusion of Su
Ben Volin: Who are the top franchise tag candidates across the NFL?
Boston Globe / Posted 17 hours ago
We’ve hit a rare slow period on the NFL calendar following the conclusion of Super Bowl 50. But the NFL machine doesn’t slow down for long. Several teams began releasing veterans last week in advance of free agency, which begins March 9. The NFL... Read more
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Science Daily
Increasing BRCA testing rates in young women with breast cancerBreast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women younger than 40 in t
Increasing BRCA testing rates in young women with breast cancer
Science Daily / Posted yesterday
Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women younger than 40 in the United States. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend women diagnosed with breast cancer at 50 or younger undergo genetic testing because... Read more
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The Scientist
Same Gene, Different FunctionsCD46, a type I membrane protein, has at least 14 different isoforms.WIKIMEDIA,
Same Gene, Different Functions
The Scientist / Posted yesterday
CD46, a type I membrane protein, has at least 14 different isoforms.WIKIMEDIA, EMWThe human genome contains roughly 20,000 protein-coding genes, yet the number of proteins in human cells is thought to be more like 100,000. Researchers from three... Read more
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express
Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie could save THOUSANDS of women's lives MORE women than ever are being tested for mutated gene BRCA, thanks to Angeli
Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie could save THOUSANDS of women's lives
express / Posted yesterday
MORE women than ever are being tested for mutated gene BRCA, thanks to Angelina Jolie. A recent study revealed hundreds of women are following Angelina Jolie's lead, and are... Read more
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Daily Mail
More women are having genetic testing for the deadly BRCA gene...The 'Angelina effect' IS real: More women under 40 are having genetic testing f
More women are having genetic testing for the deadly BRCA gene...
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
The 'Angelina effect' IS real: More women under 40 are having genetic testing for the deadly BRCA gene Angelina Jolie has been outspoken about importance of BRCA testing Mutation of BRCA gene increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancers And... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Barry E. MageeBorn on Jan. 23, 1945 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of the late Glenn and Jos
Barry E. Magee
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 3 days ago
Born on Jan. 23, 1945 in Saranac Lake, he was the son of the late Glenn and Josephine (Marello) Magee. Barry served in the United States Navy during Vietnam War, with tours in Italy and Iceland as well. He retired after 23 years with the rank of... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Team, friends and family rally around Clark assistant coach Pat OroszkoWORCESTER — The Clark men’s basketball team held its annual Coaches vs. Cancer
Team, friends and family rally around Clark assistant coach Pat Oroszko
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 3 days ago
WORCESTER — The Clark men’s basketball team held its annual Coaches vs. Cancer game last Saturday when it faced NEWMAC foe MIT at Kneller Athletic Center. Cougars coach Paul Phillips and his staff wore sneakers with their jackets and ties to support... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Team, friends and family rally around Clark assistant men's basketball coach Pat Oroszko WORCESTER — The Clark men’s basketball team held its annual Coaches vs. Cance
Team, friends and family rally around Clark assistant men's basketball coach Pat Oroszko
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
WORCESTER — The Clark men’s basketball team held its annual Coaches vs. Cancer game last Saturday when it faced NEWMAC foe MIT at Kneller Athletic Center.... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mass. Life Sciences adviser quitsBy Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- Frustrated by his belief that
Mass. Life Sciences adviser quits
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
By Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- Frustrated by his belief that the Baker administration's support for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is "dwindling," the founding member of a panel that advises the agency on investments has... Read more
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Boston Globe
Mass. Life Sciences Center advisor resigns, questions Baker administration commitment - The Boston GlobeBill Brett for The Boston Globe/File 2009 MIT professor Harvey Lodish was the
Mass. Life Sciences Center advisor resigns, questions Baker administration commitment - The Boston Globe
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
Bill Brett for The Boston Globe/File 2009 MIT professor Harvey Lodish was the founding chairman of the board that advises the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The founding chairman of the board that advises the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center... Read more
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Science Daily
A cancer's surprise origins caught in action: First demonstration of a cancer arising from a single cell"An important mystery has been why some cells in the body already have mutation
A cancer's surprise origins caught in action: First demonstration of a cancer arising from a single cell
Science Daily / Posted 9 days ago
"An important mystery has been why some cells in the body already have mutations seen in cancer, but do not yet fully behave like the cancer," says the paper's first author, Charles Kaufman, MD, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Zon Laboratory at... Read more
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Medical News Today
Model shows cancer's birth and spread from single cellScientists have uncovered why most cancer-prone cells remain benign and do not
Model shows cancer's birth and spread from single cell
Medical News Today / Posted 10 days ago
Scientists have uncovered why most cancer-prone cells remain benign and do not form tumors; there is an important step that takes the cell back to the stem cell stage, which needs to occur in order for a tumor to form. They discovered this after... Read more
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Science Daily
'Gene fusion' mutation uses three-way mechanism to drive childhood brain cancers"Treating pediatric brain cancer patients with the wrong chemotherapy can cause
'Gene fusion' mutation uses three-way mechanism to drive childhood brain cancers
Science Daily / Posted 10 days ago
"Treating pediatric brain cancer patients with the wrong chemotherapy can cause lasting harm, and this finding should enable us to avoid that in many cases through a more accurate diagnosis," said study co-leader Adam C. Resnick, PhD, an assistant... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researcher's quest to understand cancer by unraveling the mysteries of cell divisionLeft: When cells divide incorrectly, it can lead to cell death or cancer. Durin
Researcher's quest to understand cancer by unraveling the mysteries of cell division
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
Left: When cells divide incorrectly, it can lead to cell death or cancer. During cell division, centrosomes—seen here as yellow-green dots—attach to chromosomes—the white blobs—and pull them apart. Normal cells have two centrosomes, cancer cells... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Genetic profiling ‘feasible’ for paediatric cancer patientsBy Lynda Williams, Senior medwireNews Reporter Research published in JAMA Onco
Genetic profiling ‘feasible’ for paediatric cancer patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 11 days ago
By Lynda Williams, Senior medwireNews Reporter Research published in JAMA Oncology demonstrates that tumour and germline molecular profiling is feasible in paediatric cancer patients and can have actionable findings. In the first of two studies,... Read more
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hcam.tv
Joanne Duffy, 85, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016. Born in Braintree, she wa
Joanne Duffy, 85
hcam.tv / Posted 11 days ago
, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016. Born in Braintree, she was the daughter of the late Anne (Belmore) and George MacDonald. She was the wife of the late John Joseph Duffy. Joanne enjoyed gardening and spending time... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
MYB-QKI fusion gene that drives pediatric low-grade gliomas poses a triple threatOncology researchers have discovered that an abnormal fused gene that drives pe
MYB-QKI fusion gene that drives pediatric low-grade gliomas poses a triple threat
News-Medical-Net / Posted 11 days ago
Oncology researchers have discovered that an abnormal fused gene that drives pediatric brain tumors poses a triple threat, operating simultaneously through three distinct biological mechanisms—the first such example in cancer biology. This finding... Read more
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University of Pennsylvania Health System
"Gene Fusion" Mutation Uses Three-Way Mechanism To Drive Childhood Brain CancersPHILADELPHIA—A powerful, three-way mechanism by which a mutation drives the gro
"Gene Fusion" Mutation Uses Three-Way Mechanism To Drive Childhood Brain Cancers
University of Pennsylvania Health System / Posted 11 days ago
PHILADELPHIA—A powerful, three-way mechanism by which a mutation drives the growth of childhood brain cancers, was discovered by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers identify definitive genetic defect in angiocentric gliomasGenetic cause identified in rare pediatric brain tumor •A definitive genetic d
Researchers identify definitive genetic defect in angiocentric gliomas
News-Medical-Net / Posted 12 days ago
Genetic cause identified in rare pediatric brain tumor •A definitive genetic defect was identified for the first time in angiocentric gliomas, a rare type of childhood brain tumor. •Researchers found an accidental joining of two genes triggered... Read more
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Science Daily
Abnormal gene is a triple threat in driving pediatric brain tumors: Novel finding may advance diagnosis and treatment, shed light on other cancersThis finding potentially offers triple benefits as well--more accurate diagnose
Abnormal gene is a triple threat in driving pediatric brain tumors: Novel finding may advance diagnosis and treatment, shed light on other cancers
Science Daily / Posted 12 days ago
This finding potentially offers triple benefits as well--more accurate diagnoses, clues for more effective treatments and new insights into molecular processes underlying other types of cancer. "The gene rearrangement we investigated offers a great... Read more
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Science Daily
Genetic cause identified in rare pediatric brain tumorCurrently there is no definitive pathological test to help identify this rare t
Genetic cause identified in rare pediatric brain tumor
Science Daily / Posted 12 days ago
Currently there is no definitive pathological test to help identify this rare type of low-grade glioma. Named for their curious behavior of "hugging" blood vessels in the brain, angiocentric gliomas are usually cured with surgery and don't need... Read more
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The Scientist
Illuminating a Cancer's OriginsZebrafish (Danio rerio)WIKIMEDIA, POGREBNOI-ALEXANDROFFMany cells containing ca
Illuminating a Cancer's Origins
The Scientist / Posted 12 days ago
Zebrafish (Danio rerio)WIKIMEDIA, POGREBNOI-ALEXANDROFFMany cells containing cancer-associated genes never become tumors. Using a fluorescent reporter to highlight cells activating stem cell-like patterns of gene expression, researchers at Boston... Read more
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The Columbian
Drug may help breast cancer patients avoid heart damageORLANDO, Fla. — Many cancer treatments have a dark side — they can damage the h
Drug may help breast cancer patients avoid heart damage
The Columbian / Posted 12 days ago
ORLANDO, Fla. — Many cancer treatments have a dark side — they can damage the heart. New research suggests this risk might be lowered in women with breast tumors if they take a heart drug as a preventive measure during their cancer care. If... Read more
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Business Standard India
A single cell shines new light on how cancers developThe prevailing idea about the development of a cancer is that genes randomly mu
A single cell shines new light on how cancers develop
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
The prevailing idea about the development of a cancer is that genes randomly mutate in a healthy cell, perhaps from sun exposure, perhaps from simple bad luckThe prevailing idea about the... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Eisai's Halaven receives FDA approval for treatment of patients with metastatic liposarcomaEisai Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) app
Eisai's Halaven receives FDA approval for treatment of patients with metastatic liposarcoma
News-Medical-Net / Posted 15 days ago
Eisai Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Halaven® (eribulin mesylate) Injection (0.5 mg per mL) for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma who have received a prior... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Genetic mutations could help explain cause of cancer in pediatric patientsCombined whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients re
Genetic mutations could help explain cause of cancer in pediatric patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 16 days ago
Combined whole exome tumor and blood sequencing in pediatric cancer patients revealed mutations that could help explain the cause of cancer or have the potential to impact clinical cancer care in 40 percent of patients in a study led by researchers... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers identify cells that likely give rise to Group 4 medulloblastomaResearchers have identified the cells that likely give rise to the brain tumor
Researchers identify cells that likely give rise to Group 4 medulloblastoma
News-Medical-Net / Posted 16 days ago
Researchers have identified the cells that likely give rise to the brain tumor subtype Group 4 medulloblastoma. The finding removes a barrier to developing more effective targeted therapies against the brain tumor's most common subtype. A St. Jude... Read more
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Lake Placid News
BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LPHS students pick their senior projectsLake Placid High School has a unique and powerful requirement for graduation. S
BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LPHS students pick their senior projects
Lake Placid News / Posted 17 days ago
Lake Placid High School has a unique and powerful requirement for graduation. Students must take a class called the senior seminar. This class addresses many concerns that seniors may have as they transition into the world. They address subjects... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Using centrifugal elutriation and flow cytometry to answer biological questions: an interview with Peter LopezInterview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) What are the main bio
Using centrifugal elutriation and flow cytometry to answer biological questions: an interview with Peter Lopez
News-Medical-Net / Posted 17 days ago
Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) What are the main biological questions that you have been able to answer through the use of flow cytometry? Flow Cytometry, the measurement of various cellular characteristics as they flow... Read more
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Business Wire
PureTech Expands Scientific Advisory Board and Appoints New Senior Advisors“Our new advisors are visionaries in their fields and bring world-class experie
PureTech Expands Scientific Advisory Board and Appoints New Senior Advisors
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
“Our new advisors are visionaries in their fields and bring world-class experience to PureTech’s growing advisory network of distinguished scientists and clinicians,” said Daphne Zohar, Chief Executive Officer of PureTech Health. “We are delighted to... Read more
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The Scientist
Telomerase OverdriveEPIGENETIC ACTIVATION: A single base-pair mutation (lower allele) leads to epig
Telomerase Overdrive
The Scientist / Posted 19 days ago
EPIGENETIC ACTIVATION: A single base-pair mutation (lower allele) leads to epigenetic changes that promote expression of a telomerase gene.COURTESY OF JOSH STERN EDITOR'S CHOICE IN GENETICS & GENOMICS The paper J.L. Stern et al., “Mutation of the... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Mascot party to benefit cancer researchShoney Bear, Lady Liberty from Liberty Tax Service, the Speedy Cash kangaroo, a
Mascot party to benefit cancer research
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
Shoney Bear, Lady Liberty from Liberty Tax Service, the Speedy Cash kangaroo, a walking slice of pizza from Marco's and the Knoxville Police Department mascot will cheer on the fight against cancer at a roadside party next week. The Mascots Against... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Rutland teacher seeks cancer treatment not available in USRUTLAND – First-grade teacher Theresa E. Gusek has touched many lives in her 25
Rutland teacher seeks cancer treatment not available in US
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
RUTLAND – First-grade teacher Theresa E. Gusek has touched many lives in her 25-year career, starting in what many call one of the poorest-of-the-poor school districts in the South Bronx, then teaching some of what she said were the... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Rutland teacher seeks cancer treatment not available in US Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 4:35 PM Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 4:35 PM RUTLAND – F
Rutland teacher seeks cancer treatment not available in US
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 4:35 PM Posted Jan. 23, 2016 at 4:35 PM RUTLAND – First-grade teacher Theresa E. Gusek has touched many lives in her 25-year career, starting in what many call one... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Editorials from around New EnglandExcerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New Engla
Editorials from around New England
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 21 days ago
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: Hartford Courant (Conn.), Jan. 19, 2016 The prevailing explanation for General Electric's leaving Connecticut, encouraged by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, is... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Editorials from around New EnglandExcerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New Engla
Editorials from around New England
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 21 days ago
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: Hartford Courant (Conn.), Jan. 19, 2016 The prevailing explanation for General Electric's leaving Connecticut, encouraged by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, is... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
“Chefs for Jimmy” raises money for cancer researchAGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 1,000 people gathered in Agawam for the 26th a
“Chefs for Jimmy” raises money for cancer research
WWLP Springfield / Posted 22 days ago
AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – More than 1,000 people gathered in Agawam for the 26th annual “Chefs for Jimmy,” which benefits cancer research and patient care. More than 25 of New England’s best chefs provided samples of their tastiest dishes. Guests... Read more
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hcam.tv
Brigitte “Kitty” Kelsey, 82 of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, died after a brief illness on January 15, 2016 in
Brigitte “Kitty” Kelsey, 82
hcam.tv / Posted 22 days ago
of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, died after a brief illness on January 15, 2016 in her home, surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her late husband, Richard “Dick” Kelsey. Kitty was born and raised in Berlin,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Billerica high schoolers are giving up their cellphones to fundraise for a cancer patientYou may think High School students would never give up their cellphones, but Bi
Billerica high schoolers are giving up their cellphones to fundraise for a cancer patient
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
You may think High School students would never give up their cellphones, but Billerica teens are relinquishing their tech devices for 21 days, for a good cause. Without their phones, students will be going out to raise money for Dana-Farber Cancer... Read more
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News 8000
New study highlights end of life care of terminally sick patientsA study shows a terminally sick patients prefer end of life care at home or in
New study highlights end of life care of terminally sick patients
News 8000 / Posted 23 days ago
A study shows a terminally sick patients prefer end of life care at home or in hospice care, compared to being in the hospital. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute talked to families of more than one thousand Medicare cancer patients who... Read more
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Business Wire
Oncoceutics Begins Fifth Clinical Trial for ONC201The Phase II trial will investigate the use of single agent ONC201 in adult pat
Oncoceutics Begins Fifth Clinical Trial for ONC201
Business Wire / Posted 23 days ago
The Phase II trial will investigate the use of single agent ONC201 in adult patients with glioblastoma who have relapsed or are refractory to other therapies and have not been treated with bevacizumab. Isabel Arrillaga-Romany, MD, PhD, an oncologist... Read more
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Boston Globe
Over 85 police cruisers from around Mass. lined Tewksbury streets to honor a 3-old fighting cancerCops for Kids and Tewksbury police partnered on Wednesday to help brighten the
Over 85 police cruisers from around Mass. lined Tewksbury streets to honor a 3-old fighting cancer
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
Cops for Kids and Tewksbury police partnered on Wednesday to help brighten the day of a local 3-year-old girl battling cancer by lining the streets of her town with police cruisers. Gianna Lesselroth was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 19 weeks... Read more
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WMUR New Hampshire
Manchester accident victim makes full recoveryA Manchester man has made a full recovery after he was hit by a truck in May, a
Manchester accident victim makes full recovery
WMUR New Hampshire / Posted 24 days ago
A Manchester man has made a full recovery after he was hit by a truck in May, an accident he said he doesn't remember. Click to watch News 9's coverage. Peter DelMastro suffered a severe brain injury, but he's now back to work and doing the things... Read more
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Boston Herald
Billerica students Celling Out for a good causeBillerica High students are ready to embark on its third annual “Celling Out Fo
Billerica students Celling Out for a good cause
Boston Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Billerica High students are ready to embark on its third annual “Celling Out For a Cause”, in large part to raise money for a local family that is fighting cancer. In the past, BMHS students have raised roughly $75,000 for two families of Billerica,... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach couple makes $1M donation to MorseLifeAfter seeing MorseLife as visitors and witnessing the quality of care, resident
Palm Beach couple makes $1M donation to MorseLife
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
After seeing MorseLife as visitors and witnessing the quality of care, residents Fred and Jean Sharf were so impressed that they funded what would become the senior care facility’s Welcome Center. But it was Fred Sharf’s experience as a patient... Read more
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PhysOrg
Molecular biology meets computer science tools in new system for CRISPRNicolo Fusi is one of the researchers who collaborated on the new CRISPR tools
Molecular biology meets computer science tools in new system for CRISPR
PhysOrg / Posted 24 days ago
Nicolo Fusi is one of the researchers who collaborated on the new CRISPR tools A team of researchers from Microsoft and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a new system that allows researchers to more quickly and effectively use the... Read more
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Medical News Today
Drug shows promise for halting cancer virusNine out of 10 adults worldwide carry the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes canc
Drug shows promise for halting cancer virus
Medical News Today / Posted 25 days ago
Nine out of 10 adults worldwide carry the Epstein-Barr virus, which causes cancer in a small minority of those infected. Now, a new study suggests the drug rapamycin may offer a way to control the virus. The researchers found they could use the drug... Read more
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Business Wire
NOXXON Pharma Hosts Key Opinion Leader SymposiumBERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOXXON Pharma AG (“NOXXON” or the “Company”), a clinic
NOXXON Pharma Hosts Key Opinion Leader Symposium
Business Wire / Posted 25 days ago
BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NOXXON Pharma AG (“NOXXON” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on cancer treatment development, today announces that the Company hosted a Key Opinion Leader symposium focused on... Read more
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FOX News
Families happier with less aggressive end-life cancer careFamilies may be more satisfied with end-of-life care for loved ones dying of ca
Families happier with less aggressive end-life cancer care
FOX News / Posted 25 days ago
Families may be more satisfied with end-of-life care for loved ones dying of cancer when treatment is focused on comfort rather than aggressive treatment and provided outside of a hospital, a U.S. study suggests. When patients received at least... Read more
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