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Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute | Aug 23, 2019
The genomically-adjusted radiation dose (GARD) can predict risk of local tumor recurrence and optimize radiation dose
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Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
Discovery of 'Hidden' Outbreak Hints That Zika Virus Can Spread Silently
The Scripps Research Institute | Aug 22, 2019
A genomics study of travel-associated Zika cases reveals an undiscovered outbreak in Cuba in 2017, underscoring the need for coordinated disease surveillance
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Emerging Practices in Clinical Laboratory Design
Emerging Practices in Clinical Laboratory Design
Steve Hackman, AIA, LEED AP, Joyce Durham, RN, AIA, EDAC | Aug 21, 2019
It’s time to rethink the clinical laboratory from the ground up
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Antibiotics Report Highlights Stewardship, Workforce, Research Needs
Antibiotics Report Highlights Stewardship, Workforce, Research Needs
Infectious Diseases Society of America | Aug 21, 2019
New report describes strides in antibiotic stewardship and surveillance in recent years, but also persisting challenges
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BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Aug 20, 2019
Leaders in BRCA research say screening recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force are a positive step forward, but testing of individuals with the highest risk must improve
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Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials
Study Finds Lack of Racial Diversity in Cancer Drug Clinical Trials
University of British Columbia | Aug 19, 2019
Recently published research raises concerns about the effectiveness of cancer drugs in some patients, especially since genetic differences may affect how well a patient responds to a drug
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Feasibility of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Community Hospitals
Feasibility of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Community Hospitals
JAMA Network Open | Aug 16, 2019
Study finds that "postprescription audit and review is a feasible and effective strategy for antimicrobial stewardship in settings with limited resources and expertise "
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New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
New Insights into the Mechanism of Vaccine-Induced T Cell Immunity
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research | Aug 15, 2019
Though numerous vaccines induce and amplify T cells, a critical part of the body's adaptive immune system, there is still an information gap regarding what determines the magnitude, diversity, and persistence of that response
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Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
Scientists Find Powerful Potential Weapon to Overcome Antibiotic Resistance
University of North Carolina School of Medicine | Aug 14, 2019
UNC researchers led by Brian Conlon, PhD, discover how molecules called rhamnolipids could make common aminoglycoside antibiotics effective against the toughest Staph infections
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Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Inherited Pancreatic Cancer Risk Mutation Identified
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Aug 13, 2019
Scientists have found a rare, inherited gene mutation that raises the risk of pancreatic cancer and other malignancies