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Mother and son draw hope, healing from shared cancer treatment

Families bond over lots of shared experiences—but one Leslie Seigel and her adult son, Josh, never expected to share was battling cancer. Soon after Leslie finished chemotherapy for an aggressive form of breast cancer, however, Josh found himself waging his own battle with testicular cancer. The mother and son soon learned they shared something else—a […]

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Imaging probe to visualize Alzheimer’s disease-related gamma-secretase in the brain

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a molecular imaging probe to reveal Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-related γ-secretase in rodents and macaques with translational potentials in humans. γ-Secretase is a key player in the etiology of AD and a prime drug target for AD, whose brain regional expression and distribution have yet remain largely […]

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What parents and caregivers need to know about teen suicide

Is your teen at risk of suicide? While no teen is immune, there are factors that can make some adolescents more vulnerable than others. Understand how to tell if your teen might be suicidal and where to turn for help and treatment. What makes teens vulnerable to suicide? Many teens who attempt or die by […]

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Tweets show vapers rarely use e-cigarettes to quit smoking or improve health

The vast majority of Twitter users who vape with JUUL e-cigarettes are not using the devices to stop smoking or to improve their health, according to a research team led by University of Utah Health scientists. The researchers say this finding, which challenges JUUL’s stated mission of improving smokers’ lives, could help hone anti-smoking and […]

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How environmental cues can affect behavior

Although it may seem counterintuitive, researchers are turning to an animal without a brain to crack the neural code underlying behavior. Hydra vulgaris, a tiny, tentacled, freshwater organism, uses “nets” of neurons dispersed throughout its tube-like body to coordinate stretching, contracting, somersaulting, and feeding movements. This simple nervous system is one reason that Hydra is […]

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You don’t need to wipe down everything to protect yourself

If you were wiping down every single Amazon package, can of chickpeas, and takeout container at the start of the pandemic, you certainly weren’t alone. Clorox, the world’s biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials, says it’s still recovering from high demand of its popular disinfectant wipes, not expected to return to shelves until 2021. In […]

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New virtual screening tool eases, accelerates routine diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

The COVID-19 pandemic has increasing numbers of doctors caring for patients virtually. While critical to protecting patient health during a pandemic, however, virtual care presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to diagnosis. Now, cardiologists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), have come up with a virtual screening tool that […]