Is Sex by Deception a Form of Rape?

Abigail Finney was in her freshman year at Purdue University in Indiana in February 2017 when she fell asleep in her boyfriend’s dorm room. During the night he snuggled up to her in bed in the pitch black, his hand grazing her breast, and they began having sex. She soon stopped to go to the…

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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at risk of giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely. These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal…

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‘Activist Editor’ Richard Horton of The Lancet receives $100,000 Roux Prize

SEATTLE — Dr. Richard Horton, the «activist editor» of the international medical journal The Lancet, will be honored June 10 in London for his accomplishments as one of the world’s most «committed, articulate, and influential advocates for population health.» He is receiving the 2019 Roux Prize, given annually to individuals on the front lines of…

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New approach for range prediction improves accuracy of proton therapy

IMAGE: Treatment plan (left) results in a substantial dose reduction in the healthy tissue surrounding the target compared to the previous method (right, blue area in the dose difference map). This… view more  Today (Tuesday, 23 April) marks the beginning of a new era in treatment planning at the University Proton Therapy Dresden of the University…

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Study: Drugs reprogram genes in breast tumors to prevent endocrine resistance

IMAGE: University of Illinois food science and human nutrition professor and her team found in a new study that targeting estrogen receptor-positive breast tumors with the XPO1 antagonist selinexor and the… view more  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Treating breast tumors with two cancer drugs simultaneously may prevent endocrine resistance by attacking the disease along two separate gene…

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Feces transplantation: Effective treatment with economic benefits

Healthy donor faeces is a life-saving therapy. In addition, the treatment provides huge cost savings. When used in the right intestines, faeces transplantations saves at least USD 1.2 million (EUR 1.1 million) each time fifty patients are treated for the deadly diarrhoea infection Clostridium difficile at a public hospital. These are the perspectives of the…

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Advances in cryo-EM materials may aid cancer and biomedical research

IMAGE: The Kelly Lab, in collaboration with Protochips, Inc., has developed new custom-designed substrates (cryo-ChipsTM ) for use in cryo-Electron Microscopy. These substrates enabled structural studies of mutated proteins formed in… view more  Credit: Deb Kelly / Penn State Cryogenic-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) has been a game changer in the field of medical research, but the substrate,…

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Researchers devise a progression risk-based classification for patients with AWM

IMAGE: Mark Bustoros, MD view more  Credit: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute By analyzing data from hundreds of patients with asymptomatic Waldenström macroglobulinemia (AWM), researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have devised a risk model for determining whether patients with AWM have a low, intermediate, or high risk of developing symptomatic Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), which requires chemotherapy treatment. Waldenström…

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Insilico to present at the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum

IMAGE: Alex Zhavoronkov, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, to present at the Health Horizons Future Healthcare Forum in London, June 26-27 view more  Credit: Insilico Medicine Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its latest results in…

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