Patients’ HIV status should not impact their cancer care

New articles published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, note that there is no medical justification to deny optimal cancer therapy to individuals with HIV. People who are living with HIV and who develop cancer have traditionally been excluded from most cancer clinical trials. In addition, many of these patients do…

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Better options needed for children at higher risk of premature heart disease

DALLAS, Feb.25, 2019 — Obesity and severe obesity in childhood and adolescence have been added to the list of conditions that put children and teens at increased risk for premature heart disease, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in the Association’s journal Circulation. The statement provides an overview of…

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Rare cancers: A growing focus of early-stage clinical trials

IMAGE: Dr. Jun Sato of the National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan, lead author of the latest research. view more  Credit: ©European Society for Medical Oncology Paris, France, 25 February 2019 — The proportion of early-stage drug trials tackling the biggest cancer killers has declined sharply since the early 1990s as less common tumour types receive increasing…

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Fat cells work different ‘shifts’ throughout the day

Fat cells in the human body have their own internal clocks and exhibit circadian rhythms affecting critical metabolic functions, new research in the journal Scientific Reports, finds. Researchers led by Dr Jonathan Johnston from the University of Surrey conducted the first ever analysis of circadian rhythms in human fat taken from people isolated from daily…

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How a certain bacterium communicates and makes us sick

BINGHAMTON, NY — Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have uncovered the unique way in which a type of Gram-negative bacterium delivers the toxins that make us sick. Understanding this mechanism may help design better ways to block and eventually control those toxins. Assistant Professor Xin Yong and graduate student Ao Li…

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Estrogen made by neurons important to making memories

IMAGE: This is Dr. Darrell Brann and graduate student Yujiao Lu view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (Feb. 25, 2019) — Estrogen in the brain is important to keep neurons communicating and memories being made, scientists report. Neurons in both males and females make estrogen and the scientists have shown that…

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Oscars Live Updates: Lady Gaga and Spike Lee Win Academy Awards

Image Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing “Shallow” at the Oscars.CreditNoel West for The New York Times The latest awards “Shallow,” the duet between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper that serves as the centerpiece of “A Star Is Born,” won best song. The film has come up short during the awards season, but “Shallow” has…

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Spike Lee’s Tribute to Prince at the Oscars

The day that Prince died in April 2016, Spike Lee threw a celebration of his friend’s life. On a brick townhouse-lined street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, hundreds of people gathered in the street, as Mr. Lee blasted song after song from the steps of his building. He played deep cuts and greatest hits, as neighbors…

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Lady Gaga’s Long Road to That Giant Diamond Necklace

When was it decided that to be taken seriously as an actress you need to dress in serious couture? I’m asking because I never got the memo, but clearly, Lady Gaga and her styling team did. Image Lady GagaCreditMonica Almeida for The New York Times Plus, rumor has it that her Tiffany deal is the…

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