Many elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma benefit from targeted therapies

PHILADELPHIA–Many elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC)–who are often underrepresented in clinical trials to treat the kidney cancer–are seeing overall survival benefits from treatment with targeted therapies, according to a new study from Penn Medicine researchers published this month in JAMA Network Open. Analyzing 13 years of data on Medicare patients, the study…

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Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells

IMAGE: Cocoa shells, a waste byproduct of roasting cocoa beans to produce chocolate, contain significant amounts of three healthful bioactive compounds that are also found in cocoa, coffee and tea. view more  Credit: Fred Zwicky CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Scientists may have discovered more reasons to love chocolate. A new study by researchers at the University of…

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Tailor-made prosthetic liners could help more amputees walk again

IMAGE: Dr. Elena Seminati, John Roberts, Matt Young and Dr. Vimal Dhokia display a bespoke prosthetic liner. view more  Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a new way of designing and manufacturing bespoke prosthetic liners, in less than a day. This potentially life-changing project combines advances in computer science with an innovative manufacturing process…

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