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November 2, 2015

Predicting cancer’s growth from few clues

Duke mathematicians are developing ways to help doctors predict how different cancers are likely to progress when measurements of tumor growth are hard to come by. In a new study,…
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November 2, 2015

Research elucidates genetics behind Salmonella’s host specificity

Using genomic techniques, slight variations in the coding sequence of proteins that bind Salmonella to host cells can determine what type of animal a particular strain infects, new research indicates.
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November 2, 2015

For-profit and community college graduates earn same hiring interest from employers

Hiring managers show no preference for hiring people with for-profit college credentials compared to those holding comparable credentials from public community colleges, new research indicates.
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November 2, 2015

‘Inner GPS’ study may aid diagnosis of brain diseases

A new study sheds light on brain cells in our 'inner GPS,' which may improve understanding of memory loss and wandering behavior in people with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
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November 2, 2015

Structure of tuberculosis enzyme revealed, could offer drug target

A team of scientists has determined the structures of several important tuberculosis enzymes, which could lead to new drugs for the disease.
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November 2, 2015

How new hydrogel can facilitate microsurgery

Skillful surgeons can do amazing things in extremely small places, but finding better ways to suture tiny blood vessels has been an ongoing challenge for even the best. In a…
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November 2, 2015

Cancer cells use secret tunnels to communicate, smuggle cancer signals their neighbors

Cancer cells use previously unknown channels to communicate with one another and with adjacent non-cancerous cells, a new report suggests. The researchers report that an in vitro co-culture system robustly…
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November 2, 2015

Even a little is too much: One junk food snack triggers signals of metabolic disease

We hate to ruin Thanksgiving, but a new report suggests that for some people, overindulgence at the dinner table or at snack time is enough to trigger signs of metabolic…
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November 2, 2015

New study uncovers attitudes of African-American children toward overweight peers

African-American girls show more empathy and are more accepting of overweight peers who can be victims of bullying, new research shows.
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November 2, 2015

Children’s self-esteem already established by age five

By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study.
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