May 12 2016
A mechanism has been identified that causes cancer cells to escape from the immune system, and form tumors. When cancer cells are able to block the function of a gene called NLRC5, they are able to evade the immune system and form tumors, according to recent research.
Apr 13 2016
The Physicians Committee is making a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 members across the United States and around the world.
By signing up for free as a Medical Student, you may get access to a copy of their Good Medicine magazine and also a free book: Nutrition Guide for Clinicians.
Mar 8 2016
The New Edition of Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach
Understanding Health Policy: The most comprehensive guide to healthcare available and provides everything needed to build a solid foundation on the field’s most critical issues. It helps develop a clearer, more systematic way of thinking about healthcare in the United States, its problems, and possible solutions.
Expanded coverage of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, including Accountable Care Organizations and their impact, and global issues in health policy.
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Feb 29 2016
The standard approach to treating cancer is giving patients the maximum tolerated amount of chemotherapy with the goal of doing the maximum possible damage to the tumor without killing the patient. This study demonstrates a different approach for ensuring efficacy of chemotherapy and minimizing toxicity.
Jan 11 2016
Altmetric unveils its Top 100 list of the most shared and discussed academic research of 2015: http://www.altmetric.com/top100
The ranking is based on which research papers published in the last year have received the most attention from the sources tracked by Altmetric – including mainstream media sites, Wikipedia, blogs, social networks, and post-publication peer-review forums.
Nov 24 2015
Scientists breach brain barrier to treat sick patient
For the first time, doctors have breached the human brain’s protective layer to deliver cancer-fighting drugs.
Sep 18 2015
In a novel surgery, surgeons have transplanted the world’s first 3D printed titanium rib cage, NPR reports.
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Aug 3 2015
As public research grants for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have diminished and become increasingly competitive, researchers have to search for alternative funding sources.
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Jul 9 2015
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection may be treated by a remedy from the 10th century, interesting research, in the news,
May 29 2015
Sleep may help the brain “unlearn” strongly ingrained biases (such as stereotypes), and sleep deprivation may make those biases more resistant to unlearning. A recent study reported in Science concludes that memory reactivation during sleep enhances counter stereotype training and that maintaining a bias reduction is sleep-dependent.
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