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New Cancer Therapy: Using Oncolytic Viruses to Treat Metastatic Disease

By Brad Thompson, Ph.D.
There exists a “type” of cancer that is common yet rarely discussed—metastatic disease, or cancer that has spread from the part of …

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Young People More Likely to Survive Ebola

By Marilynn Marchione
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the …

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Terminal Cancer Patient Completes Bucket List, Ready For Death With Dignity

Brittany Maynard, the terminally-ill woman who moved to Oregon to legally take her own life under the state’s Death with Dignity Act, has completed her …

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Another Excuse To Eat Chocolate: Improves “Senior Moments”

As Halloween approaches, so does encouraging news regarding memory loss and chocolate.
A small study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience has found that natural memory loss occurring …

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New York City Physician Tests Positive for Ebola

By Brad Broker
A physician who recently returned to New York City from a humanitarian trip in Guinea has tested positive for Ebola.
The New York Times …

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Aspiring Doctors Should Prepare For The New MCAT

By Alan Lyndon
The MCAT is changing and pre-med should be aware of the new topics if they want to get in to medical school.
Just about …

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