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How the U.S. Pays 3 Times More for Drugs

U.S. prices for the world’s 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters. Read the full article at Scientific American here

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Woman Gives Birth after Childhood Ovarian Tissue Transplant

The birth marks the first in the world of a¬†healthy child after doctors restored the mother’s fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that was removed and frozen when she was a child Read More: Woman Gives Birth after Childhood Ovarian Tissue Transplant

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MERS Virus’s Ability to Jump from Animals to Humans Puzzles Scientists

A new outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, in South Korea, has put a spotlight on the lack of detailed knowledge about how the virus spreads. Read More: MERS Virus’s Ability to Jump from Animals to Humans Puzzles Scientists

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Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer

Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors. Read More: Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer

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Misperceptions about impact of double mastectomy

A survey of women with breast cancer found that nearly half considered having a double mastectomy. But of those who considered it, only 37 percent knew that the more aggressive procedure does not improve survival for women with breast cancer. Read More: Misperceptions about impact of double mastectomy

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New possibilities for treatment of breast cancer arise, with the help of mathematics

A means of reprogramming a flawed immune response into an efficient anti-tumoral one was brought to light by the results of a translational trial relating to breast cancer. Thanks to the innovative combination of mathematical modelization and experimentation, only 20 tests were necessary, whereas traditional experimentation would have required 596 tests to obtain the same results. Read more: New possibilities for treatment of breast cancer arise, with the help of mathematics

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Programming DNA to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria

New research introduces a promising new tool to combat the rapid, extensive spread of antibiotic resistance around the world. Read more: Programming DNA to reverse antibiotic resistance in bacteria  

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