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17:55 EST 14th February 2016 | BioPortfolio

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Sunday 14th February 2016

Checkpoint inhibitors for gastrointestinal cancers

Checkpoint inhibitors for gastrointestinal cancers Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator LPBI   Modern Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Advanced Gastrointestinal Cancers – Oncology Journal, Gastrointestinal Cancer    January 15, 2016 By Danny N. Khalil, MD, PhD and Neil H. Segal, MD, PhD http://www.cancernetwork.com/oncology-journal/modern-immunotherapy-treatment-advanced-gastroint...

Sound of the cosmos

Sound of the cosmos Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator LPBI       The “chirp” is bright and bird-like, its pitch rising at the end as though it’s asking a question. To an untrained ear, it resembles a sound effect from a video game more than the faint, billion-year-old echo of the collision of […]

When machines can do any job, what will humans do?

Rice University computer scientist Moshe Vardi expects that within 30 years, machines will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can. In anticipation, he is asking his colleagues to consider the societal implications. Can the global economy adapt to greater than 50 percent unemployment? Will those out of work be content to […]

Americans’ support for science remains strong

A large majority of Americans have favorable views of science and scientists, believing that the benefits from science outweigh any negatives and agree that science and technology will create more opportunities for future generations. This is according to a survey of more than 1,500 people conducted by the National Science Foundation and is part of […]

Detective scientists discover ancient clues in mummy portraits

A Northwestern University research team has taken CSI to a whole new level: employing sophisticated scientific tools to investigate details of the materials and methods used by Roman-Egyptian artists to paint lifelike mummy portraits more than 2,000 years ago. These visages of the dead are considered to be antecedents of Western portraiture. Marc Walton and […]

Tracking metabolism of renal cell carcinoma

Tracking metabolism of renal cell carcinoma Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator LPBI   Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism http://www.technologynetworks.com/Metabolomics/news.aspx?ID=188237   Changes in cell metabolism are increasingly recognized as an important way tumors develop and progress, yet these changes are hard to measure and interpret. A new tool designed by MSK scientists all...

Five Things Justice Scalia Said About Obamacare

The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wasn’t a fan of the Affordable Care Act and opposed it when it came before the nation’s high court every time. Known for his blunt writings, here are some highlights from a dissenting opinion he wrote, published June 15, 2015, in what was the [...]

The games drug companies play can dramatically raise costs for patients

I had a patient last week who was a real pain in the ass.  Wait.  No.  He was actually a really nice guy.  He wasn’t a pain in the ass; he had a real pain in the ass.  Literally. I was initially concerned about a pilonidal cyst, given the unfortunate fact that he was previously […]

FIBROMYALGIE: Une hypersensibilité centrale ou des petites fibres nerveuses? - Pain et Current Pain Headache Reports

Est-ce le système nerveux central qui réagit de manière hypersensible ou est-ce une neuropathie des petites fibres ?  Plusieurs études récentes accordent un rôle clé à ces petites fibres nerveuses dans le développement de la fibromyalgie. Ces petites fibres nerveuses de moins de 9 microns de diamètre pourraient en effet...

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Insurers Lose Billions On Obamacare Plans, Win On Medicaid Expansion

Though the nation’s health insurance industry is having a tough time turning a profit selling individual policies on the public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, the health law’s Medicaid expansion is churning big profits. A snapshot ofhealth insurers' Medicaid windfall under the ACA could be seen in the earnings reports [...]

Insurers Lose Billions On Obamacare Exchanges, But Not Medicaid Expansion

Though the nation’s health insurance industry is having a tough time turning a profit selling individual policies on the public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, the health law’s Medicaid expansion is churning big profits. A snapshot ofhealth insurers' Medicaid windfall under the ACA could be seen in the earnings reports [...]

Insurers Lose Billions On Obamacare, But Not ACA's Medicaid Expansion

Though the nation’s health insurance industry is having a tough time turning a profit selling individual policies on the public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, the health law’s Medicaid expansion is churning big profits. A snapshot ofhealth insurers' Medicaid windfall under the ACA could be seen in the earnings reports [...]

OBÉSITÉ: Mais où est le mal avec la malbouffe ? - Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases

Les snacks, plats préparés et autres aliments transformés peuvent rendre service, mais à quel prix pour la santé ? C'est une question somme toute banale. Cependant ces scientifiques de l'Université de Leicester (Angleterre) se sont attardés sur un type de molécules particulier, présent dans la « junk food &raq...

GÉNOME: Il révèle comment chaque maladie est associée à un mode de vie - PLoS Genetics

Les études d'association pangénomique (GWAS) permettent aujourd'hui d'identifier de nombreuses variantes associées à des habitudes de vie et à l'état de santé. Ces variants génétiques identifiés peuvent refléter l'effet de facteurs de risque modifiables liés au mode de vie mais aussi des effets généti...

Teva Pharmaceuticals: Key Facts And Trends Of 2015-2016

When it comes to positive change, physicians are their own worst enemy

Physicians are an interesting and eclectic bunch of people who have sacrificed a lot to get to where they are. Just getting into medical school alone is an academic achievement to be proud of. And that’s just the start of the journey. What follows is one of the most rigorous courses of study in existence. […]

Saturday 13th February 2016

A psychiatrist shares her 5 secrets to love

As a mother of three daughters, I frequently find myself singing along to the catchy tunes of Taylor Swift.  Singer, songwriter, and overall superstar Taylor Swift is famous for penning undeniably captivating love songs. She is popular not only because she has the voice of an angel, a cutting edge look, and a fierce attitude, […]

Flat, Ultralight Lens

Flat, Ultralight Lens Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator LPBI   Engineers Develop Flat, Ultralight Lens that could Change How Cameras are Designed http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/02/engineers-develop-flat-ultralight-lens-could-change-how-cameras-are-designed   Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the...

Incyte Announces Discontinuation Of Pancreatic Cancer Trial

Today Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) announced that it will discontinue a Phase 3 trial in patients with pancreatic cancer due to insufficient efficacy. This early look occurred when the company performed an interim analysis and concluded that Jakafi did not show substantial… Continue Reading →

Bush And Kasich Have An Obamacare Problem In South Carolina

As the Republican field of presidential candidates dwindled to six following the New Hampshire primary, the issue of repealing or potentially dismantling the Affordable Care Act continued to be a talking point for the GOP in Saturday night’s debate before the upcoming South Carolina primary. For Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas [...]

Debate Highlights Obamacare Problem For Kasich And Bush In South Carolina

As the Republican field of presidential candidates dwindled to six following the New Hampshire primary, the issue of repealing or potentially dismantling the Affordable Care Act continued to be a talking point for the GOP in Saturday night’s debate before the upcoming South Carolina primary. For Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas [...]

Science responds to globalized disease threat to farms and food systems

Farmers and consumers around the world are connected and dependent on each other today in a way that is unprecedented in human history - the average chocolate bar will have ingredients from four or more continents and crop failures in Russia affect the price of bread in the US. Transnational research collaboration between the US and UK is anticipating and protecting our food supplies from a host o...

Intratumor heterogeneity challenge

Intratumor heterogeneity challenge Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator LPBI   Intratumor Heterogeneity Poses Challenge for Cancer “Moonshot” Program Patricia Fitzpatrick Dimond, Ph.D. The tiny fraction of cells in a biopsy of a heterogeneous cancer may not be representative of the entire tumor mass, which means important disease features might be missed. [istock/Vitanovski] Vice Preside...

Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger

How much slow-wave sleep a teenage boy gets may predict whether he is at risk for insulin resistance and other health issues, according to Jordan Gaines, a Penn State neuroscience researcher. Boys who experience a greater decline in slow-wave sleep as adolescents have a significantly higher chance of developing insulin resistance than those who more closely maintained their slow-wave sleep as they...


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