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Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer

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Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden’s most common forms of cancer. A research team has studied a protein that regulates a gene which is linked to metastasis […]

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Medicines made of solid gold to help the immune system

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By testing a variety of gold nanoparticles, researchers are providing first evidence of their impact upon human B lymphocytes — the immune cells responsible for antibody production. The use of these nanoparticles is expected to improve the efficacy of pharmaceutical products while limiting potential adverse effects. These results will lead to the development of more […]

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Medically unnecessary ambulance rides soar after ACA expansion

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A researcher discovered that medically unnecessary ambulance rides have drastically increased due to the expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Dispatches for minor injuries like abrasions and muscle sprains have risen by 37% in NYC, an increase equivalent to approximately 239 additional dispatches a month, or 2,868 per year. When patients bear a smaller […]