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New Computer Model Helps Predict Prostate Cancer

How does a normal cell turn into deadly cancer? Seeking an answer to this question, and working alongside other international working groups, researchers from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin examined the tumor genomes of nearly 300 prostate cancer patients.

Neuroimaging Findings of Alzheimer’s Disease

Already affecting more than five million Americans older than 65, Alzheimer's disease is on the rise and expected to impact more than 13 million people by 2050. Over the last three decades, researchers have relied on neuroimaging brain scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET) to study Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. 

How Could A Sugar Pill Placebo Cause Harm?

A new review of data from 250,726 trial participants has found that 1 in 20 people who took placebos in trials dropped out because of serious adverse events. Almost half of the participants reported less severe adverse events. The adverse events ranged from abdominal pain and anorexia to burning, chest pain, fatigue, and even death.

Study: Breast Cancer Protection From Pregnancy Women

In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don't experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face an elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy.

Spaceflight Does Not Compromise Major Part Of The Immune System Shows Research

With a new crew arriving at the International Space Station, astronauts will be relieved to know that they will not have to worry about a major aspect of their immune system being compromised. While scientists know about the astronauts' skeletal and muscular health during spaceflight and when they return to Earth, much less is known about how spaceflight affects immunity. It has been generally thought, until now, that spaceflight has a detrimental impact on all aspects of the immune system.