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Factors Contributing To Geographic Variation In End-Of-Life Costs For Cancer Patients

According to a study, researchers examined the extent to which variation in health care spending in the months before death is explained by differences in patients' sociodemographic factors, clinical factors, and beliefs; physicians' beliefs; and service availability. Geographic variation in end-of-life spending can be explained by the availability of services and physicians' beliefs, but not patients' beliefs. The study was published in the Health Affairs.

Rational Vaccine Design accelerated with a New Antibody Analysis, Study

A team at Scripps Research has come up with a faster way to analyze the outcome of experimental vaccines against HIV and other pathogens. Their new system lets scientists quickly assess the full spectrum of antibodies produced in an individual in response to a pathogen or vaccine and determine if these antibodies are likely to be effective against the pathogen.