Variation in transplant centers’ use of less-than-ideal organs

Researchers who developed a tool to assess organ acceptance practices by transplant centers found wide variability in centers’ willingness to use less-than-ideal donor kidneys. The…

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Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain

Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an eye….

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Pioneering cell therapies for non-responders to current immunotherapies

Research led by VHIO’s Alena Gros signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low mutational…

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In a first, scientists pinpoint neural activity’s role in human longevity

The brain’s neural activity — long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy — also plays a role in human aging and life span,…

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Stress during pregnancy may affect baby’s sex, risk of preterm birth

It’s becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from…

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Study ‘cures’ oldest case of deafness in human evolution

An international team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, has published a new study examining a 430,000-year-old cranium of…

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Machine learning tool refines personalized immunotherapy

Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper…

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Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable residents, according to…

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