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Cancer-killing virus activates immune system against colon cancer

A cancer-killing virus that City of Hope scientists developed could one day improve the immune system’s ability to eradicate tumors in colon cancer patients, according to a new study in

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Obesity increases the risk of early hip fracture in postmenopausal women

Obese women have an increased risk of hip fracture earlier than others, already well before the age of 70, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The

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MRI images: More efficient, quieter and faster

Magnetic resonance imaging has become an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. Using metamaterials—printed circuit boards whose properties can be systematically adjusted—can increase measurement sensitivity by a factor of five. Metamaterials

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Children with dyslexia show stronger emotional responses

Children diagnosed with dyslexia show greater emotional reactivity than children without dyslexia, according to a new collaborative study by UC San Francisco neuroscientists with the UCSF Dyslexia Center and UCSF

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Children who experienced compassionate parenting were more generous than peers, study suggests

Young children who have experienced compassionate love and empathy from their mothers may be more willing to turn thoughts into action by being generous to others, a University of California,

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Why people become defensive and how to address it

Defensive behaviors are common responses when people feel personally attacked but can undermine our ability to identify problems and find solutions. Addressing why defensiveness manifests will help relationships, conflict management

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Study shows link between economic, social, environmental factors and oral health

More than one in four adults in California report having poor oral health, but that figure rises to roughly one in two for the state’s lowest-income residents and drops to

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