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How To Identify Drugs That Work Best For Each Patient

MIT chemical engineers have designed an implantable device that can deliver many drugs at once, allowing researchers to determine which drugs are the most effective against a patient's tumor. Source: Image: Eric Smith (edited by Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT)

More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best. A new device developed at MIT may change that. The implantable device, about the size of the grain of rice, can carry small doses of up to 30 different drugs. […]

Kentucky Health Center Celebrates A Decade Of Caring For Racetrack Workers

Source: University of Louisville

Convincing capricious half-ton racehorses to do your will can take a toll on the human body. The grooms, hotwalkers, exercise riders and other backside workers who tend to the needs of elite Thoroughbred athletes also carry heavy buckets and bales, endure challenging weather conditions, and often travel with the horses to racing meets around the […]

Transgender Adults Start As Transgender Kids

Source: Wikimedia

Transgender adults start out as transgender youth. “Kids and parents often come to see me in tremendous distress,” says Johanna Olson, MD, director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “My job as a pediatrician is to help transgender kids move from ‘survive’ to ‘thrive’.” Until quite recently, it […]

This Is Your Teen’s Brain Behind The Wheel

Teens are less likely to take risks and also find responsible behavior more rewarding when their mother is present, researchers found.
Source: Julie McMahon

A new study of teenagers an d their moms reveals how adolescent brains negotiate risk — and the factors that modulate their risk-taking behind the wheel. In the study, reported in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 14-year-old subjects completed a simulated driving task while researchers tracked blood flow in their brains. In one […]

Most Americans Say Medical Marijuana Shouldn’t Be Used By Kids Or In Front Of Kids – Legal Or Not

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health first to measure the public’s views about the use of medical marijuana for children compared to adults. Source: University of Michigan

Medical marijuana and children don’t mix, most Americans say. While nearly two-thirds of people agree that their state should allow medical marijuana for adults, half as many – just over a third – say it should be allowed for children, according to today’s University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health […]

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