Two migration proteins boost predictive value of pancreatic cancer biomarker

Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team reports.

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From heroin addiction to alcohol-related problems

Methadone programs and long-term therapy using other opioids evidently work. People addicted to heroin consume less heroin, cocaine and even alcohol at the beginning of the treatment. As a long-term study reveals, however, the alcohol consumption among these patients has increased considerably since the 1990s.

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Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?

A little-understood biological property that appears to allow cell components to store energy on their outer edges is the possible key to developing a new class of materials and devices to collect, store and manage energy for a variety of applications, a team of researchers has proposed.

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Children and youth learning English require better support for academic success

Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs) -- who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the US -- lag behind their English-speaking monolingual peers in educational achievement, in part because schools do not provide adequate instruction and social-emotional support to acquire English proficiency or access to academic subjects at the appropriate grade level, says a new report.

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Liver tumor growth in mice slowed with new chemo-immunotherapy treatment

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common form of liver cancer, but treatment options are limited and many patients are diagnosed in late stages when the disease can't be treated. Now, researchers have developed a new treatment that combines chemotherapy and immunotherapy to significantly slow tumor growth in mice. The researchers believe that with more research, the strategy could be translated to benefit patients with the disease.

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Study finds new link between childhood abuse and adolescent misbehavior

An important learning process is impaired in adolescents who were abused as children, a researcher has found, and this impairment contributes to misbehavior patterns later in life. A new article details the connection between impaired associative learning capacities and instances of early childhood abuse.

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