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Ultrasonic cleaning of salad could reduce instances of food poisoning

A new study has shown that streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can clean bacteria from salad leaves more effectively than current washing methods used by suppliers

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A new blindness gene uncovered in a canine study

Inherited retinal dystrophy is a common cause of blindness, with as many as two million people suffering from the disorder globally. No effective treatment is available for retinal dystrophies. Gene

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Sequential treatment with immunotherapy and checkpoint inhibitors prolongs anti-tumor activity

Advanced melanoma is one of the deadliest types of cancer, with a 5-year survival rate of only 27% for patients with distant metastases. Recent advances in targeted therapies and immunotherapies

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Pilot study to evaluate freezing procedure for patients with Type 2 diabetes

A study is underway at Emory Johns Creek Hospital (EJCH) to assess the feasibility of cryoablation, or the use of extreme cold for patients with Type 2 diabetes. The one-year

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Skipping mammogram increases risk of death from breast cancer

Attendance at regular mammography screening substantially reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a large study of over half a million women, published in the journal Radiology.

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Bees responsible for most venomous bite and sting hospitalisations in Australia

Over 3,500 Australians were hospitalized due to contact with a venomous animal or plant in 2017–18, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and

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Tobacco killed 500,000 Americans in 2020—is it time to control cigarette makers?

Tobacco use killed an estimated 500,000 Americans in 2020, about the same number the pandemic killed in one year. Although education efforts by government and nonprofits have helped to curb

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