Archive: 12/22/2010

Placebos work -- even without deception

(PhysOrg.com) -- For most of us, the "placebo effect" is synonymous with the power of positive thinking; it works because you believe you're taking a real drug. But a new study rattles this assumption.

Dec 22, 2010
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Review: Chrome OS gives a peek at computing future

What if nearly everything you usually keep on your computer - photos, documents, music and software - was stored online? Your machine would be speedier and perhaps less vital because you could simply use another ...

Dec 22, 2010
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Most common adult brain cancer linked to gene deletion

A study fast-tracked for online publication Dec. 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine has identified an important gene deletion in up to one of every four cases of glioblastoma, the most common adult brain cancer. This d ...

Dec 22, 2010
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Why does dialysis fail?

A protein implicated in the development of vascular diseases may also contribute to the failure of arteriovenous (AV) fistulas created for vascular access in dialysis patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming ...

Dec 22, 2010
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Researchers make major breakthrough in melanoma research

In a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments for patients with malignant melanoma, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that a particular protein suppresses the progression of melanoma through ...

Dec 22, 2010
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