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"Case Western Reserve University can deny a medical degree if it determines a student lacks "professionalism," a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The university has said it will revoke the degree it had to award to Amir Al-Dabagh following a ruling last summer by U.S. District Judge James Gwin."
"Researchers uncover one way capsaicin—the spicy compound found in chili peppers—provides pain relief."
"Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests."
"The spider, whose formal name is Uloborus plumipes, starts by spinning silk filaments much thinner than those created by other spiders. Then, instead of relying only on the sticky, glue-like substance lining the silk to ensnare its prey, this spider charges the filaments electrostatically by combing them vigorously with its back legs."
"High up in the high Andes mountains of Argentina, researchers have identified the first evidence of a population uniquely adapted to tolerate the toxic chemical arsenic."
"From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process."
"Researchers inject retinal support cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into the eyes of four men with macular degeneration, bolstering evidence of the experimental treatment’s safety."
"Women who receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be more likely to be infected with certain high-risk strains of the virus than women who do not get the vaccine, according to a new study."
"Merck & Co Inc's Keytruda, approved for treating melanoma, was shown in a trial to shrink tumors in nearly half of advanced lung cancer patients with high levels of a protein used by tumors to evade the body's own disease-fighting cells."
"A 27-year-old Australian mother is now confined to a wheelchair after catching a serious infection from using her friend’s makeup brush..."
"The mortality of alcohol-dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. In addition, they die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction."
"A group of scientists from China and the U.S. investigating a rare premature aging disease have found what they believe to be one of the underlying causes of normal human aging."