Eribulin and body mass in metastatic breast cancer: News from the hardest front of the battle

New research has brought metastatic breast cancer to the attention of the cancer research community when considering the drug Eribulin in relation to body mass, say Italian researchers.
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Looking at retinal cells may provide new approach to assessing anesthetic neurotoxicity in children

Could looking at the eyes provide a new way of studying how anesthesia affects the developing brain? The retinas of immature mice exposed to one widely used general anesthetic show evidence of “programmed cell death,” or apoptosis, reports a study.
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Microscopic view of coughed-up mucus may be new biomarker for cystic fibrosis progression

Researchers have been studying mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and their primary goal was to design inhalable therapeutic nanoparticles that cross the cystic fibrosis mucus barrier in the lung. But the work recently led the researchers to the unexpected discovery that mucus appears to change as the disease progresses; the mobility of these nanoparticles could vary widely in mucus from different patients.
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How the brain controls sleep

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while the rest of the brain remains awake. The researchers believe this may help the brain consolidate new memories by coordinating slow waves between different parts of the brain, allowing them to share information more easily.
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