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Drink coffee for a long (and happy) life

By Eileen De Guire / May 18, 2012

Good news for coffee drinkers: A recent study from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study finds that coffee drinkers live longer. Credit: Wikipedia. Recently, I told you about research indicating that tipsy people might get more benefit from the caffeine than sober imbibers will. This is useful after-hours information, but of limited day-to-day value. For…

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Rolla hospital’s cancer institute named for ceramist Delbert Day

By / January 13, 2011

Ted Day, left, with father Delbert Day. Nice honors for a good guy! The Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo., announced yesterday that it is naming its new cancer facility the Delbert Day Cancer Institute. It helps to know that Rolla is the home of Missouri University of Science and Technology, which historically has…

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Nanoparticle cocktail targets and kills tumors

By / January 19, 2010

A team of researchers from the National Cancer Institute’s Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence have teamed up to develop a “cocktail” of different nanometer-sized particles that work in concert within the bloodstream to locate, adhere to and kill cancerous tumors. The work that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This…

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