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Senate Acts to Stop Medicare Doctors Pay Cut

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- The Senate agreed to avert a 25 percent pay cut for doctors treating patients covered by the Medicare health program for the elderly.

On a voice vote, the Senate approved a one-year "fix" to the doctor's payment formula that would stop a scheduled cut in physicians pay in January that advocates for the elderly said would have made it harder for Medicare patients to get medical care.

Missing Molecules Hold Promise For Pancreatic Cancer Cure

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene that is most commonly mutated in pancreatic cancer gets turned on, scientists have discovered a potential strategy for therapy.

Study Reports Age Reversal in Older Mice

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Scientists say they have for the first time partially reversed age-related degeneration in mice, resulting in new growth of the brain and testes, improved fertility, and the return of a lost cognitive function.

Tips to Quit Smoking

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- There is never a bad time to stop smoking, but if you want to take the step toward a healthier life, there's no time like the present.

"The most important thing you can do to avoid lung cancer is to never start smoking. And if you do smoke, it's never too late to quit," explains Bruce E. Johnson, MD, director of the Lowe Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Structure Within Brain Contributes to Rich Social Life

SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Scientists have discovered that the amygdala, a small almond shaped structure deep within the temporal lobe, is important to a rich and varied social life among humans.  The finding is similar to previous findings in other primate species, which compared the size and complexity of social groups across those species.


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