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Taking a whole-body approach to cancer screening

Whole-body screens that include positron-emission tomography can identify cancers that may otherwise go undetected

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

New life for old heart drug

Clinicians may have abandoned a lipid-lowering drug too soon, suggests a new study, which finds evidence for its disfavor lacking.

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The ABCs of dementia

A scale could evaluate degrees of dementia, and plot the condition’s development more accurately.

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Weakness in conventional allergy treatment revealed

Raised levels of an antibody thought to indicate tolerance to food allergens in people with established allergies suggests commonly accepted treatments are not universally effective for adults.

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FEATURES

Working together to accelerate medical innovation

Chinese and Japanese participants gathered in Chengdu to discuss advanced medicine

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Medical technology advancing along key fronts

Disruptive strategies for treating diseases, new medical devices and big data are set to transform medical treatment

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INFOGRAPHICS

Prostate cancer

People with cancer of the prostate currently have numerous treatment options available to them. But one of the most established, a type of radiation therapy known as brachytherapy, seems to be falling out of favour with clinicians.

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COLLABORATIONS WITH NATURE

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Spinal-cord injury: spurring regrowth

Vol. 552 No. 7684_supp (14 December 2017)

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Nature Outlook: Regenerative medicine

Nature Vol. 540, S49 (07 December 2016)