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Close evaluation of colon cancer progression, and disease characteristics, could hone treatment options

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Preventing spinal cord injuries is a numbers game

A longitudinal investigation at the Hyogo Rehabilitation Center suggests that age-targeted preventative strategies could reduce the incidence of spinal cord injuries

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A stem cell fix for limbs

Patients with renal failure and blocked arteries in their legs respond favorably to a new kind of stem cell therapy

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Narrowing a treatment plan for asthma

Asthma attacks come in three forms, and each requires a different management approach

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Tight quality control pays off for prostate cancer treatment

Standardized nationwide staff training in prostate cancer treatment in Japan contributes to high patient survival rates 

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FEATURES

Producing fit and active centenarians

TRI is striving to enliven society by harnessing the power of regenerative medicine

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Collaborating against cancer

Convening for the fourth year, Japanese and Taiwanese academics continue to push forward together to tackle critical medical science issues.

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Casting a wider net for big data benefits

Embracing big data promises to expand the knowledge brought by clinical trials and lead to safer therapies

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Launching a wealth of medical knowledge

An authoritative source of medical information for almost 120 years, the MSD manuals are now freely available online in Japanese

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INFOGRAPHICS

Liver cirrhosis

Once thought to be irreversible, cirrhosis of the liver now seems treatable — and drug development is proceeding apace.

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a debilitating and incurable condition. But researchers have found fresh angles of attack, and a host of upcoming treatments raise the prospect of a durable victory against this common form of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Repairing the neural highway

The spinal cord rarely repairs itself when damaged, but ways of encouraging nerves to regrow are on the horizon.

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Closing the gap

A bone fracture that fails to heal after initial treatment can lead to prolonged disability. Regenerative therapies might help to restart the bone-healing process, getting the people affected back in action.

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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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