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Proteins in Your Blood Can Predict Your Age

Age is more than your appearance or number of birthdays, it’s your physiological clock that can tell you about your health. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine are giving us a look at our internal age by looking at the levels of 373 different proteins in our blood. As reported in Nature Medicine, the 

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Visualizing the Rise of Colon Cancer

A new research technique helps visualize a previously invisible process, showing how colon cancer cells grow and spread. Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have used a modeling system in mice to observe how stem cell mutations arise in the colon. These mutations eventually take over and become malignant, leading to cancer. Their research was published 

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Embracing the Season of Giving at Kerafast

It is tradition at Kerafast during the holidays for the team to get together and give back to the Boston community. This year we have decided to collect donations for Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization that strives to provide every child with the essentials they need to feel safe, warm and valued. According to the organization, 

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The World’s Oldest Cancer, Found in Dogs

Around 6,000 years ago, a contagious canine cancer began in Asia and has since spread around the world between dogs, likely during mating. The cancer was able to travel overseas mainly due to maritime activities. Rising from one original dog and spreading to new dogs around the world, today, canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT) is 

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