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Malfunction in Cancer-Preventing NONO Protein Worsens Effects of UV Radiation

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular mechanism - a function of the NONO protein - whereby cells protect their genome from the detrimental effect of UV radiation and govern DNA replication in cellular mitosis. A recent study investigates what happens when this molecular mechanism malfunctions.

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First Case in Texas: Four Ways to Protect Against West Nile Virus from Dr. Ross Tobleman

Follow the "four Ds" to prevent infection and decrease the spread of West Nile Virus this summer.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

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Cooling the Cloud: Binghamton PhD Student Sets Sights on Improving Data-Center Efficiency

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Data centers — large clusters of servers that power cloud computing operations, e-commerce and more — are one of the largest and fastest-growing consumers of electricity in the United States.

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5 Tips for Summer Sun Safety

Michael Marchetti, M.D., of the Emergency Department at Bayshore Community Hospital, and Kevin Roma, M.D. of Riverview Medical Center’s Emergency Department share their advice on safe fun in the sun.

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In Light of Tragic Hot Car Deaths, Villanova U. Expert Offers Tips

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Extremely High Mold Count Triggers Dangerous Air Quality Alert

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A dangerous air quality alert was called today due to the extremely high count for mold detected in the Gottlieb Allergy Count. “Today’s mold count is the highest for the 2014 recording season,” said Joseph Leija, MD, who created the Gottlieb Allergy Count, the official allergy count for the Midwest. The Gottlieb Allergy Count today is: trees - low, mold - very high (dangerous air alert status), grass - moderate and weeds - moderate. “The mold count was 53,000 today, well over the 50,000 threshold that triggers a high alert warning,” Dr. Leija said. How will this affect allergy sufferers?

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Lesley Seeger, LCSW, Available to Comment on How to Actually Relax on Vacation

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The Medical Minute: Summer Can Be Time to Address Behavior Problems

After weeks of the kids being out of school, some parents have had enough of their behavior and are counting the days until they go back. Some may also be wondering how much of the defiant behavior is normal and when it’s time to seek help.