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Marijuana Weight Gain, Climate Change and Floods, Alcoholism Predictors, and More Top Stories 1 July 2015

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Mosquito Expert Can Comment on West Nile Virus in South Dakota

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Scientist Can Discuss West Nile Virus Forecasting

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Berkeley Lab Scientists to Develop Better Way to Screen Chemicals for Cancer-Causing Effects

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Berkeley Lab scientists are developing a cell culture that could help researchers better identify chemicals that increase breast cancer susceptibility. The scientists will grow the culture using adult stem cells obtained from breast tissue. Their test will show if a chemical causes a breakdown in cell-to-cell communication, which is a fundamental defect of cancer.

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Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: A nutrition expert's take on the trans fat ban, Prenatal DDT exposure tied breast cancer risk, new anesthesia monitoring technology.

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Prenatal DDT Exposure Tied to Nearly Four-fold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Women who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero were nearly four times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer as adults than women who were exposed to lower levels before birth, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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With Proper Care, Contaminated Urban Soils Are Safe for Gardening, Study Finds

A six-year study indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices.

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Study Cautions Parents About Arsenic From Wet Wood

Children and pets often play on wood decks, and when that wood gets wet, arsenic gets out, posing a potential danger. Wet wood loses three times more arsenic than dry wood, UF/IFAS scientists found.