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Autophagy, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Tumors, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, Ras mutations, New Jersey, Rutgers University

Shut Down of Cell Survival Process Found to Influence Fate of Lung Cancer Tumors

New research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Princeton University and other collaborators suggests that inactivation of an essential gene responsible for the cell survival process known as autophagy can suppress the growth of non-small-cell lung cancer tumors and render them more benign. The findings suggest a possible role for autophagy blockers in the treatment of this type of lung cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of only 30 to 50 percent for early-stage disease.

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Avatars, Avatar, Weight Loss, Videos, Americans, Virtual Reality, Inexpensive, Model, Temple University, george washington university school of public health and health services, Food, walk, Healthy Behavior, Behavior Change, Treadmill, Overweight, Video, Shopping, Learn, Exercise, Habit, technology development, Obesity

Can Watching an Avatar Translate to Real-Life Weight Loss?

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An estimated two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese and many find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off. They’ve tried fad diets, exercise programs, diet pills and other methods but the battle continues. Now, a new study suggests that watching an avatar model weight-loss behavior in a virtual community might help some women shed pounds in the real world.

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Organ Donation, Ethics, circulatory determination of death, DCDD

ATS Publishes Statement on Organ Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death

The American Thoracic Society has released an official statement on the ethical and health policy considerations surrounding adult and pediatric controlled organ donation after circulatory determination of death (DCDD), the recovery of organs after cessation of circulation from patients with severe neurological, neuromuscular or pulmonary disease for whom decisions are made to forego additional life-prolonging treatments.

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Biology, Liver, Protein, Fertility, Reproduction, Genetics, Menstruation

Liver Protein Crucial for Pregnancy

A protein first shown to function in the liver plays a crucial role in pregnancy in mice and has a key role in the human menstrual cycle, according to researchers at the University of Montreal.

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Diamond Catalyst Shows Promise in Breaching Age-Old Barrier

In the world, there are a lot of small molecules people would like to get rid of, or at least convert to something useful, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison chemist Robert J. Hamers.

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Genomic, genes, Canola, Crops, Plants, Genetics

Genomic Atlas of Gene Switches in Plants Provides Roadmap for Crop Research

Canadian-led study will help scientists identify key genomic regions in canola, other food plants.

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Prostate Cancer, Diet, Lifestyle, Recommendations, World Cancer Research Fund, aggressive tumor, dietary recomendations, African American, Caucasian, UCLA, Jonsson Cancer Center

Eating Right, Exercise May Help Prostate Cancer Patients Reduce Risk of Aggressive Tumors

UCLA study finds that following well-known cancer-prevention recommendations may also benefit those already diagnosed with the disease.

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Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, University Of Pennsylvania Health System, PTSD, Sleep, Insomnia, Depression, Anxiety

Pre-Existing Insomnia Linked to PTSD and Other Mental Disorders After Military Deployment

New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found military service members who have trouble sleeping prior to deployments may be at greater risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety once they return home. The study found that pre-existing insomnia symptoms conferred almost as a large of a risk for those mental disorders as combat exposure.

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Arsenic, Epigenetics, Estrogen, Cancer, Carcinogen

Researchers’ Epigenetics Study Discovers Cancer Risks Double When Two Carcinogens Present at ‘Safe’ Levels

New research conducted by Texas Tech University scientists has found that low doses of arsenic and estrogen – even at levels low enough to be considered “safe” for humans if they were on their own – can cause cancer in prostate cells.

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Kansas State University, K-State Research and Extension, Brian Lubbers, bovine respiratory disease, BRD, pneumonia in cattle, Mannheimia haemolytica, anibiotic resistance, Gregg Hanzlicek, M. haemolytica, antimicrobial resistance in veterinary medicine

Survey Shows Increase in Resistance to Drug Therapies Among Bovine Respiratory Disease Cases

An increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria that cause pneumonia in cattle prompted scientists at the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory to survey records of pneumonia (also called bovine respiratory disease or BRD) cases over a three-year period. They discovered that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that cause BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, increased over the three-year period 2009 to 2011.







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