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"Bad" Fat Can Be Reformed with New Drug Target

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Scientists say they know how white adipose cells -- often called "bad fat" -- can be converted into "good," brown adipose in mice using little more than a synthetic stand-in for thyroid hormone.

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MSMR Analysis Examines TBI and PTSD Diagnoses among Service Members from Active War Service and Increased Detection Capabilities

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SILVER SPRING, MD, March 9, 2015 – If Department of Defense expansion of military programs and resources for diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) continues, incidence rates for both diseases in the post-war period will be much higher than in the pre-war period, according to a newly released health surveillance report.

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Knowledge Is Power. Understand Your Pathology Report to Make Informed Health Decisions

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The CAP will offer educational resources during National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14) to help patients and their loved ones understand their pathology reports and diagnoses and engage with their physicians.

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Data Driven Discoveries

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The Array of Things, The Internet of Things, ultimately, “smart” cities have to feature hundreds, maybe thousands, of strategically placed sensors. These devices would record everything from air pressure and temperature to microbial content. The newly developed Waggle platform is the system on a chip that will enable this to happen.

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NCCN 20th Annual Conference Will Highlight 20 Years of Cancer Treatment Improvements and Explore Value in Oncology; New and Updated NCCN Guidelines®

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Approximately 1,500 oncology stakeholders are expected to attend NCCN’s 20th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™, March 12 – 14, 2015, in Hollywood, Florida.

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Tiger Dad: Rare Family Portrait of Amur Tigers the First-Ever to Include an Adult Male

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia Program, in partnership with the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve and Udegeiskaya Legenda National Park, released a camera trap slideshow of a family of Amur tigers in the wild showing an adult male with family. Shown following the “tiger dad” along the Russian forest is an adult female and three cubs. Scientists note this is a first in terms of photographing this behavior, as adult male tigers are usually solitary. Also included was a photo composite of a series of images showing the entire family as they walked past the a camera trap over a period of two minutes.

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Next Generation Sequencing Revolutionizing Genomics

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Next generation sequencing enables researchers to sequence DNA and RNA much more quickly and cheaply than an older technology called Sanger sequencing. The technology is revolutionizing genomics (the study of genes and their functions) and molecular biology.