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Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida Joins Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida announce the beginning of a dynamic and forward-thinking collaboration aimed at improving patient access to the latest and most effective cancer treatment advances and the highest caliber of cancer care. Leaders from both institutions have confirmed the first step in announcing their recently signed agreement for Miami Cancer Institute to join the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

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New Study Reveals Visual Working Memory May Provide Clues to Autism’s Social Struggles

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Poor visual working memory can play an important role in the struggles experienced by autistic children, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Florida.

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At ACR 2016, Gain Clinical Research Skills, Extend Benefits for Patients, Practices

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ACR 2016® clinical research sessions provide critical skills for radiology professionals to contribute to — and inform — new coverage decisions in value-based patient care.

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ND Expert: Supreme Court's Suspension of Clean Power Plan a Devastating Loss for Obama Administration

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UF/IFAS Scientists Write Document Explaining Zika Virus; Urge Vigilance

Public concerns about Zika triggered UF/IFAS scientists to write a new Extension document to explain the virus. The paper can be found at http://bit.ly/1QTLDqO. FMEL scientists also have crafted a new question-and-answer document for their website, http://bit.ly/1O0eLbi.

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Annual “Lobos Love Pink” Basketball Game Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors

Year after year, breast cancer affects New Mexico’s women. And year after year, the University of New Mexico Lobos support those women and raise awareness of breast cancer by playing a game in their honor. This year, the game in their honor will be played on February 20, 2016 against the Air Force Falcons.

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DHS S&T Hosts Cyber Security Research & Development Showcase

DHS S&T Cyber Security R&D Showcase will provide technology investors, integrators and IT companies info on S&T-funded research and development on technologies, tools and techniques that can strengthen the nation's cyber security posture.

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Pregnancy & PTSD: Surprising Findings Could Help Moms-to-Be at Risk

For most women, expecting a baby brings intense joy --and a fair amount of worry. But what about women with post-traumatic stress disorder? Contrary to what researchers expected, a new study shows that pregnancy may actually reduce their PTSD symptoms. Or at the least, it won’t cause a flare-up.

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Fall in One-to-One Nursing Care of Very Sick New-Borns Linked to Higher Death Rate

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University of Warwick research indicates that a fall in one to one nursing care of very sick and premature new-borns is linked to a higher death rate in neonatal intensive care.

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Menominee Crack is an Unusual Geological Pop-Up Structure

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The mysterious crack that opened up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula first puzzled scientists. Now, a team from Michigan Tech with the Seismological Society of America has determined the structure is a geological pop-up feature.

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Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

Being diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness is distressing enough but a dearth of cohesive services often compounds the difficulty, according to an NAU researcher.

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Iowa State Challenges Students to Turn Back Cyber Attacks, Keep Lights on, Water Running

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Teams of students will work eight straight hours to protect a simulated city's power and water utilities from cyber attackers. It’s all part of the country’s first Cyber-Physical System Cyber Defense Competition at Iowa State University on Saturday, Feb. 13.

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President’s Budget Proposes $20 Million Pilot Program to Increase Access to PrEP

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In this opinion piece, Sean Bland, JD, an associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, discusses President Obama’s proposed pilot program to increase access to pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention.

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Statement from AMGA Regarding Imaging Restrictions in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) in a letter to the White House reiterated its opposition to a policy included in the FY 2017 Budget request that would hinder the ability of multispecialty medical groups and integrated health systems to provide advanced diagnostic imaging services to their patients.

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Media Experts at UC Riverside Available to Discuss Various Topics Surrounding Academy Awards/Oscars.

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Common Gene Variant Influences Girls' Food Choices …. For Better or Worse

If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.