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Spreading the Wealth on Simulation, IPE

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Hopkins Nurse-led partnership offers free online learning modules meant to improve teamwork on patient care

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Inducing Metabolic Catastrophe in Cancer Cells

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Researchers at Harvard Medical School describe a way to force cancer cells to destroy a key metabolic enzyme they need to survive.

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MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital Going Gold for Childhood Cancer

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital will recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with activities and events geared toward patients and their families, staff and the community. The Be Bold, Go Gold campaign aims to raise awareness of childhood cancers and celebrate survivorship.

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National Cancer Institute Awards SPORE Grant to Multiple Myeloma Research Team From Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

ROCHESTER Minn. — A team of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center scientists has been awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in multiple myeloma from the National Cancer Institute. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of only three cancer centers to receive a SPORE grant for multiple myeloma cancer research.

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UF/IFAS Scientists: Sterilize Tools Before Pruning Canary Island Date Palms to Prevent Lethal Fungal Disease

While this pathogen is not new to Florida, this is the first report of it infecting the wild date palm. The good news is that you can prevent the spread of F. oxysporum f. sp. canariensis most of the time by sterilizing pruning tools prior to pruning or by using a new pruning tool.

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Super Water-Repellant Coatings Can Now Take the Pressure

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Extremely water-repellant surfaces were fabricated that can withstand pressures that are 10 times greater than the average pressure a surface would experience resting in a room. The surfaces resist the infiltration of liquid into the nanoscale pockets, staying drier than similar coatings.

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Repurposing Aspirin and a Diabetes Drug for Prostate Cancer in Obese Men

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher XiangLin Tan, MD, PhD, has been awarded an $852,705 grant from the National Cancer Institute to explore the use of aspirin and a diabetes drug for prostate cancer prevention and control. Dr. Tan will examine the insulin-lowering effects of metformin and the anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin to see if the combination will prevent or delay the progression of prostate cancer, especially in obese men.

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Prostate Health: What You Need to Know

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September is National Prostate Health Month and expert pathologist Dr. Michael Misialek can fill you in on what you should know about prostate screening and how to talk to your doctor about next steps and treatment.

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Skimming Uranium from the Sea

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Researchers developed a new, protein-based system that can mine certain types of uranium from sea water with exceedingly high affinity and selectivity.