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Study Reveals One Reason Brain Tumors Are More Common in Men

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New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful.

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Pepper and Halt: Spicy Chemical May Inhibit Gut Tumors

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ultimately reduces the risk of colorectal tumors.

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Did Lower Testosterone Help Civilize Humanity?

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A study of 1,400 ancient and modern human skulls suggests that a reduction in testosterone hormone levels accompanied the development of cooperation, complex communication and modern culture some 50,000 years ago.

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New Research Characterizes Pediatric In-Flight Deaths Worldwide

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital found lap infants may be at greater risk for death on a commercial airline flight.

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Removing Vending Machines From Schools Is Not Enough to Reduce Soda Consumption

Banning vending machines from schools can actually increase soda and fast food consumption among students if it’s the only school food policy change implemented, according to research conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Cancer Research Institute to Bestow Top Scientific Prize for Breakthrough Discoveries in Cancer Immunotherapy

CRI honors four scientists for their collective contributions to the discovery and elucidation of the PD-1 receptor pathway as a therapeutic target in cancer treatment.

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Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business

Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business (Stanford University Press, 2014), to be released in August, is a a new book by a team of business management researchers connected with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. The book details a “people first” approach that has been shown to achieve profitability while making concern for the planet a priority.

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MESSENGER Team Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Launch

Ten years ago, on August 3, 2004, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a risky mission that would take the small satellite dangerously close to Mercury’s surface, paving the way for an ambitious study of the planet closest to the Sun. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its launch, the MESSENGER team has released a movie acquired during an early stage of MESSENGER’s low-altitude campaign

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