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People with Multiple Sclerosis May Have Double the Risk of Dying Early

New research suggests people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have double the risk of dying early compared to people without MS, with those younger than 59 at a three times higher risk. The study is published in the May 27, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Invisible Helpers of the Sea: Marine Bacteria Boost Growth of Tiny Ocean Algae

Just as with plants on land, a common species of ocean diatom grows faster in the presence of helpful bacteria.

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Promising Trial Results of Brigatinib Show That All Next-Gen ALK Inhibitors May Not Be Created Equal

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Phase I/II clinical trial results reported at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2015 show promising results for investigational drug brigatinib against ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with 58 of 78 ALK+ patients responding to treatment, including 50 of 70 patients who had progressed after previous treatment with crizotinib, the first licensed ALK inhibitor. Progression-free survival (PFS) in patients previously treated with crizotinib was 13.4 months.

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Stress Triggers Key Molecule to Halt Transcription of Cell’s Genetic Code

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Researchers at the Stowers Institute have shown that a molecule called elongin A assists with transcription.

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Trial Creates 6 Percent Weight Loss After Breast Cancer Treatment

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Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer. A multi-institutional study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2015 shows that female breast cancer survivors are able to lose weight through modest lifestyle changes.

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Nova Southeastern University’s Online Criminal Justice Program Named one of the Nation’s Best for Veterans

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Nova Southeastern University has been offering online programs for decades. Recently, it's online graduate criminal justice program for veterans was ranked as one of America's best by U.S. News & World Report

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Incest and the Duggars: Lina Svedin of @Uutah Available to Talk About How the Case Opens Up an Important Public Policy Discussion

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Summer Tropical Storms Don’t Fix Drought Conditions

Popular opinion says that tropical storms and hurricanes that make landfall mitigate droughts in the southeastern United States. But that simply isn’t true, according to a Florida State University researcher.

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Researchers Find Ending Medicaid Dental Benefit Costly

A new study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. California spent $2.9 million each year, 68 percent more before eliminating the benefit. Results in the journal Health Affairs.