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ASTRO Issues Guideline on the Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued a new guideline, “The Role of Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Endometrial Cancer: An ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline,” that details the use of adjuvant radiation therapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer.

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Dr. Joel Elmquist Receives American Diabetes Association’s 2014 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

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Dr. Joel Elmquist, Director of the Center for Hypothalamic Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been awarded the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, the organization’s top honor for an early-career scientist.

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Copper Nanowires Could Become Basis for New Solar Cells

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By looking at a piece of material in cross section, Washington University in St. Louis engineer Parag Banerjee, PhD, and his team discovered how copper sprouts grass-like nanowires that could one day be made into solar cells.

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Six Addiction Medicine Fellows Recognized with ABAM Foundation Next Generation Awards for Adolescent Substance Use Prevention

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The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation today announced that six of its addiction medicine fellows have received Next Generation Awards for Adolescent Substance Use Prevention.

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Halving Hydrogen

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A fuel cell catalyst that converts hydrogen into electricity must tear open a hydrogen molecule. Now researchers have captured a view of such a catalyst holding onto the two halves of its hydrogen feast, provides insight into how to make the catalyst work better.

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Seventy Medical Research Fellows to Embark on a Year in the Lab

Seventy of the nation’s top medical and veterinary students have been selected to participate in the 26th class of the HHMI Medical Research Fellows Program, a $2.8 million annual initiative to increase the training of future physician-scientists. The students will put their medical studies on-hold for one year to conduct intensive, mentored biomedical research at 32 fellowship institutions across the country.

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New Target for Prostate Cancer Resistant to Anti-Hormone Therapies

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Researchers have found a new target that could remain sensitive even when prostate cancer becomes resistant to current treatments.

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From Liability to Viability: Genes on the Y Chromosome Prove Essential for Male Survival

The human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution has preserved a small set of genes that has ensured not only its own survival but also the survival of men. Moreover, the vast majority of these tenacious genes appear to have little if any role in sex determination or sperm production. Taken together, these remarkable findings suggest that because these Y-linked genes are active across the body, they may actually be contributing to differences in disease susceptibility and severity observed between men and women.

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U.Va. Darden School Announces 2014 Genovese Fellowship Recipients

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Gen Izutsu and John Pruitt, First Year full-time MBA students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, were awarded Genovese Fellowships — one of the School’s most prestigious, merit-based awards.

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Precision Medicine for Lung Cancer Marks Tenth Anniversary

In 2004, a team of Dana-Farber doctors discovered a gene mutation that could treated by a drug on the market for something else. This discovery transformed the way lung cancer is treated and began an era of precision medicine for lung cancer.

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