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Variations in Cell Programs Control Cancer and Normal Stem Cells

In the breast, cancer stem cells and normal stem cells can arise from different cell types and tap into distinct yet related stem cell programs, according to Whitehead Institute researchers. The differences between these stem cell programs may be significant enough to be exploited by future therapeutics.

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The Medical Minute: Blood in the Urine Often an Important Warning Sign

Blood in the urine can be a scary sight, yet it’s a symptom many people ignore until it is bad enough to land them in a hospital emergency department.

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Genetic Testing All Women for Breast Cancer Might Not Be Worth the Cost

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Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers than those who don’t have the mutations. But a new study by UCLA faculty questions the value of screening for the genetic mutations in the general population—including those who do not have cancer or have no family history of the disease— because of the high cost.

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Emotional Behavior Altered After Multiple Exposures to Anesthesia During Infancy

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term, according to a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

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Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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Moths! Photos Document Stunning Winged Wonders of Madidi

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WCS has released a stunning gallery of images of some of the moths uncovered by the groundbreaking Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi.

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Regarding the merits of #waspvenom in #cancerprevention, oncologist George Howard M.D. of @BeaumontHealth weighs in

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Saint Louis University Partners with Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis to Establish SLU’s First Chess Team

For the first time in its nearly 200-year history, SLU will offer competitive scholarships and recruit top-tier chess players from around the globe.

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Legionnaires' Disease in New York

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Campus Safety Survey Reveals Student Perceptions and Experiences

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and Diane Follingstad, director of the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women, unveiled preliminary results from a campus-wide survey of students. Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (CATS) found that most students believe UK is safe, but that too many remain reluctant to report sexual assaults. UK officials believe the university is among the first in the country to undertake a mandatory campus-wide survey regarding sexual assault and campus climate.

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New Vanderbilt Program Set to Explore Effects of Music on the Mind

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Vanderbilt University is seizing the opportunity to become a hub for music research in the heart of Music City. A cross-disciplinary team that includes five different schools or colleges at Vanderbilt was recently awarded $200,000 in Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) funding over the next two years to create a new program to study the effects of music on the mind.

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Wistar Institute-Spark Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Research Collaboration to Study Human Immune Responses to Liver-Directed Gene Therapy Vectors

The Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research in cancer, immunology and vaccines, and Spark Therapeutics, a gene therapy leader seeking to develop one-time, life-altering treatments for debilitating genetic diseases, announced today a collaboration designed to improve the durability of gene therapy treatments targeting the liver by advancing new ways to manage the immune response to treatment.

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MD Anderson Researcher to Receive Grant for Childhood Cancer Research in Handprint Ceremony

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A researcher at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital will be awarded $250,000 to further his cancer fighting efforts in a special handprint ceremony Sept. 3.

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Legionnaires' Bacteria Found in Water of NYC Building

The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease has been found in the water system of a South Bronx apartment building.

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Venom From Wasp Could Be Used to Fight Cancer

A toxin in the sting of Polybia paulista, a wasp of Brazil, kills cancer cells without harming normal cells.

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Innovative Visualisation Technology to Help Strengthen Climate Change Action

Data scientists at the University of Warwick are starting a new project using innovative visualisation techniques, which they believe could transform how evidence is used to inform climate change adaptation initiatives.

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Multi-Million Pound Project to Use Nanotechnology to Improve Safety

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The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd’s Register Foundation to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.

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