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Missouri S&T Historian Examines Gangster Bugsy Siegel in New Book

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Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a successful, charismatic and tough gangster, but he was neither a visionary who founded the Las Vegas Strip nor a pathological killer, says Missouri University of Science and Technology historian Larry Gragg in his biography of the mobster.

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Protein-Based Therapy Shows Promise Against Resistant Leukemia

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Researchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles demonstrated the efficacy and safety of a new fusion protein in mouse models of aggressive human leukemia using leukemia cells taken directly from patients with ALL.

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President Obama Calls for a New Initiative in “Precision Medicine”. Why Do We Need It?

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UAVs Have Research and Extension Applications at MSU

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This story looks at ways Mississippi State University researchers are using unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, in agricultural applications. It also looks at the research and production potential of these craft.

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Mayo Clinic: New Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model More Accurate Than Current Model

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A new breast cancer risk prediction model combining histologic features of biopsied breast tissue from women with benign breast disease and individual patient demographic information more accurately classified breast cancer risk than the current screening standard. Results of a Mayo Clinic study comparing the new model to the current standard, the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (BCRAT), are published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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High Cholesterol In 30s, 40s, Increases Later Risk Of Heart Disease

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Most young adults might assume they have years before needing to worry about their cholesterol. But new findings from researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute suggest that even slightly high cholesterol levels in otherwise healthy adults between the ages of 35 and 55 can have long-term impacts on their heart health, with every decade of high cholesterol increasing their chances of heart disease by 39 percent.

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UAB Wins Grant to Study Effects of Fungi on Asthma

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Researchers from UAB have received a $1.75 million, four-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to better understand how a fungal reaction affects asthma and to search for ways to interfere in that process and reduce the severity of fungal asthma.

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Materials Science and Engineering's Zide Wins AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award

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Joshua Zide, associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Delaware, has won the 2014 Peter Mark Memorial Award from American Vacuum Society, an interdisciplinary society for materials, interface and processing technology. The award recognizes an outstanding young researcher (35 or younger) who has contributed work to AVS publications.

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Bergan ’15 Named Jefferson Prize Winner

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Will Bergan ’15 got hooked on physics in middle school. He’s done research at two of the world’s premier high-energy physics installations and is the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Prize in Natural Philosophy, William & Mary’s top honor for science and mathematics undergraduates.