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NCCN to Host 9th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™ in New York, NY

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) will host its 9th Annual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies™ in New York, NY, September 19 – 20, 2014.

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Atmospheric Mercury Review Raises Concerns of Environmental Impact

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The UALR Professor and Chair of Chemistry examines the cycling of mercury through soil and water as it impacts atmospheric loadings in a recently published peer-reviewed journal article.

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Wake Forest Baptist Cancer Center Awarded $18 Million by National Cancer Institute

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has received an $18 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) to design and conduct community-based, multi-center screening, prevention and control cancer clinical trials.

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Endangered Siamese Crocs Released in Wild

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The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today the successful release of 17 juvenile critically endangered Siamese crocodiles into a protected wetland in Lao PDR.

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Medicare Approval of DNA Colorectal Cancer Test Should Lead to Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

The evidence standard that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) used to approve Medicare coverage of a stool DNA colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test, under a new joint approval process with the Food and Drug Administration, should be applied to CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and other CRC screening exams. In a new letter to CMS, the American College of Radiology urged that coverage criteria be transparent and consistently applied.

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Researchers Identify Five Medical Conditions That May Contribute to Sudden Unexpected Death in North Carolina

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A new study – the first to be released by UNC researchers in the SUDDEN study – finds the five highest comorbidities of sudden unexpected death in North Carolina are hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, and cardiomyopathy.

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Where You Live May Be Putting You at Risk for Foodborne Illness, Researcher Finds

A study on multiple countries finds that food safety education is lacking. Improving education about food-handling practices may decrease foodborne illness, thus improving food security.

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Men Who Exercise Less Likely Likely to Wake Up to Urinate

Men who are physically active are at lower risk of nocturia (waking up at night to urinate), according to a study published in the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Doing More with Less: New Technique Uses Fraction of Measurements to Efficiently Find Quantum Wave Functions

Just two years ago, with the advent of a technique called direct measurement, scientists discovered they could reliably determine a system’s wave function by “weakly” measuring one of its variables (e.g. position) and “strongly” measuring a complementary variable (momentum). Researchers at the University of Rochester have now taken this method one step forward by combining direct measurement with an efficient computational technique.

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Case Western Reserve University Conference Examines International Law and Ethics Issues Arising From Emerging Military Technologies

Experts gather Friday, Sept. 5 at Case Western Reserve University School of Law for the day-long conference: International Regulation of Emerging Military Technologies. Panels consider autonomous robotic weapons, military use of genomic science, cyber warfare, and non-lethal weaponry.

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