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Dr. Kevin Roth Named Chair of Pathology & Cell Biology and Pathologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

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Kevin Roth, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the P&S Department of Pathology & Cell Biology and pathologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, effective September 1, 2015.

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Loyola to Help Couples Dealing with Sexual Dysfunction After Cancer

Cancer and cancer therapies are frequently associated with sexual dysfunction, yet this condition often goes untreated, according to specialists at Loyola Medicine’s Sexual Wellness Clinic.

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Study Suggests Link between Eye Color and Alcohol Dependence

People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to a unique new study by genetic researchers at the University of Vermont.

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Major Midwest Flood Risk Underestimated by as Much as Five Feet, Study Finds

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As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on these rivers by as much as five feet, a miscalculation that has serious implications for future flood risks, flood insurance and business development in an expanding floodplain.

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Improving Survival for Cardiac Arrest: IOM Report Author/ Illinois Heart Rescue Leader Available

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Scientists Propose New Model of the Source of a Mysterious Barrier to Fusion Known as the “Density Limit”

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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have developed a detailed model of the source of a puzzling limitation on fusion reactions. The findings, published this month in Physics of Plasmas, complete and confirm previous PPPL research and could lead to steps to overcome the barrier if the model proves consistent with experimental data.

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Tweet This! – Animals Use Their Own Version of Facebook/Twitter

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At the Nexus of Substance Abuse and HIV

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Dan Werb, PhD, an internationally noted epidemiologist at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been named one of four inaugural recipients of the Avenir Award, a prestigious $1.5 million research grant from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Colon Cancer Genes Step Back to Go Forward

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Weizmann Institute studies are revealing a complex picture of colon cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages – taking a step back to move forward. This pause could provide an opportunity for researchers to intervene in the metastasis, or provide a means of early detection.

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UCI’s Syed Ali Jafar Wins $250,000 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists

Syed Ali Jafar, a UC Irvine computer scientist who has changed the world’s understanding of the capacity of wireless networks, has won the 2015 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in physical sciences & engineering. One of three winners chosen from among 300 candidates from highly ranked American universities and research institutions, Jafar will receive a $250,000 unrestricted cash prize and a medal in September at New York’s Museum of Natural History.