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Zoetis Supports Clinical Training for Residents of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

The ACVIM Foundation and Zoetis have announced a renewal of Zoetis' support for clinical training of ACVIM residents.

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USPSTF Mammography Recommendations Would Cost Thousands of Lives and May Strip Millions of Mammography Insurance Coverage

Adoption of draft US Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendations would result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year and may strip millions of women of insurance coverage for mammograms at the time of their choosing previously guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act .

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Dietary Supplements Shown to Increase Cancer Risk

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While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, a forum at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, describes research showing that over-the-counter supplements may actually increase cancer risk if taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount.

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MD Anderson Study Points to Potential New Lung Cancer Therapy

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New findings about regulation of PD-L1, a protein that allows cancer to evade the immune system, has shown therapeutic promise for several cancers, including the most common form of lung cancer.

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Mayo Clinic Physicians Presenting New Research on Heart Transplant Care and Long-Term Outcomes

Heart transplant surgeons from Mayo Clinic are presenting findings from three recent clinical studies involving heart transplant patients. The presentations took place during the 2015 International Society of Heart & Lung Transplant (ISHLT) in Nice, France, on April 15–18.

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Biggest Brain on Campus Shows Up on University of Chicago Main Quad

UChicago’s Main Quadrangle had a little more brain power than usual when the Illuminoggin recently made an appearance. The Illuminoggin is a giant anatomically correct glowing brain that rides on top of The Think Tank, a mobile neuroscience lab headed by Daniel Casasanto, assistant professor of psychology.

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Moon Shots Program Researchers to Contribute to New Stand Up to Cancer Dream Teams

Researchers pursuing answers to KRAS-mutated lung cancer and ovarian cancer prevention in MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program are chosen for similar roles in SU2C Dream Teams.

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‘My Earth’ Energy-Tracking App Encourages Sustainable Behaviors

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For a generation motivated by technology and fast-moving information, a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has created an energy-tracking app to make reducing day-to-day energy usage more accessible.

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Better Battery Imaging Paves Way for Renewable Energy Future

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In a move that could improve the energy storage of everything from portable electronics to electric microgrids, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers have developed a novel X-ray imaging technique to visualize and study the electrochemical reactions in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries containing a new type of material, iron fluoride.