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Enzyme Controlling Metastasis of Breast Cancer Identified

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that controls the spread of breast cancer. The findings, reported in the current issue of PNAS, offer hope for the leading cause of breast cancer mortality worldwide.

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Scientists Discover New Regulatory Component in Infectious Bacterium

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The discovery of a new regulatory component in an infectious bacterium could aid efforts to explain its ability to survive in the human body, report microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and University of Maryland, College Park, in the journal Science.

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Biochemists Find New Treatment Options for Staph Infections, Inflammatory Diseases

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Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening infections each year.

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Study Links Sex Hormone Levels in the Blood to Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Measuring the levels of sex hormones in patients’ blood may identify patients likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal in 95 percent of patients.

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Institute of Food Technologists Welcomes New 2014-2015 President

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On September 1, 2014 Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, Food Science and Nutrition Professor at the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture will became the 75th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society of professionals in industry, academia, and government engaged in food science, food technology, and related areas.

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A One-Two Punch for Brain Tumors? New Clinical Trial Opens at U-M

Doctors have started testing a unique new approach to fighting brain tumors -- one that delivers a one-two punch designed to knock out the most dangerous brain cancer. The experimental approach delivers two different genes directly into the brains of patients following the operation to remove the bulk of their tumors.

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Human Guinea Pigs and Ebola? Expert Available to Address the Ethical Implications of Using the Experimental Drug ZMapp on Human Patients Infected with Ebola

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Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index Reveals Public Concern over Income Inequality, Broken Education System

Though the collective measure of financial trust is up, driven mainly by more positive attitudes toward banks and the stock market, Americans are concerned about growing income inequality and would like to see improvements in the country’s educational system as a starting point to address that inequality, according to the latest Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index.

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An Investment in Wellbeing

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After one semester at Wake Forest University, John Marbach accepted a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant — a prestigious Thiel fellowship that supports students who want to skip college to start a business. He returned with a better understanding of the importance of social and intellectual engagement in his own life, as well as an appreciation for Wake Forest’s efforts to transform wellbeing on campus.

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