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University of Chicago Institute of Politics to Host Al Gore, Sens. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum

Sen. Rand Paul, former Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Rick Santorum will visit the University of Chicago in the coming weeks as part of the Institute of Politics’ spring speaker series. Although the talks are sold out, each can be viewed via webcast at UChicago Live.

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Counterfeit Contraceptives Found in South America

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A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.

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University of Kentucky Research on Depression and Parkinson's Disease Published in Psychiatry Research

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found interesting new information in a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Scientists and Headlining Entertainers Unite to Find a Cure for Scleroderma

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Thanks to an eclectic and unique gathering of gifted and creative minds, new treatments for a rare autoimmune disease may be just a few short years away…

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Proteins Conspire to Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant to Drug Treatment

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that the interaction between two proteins called BCAR1 and BCAR3 is responsible for resistance to antiestrogen drugs, paving the way for improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

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Edna Adan: Inaugural Recipient of the Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award

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Edna Adan has been named the inaugural recipient of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health.

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Stony Brook University Honored Conservationist and Lemur Expert Dr. Patricia C. Wright at 15th Annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2014 Fundraiser

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On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York City, Stony Brook University honored one of its own, long-time conservationist and lemur expert Dr. Patricia C. Wright at its 15th annual Stars of Stony Brook Gala 2014. On top of being feted by her University, Dr. Wright was also riding the wave of stardom as her work with lemurs is the central storyline of the new IMAX® documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. As a continuing tradition, Stony Brook University also recognized six young scholars at the gala for their academic talent and ambition.

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Benaroya Research Institute Evaluates Immunology Approach to Blocking Breast Cancer

Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) received a grant to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth of primary tumors and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in disease models that blocking this protein can shrink tumors by 60 - 80 percent and can keep the tumor from metastasizing or spreading.

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