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PARP inhibitor improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancers and BRCA mutations

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes.

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Breaking Down the Barriers of Human-Computer Communication

Iowa State University

With more businesses using artificial intelligence to engage with consumers, the industry is working to make those interactions more human-like. An Iowa State researcher is contributing to that effort by improving how machines, such as smartphones and computers, understand and generate language.

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IMSA Promise Receives Insight Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

National Recognition of Programs That Are Making a Difference for All Underrepresented Groups in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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Bird Communities Dwindle on New Mexico’s Pajarito Plateau

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Researchers have found declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites surveyed in northern New Mexico, where eight species vanished over time while others had considerably dropped.

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Making Sense, Pictures of Medical Data

Washington University in St. Louis

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if you don't want a whole essay? A WashU computer engineer is building visualizations to clarify and condense health risk data for patients.

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University of Washington Forest Biologist Available to Discuss Wildfires in the Western States

University of Washington

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As Controversial EPA Rule Comment Period Comes to a Close, Data Management Expert Offers Recommendations for Implementation

Virginia Tech

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Tribal College Students Experience Research at SDState

South Dakota State University

“Come try it out—this is what we do.” These words from SDState researchers are helping students from Sinte Gleska University in Mission see what’s possible through their research through a two-day BioSystems Networks and Translational Research (BioSNTR) center-sponsored research experience.

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First Mouse Model to Mimic Lung Disease Could Speed Discovery of More Effective Treatments

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A team of researchers from Penn Medicine has developed the first mouse model with an IPF-associated mutation, which induces scarring and other damage similar to what is observed in humans suffering from the condition.

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WashU Expert: Transgender Candidate’s Gubernatorial Nomination Opportunity to Learn

Washington University in St. Louis

Christine Hallquist became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party when she won Vermont’s Democratic primary Aug. 14. The nomination marks an historic moment in transgender activism, said an expert on transgender aging at Washington University in St. Louis.“Christine Hallquist’s nomination provides an opportunity to appreciate and learn from the ways that collective social action on the part of trans activists brings forth both opportunities for individuals, but also impacts the social and cultural forces that we all navigate,” said Vanessa Fabbre, assistant professor at the Brown School, who studies LGBTQ aging.

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