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Genetic Checkpoints Against Cancer Sometimes Friend, Sometimes Foe

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

In a pair of studies that promise to rewrite scientists' understanding of genetic "tripwires" that kill cells before they become fully cancerous, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found that the same system that protects against cancer can, in some circumstances, actually promote cells on the road toward malignancy.

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Article ID: 12474

Bone Marrow Gives Rise to Functioning Liver Cells

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

Bone marrow-derived cells give rise to fully functional liver cells, states a University of Pittsburgh study published May 14 in Science, yielding the first report that bone marrow-derived cells provide a lineage for cells of solid organs.

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Article ID: 12222

Helical Computed Tomography, Fast and Accurate

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

Contrast-enhanced Helical Computed Tomography (CT), a new technology, is 99% accurate in diagnosing injuries to the aorta in trauma patients. Helical CT is fast, accurate, less expensive and easier for the patient, a researecher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston reported at the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society in New Orleans.

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Article ID: 426

Henry Kissinger: Commencement Speaker

Boston University

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will deliver the address at Boston University's 126th commencement exercises Sunday, May 23. Rev. Also receiving honorary degrees will be Dr. Ray Hammond, a physician, clergyman, and chairman of the Ten Point Coalition, James Carlin, businessman and chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education; actress and alumna Geena Davis; and Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president of The George Washington University.

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Article ID: 409

Test May Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE)

Electrophysiology studies can help predict who is at risk for a heart rhythm disorder, the single most common cause of death in the U.S., and can guide treatment, according to a study presented at the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology meeting.

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Dr. Lee S. Shulman: Commencement Speaker

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Dr. Lee S. Shulman will will deliver Drury College's commencement address Sunday, May 16, aat the college's 125th anniversary celebration.

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Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds: Commencement speaker

University of San Diego

Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, who began the peace process that led to the historic Good Friday peace accord reached in Northern Ireland last year, will be the speaker for the 1999 undergraduate commencement at the University of San Diego on May 30.

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Rep. Lane Evans (D-IL): Commencement Speaker

Augustana College (IL)

Congressman Lane Evans of Illinois will return to his alma mater to speak at Augustana College's 139th Commencement.

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President of Catholic Charities USA Fred Kammer: Commencement Speaker

Loyola University New Orleans

Jesuit father and President of Catholic Charities USA, Fred Kammer, S.J., will be the keynote speaker at the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law commencement on Saturday, May 15, at 10 a.m. in the Morris Jeff Municipal Auditorium in Armstrong Park.

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Income Gap in Canada Less Than in U.S.

Stanford Graduate School of Business

In a study of the U.S. and Canadian labor markets, a Stanford Business School economist argues that education--with a focus on supplying better-educated labor--is the key to undoing income inequality.

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