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Penn Medicine’s Anil K. Rustgi and Hongzhe Li Named 2017 AAAS Fellows

  PHILADELPHIA—Anil K. Rustgi, MD, chief of the division of Gastroenterology and T. Grier Miller Professor of Medicine and Genetics, and Hongzhe Li, PhD, a professor of biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, both at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health and University Hospital Unite with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Health, and University Hospital have committed to increasing colorectal cancer screening across New Jersey by joining a national effort with the American Cancer Society in the fight against this disease.

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What Foods Are Making You Sick This Holiday Season?

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offers Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Lights and decorations are a special part of the holidays, but also bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children, according to safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

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UC San Diego Health Named Medical Provider of the Year

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The UC San Diego Health International Patient Program was recognized as the 2017 Medical Provider of the Year by the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ). ITIJ recognizes leading health systems from around the globe for their ability to provide comprehensive, culturally-sensitive care to patients from international destinations.

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Don’t Let Fall Allergies Leave You in the Cold

Fall allergies have symptoms similar to the flu, but treatment varies drastically.

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Government of Canada Announces Investment of More Than $40m in Child Health Research

November 20, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Study to Examine How Tumor Necrosis Factor Works to Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

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An investigator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $1.5 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH for the study of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Northwestern to Advance Our Understanding of the Role of Environment on Genes

A new $10 million gift from University trustees and supporters Louis A. Simpson ’58 and Kimberly K. Querrey will create a center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to study the effects of environment on the activation and expression of genes.







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