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UC Davis and Nation's Cancer Centers Jointly Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

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Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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As Thyroid Cancer Rates Rise, Focus on Detection - UCLA Health Advisory

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Thyroid cancer typically affects more women than men and can be difficult to diagnose.

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FSMB Releases U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has released its 2016 U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report. The report provides the most comprehensive compendium of information available about the make-up, policies and work of state medical boards as they go about their mission of public protection.

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Study Challenges Potential Pancreatic Cancer Target

A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds. PDX1 is critical for cancer growth, but blocking it may lead to more aggressive tumors.

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Expert Available to Join Lethal Injection Debate and Discuss Ricky Gray Execution

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Largest Populus SNP Dataset Holds Promise for Biofuels, Materials, Metabolites

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism.

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Transplant Milestone - UCLA Health News Advisory

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Going strong 50 years after receiving donor kidney transplants

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Notre Dame California Launches Silicon Valley Semester

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10 Notre Dame juniors majoring in computer science and engineering will spend the next four months immersed in the heart of innovation while still enjoying an experience that is uniquely Notre Dame.

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UT Southwestern Researchers Find Likely Cause – and Potential Way to Prevent – Vision Deterioration in Space

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Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said.

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Discovery Could Lead to Jet Engines That Run Hotter—and Cleaner

Researchers here have made a discovery in materials science that sounds like something from the old Saturday morning cartoon Super Friends: They’ve found a way to deactivate “nano twins” to improve the high-temperature properties of superalloys that are used in jet engines.The advance could speed the development of powerful and environmentally friendly turbine engines of all sorts, including those used for transportation and power generation.

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Discovery Adds Rock Collecting to Neanderthal's Repertoire

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Interesting limestone rock found at Croatian Neanderthal site

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Nursing Homes Falling Behind with End-Of-Life Directives

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Advance directives, or living wills, are the legal documents individuals use to communicate their treatment preferences when faced with serious injuries or illnesses. Following a new study, Colleen Galambos, professor in the University of Missouri School of Social Work, says that more attention to how advance directives are used in nursing homes may reduce unnecessary care and save health care costs, all while respecting residents’ wishes.

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Immune Responses Against a Virus-Related Skin Cancer Suggest Ways to Improve Immunotherapy

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Researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington say a new study suggests ways to improve immune therapy for certain cancers including a virus-associated form of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare, aggressive skin cancer.

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Cancer-Fighting Drugs That Help Morbidly Obese Mice to Lose Weight

Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity’s impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity.

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Penn Study Identifies Potent Inhibitor of Zika Entry Into Human Cells

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Researchers identified a panel of small molecules that inhibit Zika virus infection, including one that stands out as a potent inhibitor of Zika viral entry into relevant human cell types. They screened a library of 2,000 bioactive compounds for their ability to block Zika virus infection in three distinct cell types using two strains of the virus.

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First Cell Culture of Live Adult Human Neurons Shows Potential of Brain Cell Types

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Studying brain disorders in people and developing drugs to treat them has been slowed by the inability to investigate single living cells from adult patients. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers were able to grow adult human neurons donated from patients who had undergone surgery. From these cell cultures, they identified more than five brain cell types and the potential proteins each cell could make.

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Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling and Response

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How big you are may be as important as what you look like, at least to immune system cells watching for dangerous bacteria and viruses.

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First Study to Measure Effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 Program Shows Positive Results on Youth Fitness

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The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote fitness and health among youth over the past decade. Its impact on childhood fitness and obesity levels, however, has lacked scientific evaluation – until now.

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First-Ever Online Data Tool Allows City Leaders to Examine Health of Their Urban Populations & Take Action

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Responding to demands from cities across the country, NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health, NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and the National Resource Network, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, are launching the City Health Dashboard. The online data visualization tool will greatly improve city-level understanding of health and empower mayors, city managers, health officials, and other local stakeholders to enact policies that target the risk factors and health conditions that most impact their communities.

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HIV Therapy Could Be Contributing to Syphilis Outbreak

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Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.







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