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Enzyme Might Be Target for Treating Smoking, Alcoholism at Same Time

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An enzyme that appears to play a role in controlling the brain's response to nicotine and alcohol in mice might be a promising target for a drug that simultaneously would treat nicotine addiction and alcohol abuse in people, according to a study by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco.

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Gene Therapy Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells, Boosts Chemotherapy

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Gene therapy delivered directly to a particularly stubborn type of breast cancer cell causes the cells to self-destruct, lowers chance of recurrence and helps increase the effectiveness of some types of chemotherapy, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported in the Sept. 13 edition of Cancer Cell.

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Mayo Clinic Creates Healthy Aging and Independent Living Lab

The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI) announced today that Best Buy® is the founding consortium member of a new “living lab” in the Charter House, a continuing care retirement community in Rochester. John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, made the announcement at the Transform 2011 symposium today.

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Researchers Focus on Secondary Stroke Prevention Intervention After Study Reveals Room for Improvement

A year after hospital discharge, the majority of stroke patients are listening to doctor’s orders when it comes to taking their prescribed secondary stroke prevention medications, new data out of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows. However, there is room for improvement, according to investigators.

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Dangerous Mobile Phone Usage Tied to OCD Traits

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Information researchers at the University of Arkansas have found evidence that suggests dangerous mobile phone usage while driving may be attributed to obsessive-compulsive disorder traits rather than addiction. The findings have significant policy implications because most legislation prohibiting mobile phone usage while driving – which generally has failed – has relied on research that links dangerous and excessive usage to addictive traits.

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Poverty, Census, Census Data, Income, Income Inequality, Brookings Institution, Working Class, Recession, Economic And Social Conditions, Economy

Expert Panel to Discuss Upcoming U.S. Census Data on Poverty

Richard Burkhauser, professor of policy analysis and management at Cornell University, will be a panel member at “Poverty and Income in 2010: A Look at the News Census Data and What the Numbers Mean” hosted by the Center for Children and Families Brookings Institute on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

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Oil and Gas Operations in the Gulf of Mexico Claim 139 Lives in Helicopter Crashes Over 26-Year Period

Helicopters that service the drilling platforms and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico crash on average more than six times per year resulting in an average of 5 deaths per year.

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Cognition Research Aims to Reduce Medical Errors

How doctors, nurses and other health care professionals can be better prepared to reduce medical mistakes and improve patient care is the focus of several studies published in a special issue of the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

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UA Business School Starts STEM Path to MBA

A new initiative at The University of Alabama will allow incoming freshmen them to combine their strength in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) with their interests in business and complete their undergraduate studies and earn a master’s degree in business administration in five years.

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Lung Cancer, Early detection of lung cancer, Biomarker, blood test for lung cancer

Researchers Discover Blood Proteins Associated with Early Development of Lung Cancer

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A research team led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has discovered proteins in the blood that are associated with early lung cancer development in mice and humans. The advance brings the reality of a blood test for the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer a step closer.







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