Study Indicates Possible New Way to Treat Endometrial, Colon Cancers

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A study led by Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of Systems Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with Lydia Cheung, Ph.D. as the first author, points to cellular mutations in the gene PIK3R1 which activate ERK and JNK, thus allowing tumor growth.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center|2-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Wartime Anesthesia on Display at the National WWII Museum

People interested in how medicine was practiced 70 years ago will find World War II-era equipment, manuals and photos illustrating how anesthesia was used on the battlefield and in the operating room (O.R.) during a five-day exhibit this month at The National WWII Museum. The exhibit will run October 10-14.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)|2-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

New Orleans Run for the Warriors® Honors Post-9/11 Service Members

The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) will sponsor the Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in New Orleans. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting and marks the fifth consecutive year of ASA sponsorship of the event.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)|2-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Ancient Protein-Making Enzyme Moonlights as DNA Protector

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Scripps Research Institute scientists have found an enzyme best known for its fundamental role in building proteins has a second major function: to protect DNA during times of cellular stress. The finding, remarkable on a basic science level, also points the way to possible therapeutic applications.

– Scripps Research Institute|2-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

In A Bad Mood? Head to Facebook and Find Someone Worse Off

When people are in a bad mood, they are more likely to actively search social networking sites like Facebook to find friends who are doing even worse than they are, a new study suggests.

– Ohio State University|2-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

U.Va. Experts on Hong Kong Protests Can Comment on U.S.-China Relations, Role of Language, Culture, Social Media, Technology

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have occupied downtown Hong Kong since Sept. 28, calling for the local chief executive’s resignation. The University of Virginia has several experts who can comment on different aspects of the situation.

– University of Virginia|2-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

CDC Official to Advise Labs on Testing Patients for Ebola Now That First Case of Deadly Virus Has Been Confirmed in the U.S.

Now that the Ebola virus has arrived in the U.S., the ability of clinical laboratories to quickly identify patients who need treatment and require isolation will play a critical role in preventing an outbreak. To help labs prepare for this, AACC will host a webinar on October 7 featuring Nancy E. Cornish, MD, a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Laboratory Science and Standards.

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)|2-Oct-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Mayo Clinic App Integrated With Apple Health, Now Available for Free Download

Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store.

– Mayo Clinic|2-Oct-2014 10:20 AM EDT
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