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Babson College Names Gustavo Trindade Director Of Miami Campus

Babson College has appointed Gustavo Trindade MBA’17 Director of Babson Miami—the institution’s newest global hub.

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Olin College Professor Awarded One of First NSF Grants to Enhance STEM Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

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The National Science Foundation awarded Olin College Assistant Professor of Systems Design and Engineering Dr. Alexandra Coso Strong a collaborative grant to co-create a series of traveling workshops.

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More Evidence of Link Between Severe Gum Disease and Cancer Risk

A new study adds to accumulating research that gum disease is associated with some cancer risk, reporting a 24 percent increase in the risk of cancer among participants with severe periodontitis. The highest risk was observed in cases of lung cancer, followed by colorectal cancer.

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Olin College Team Takes Home Prize in "Arc Tank" Competition

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Olin College of Engineering students was awarded for their efforts in developing a wheelchair attachment to streamline the ability for one to complete routine tasks.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Ming Chen

Flipping the Switch: Dietary Fat, Changes in Fat Metabolism May Promote Prostate Cancer Metastasis

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Prostate tumors tend to be what scientists call “indolent” – so slow-growing and self-contained that many affected men die with prostate cancer, not of it. But for the percentage of men whose prostate tumors metastasize, the disease is invariably fatal. In a set of papers out today in the journals Nature Genetics and Nature Communications, researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shed new light on the genetic mechanisms that promote metastasis in the mouse model and also implicated the typical Western high-fat diet as a key environmental factor driving metastasis.

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Cancer’s Gene-Determined “Immune Landscape” Dictates Progression of Prostate Tumors

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The field of immunotherapy – the harnessing of patients’ own immune systems to fend off cancer – is revolutionizing cancer treatment today. However, clinical trials often show marked improvements in only small subsets of patients, suggesting that as-yet unidentified variations among tumors result in distinct paths of disease progression and response to therapy.

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Discovery Suggests New Strategy for Attacking High- Profile but Elusive Target in Cancer

A discovery by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center presents drug developers with an entirely new tack in targeting one of the most-wanted molecular culprits in cancer.

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New Study: Distance Education Up, Overall Enrollments Down

A new report, Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States, by the Babson Survey Research Group, reveals distance student enrollments have increased for the fourteenth straight year in 2016.

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New Catalyst for Making Fuels From Shale Gas

Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL (University College London) and Tufts University.

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Mechanism for Resistance to Immunotherapy Treatment Discovered

Two research groups from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have independently discovered a genetic mechanism in cancer cells that influences whether they resist or respond to immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. The scientists say the findings reveal potential new drug targets and might aid efforts to extend the benefits of immunotherapy treatment to more patients and additional types of cancer.







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