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Article ID: 720915

Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer Influenced by Dual Action of Genes and RNA

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Women with an aggressive, less-common type of breast cancer, known as triple-negative, versus a more common form of the disease, could be differentiated from each other by a panel of 17 small RNA molecules that are directly influenced by genetic alterations typically found in cancer cells.

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Newswise: Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update
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    21-Oct-2019 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 720795

Space Hardware Contamination Control Protocols Get Update

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab want to know more about the potential harmful effects of organic contamination on space exploration hardware and how to prevent it. They will talk about their research at the 66th annual AVS International Symposium and Exhibition. JPL scientist Martin Maxwell will present a session on how increased sensitivity of instruments and missions calls for an update in outdated contamination procedures.

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15-Oct-2019 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721119

Two University of Chicago Medicine physicians elected to National Academy of Medicine for 2019

University of Chicago Medical Center

Two University of Chicago faculty members, Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, and Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.

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21-Oct-2019 4:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Using Plasma Jets to Deliver Cancer Medication
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Article ID: 720918

Using Plasma Jets to Deliver Cancer Medication

AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Modern advances in oncology have significantly improved cancer survival rates. However, personalized treatment methods are necessary, since tumors may behave differently for different patients. At the AVS 66th International Symposium and Exhibition, Cristina Canal, a researcher at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, will present cold plasmas as a promising tool for minimally invasive cancer therapy. She will discuss the benefits of using plasma jets for cancer therapy, and explain the use of different liquid media, hydrogels and their properties.

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Article ID: 721117

CPR training kiosk comes to UChicago Medicine's Center for Care and Discovery

University of Chicago Medical Center

The University of Chicago Medicine, in partnership with the American Heart Association, has installed a hands-only CPR kiosk in the Center for Care and Discovery. It's one of three in Chicago.

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Newswise: Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

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Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, Chief of the Cell Therapy and Transplant Section in the Division of Oncology and Director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been elected into the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), effective Oct. 1, 2019.

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