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Article ID: 711650

You Need Emergency Colon Surgery? Who is Going to be Performing it?

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal

In the January issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, surgeons from 3 large universities (Pennsylvania State, Temple and Columbia) examined outcomes of patients undergoing emergency colon surgery at their institutions. They wanted to find out whether there was a difference in outcomes when surgery was performed by a general surgeon, a surgeon specializing in emergency surgery, or a colon surgery specialist. In order to avoid biasing the study, patients operated on by different groups of surgeons were “matched” so that there was no difference in the severity of their illness or in the number of other health problems in patients between groups.

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Article ID: 711831

Study of Tagraxofusp Reports 90 Percent Response Rate for Deadly Blood Cancer with No Prior Available Therapies

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

An open-label, multi-cohort Phase II trial, led by investigators at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, reports that treatment with the drug tagraxofusp resulted in high response rates in patients with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), a rare but highly aggressive – and often fatal bone marrow and blood disorder – for which there are no existing approved therapies.

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Article ID: 711770

Targeted therapy proves effective against aggressive rare blood cancer

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Clinical study treating BPDCN with tagraxofusp led to first FDA approval for the disease

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23-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711887

Penn State Aerospace Engineering Head Appointed to FAA Aircraft Certification Review Committee

Penn State College of Engineering

Amy R. Pritchett, professor and head of aerospace engineering at Penn State, was recently named one of six experts by U.S Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to serve on a U.S. Department of Transportation Special Committee that will review how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies aircraft.

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Article ID: 711884

Quimby Takes Stage as Commencement Speaker

Cornell College

Belou Quimby ’19 was selected by her peers as the graduation speaker for Cornell College on May 12, 2019.

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Article ID: 711647

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug May Help Kids With Later-Onset Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

There is now further evidence that a drug that is effective in treating the rare muscle-wasting disease spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) early in life may be associated with improvement in older children, according to a study published in the April 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 711624

Driving Chemical Reactions by Remote Control

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Theorists show how a new quantum device could control a chemical reaction remotely, changing our understanding of how reactions can work.

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Article ID: 711877

NIEER Research Reveals Stalled Progress in Pre-K Access, Funding

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

More children are attending state-funded pre-K programs across the US but state funding is failing to keep pace, resulting in low compensation for pre-K teachers that too often undermines classroom quality, according to a new report from the National Institute for Early Education Research.

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