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Colon Cancer, GI cancer, Oncology, Microbiome, Rectal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

The New Face of Colon Cancer

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Of the 1,000 GI cancer patients seen at his clinic last year, nearly half were under age 50, says John L. Marshall, MD, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and chief of hematology and oncology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Many are in their 20s and 30s; one was just 17.

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Variations in Tuition at Public Universities Have Grown, Masking the True Cost of Attendance

Differences in undergraduate tuition rates by a student’s degree program or year of study have become increasingly prevalent over the past 25 years, finds a study by New York University’s Steinhardt School, Arizona State University, and the University of Louisville.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Stroke, Lewy Bodies, Lewy Body Dementia, Dementia, Amyloid Plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, brain pathology, Rush University Medical Center

Genes Associated with Resilience Against Brain Pathology Identified

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Researchers have discovered two genes, known as UNC5C and ENC1, that are associated with aging individuals having better memory and brain function than would be expected, given the amount of pathologies that accumulated in their brains.

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Undocumented Student Support, Trump's Tax Plan, Avoiding the Opposition, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

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USC Annenberg Student Journalists, KQED’s The California Report Publish Joint Investigation

A new series marking the first 100 days of the Trump administration, featuring work by USC Annenberg graduate journalism students, will launch Friday on The California Report Magazine, KQED’s statewide public radio program.

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Arizona State University Wins Record 14 NSF Career Awards

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ASU earns 14 prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards

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Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

• Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. • Overall risk was quite low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living kidney donors. • Older age was associated with greater kidney failure risk in nonblack donors, but not in in black donors. • Higher body mass index and a close biological relationship to the transplant recipient were also associated with increased risks of kidney failure.

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Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

• Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing to be readmitted. • The magnitude of these associations was larger in patients with chronic kidney disease than in those with normal kidney function.

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WashU Expert: Explaining the Trump Tax Proposal

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International Trade Law Expert Says NAFTA Renegotiation Demands Could Trigger More Global Protectionist Moves







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