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Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

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There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (a type of brain tumor), thyroid cancer and the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

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We Are All ‘Wired’ For Addiction, Says Texas A&M Researcher

Drug addicts and non-addicts may have more in common than ever thought, according to a researcher at Texas A&M University who found that to some degree, everyone’s brain is “wired” to become addicted.

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UT Southwestern Research Identifies Protein That Promotes the Breakdown of Fat, Potentially Leading to New Diabetes Treatments

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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells – and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes – can kick-start the more efficient and healthful breakdown of fat.

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Keen-Nosed Canines in Tanzania Help Nab Poacher with Elephant Ivory

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Two dogs trained to detect ivory by scent recently made their first bust by helping government authorities seize four elephant tusks in a village outside Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society).

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Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have a Stroke

People with high levels of four biomarkers in the blood may be more likely to develop a stroke than people with low levels of the biomarkers, according to a study published in the August 24, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Wichita State University Invasive Species Research Will Aid Kansas Ranchers

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Two Wichita State University professors are conducting research on an invasive plant species to assist Kansas ranchers in their practices.

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AMGA Urges CMS to Release CPC+ Payment Formula

Alexandria, VA –AMGA today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting the agency publish its “methodology paper” that will describe how the Comprehensive Primary Care + (CPC+) prepaid and repayment amounts will be calculated under the demonstration.

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Diet, Exercise, Both: All Work Equally to Protect Heart Health, Saint Louis University Study Finds

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For those who need to lose weight, taking off a few pounds by dieting, exercising or both is powerful protection against cardiovascular disease.

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Can One Cosmic Enigma Help Solve Another?

Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way of shedding light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to try to pin down the nature of this unexplained phenomenon by using another, a cosmic emanation known as “fast radio bursts.”

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CPRIT Awards $9.6 Million for UTSW Projects in Cancer Treatments, Screening, and Genetics Research

Six new cancer research projects involving treatment, prevention, outreach, and genetics recently received a total of $9.6 million in support from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

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UW-Milwaukee Receives Grant to Help PhD Students Prepare for Careers Outside Academia

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one of 28 schools to receive National Endowment for the Humanities grants to better prepare doctoral students in the humanities to work outside academia.

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Forget the Moon. Future Travel Plans Could Include Trips to Proxima Centauri, Says Cornell Astronomer

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Molecules Maintain Equilibrium Between Fighting Infection, Inflammatory Havoc

Special RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are key controllers for maintaining immune health when fighting infection or preventing inflammatory disorders.

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Study Found a Gene Associated with Asthma in Children Who Had a Viral Illness Early in Life

Results of a study published in PLOS ONE show that asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) gene.

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More Than a Few Good Men

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Contrary to traditional expectations of unbalanced sex ratios, places with more men than women do not typically experience higher rates of family and social instability, according to a University of Utah study.

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways to Find Drug Combination for Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown cells and mice, Johns Hopkins scientists report that a method they used to track metabolic pathways heavily favored by cancer cells provides scientific evidence for combining anti-cancer drugs, including one in a nanoparticle format developed at Johns Hopkins, that specifically target those pathways.

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Working Well by Being Well

Nearly 90 percent of companies in the United States use some form of employee wellness program – from gym memberships to health screenings to flu shots – all designed to improve health. A study currently under review and co-authored by a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis empirically tested how these programs affect worker productivity. The research paired individual medical data from employees taking part in a work-based wellness program to their productivity rates over time.

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Non-Travel Zika Cases in Fla. Could Approach 400 by Summer’s End

Nearly 400 non travel-related Zika infections will occur in Florida before the end of the summer, according to new projections by biostatisticians at the University of Florida and other institutions.

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Nanovaccine Could Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy, Reduce Side Effects

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Researchers have created a nanovaccine that could make a current approach to cancer immunotherapy more effective while also reducing side effects.

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Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star

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Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than the Earth and is the closest exoplanet to us — and it may also be the closest possible abode for life outside the Solar System. A paper describing this milestone finding will be published in the journal Nature on 25 August 2016.







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