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Two Mayo Clinic Staff Members Honored for Lifetime Contributions to Quality

Randall Linton, M.D. and Dennis Manning, M.D., were recently presented with the Mayo Clinic Diamond Quality Fellow Lifetime Achievement Award at Mayo Clinic’s annual Quality Conference.

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New IMP Building: International Research Center Opens in Vienna

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The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) opens its new building: IMP sponsor Boehringer Ingelheim has constructed a new flagship for the Vienna Biocenter, the Life Science cluster in Vienna, with an investment of 52 million euros. Representatives from politics, industry and science celebrated the opening.

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Could My Excessive Sweating Be Hyperhidrosis?

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Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is more than what is needed to regulate body temperature. About 7 million Americans suffer from hyperhidrosis, a disorder that often goes undiagnosed. Hyperhidrosis sufferers often feel a loss of control because the sweating happens independently—without a high body temperature or highly charged emotional situation. The condition may make you avoid social situations, especially when they involve shaking hands. Anxiety can make hyperhidrosis worse. The condition can also be triggered by certain foods and drinks, nicotine, caffeine, and some smells.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als), ALS, Genetics, Jumping Genes, Neurodegeneration

Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS

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By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for ‘transposons’ in the disease.

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Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumours Have Increased Body Fat

These findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in survivors of childhood brain tumors. This may program their future risk of these diseases and impact their outcomes. This indicates that these children need further monitoring for the factors that increase their risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, and that targeted therapies and prevention strategies are needed to deal with the early risk factors to improve survival and the quality of life of survivors.

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Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer Prevention, colon cancer prevention, Cancer

Colon Cancer: Early Detection Can Save Your Life

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Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In fact, the ACS estimates that 134,490 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016, including 70,820 men and 63,670 women. In addition, the ACS estimates that 49,190 people, 26,020 men and 23,170 women, died from colorectal cancer in 2016.

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Nanoparticle Paves the Way for New Triple Negative Breast Cancer Drug

A potential new drug to tackle the highly aggressive ‘triple negative’ breast cancer – and a nanoparticle to deliver it directly into the cancer cells – has been developed by UK researchers.

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Two UTHealth Grad Programs in Nursing Ranked 23rd Nationally by U.S. News & World Report

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No graduate nursing program in the Lone Star State is ranked higher than The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing, according to the just-released 2018 edition of the influential Best Graduate Schools guide.

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Genetics Society of America Honors Richard Lewontin with 2017 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

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The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce that Richard C. Lewontin, PhD is the 2017 recipient of the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics. This award recognizes Lewontin’s extensive impact on our understanding of evolution, a broad and deep influence that has shaped the field. An unprecedented 160 distinguished biologists co-signed a letter of support to nominate Lewontin for the Morgan Medal. Lewontin is the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Emeritus and a Professor of Biology Emeritus in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

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Great Neck South High School Wins Regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven Lab

Great Neck South High School took first place in the Brookhaven National Laboratory/Long Island Regional High School Science Bowl held at the Lab on Saturday, January 28.







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