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Large Pre-ACA Medicaid Expansion Did Not Level Health Disparities in Cancer Surgery

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An analysis of the New York State’s Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery – a proxy for complex cancer care.

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Your (Social Media) Votes Matter

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Tim Weninger, assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame, conducted two large-scale experiments on Reddit and the results provide insight into how a single up/down vote can influence what content users see on the site.

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Can Prostate Cancer Metastasis Be Stopped Before It Starts? Research Team Identifies Role for Particular MicroRNA

Metastasis, or spread of a tumor from the site of origin to additional organs, causes the vast majority of cancer-related deaths, but our understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind metastasis remains limited. A research team led by Dean Tang, PhD, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, examined the multistep process that leads to metastasis and their work, which illuminates the role of prostate cancer stem cells that promote tumor growth and metastasis, has been published online ahead of print in the journal Nature Communications.

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New Organ Culture System Reveals Effects of BPA Exposure on Fetal Mammary Glands

A new laboratory model enables tests of how developing fetal mammary tissue is affected by exposure to estrogen and estrogen-like chemicals such as BPA. Previous animal model research has suggested changes in fetal mammary tissue may be linked to higher risk of breast cancer in adulthood.

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Head Injuries in Football Can Cause Unexpected Consequences Years Later

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WFU Taps NSF’s Olga Pierrakos as Founding Engineering Chair

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Wake Forest University has appointed Olga Pierrakos as founding chair of the Department of Engineering, one of Wake Downtown’s new anchoring academic programs, which will begin offering classes this fall.

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Gender Diversity in STEM: ‘Let’s Change the World Together’

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Universities across the U.S. have developed programs to attract women and under-represented minorities to the STEM disciplines. So why aren’t such efforts translating into more of these students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math and continuing on to a career in research or academia?

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Cedars-Sinai to Jump-Start Medical Innovations at Healthcare Accelerator

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Eight health-tech startups will embark Thursday on an intensive three-month boot camp at Cedars-Sinai to rapidly develop innovations and products that can transform the delivery of healthcare. The companies make up the second class of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars.

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News Media Registration Open for ENDO 2017: The 99th Annual Meeting & EXPO in Orlando, FL

Members of the media can now register to cover the latest advances in hormone health and science at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society’s 99th Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting will be held April 1-4, in Orlando, FL.

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How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

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Take Heart: AACN Updates Resources for Getting Accurate Cardiac Monitoring Results

Cardiac monitoring remains a key element in caring for hospitalized patients who are critically ill, and it takes high levels of knowledge and skill to ensure accurate results from ECGs. As part of its ongoing efforts to standardize clinical practice and improve patient outcomes, AACN has updated its practice alerts related to dysrhythmia and ST-segment monitoring.

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Half of Breast Cancer Patients Experience Severe Side Effects

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Nearly half of women treated for early stage breast cancer reported at least one side effect from their treatment that was severe or very severe, a new study finds.

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Supreme Court Brexit Ruling: Dr Mike Finn, Researcher in British Politics (Expert in UK Politics)

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ASTRO Supports Nomination of Dr. David Shulkin to Lead Department of Veterans Affairs

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today expressed strong support for the nomination of David Shulkin, MD, as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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U Study: Law Aiding Infants at Risk for Hearing Loss

The study, published Jan. 24, 2017, in Pediatrics, is the first to assess how implementation of a state-wide screening can pick up hearing loss in infants due to congenital cytomegalovirus.

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Study: Voters Want to Preserve Forests, Water

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Demand for ecosystem protection is increasing.

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Undergraduates to Explore Precision Livestock Production

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College freshmen and sophomores interested in agriculture can learn about precision livestock production through a new training program aimed at recruiting minority students to the field.

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ISPOR Comments on Proposed European Union Cooperation on Health Technology Assessment

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) has submitted comments in response to the European Commission’s request for public consultation regarding the issue of European Union (EU) cooperation on health technology assessment (HTA).

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