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Rectal, Cancer, Disparities, African, Americans, Chemotherapy, Radiation

Blacks Not Receiving Chemotherapy for Rectal Cancer, Despite Seeing Cancer Specialists

Black patients and white patients are seeing rectal cancer specialists at similar rates, but blacks are still less likely to receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.




Video, game, COOL, School, Maryland, Education, Peace, Conflict, K-2, Youngster, Melanie, Killen

Maryland Professor Helps Craft Anti-Violence Video Game

A new video game aimed at the K-2 set aims to help teach that conflict can be resolved peacefully. University of Maryland Eduction Professor Melanie Killen helped design the scenarios for the game - which is available for Mac or PC as a free download.


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Translational Research, Reproduction, Infertility

NIH Grant to Support Translational Research Center for PCOS

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has received a competitive grant totaling nearly $6 million from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Child Health & Human Development to examine polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder of the endocrine system that affects as many as 5 million women.


Medical Research, Child Participants, Pediatric Research, Medical Advancements, Recruitment

Would You Allow Your Child to Participate in Medical Research?

A report released today by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health finds many parents are often unwilling to allow their children to take part in medical research, fearing that they may be harmed or used as "guinea pigs."



Isotopes, Nuclear, Accelerator, Superconducting, BRAD, Sherrill, Medicine, Cosmos, Supernovae

Made-to-order Isotopes Hold Promise on Science's Frontier

The future of nuclear physics is in designer isotopes -- the relatively new power scientists have to make specific rare isotopes to solve scientific problems and open doors to new technologies, according to Bradley Sherrill.


Florida State University, FSU, Magnet Lab, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Michael Davidson, Davidson, Kristin Hazelwood, Hazelwood, DNA, Genetics, Fret

Magnet Lab Researchers Make Observing Cell Functions Easier

Now that the genome (DNA) of humans and many other organisms have been sequenced, biologists are turning their attention to discovering how the many thousands of structural and control genes -- the "worker bees" of living cells that can turn genes on and off -- function.


Genome, Evolution, Platypus, Genetics

Platypus Genome Explains Animal's Peculiar Features; Holds Clues to Evolution of Mammals

The duck-billed platypus: part bird, part reptile, part mammal -- and the genome to prove it. An international consortium of scientists has decoded the genome of the platypus, showing that the animal's peculiar mix of features is reflected in its DNA. An analysis of the genome, published today in the journal Nature, can help scientists piece together a more complete picture of the evolution of all mammals, including humans.



Headache, Botox, Botulinum Toxin, Sweating, Neurological Disorders, Neurology Journal, Neurology, American Academy Of Neurology, AAN

Botulinum Toxin Effective in Many Neurological Disorders, Not Headache

New guidelines developed by the American Academy of Neurology confirm that the drug botulinum toxin is safe and effective for treating cervical dystonia, a condition of involuntary head tilt or neck movement, spasticity and other forms of muscle overactivity that interfere with movement in adults and children with an upper motor neuron syndrome, and excessive sweating of the armpits and hands.


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Food Crisis, High Prices, Shortage

Political Scientist Discusses the World Food Crisis

The recent increase in food prices throughout the world has caused tremendous social upheaval, says UAB political scientist Nikolaos Zahariadis, Ph.D. Zahariadis is an expert on European public policy and foreign aid and is director of international studies at UAB. He also is author of the new book "State Subsidies in the Global Economy" (2008 Palgrave Macmillan).


yoga, Laughter Yoga, Health Trend, Reduce Stress, Immune System, Tone Muscles

Laugh Your Way to Wellness with Yoga Trend

Laughter yoga can really make a difference in your overall health. While it shouldn't replace other types of exercise, laughter yoga is fun and it can help to reduce stress, enhance the immune system, and even tone muscles, say University of Michigan Health System fitness experts.

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