NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 years of NCCN

The NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of NCCN is a three-day, in-person conference featuring more than 30 educational sessions on state-of-the-art practices in cancer care. Leading oncology experts will present on new and emerging therapies, controversies in treatment, and best practices in delivering oncology care. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #NCCN2020.…

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CCNY chemists develop safer hydrogenation processes

Safe and environmentally-friendly hydrogen gas on demand could be on the horizon following a new «hydrogenation» chemical process in development at The City College of New York. Led by Mahesh K. Lakshman, the research uniquely bypasses the need for an external source of hydrogen gas to accomplish a wide range of hydrogenations. It appears as…

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Interactive map shows worldwide spread of coronavirus

As scientists pin down the origin, governments enact prevention measures and labs look for a cure, news about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus often comes down to two questions: where and how many people are infected? A new interactive map from University of Washington geographer Bo Zhao aims to answer those questions in real…

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New study examines ways to improve cancer literacy in young students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2020) — A new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that implementing cancer education curricula in middle and high schools may improve cancer literacy in Kentuckians and ultimately help reduce cancer rates. The study, published in the Journal of Cancer Education, included 349 middle and high…

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Study: To slow an epidemic, focus on handwashing

A new study estimates that improving the rates of handwashing by travelers passing through just 10 of the world’s leading airports could significantly reduce the spread of many infectious diseases. And the greater the improvement in people’s handwashing habits at airports, the more dramatic the effect on slowing the disease, the researchers found. The findings,…

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CU Center for Midwifery Longmont announces partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank

The University of Colorado College of Nursing’s Center for Midwifery — Longmont (CFM-Longmont) practice is partnering with Mother’s Milk Bank (MMB) as one of the milk bank’s newest human milk donation locations in the Denver metro area, and the first in the city of Longmont. To celebrate, CFM-Longmont will be hosting a kick-off reception at…

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How some mammals pause their pregnancies

How do some mammals postpone the development of their embryos to await better conditions for having offspring? A recent study at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine explored this reproductive enigma, which can occur in more than 130 species of mammals as well as in some marsupials. The study was study…

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