NRG Oncology awarded NCI funding for next 6 years, receives ‘exceptional’ score

NRG Oncology, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) group conducting practice-changing clinical and translational research, has been awarded funding of over $95 Million by the NCI for the next six years to continue its work as a lead protocol organization (LPO) program. During the peer review grant renewal process, NRG Oncology…

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Features that make lizards sexy are resilient to stress

IMAGE: The blue and black badges on a male lizard’s chin and abdomen help attract potential mates and fend off competitors. A new study by researchers at Penn State reveals that… view more  Credit: Tracy Langkilde, Penn State Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy—features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors—may…

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A ‘virtual’ view with a little bit of math

IMAGE: Marjorie Skubic, left, Giovanna Guidoboni and a team at the University of Missouri are currently working to develop a standardized model to interpret the results of a ballistocardiogram that could… view more  Every heart beat sends blood flowing throughout the human body. While an electrocardiogram uses a contact approach to measure the electrical activity of…

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Scientists enter research collaboration to outsmart cancer

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — Cancer is a disease that afflicts an alarming number of people, with one in two being diagnosed with a type of cancer during their lifetime. The global cancer burden has risen to 18.1 million people in 2018, which makes cancer one of the leading causes of death worldwide. While clinical…

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F.D.A. Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered the two remaining medical device companies selling surgical mesh for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse to stop all sales and distribution in the United States. It is the most stringent action the F.D.A. has taken in the lengthy legal and medical battles over vaginal mesh, a…

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Paris’s Cathedral of Imagination and Memory

A busker’s ode to Notre-Dame I’m embarrassed by the thought of it now, nearly 30 years later: me busking in the shadow of Notre-Dame, guitar case open for donations as I belted out Bob Dylan and Neil Young songs. I was awful, yet another contributor to a particular strain of noise pollution that has degraded…

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Unbuttoned: Woven Into the Fabrics of France

There has never been a fashion show inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, or in the piazza splayed in front of it, the way there have been in French cultural landmarks like the Louvre, the Palais de Justice and the National Archives. But there might as well have been. It is embedded on the psychographic style…

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Stanford Clears Professor of Helping With Gene-Edited Babies Experiment

Stanford University has cleared Stephen Quake, a bioengineering professor, of any wrongdoing in his interactions with a Chinese researcher who roiled the scientific world by creating the first gene-edited babies. “In evaluating evidence and witness statements, we found that Quake observed proper scientific protocol,” said a letter from the university to Dr. Quake, obtained by…

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