Scientists identify genes tied to increased risk of ovarian cancer

A team of researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have newly identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, will both help identify women who are at highest risk of…

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Salk Institute professor Edward Callaway elected to National Academy of Sciences

IMAGE: Edward Callaway is one of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates to be elected to the NAS in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. view more  LA JOLLA—(May 1, 2019) The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recently announced that Salk Institute Professor Edward Callaway is one of 100 new members…

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The unanticipated early origins of childhood brain cancer

IMAGE: This is a graph-plot showing the relationship between 62,040 single cells isolated from the mouse cerebellum. view more  Credit: Maria C. Vladoiu, Ibrahim El-Hamami and Laura K. Donovan. TORONTO — Brain tumours are the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in Canada, but little is known about when these tumours form or how they…

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Keynote on firearm injury to Open Society for Academic Emergency Medicine meeting

DES PLAINES, IL — Leading firearm injury and prevention experts, Drs. Rebecca Cunningham, and Garen Wintemute, will open SAEM19 — the annual meeting of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine on Wednesday, May 15 with a timely and compelling keynote address titled «with a timely presentation titled «Firearm Injury: Facts, Myths, and a Public Health…

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New UH pharmacy center to tackle prescription drug misuse

IMAGE: Douglas Thornton, co-director of the University of Houston PREMIER Service which aims to help patients and providers safely and effectively manage the use of controlled substance prescriptions view more  Credit: University of Houston For the first time in American history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a…

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Our Best Recipes for Climate-Friendly Cooking

So, you’re concerned about the environment and interested in changing your diet. That is an important first step. As Julia Moskin and Brad Plumer reported, “the world’s food system is responsible for about one-quarter of the planet-warming greenhouse gases that humans generate each year.” To help reduce your climate impact, we have dozens of recipes…

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Like ‘Uber for Organs’: Drone Delivers Kidney to Maryland Woman

A custom-made drone delivered a kidney this month to a Maryland woman who had waited eight years for a lifesaving transplant. While it was only a short test flight — less than three miles in total — the team that created the drone at the University of Maryland says it was a worldwide first and…

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