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Genetic Basis For Behavior In Fish Found
2013-09-12 19:08:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study on the schooling habits of fish could provide new insights into the social behaviors and natural variations of humans. Published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology, the new study was able to trace the tendency and the aptitude for schooling to different genomic regions in the threespine stickleback, a small fish that lives in the Northern Hemisphere. "The motivation to be social is common among fish and...

2013-09-12 16:27:40

Proceeds Support Breast Cancer Research and Education CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Lottery today introduced the 10(th) edition of its breast cancer awareness instant lottery game, Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure, at Loyola University Medical Center, a recent grant recipient of Ticket for the Cure funding. This is the first lottery game of its kind in the United States and remains the only lottery game benefitting breast cancer research. (Logo:...

Womb Cancer Risk May Be Avoided With Diet, Exercise
2013-09-12 13:21:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Women who exercise, eat a healthy diet and drink coffee are at a lower risk of developing womb cancer, according to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). A WCRF panel found evidence that body fatness and glycemic load are a cause of endometrial cancer, and physical activity and coffee can help protect against it. Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in...

2013-09-12 12:28:54

New Early Detection Awards bring total number of LUNGevity-funded grants to new milestone WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, the largest lung-cancer focused funder of research in the U.S., announced that it has awarded $400,000 in new lung cancer research funds to two outstanding researchers through its Lung Cancer Early Detection Research program. These awards are in addition to the six other 2013 translational awards granted through LUNGevity's...

2013-09-12 08:30:31

-- Privately funded open-science research project seeks to establish missing links between cancer genome data and clinical outcomes - an advancement in research science that could enable development of targeted, personalized cancer therapies -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., SAN ANTONIO, and SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI Tech Solutions Co., LTD. (BGI Tech), a subsidiary of BGI, the world's largest genomics research organization, and South Texas Accelerated Research...

2013-09-11 12:24:36

Consortium will help build a robust network for conducting comparative effectiveness research WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today selected a consortium led by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute to serve as the Coordinating Center for a new national data network designed to enhance the nation's ability to conduct patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER). The $9...

2013-09-09 20:21:12

Research from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the University of Washington identifies a mutation that predisposes individuals to most common form of childhood leukemia MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have discovered the first inherited gene mutation linked exclusively to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) occurring in multiple relatives in individual families. The discovery of the PAX5 gene...

2013-09-05 23:01:57

The Chris Elliott Fund commented on its support of Project Violet initiatives and their groundbreaking work in brain cancer. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 On August 29th, Dellann Elliott Mydland of the Chris Elliott Fund released a statement on their support of the initiatives of Project Violet: "In the 12 years that Chris Elliott Fund has provided patient support to the brain cancer community, we’ve seen how vital the development of new and innovative treatments is to...

2013-09-05 08:27:13

Guides are produced by NORD to promote earlier diagnosis and treatment for patients WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has launched a new online Physician's Guide to Gaucher Disease to encourage early diagnosis and treatment for patients with this rare metabolic condition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110719/DC37656LOGO-b) The author of the guide is Roscoe Brady, MD, who is well-known for his...

2013-09-04 23:26:52

FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization, and active archive solutions, today announced that the SAIC-Frederick, Inc. has selected a StorHouse data management system to be the key component of an innovative tiered storage strategy for vital cancer research data. Rockville, MD, September 4, 2013 (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 FileTek, Inc., a leading global provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization,...