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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Induces Antibodies That Protect Against H7N9 Avian Flu

Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations and appear to broadly neutralize H7 viruses. Newswise: MedNews

Chromosome “Bumper Repair” Gene Predicts Cancer Patient Outcomes

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University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal SCIENCE shows that mRNA levels for the gene TERT predict patient outcomes in bladder cancer, helping doctors and researchers pinpoint most aggressive forms of the disease and choose appropriate treatments. Newswise: MedNews

Gene Mutation Drives Cartilage Tumor Formation

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Duke Medicine researchers have shown how gene mutations may cause common forms of cartilage tumors. In a study published in the Feb. 16, 2015, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Duke researchers and their colleagues revealed that mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) gene contribute to the formation of benign tumors […]

New York medical examiner probes journalist David Carr's death

The New York City medical examiner's office said on Friday it is investigating the death of New York Times media columnist David Carr, a day after he collapsed at the newspaper's office and died at age 58. Carr, who wrote the popular Media Equation column covering the intersection of media with business, culture and government, […]

Move to teach medical sciences in Arabic hailed

Saudi organizations and academics welcomed the decision of the Arabization Center for Medical Sciences (ACMLS) to use Arabic at the country’s medical teaching facilities. The move is part of the Arab world’s interest to use Arabic instead of a foreign language as the medium of instruction in their colleges. King Abdullah International Center for the […]

Premier Jim Prentice distances himself from latest Alberta Justice scandal

Premier Jim Prentice has distanced himself from a lawsuit launched against the province by Alberta's former chief medical examiner. As first reported by CBC News, Dr. AnnySauvageau said in a statement of claim she was wrongfully dismissed after she challenged repeated political interference in her office. Sauvageau detailed the interference in a memo to Prentice, […]

News organisations back safety guidelines for freelance journalists

By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than two dozen news organisations and advocacy groups have agreed to back international safety standards for freelancers in the wake of kidnappings and killings of journalists around the world. The document calls for news organizations that employ full time staffers and freelance journalists "to actively join in […]

News organizations back safety guidelines for freelance journalists

By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than two dozen news organizations and advocacy groups have agreed to back international safety standards for freelancers in the wake of kidnappings and killings of journalists around the world. The document calls for news organizations that employ full time staffers and freelance journalists "to actively join in […]

Virginia Tech Researcher Helps Find New Way to Use Electric Fields to Deliver Cancer Treatment

A team of researchers has devised a new way to target tumors with cancer-fighting drugs, a discovery that may lead to clinical treatments for cancer patients. Called iontophoresis, the technique delivers chemotherapy to select areas. Newswise: MedNews

UF/IFAS Extension Working to Help Farmers and Ranchers Keep It All in the Family with AgSave$ Program

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University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Extension program, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Department of Financial Services, are stepping up with the AgSave$ Program, designed to help farmers and ranchers make the transition from one generation to the next. Newswise: MedNews

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