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November 16, 2009
The evolving manager stereotype: Gender a factor in measuring a team's performance
Although women have made strides in the business world, they still occupy less than two percent of CEO leadership positions in the Fortune 500.

Scientists put interactive flu tracking at public's fingertips
New methods of studying avian influenza strains and visually mapping their movement around the world will help scientists more quickly learn the behavior of the pandemic H1N1 flu virus, Ohio State University researchers say.

Early end to key study on benefits of niacin, a B vitamin, in keeping arteries open was premature
Heart experts at Johns Hopkins are calling premature the early halt of a study by researchers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center on the benefits of combining extended-release niacin, a B vitamin, with cholesterol-lowering statin medications to prevent blood vessel narrowing.

Text message reminders can encourage healthy action
People who received daily text messages reminding them to apply sunscreen were nearly twice as likely to use it as those who did not receive such messages, a new study led by a UC Davis Health System dermatologist has found.

Bypassing the blues: Treatment for depression post-bypass surgery improves quality of life
Coronary artery bypass graft patients who were screened for depression after surgery and then cared for by a nurse-led team of health care specialists via telephone reported improved quality of life and physical function compared to those who received their doctors' usual care, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

New climate treaty could put species at risk
Plans to be discussed at the forthcoming UN climate conference in Copenhagen to cut deforestation in developing countries could save some species from extinction but inadvertently increase the risk to others, scientists believe.

Bladder cancer risks increase over time for smokers
Risk of bladder cancer for smokers has increased since the mid-1990s, with a risk progressively increasing to a level five times higher among current smokers in New Hampshire than that among nonsmokers in 2001-2004, according to a new study published online Nov.

Glimpsing a greener future
It's the year 2060, and 75 percent of drivers in the Greater Los Angeles area have hydrogen fuel cell vehicles that emit only water vapor.

Uninsured more likely to die after trauma
Americans without health insurance appear more likely to die following admission to the hospital for trauma than those with health care coverage, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Prism and Medical College of Wisconsin investigators receive $1.6 million NIH grant to develop advanced medical imaging tools
Prism Clinical Imaging Inc., in collaboration with investigators at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, has received a $1.6 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop and clinically validate advanced medical imaging software that aids the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain cancer.

Close-up movie shows hidden details in the birth of super-suns
A new high-resolution time-lapse movie reveals the process of massive star formation with radio images a thousand times sharper and more detailed than any previously obtained.

Marker of oxidative stress predicts heart disease outcomes
Researchers have identified a substance in the blood that may be useful in predicting an individual's risk for heart disease.

JCI online early table of contents: Nov. 16, 2009
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, Nov.

Migraine raises risk of most common form of stroke
Pooling results from 21 studies, involving 622,381 men and women, researchers at Johns Hopkins have affirmed that migraine headaches are associated with more than twofold higher chances of the most common kind of stroke: those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut off by the buildup of plaque or a blood clot.

Watching Lyme disease-causing microbes move in ticks
Lyme disease is caused by the microbe Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted to humans from feeding ticks.

Biomedical Informatics Symposium opens with address from Calif. health care leader
The American Medical Informatics Association opened its Annual Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics with more than 2,000 members and registrants gathered at the Hilton San Francisco to exchange new information, best practices and cutting-edge thinking on an array of topics in this burgeoning health care field.

How cells tolerate DNA damage -- start signal for cell survival program identified
Cancer researchers from the Max Delbrueck Center, Berlin, Germany, have gained new insights into how cells react to DNA damage.

For many, mammography every other year has benefits of annual screening, but less harm
A comprehensive analysis of various mammography screening schedules suggests that biennial (every two years) screening of average risk women between the ages of 50 and 74 achieves most of the benefits of annual screening, but with less harm.

Bacterial 'ropes' tie down shifting Southwest
Researchers from Arizona State University have discovered that several species of microbes, at least one found prominently in the deserts of the Southwest, have evolved the trait of rope-building to lasso shifting soil substrates.

New funding will stimulate alternative energy research
Initiatives to provide geothermal heating or power at the Pueblo of Jemez and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology campus are receiving Los Alamos National Laboratory assistance, thanks to recent American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding.

Unrealistic optimism prompts risky behavior
Unrealistic optimism about drinking behavior can lead to later alcohol-related problems, according to research published in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the official monthly journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Elsevier selected as new publisher of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Elsevier is pleased to announce that beginning with Volume 104 it will assume publication of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the official journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Analyzing structural brain changes in Alzheimer's disease
In a study that promises to improve diagnosis and monitoring of Alzheimer's disease, scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a fast and accurate method for quantifying subtle, sub-regional brain volume loss using magnetic resonance imaging.

Cautious conservation: How to ensure that slowing global warming will protect biodiversity
While it is clear that massive destruction of tropical rainforests poses a serious threat to the incredibly rich biodiversity found on Earth, other hazards are not so explicit.

La Jolla Institute finds previous seasonal flu infections may provide some level of H1N1 immunity
Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have found that previous influenza infections may provide at least some level of immunity to the H1N1

Right-handed chimpanzees provide clues to the origin of human language
A new study suggests a link between chimpanzee gestures and the evolution of speech.

Statement of ESHRE on the European Commission proposal of viral screening
With 900,000 assisted reproduction treatments annually such as IVF and intrauterine inseminations in Europe the Commission's proposal to screen both partners before each treatment could lead to costs of over EUR 140 million annually.

Ancient high-altitude trees grow faster as temperatures rise
Increasing temperatures at high altitudes are fueling the post-1950 growth spurt seen in bristlecone pines, the world's oldest trees, according to new research.

HIV vaccine failure probably caused by virus used, says new research
The recent failure of an HIV vaccine was probably caused by the immune system reacting to the virus

MS is more aggressive in children but slower to cause disability than in adults
Magnetic resonance images of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in childhood show that pediatric onset multiple sclerosis is more aggressive, and causes more brain lesions, than MS diagnosed in adulthood, researchers at the University at Buffalo have reported.

UT Southwestern scientist begins to unravel what makes pandemic H1N1 tick
As the number of deaths related to the pandemic H1N1 virus, commonly known as

Structured reporting software creates less complete and accurate radiology reports than free text
As many software companies work to create programs that will give uniform structure to the way radiological test results are reported, a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine shows that such a system does not improve, but rather decreases the completeness and accuracy of the reports.

Finding a protective mechanism for retinal cells could save sight
Determining what triggers the death of retinal cells, called photoreceptors, could hold the key to stopping blinding disorders caused by a wide range of eye diseases, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the November journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.

The Burnham buzz
Contained in this release are recent developments at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research in November 2009.

First near-total face and upper-jaw transplant appears successful
More than a year and a half following the first near-total face and upper jaw transplant, the donor tissue appears successfully integrated, according to a report in the November/December issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Resuscitation and survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest nearly double
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the Richmond Ambulance Authority have improved resuscitation and survival rates dramatically for cardiac arrest patients by training and equipping paramedics to begin lowering a patient's body temperature in the field during resuscitation and following up at the hospital with a host of high-tech strategies to improve the odds of survival.

NASA's TRMM satellite mapped 'Ida the Low's' rainfall from space
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as

New study links vitamin D deficiency to cardiovascular disease and death
Researchers at the Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City found that patients with very low levels of vitamin D were 77 percent more likely to die, 45 percent more likely to develop coronary artery disease, and 78 percent were more likely to have a stroke than patients with normal levels.

Record-breaking radio astronomy project to measure sky with extreme precision
Thirty-five radio telescopes on seven continents, a new record, will work together to strengthen the basic measuring grid for celestial positions.

K-State researchers studying link between climate change and cattle nutritional stress
A group of researchers has found that any future increases in precipitation would be unlikely to compensate for the declines in forage quality that accompany projected temperature increases.

Slowing evolution to stop drug resistance
Infectious organisms that become resistant to antibiotics are a serious threat to human society.

Volatile gas could turn Rwandan lake into a freshwater time bomb
A dangerous level of carbon dioxide and methane gas haunts Lake Kivu, the freshwater lake bordering Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UTMB researchers find inflammation critical in aortic dissection
UTMB researchers find biochemical processes that chip away at the aorta causing aortic dissection.

Are sterile mosquitoes the answer to malaria elimination?
The Sterile Insect Technique, the release of sexually sterile male insects to wipe out a pest population, is one suggested solution to the problem of malaria in Africa.

NASA's Terra satellite spots Tropical Cyclone Anja, the first of the southern season
NASA's Terra satellite captured a stunning image of Anja, the first tropical cyclone of the southern Hemisphere cyclone season.

Scientists guide immune cells with light and microparticles
A team led by Yale University scientists has developed a new approach to studying how immune cells chase down bacteria in our bodies.

Oil from biotech soybeans increases key omega-3 fatty acid in humans
A modified soybean oil increased the level of an omega-3 fatty acid in humans more than regular soybean oil.

An often overlooked protein actually a potent regulator of cardiac hypertrophy
A protein long thought to be a secondary regulator in the heart's response to stressors like hypertension actually appears to be a primary regulator according to researchers from the Center for Translational Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.

Shire announces publication of open-label study on coadministration of INTUNIV with stimulants
Shire plc announced new study results on INTUNIV published in the October Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Pilot study relates phthalate exposure to less-masculine play by boys
A study of 145 preschool children reports, for the first time, that when the concentrations of two common phthalates in mothers' prenatal urine are elevated their sons are less likely to play with male-typical toys and games, such as trucks and play fighting.

Plants prefer their kin, but crowd out competition when sharing a pot with strangers
Plants don't mind sharing space with their kin but when they're potted with strangers of the same species they start invigorating their leaves, a study by McMaster University reveals.

Study finds bees can learn differences in food's temperature
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that honeybees can discriminate between food at different temperatures, an ability that may assist bees in locating the warm, sugar-rich nectar or high-protein pollen produced by many flowers.

Oak Ridge 'Jaguar' supercomputer is World's fastest
An upgrade to a Cray XT5 high-performance computing system deployed by the Department of Energy has made the

UCI researchers create compound that boosts anti-inflammatory fat levels
UC Irvine pharmacology researchers have discovered a way to boost levels of a natural body fat that helps decrease inflammation, pointing to possible new treatments for allergies, illnesses and injuries related to the immune system.

Simple test could offer cheap solution to detecting landmines
Scientists have developed a simple, cheap, accurate test to find undetected landmines.

First ever large-scale study of ketamine users published
The first ever large-scale, longitudinal study of ketamine users has been published online today in the journal Addiction.

The future of private equity
Finance and governance expert Steve Kaplan identifies the core strengths of the private equity markets that are allowing it to weather the current

Powerful new world alliance of global health researchers announce landmark pact on priorities
A powerful new alliance of institutions, collectively managing an estimated 80 percent of all public health research funding worldwide, announce a landmark agreement on the three targets of their first concerted work in the fight against

Optical properties of the Antarctic system and new radiation information
The Antarctic system comprises of the continent itself, Antarctica, and the ocean surrounding it, the Southern Ocean.

Motor vehicle crashes more common among young drivers who engage in self-harm behaviors
Drivers who engaged in self-harm were at increased risk of motor vehicle crashes, even after controlling for psychological distress and substance abuse, found a study of 18,871 Australian drivers published in CMAJ.

Study links genetic variation to individual empathy, stress levels
Researchers have discovered a genetic variation that may contribute to how empathetic a human is, and how that person reacts to stress.

Research highlights need to address hemophilia in developing world
When modern medicine finds a way to treat a medical condition, people often think that the problem is solved.

Skin color gives clues to health
Researchers from the universities of Bristol and St. Andrews in the UK have found that the color of a person's skin affects how healthy and therefore attractive they appear, and have found that diet may be crucial to achieving the most desirable complexion.

Acute heart attack patients receiving high ionizing radiation dose
During a single hospitalization, acute heart attack patients averaged a total ionizing radiation dose equal to 725 chest X-rays.

Walking hazard: Cell-phone use -- but not music -- reduces pedestrian safety
Two new studies of pedestrian safety found that using a cell phone while hoofing it can endanger one's health.

AMIA 2009 Signature Awards presented to America's leaders in biomedical, health informatics
The professional association for biomedical and health informatics, the American Medical Informatics Association, honored leading informaticians working in the country today at ceremonies that opened the Annual Symposium 2009 on Biomedical and Health Informatics.

Vaccine against chlamydia not far away
When a woman becomes infected with chlamydia, the first white blood cells that arrive at the scene to fight the infection are not the most effective.

ASU research efforts to improve human health will get $3 million in federal stimulus grants
Arizona State University has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal stimulus funds from the National Institutes of Health.

Growth spurt in tree rings prompts questions about climate change
Researchers Matthew Salzer and Malcolm Hughes of the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research and their colleagues have analyzed tree-rings from bristlecone pine trees at the highest elevations, looking for the reasons behind an extraordinary surge in growth over the past 50 years.

Viagra for women? Drug developed as antidepressant effective in treating low libido
Pooled results from three separate clinical trials of flibanserin, a drug originally created as an antidepressant, show it is effective in treating women with acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

K-State patents enabling technology for spread-spectrum systems
A pair of engineers at Kansas State University developed and patented an algorithm that enables next generation smart adaptive radios and makes radars more effective by customizing the coding used in transmitting their signals.

Wistar researchers show targeting 'normal' cells in tumors slows growth
Targeting the normal cells that surround cancer cells within and around a tumor is a strategy that could greatly increase the effectiveness of traditional anti-cancer treatments, say researchers at the Wistar Institute.

Study pits man v. machine in piecing together 425-million-year-old jigsaw
Reconstructing ancient fossils from hundreds of thousands of jumbled up pieces can prove challenging.

Nanoparticles used in common household items caused genetic damage in mice
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles, found in everything from cosmetics to sunscreen to paint to vitamins, caused systemic genetic damage in mice, according to a comprehensive study conducted by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Study shows link between influenza virus and fever
One feature of the

New cause of osteoporosis: Mutation in a miroRNA
Many biological processes are controlled by small molecules known as microRNAs.

UT's Kraken named world's third fastest computer, ORNL's Jaguar is No. 1
East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today.

Soil experts to discuss terroir, the link between Earth, wine on Nov. 19 in D.C.
A Congressional educational briefing on Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C., will shed light on how the balance of site selection and vineyard management blend together to provide distinctive grapes which can allow for unique wine characteristics.

USPSTF mammography recommendations will result in countless unnecessary breast cancer deaths each year
If cost-cutting US Preventive Services Task Force mammography recommendations are adopted as policy, two decades of decline in breast cancer mortality could be reversed and countless American women may die needlessly from breast cancer each year.

Text message reminders may encourage sunscreen use
Daily text message reminders appear to increase sunscreen use over a six-week period, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Use of rib cartilage grafts in rhinoplasty results in patient satisfaction, few complications
Rib cartilage from human donors is well tolerated as a grafting material in nasal plastic surgery and yields positive functional, structural and cosmetic results, even in complex cases, according to a report in the November/December issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

EKG can show false positive readings for diagnosing heart condition
The electrical measurements on the electrocardiogram can often mislead physicians in diagnosing the heart condition left ventricular hypertrophy, causing other screening tests to be ordered before a definitive conclusion can be made, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

Sleep deprivation negatively affects split-second decision making, study shows
Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to potentially devastating errors, a finding of particular concern among firefighters, police officers, soldiers and others who work in a sleep-deprived state, University of Texas at Austin researchers say.

Exercise-linked ventricular tachycardia is not a risk to healthy older adults
Healthy, older adults free of heart disease need not fear that bouts of rapid, irregular heartbeats brought on by vigorous exercise might increase short- or long-term risk of dying or having a heart attack, according to a report by heart experts at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging.

Recovering with 4-legged friends requires less pain medication
Adults who use pet therapy while recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication than those who do not.

Immune system of healthy adults may be better prepared than expected to fight 2009 H1N1 influenza
A new study shows that molecular similarities exist between the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other strains of seasonal H1N1 virus that have been circulating in the population since 1988.

Explore the science of familiar things -- and discover the 'Joy of Chemistry'
If you're like most people, you probably think chemistry is too difficult to bother with outside of school and too clinical to be fun.

New research provides insights into potential ecological costs and cobenefits of REDD
A new paper just published in Global Change Biology examines the potential of a REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) mechanism to provoke ecological damage and/or promote ecological cobenefits.

Mayo study shows stroke incidence related to angioplasty remains steady over past 15 years
Results of a Mayo Clinic study show the incidence of stroke or mini-stroke related to a coronary angioplasty remained steady over a 15-year period.

Smoking may now be considered an established risk factor for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease
While previous studies have indicated a

Prioritizing low-cost, simple health measures would save 2.5 million child lives a year
A new report warns basic life-saving solutions such as hygiene, adequate nutrition, bed nets and skilled birth attendants

Carnegie Mellon customizing electric cars for cost-effective urban commuting
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have launched a new community-based approach to electric vehicle design, conversion and operations.

Don't be happy, be worried: Sports fans need dose of negative
For sports fans watching their favorite team play, the greatest enjoyment comes only with a strong dollop of fear and maybe even near-despair, a new study suggests.

Telephone-delivered care for treating depression after CABG surgery appears to improve outcomes
Patients who received telephone-delivered collaborative care for treatment of depression after coronary artery bypass graft surgery reported greater improvement in measures of quality of life, physical functioning and mood than patients who received usual care, according to a study in the Nov.

Penn study finds that antioxidant found in vegetables has implications for treating cystic fibrosis
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine discovered that a dietary antioxidant found in such vegetables as broccoli and cauliflower protects cells from damage caused by chemicals generated during the body's inflammatory response to infection and injury.

Penguins and sea lions help produce new atlas
Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society and BirdLife International have released the first-ever atlas of the Patagonian Sea -- a globally important but poorly understood South American marine ecosystem.

NJIT professor to speak about discovery to Physical Society
Even if you are not a cook, you might have wondered why a pinch of flour (or any small particles) thrown into a bowl of water will disperse in a dramatic fashion, radiating outward as if it was exploding.

LA Biomed study finds medication improves health of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
A new LA BioMed study finds the health and exercise capacity of PAH patients improved after two years of treatment with ambrisentan.

7th International Chronic Total Occlusion Summit in New York City
The 7th International Chronic Total Occlusion Summit is a two-day conference featuring state-of-the-art technologies, research findings and new developments in therapeutic procedures essential for interventional cardiologists to optimize success in chronic total coronary occlusions.

The straight dope: Studies link parental monitoring with decreased teen marijuana usage
Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug by adolescents, with almost 42 percent of high school seniors admitting to having experimented with it.

Embargoed news from Annals of Internal Medicine
Below is information about two articles being published in the Nov.

Women suffering sudden cardiac arrest have lower prevalence of structural heart disease than men
A woman who suffers sudden cardiac arrest is significantly less likely than a man to exhibit the decrease in the heart's pumping ability that is widely recognized as a precursor, says a new study in the Nov.

Genomics to provide more effective treatment options for mining wastewater
Companies that are faced with the challenge of cleaning up toxic wastewater from mining operations will soon have more reliable bioremediation options.

Investigating muscle repair, scientists follow their noses
Inside the nose, odorant receptors bind and respond to substances wafting through the air.

List makers take note: 10 technologies that made news in 2009 and warrant watching in 2010
A first-of-its kind inhalable measles vaccine for developing countries, where the disease remains a scourge.

Accidental discovery produces durable new blue pigment for multiple applications
An accidental discovery in a laboratory at Oregon State University has apparently solved a quest that over thousands of years has absorbed the energies of ancient Egyptians, the Han dynasty in China, Mayan cultures and more -- the creation of a near-perfect blue pigment.

Boehringer Ingelheim announces Phase III data of flibanserin in pre-menopausal women with HSDD
Data from pivotal Phase III clinical trials demonstrate that flibanserin 100mg increased the number of satisfying sexual events and sexual desire (the co-primary endpoints) while decreasing the distress associated with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

Imaging techniques may help predict response to head and neck cancer treatment
A combination of imaging tests conducted six to eight weeks after patients complete chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer may help identify patients who will respond to treatment and those who will require surgical follow-up, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Protecting the future: How plant stem cells guard against genetic damage
Scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK, have shown how plants can protect themselves against genetic damage caused by environmental stresses.

Playing active video games can equal moderate intensity exercise
One-third of Wii sport and Wii fit activities provide energy expenditures equal to moderate-intensity exercise.

Transcendental Meditation helped heart disease patients lower cardiac disease risks by 50 percent
Patients with coronary heart disease who practiced the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique had nearly 50 percent lower rates of heart attack, stroke and death compared to nonmeditating controls, according to the results of a first-ever study presented during the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Fla., on Nov.16, 2009.

Indiana University receives NIH grant to improve health care in East Africa
A $1.3 million NIH grant connects expertise of one of world's foremost informatics programs at IU and the Regenstrief Institute with one of leading academic medical centers in East Africa at Moi University and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital to increase the capacity for electronic health records in one of the worlds' poorest regions.

Surgical errors remain a challenge in and out of the operating room
Despite a national focus on reducing surgical errors, surgery-related adverse events continue to occur both inside and outside the operating room, according to an analysis of events at Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers published in the November issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Foodborne illness: An acute and long-term health challenge for the 21st century
The Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention released a report on Nov.

Majority of Wyoming voters support new government oversight of food, Pew-commissioned poll finds
An overwhelming majority of Wyoming voters -- 88 percent -- support food safety legislation that would give the US Food and Drug Administration new authority to ensure the food Americans eat does not make them sick, according to a new poll commissioned by the Pew Health Group and conducted by Hart Research and Public Opinion Strategies.

Major schizophrenia study finds striking similarities across 37 countries in 6 regions
An international study of schizophrenia has found striking similarities in symptoms, medication, employment and sexual problems, despite the fact that it covered a diverse range of patients and health care systems.

New combination therapy could deliver powerful punch to breast cancer
A powerful new breast cancer treatment could result from packaging one of the newer drugs that inhibits cancer's hallmark wild growth with another that blocks a primordial survival technique in which the cancer cell eats part of itself, researchers say.

German-French research camaraderie
Eleven German-French research teams headed for the starting line on Oct.

Medical establishment prevents nurses from assuming new roles
Physicians still retain the bulk of decision-making power over nurses in Quebec -- a situation that's detrimental to evolving nursing roles.

Stronger graduated driver's licensing program would save lives, prevent injuries in Midwest
A new study shows that three-stage graduated driver's licensing (GDL) policies save lives and prevents injuries throughout the Midwest. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to