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Norman Wolmark, M.D., presents memorial award lecture at SABCS
Norman Wolmark, M.D., a world-renowned expert in breast cancer research, presented the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture, 'The Contribution of NSABP Clinical Trials to the Management of Early Breast Cancer,' at the annual meeting of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on Dec. 9, 2015. (2015-12-10)

ADSA announces new sections for Journal of Dairy Science
The American Dairy Science Association announced new sections for its scholarly publication, Journal of Dairy Science, in its December issue. The changes, which will go into effect beginning with the January 2016 issue of the journal, include moving from four sections to six subsections in dairy foods and six subsections in dairy production to further distinguish content. (2015-12-09)

Forum on how surgery can improve healthcare in SA
A national forum on surgery and anaesthesia and how it is an indispensable part of achieving universal health coverage will take place on Dec. 7-8, 2015 at Wits University. (2015-12-03)

EARTH: Isotopes could reveal ancient American turquoise trade
A new study from geoscience researchers has important implications for studies of Mesoamerica and North America prior to the arrival of European settlers. Using isotope geochemistry, scientists at Pennsylvania's Dickenson College and the University of Arizona are trying to identify if turquoise mineral specimens record the signature of their parent ore deposits. (2015-12-03)

Sylvester presents latest cancer research at ASH Annual Meeting
Researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will present a selection of the latest advances in hematology research at this year's American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Dec. 5-8, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. (2015-12-02)

Clinical workstations: An overlooked reservoir for deadly bacteria?
Clinical workstations within hospital intensive care units may get overlooked during routine cleanings and could therefore harbor more dangerous bacteria than regularly cleaned objects in patient areas, according to a pilot study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (2015-12-01)

Last chance to register for Endocrine Society Science Writers Conference in New York
Health and science journalists have one day left to register for a seminar featuring emerging trends in the microbiome, transgender health, diabetes and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. (2015-12-01)

European researchers find ways to keep plastic soup off Europe's marine menus
Researchers led by Dr. Heather Leslie of the Institute for Environmental Studies at VU University Amsterdam will present their research highlights on marine litter and a short documentary film entitled 'CleanSea' in EYE Amsterdam on Dec. 3, 2015. The researchers applied newly developed techniques to study impacts in the marine environment and explored the best practices and policy options for Europe to abate the problem of our littered seas. Press is invited. (2015-11-26)

Wearable equipment supports human motion where and when needed
A new model of assistive equipment has been developed at Hiroshima University and Daiya Industry Co. Ltd., Japan. This wearable equipment, called the Unplugged Powered Suit (UPS), supports human movement without requiring any electronic devices and tanks. The UPS will be displayed at the International Robot Exhibition 2015 in December. (2015-11-22)

Endocrine Society experts delve into diabetes among seniors, microbiome and transgender health
Health and science journalists are invited to hear about emerging trends in the microbiome, transgender health, diabetes, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals during the Endocrine Society's 2015 Hormones & Health Science Writers Conference. (2015-11-10)

Interim report on UK alcohol industry's 'billion units pledge' is flawed say researchers
The Department of Health's interim evaluation of an alcohol industry pledge to remove one billion alcohol units from the market is flawed, argue researchers in The BMJ this week. (2015-03-24)

Plymouth University to investigate medical revalidation in Australia
The Medical Board of Australia, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, has commissioned the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education, Research and Assessment at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry to investigate the evidence and options for the introduction of medical revalidation to Australia. (2015-03-23)

Standardized packaging with large graphic health warnings encouraged more thoughts about quitting
Introduction of standardized packaging for tobacco products in Australia prompted more smokers to think about quitting and to attempt to quit, show findings of surveys of adults smokers published in Tobacco Control. (2015-03-18)

Research uncovers connection between Craigslist personals, HIV trends
Craigslist's entry into a market results in a 15.9 percent increase in reported HIV cases, according to research from the University of Minnesota published in the December issue of MIS Quarterly. (2015-01-30)

NASA measures Typhoon Hagupit's Philippine rainfall from space
After hitting Samar in the Eastern Philippines Hagupit's continued slow movement resulted in high rainfall amounts along the typhoon's track. These high rainfall totals meant that flooding occurred frequently along the typhoon's track. (2014-12-09)

Many memories, many rooms
The brain has an enormous capacity to store memories and to keep memories from getting mixed up in part because of how these memories are stored in the hippocampus, researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience have shown. (2014-12-08)

EARTH Magazine: Hundreds of methane seeps discovered along the US East Coast
Methane is often found naturally leaking from the seafloor, particularly in petroleum basins like the Gulf of Mexico or along tectonically active continental margins like the US West Coast, but such plumes were not expected along passive margins, like the East Coast of North America. Now, however, the discovery of hundreds of methane seeps on the seafloor along the US East Coast suggests that such reservoirs may be more common along passive margins. (2014-12-08)

NASA sees Tropical Storm Hagupit as Micronesia posts warnings
NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible picture of Tropical Storm Hagupit in the western North Pacific Ocean on Dec. 2, when several warnings were in effect for islands in Micronesia. (2014-12-02)

Lapses in infection control associated with spread of severe respiratory virus MERS, according to study
Little is known about the often fatal virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, but researchers have identified gaps in infection control as a major culprit in all 11 published cases involving healthcare-associated transmission of the virus. The full findings of the review can be found in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. (2014-12-01)

Getting things done: How does changing the way you think about deadlines help you reach your goals?
From doing yard work to finishing up the last few classes required for a college degree, consumers struggle to get things done. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, the way consumers think about deadlines can determine whether or not they start tasks and accomplish their goals. (2014-08-26)

Precipitation, not warming temperatures, may be key in bird adaptation to climate change
A new model analyzing how birds in western North America will respond to climate change suggests that for most species, regional warming is not as likely to influence population trends as will precipitation changes. (2014-07-10)

Field trial with lignin modified poplars shows potential for bio-based economy
The results of a field trial with genetically modified poplar trees in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, shows that the wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be converted into sugars in a more efficient way. These sugars can serve as the starting material for producing bio-based products like bio-plastics and bio-ethanol. (2013-12-30)

NASA's TRMM satellite sees new Tropical Depression forming near Australia's Kimberly coast
Low pressure System 98S appears ripe to form into Tropical Cyclone 05S as NASA satellite imagery is showing some hot towering clouds in the storm and heaviest rains south of the center. (2013-12-27)

Radiotherapy is less often used by breast cancer patients with young children
Radiotherapy (RT) after breast conserving surgery (BCS) has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer (BC) recurrence. However, although younger women tend to have more aggressive tumors and have higher risks of recurrence than older BC patients, they are less likely to receive RT after BCS, according to a study published December 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2013-12-24)

NASA sees the last of Cyclone Bruce in Southern Indian Ocean
Tropical Cyclone Bruce is winding down in the Southern Indian Ocean as wind shear and cooler waters affect the storm. (2013-12-24)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Bruce lose its eye
Tropical Cyclone Bruce's eye caught the eye of NASA's Aqua satellite when it passed overhead on December 21, but two days later, Bruce's eye appeared cloud-filled on satellite imagery. (2013-12-23)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Amara spinning down
Tropical Cyclone Amara ran into wind shear, and dropped from Category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale to a minimal tropical storm on Dec. 23. (2013-12-23)

NASA satellites see Tropical Cyclone Amara affecting Rodrigues Island
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Amara on Dec. 20, its western quadrant was already moving over Rodrigues Island, Mauritius. (2013-12-20)

NASA sees heavy rain continue in Tropical Cyclone Amara
NASA's TRMM satellite saw heavy rainfall was happening in Tropical Cyclone Amara on Dec. 16, and still occurring on Dec. 19, although it moved from east to southeast. (2013-12-19)

NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Amara's stretched out eye
Tropical Cyclone Amara's eye appeared elongated on satellite imagery from NASA on Dec. 18. (2013-12-18)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Bruce develop near Cocos Island
NASA's Aqua satellite flew overhead as the fourth tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean cyclone season developed today, Dec. 18. (2013-12-18)

Pfeiffer fire near Big Sur, Calif.
The MODIS or Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of smoke and detected the heat from the Pfeiffer Fire near Big Sur, Calif., on Dec. 16, 2013. (2013-12-17)

NASA satellites get double coverage on newborn Tropical Cyclone Amara
System 93S strengthened into the third tropical depression of the Southern Indian Ocean cyclone season, which quickly became a tropical storm named Amara. (2013-12-17)

NASA satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Madi make landfall in southeastern India
As Tropical Cyclone Madi began its landfall in southeastern Tamil Nadu, India NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and captured an image of the weakening storm. (2013-12-12)

NASA's TRMM satellite sees powerful storms in Tropical Cyclone Madi
NASA's TRMM satellite spotted heavy rainfall and very high cloud tops in strong thunderstorms in the southern quadrant of Tropical Cyclone Madi on Dec. 11 as it neared southeastern India's coast. (2013-12-11)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Madi nearing India's east coast
Tropical Cyclone Madi has maintained its tropical storm-force strength over 24 hours as it neared the coast of east central India on December 10. (2013-12-10)

First International Bioenergy Conference brings together world-leading experts
World-leading bioenergy researchers are coming together for the first UK multidisciplinary, integrated, science-led International Bioenergy Conference on 11th-13th March 2014 in Manchester, UK. This conference will highlight the latest in advanced bioenergy research and help to build collaborations across research disciplines, including plant scientists, chemists, engineers, social scientists and national facilities. (2013-12-09)

NASA eyes Tropical Cyclone Madi's rainfall
Tropical Cyclone Madi is headed for a landfall in southeastern India, and NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's TRMM satellite found that rainfall was heaviest north of the storm's center. (2013-12-09)

System 90L no longer suspect for development
The low pressure area known as (2013-12-09)

NASA satellite catches birth of Tropical Cyclone 06B
NASA's Aqua satellite provided visible and infrared satellite imagery to forecasters helping confirm the birth of the sixth tropical cyclone of the Northern Indian Ocean cyclone season. (2013-12-06)

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