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Modeling invasive activity: Zebra mussels' infiltration of North American rivers

(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) The invasion of nonnative species has widespread and detrimental effects on local and global ecosystems. These intruders often spread and multiply prolifically, displace native species, alter the intended interactions between flora and fauna, and damage the environment and economy. Show More Summary

Study: Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testing

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have...Show More Summary

Does an HHS appointee believe abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer?

I was surprised, then, when the next thing she said was that abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have rejected that claim, citing, among other research, a 2004 analysis of 53 studies involving 83,000 women that found […]

Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing, Says Fred Hutch Study

A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer...Show More Summary

From a Central American Bagel Shop to Journalist of the Year

The San Diego Journalist of the Year has been announced. Morgan Cook, an investigative reporter with the Union-Tribune, will be feted later this year at the 2017 banquet of the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for her dogged work: Cook's first story came last April after she found a letter posted...

Novel technology applied to replace aging bridge

America's bridges received a grade of C+ on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, put out by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Aging is a factor in this score—almost four in 10 of the 614,387 bridges in the U.S. are 50 years or older, and the average age keeps climbing.

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Kraig de Lanzac, M.D., with 2017 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) presented Kraig de Lanzac, M.D., president of the Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists (LSA) with the 2017 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government Award.

Nearly 500 dupporters joined ATS rally on Capitol Hill: Lab coats for lungs

(American Thoracic Society) In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent...Show More Summary

BU researcher receives entrepreneur award from the American Thoracic Society

(Boston University Medical Center) Avrum Spira, MD, MSc, professor of medicine, pathology and bioinformatics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), is the inaugural recipient of the Research Innovation and Translation Achievement Award from the American Thoracic Society (ATS).

Where you grow what you grow

(American Society of Agronomy) A new study looks at how three varieties of camelina perform when grown in two different regions within the Great Plains. The end goal is to find the camelina variety that performs best in each location or environment -- beyond the genetics involved.

A Landmark Victory for Trans Rights—Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

The Supreme Court’s historic decision establishing marriage equality for same-sex couples nationwide marked a major shift in the recognition of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people as a central part of the fabric of American society. Transgender people, however, continue to face barriers to full equality. Show More Summary

Chemical Safety Board faces uncertain future

(American Chemical Society) Under President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget, the world's only independent body dedicated to investigating chemical-related industrial accidents would be abolished. A story in Chemical & Engineering...Show More Summary

AGS raises serious concerns on cuts to geriatrics in 2018 budget proposal

(American Geriatrics Society) The American Geriatrics Society voiced deep concern for proposed cuts to geriatrics health professions programs, healthcare research, Medicaid, and a range of services benefiting us all as we age -- all cuts outlined by President Trump in his full budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, 2017.

Bronchial Thermoplasty Helps Asthma Patients Reduce Severe Attacks, Hospitalizations and ER Visits

In a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, adult asthma patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) had fewer severe exacerbations and were able to reduce their ER visits and hospitalizations in the two years following treatment. Show More Summary

Paper test strip could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at home

(American Chemical Society) Contrary to the condition's name, heart failure doesn't mean the heart has stopped pumping -- it's just not working at full strength. It can often be managed with medications and lifestyle changes, but its progression needs to be monitored closely. Show More Summary

Sorghum: Health food, sweetener and now, clothing dye

(American Chemical Society) Sorghum has long been a staple food in many parts of the world, but in the US, it's best known as a sweetener and livestock feed. As demand for the grain soars, so does the amount of waste husks. To reduce...Show More Summary

Machine learning may help in early identification of severe sepsis

(American Thoracic Society) A machine-learning algorithm has the capability to identify hospitalized patients at risk for severe sepsis and septic shock using data from electronic health records (EHRs), according to a study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Show More Summary

Photographers Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know: Nan Goldin (NSFW)

American photographer Nan Goldin’s lucid and vivid portrayal of New York life in the early ’80s changed the role of the photographer in modern society. Her unflinching honesty and appetite for authenticity saw her capture the dizzying highs and crushing lows of her close friendship group in the squalor of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, complete […]

Song diversity hints at thrushes' evolutionary past

(American Ornithological Society Publications Office) The Hermit Thrush is famous for its melodiously undulating song, but we know very little about whether -- and if so, how -- its songs vary across the large swath of North America that it calls home in the summer. Show More Summary

President's Budget Would Dramatically Undermine Progress in Cancer Research and Care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) strongly opposes the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget released today by the White House.

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