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NFL teams with critical mass of women executives have fewer football player arrests

Keeping players on the field and out of the courtroom is key for a team’s success. A new study provides a possible pathway to reduce off-the-job player misconduct and it starts at the top. The researchers, Profs. Mary Graham and Bhavneet Walia from Syracuse University along with Chris Robinson from Tulane University, have concluded that […]

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Improved mobility in frail and elderly adults linked to common gene variant

Variations in a gene that regulates dopamine levels in the brain may influence the mobility of elderly and frail adults, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. These results, published today in the Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, add to a growing body of evidence hinting that […]

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Scientists develop new ‘precision medicine’ approach to treating damaged DNA in pancreatic cancer

Scientists have developed a new “precision medicine” approach to treating the damaged DNA in the cancer cells of Pancreatic Cancer patients. The findings mark an important step forward for potential treatment options for pancreatic cancer, improving the options and outcomes for a disease where survival rates have remained stubbornly low. The study detailing the approach—led […]

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Robust networks that persist into old age

Being able to grow old and die in one’s own home is something people want, including those who live alone. Behind the life situation of the latter one finds many different relationship constellations and support networks. As soon as their need for help and care becomes more pronounced, non-kin carers such as friends or neighbors […]

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Improvements in stroke treatment could save more lives

Yale researchers have found ways to treat stroke patients that may otherwise be untreatable. In a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, principal investigators Yale’s Charles Matouk, MD, associate professor of neurosurgery, and Nils Petersen, MD, Ph.D. associate professor of neurology, show that a method called direct carotid puncture (DCT) offers a life-saving and […]

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VAV1 gene mutations trigger T-cell tumors in mice

Life is an exquisite orchestration of growth and change, with checks and balances that fine-tune complex entwined interactions, both intrinsic and external. White blood cells (WBC) are integral to an organism’s immune defenses against disease and invasion; unfortunately, these mechanisms may go awry causing uncontrolled increases in dysfunctional cell numbers, resulting in tumor formation. Now, […]

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Weight loss surgery in obese diabetic patients significantly cuts pancreatic cancer risk

Weight loss surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people who are obese with diabetes, a new 20-year analysis has found. The study, presented today at UEG Week 2020 Virtual, analyzed 1,435,350 patients with concurrent diabetes and obesity over a 20-year period. A total of 10,620 patients within the study had undergone […]