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6 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Pathogenic connection found between autoimmune disorders and cancer

Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer , according to a new report by George Washington University researcher Linda Kusner, Ph.D., published in PLOS ONE .


Related Topix: Myasthenia Gravis, Health

7 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

School consolidation, charters, and choice

Vermonters moan about their steadily rising education property taxes, especially as the number of students continually decreases.


Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

New Canaan News-Review

Kiwanis awards student

Kiwanis Treasurer Jerry Miller, far right, presents three of the five 2014 Kiwanis Scholarships to Eugene Constandaki, Samuel Kramer and Lauren Perone.


Related Topix: New Canaan, CT, University of New Hampshire, Florida Gulf Coast University, Susquehanna University, Wellesley College

Business Journal

Five teams bid to redevelop St. Elizabeths east, but big names lacking

The District is on the hunt for a master developer to tackle Phase 1 of the St. E's east redevelopment.


Related Topix: Research Triangle Park, NC

Pearson selected to George Washington LEAD Master's Program, promoted to lieutenant

Brandon Pearson, 27, son of William and Sharon Balcom of Oakland Beach, was recently selected by Naval Personnel Command and the United States Naval Academy to participate in the USNA Company Officer Program.


Related Topix: United States Naval Academy

WTOP-FM Washington

Tips to make the most out of a 15-minute doctor visit

Doctors are more crunched for time than ever, and it is important to make every precious minute of an office visit count.


Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer

WTOP-FM Washington

Biggest party colleges in each state are ranked

If you're looking for a good time, chances are it can be had at the homes of the Duke Dogs and Terrapins.


Related Topix: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Howard University, UC Santa Barbara

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Marshall Independent

1st vote

First-time voters Connor Mesman, Austin Edwards and Nick Evans register to vote and fill out absentee voters forms Wednesday at the Lyon County Government Center.


Lamar Daily News

Without Obama being charged with impeachment, who are we as Americans?

I was astonished and angered to read last week that the American Civil Liberties Union gathered "a coalition of 45 civil rights, human rights, privacy rights and faith-based organizations sent a letter to President Obama asking for 'a full public accounting of ... practices'" related to the NSA's spying on five leading American Muslims .


Related Topix: Activism, ACLU, Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Speed Limit Lowered on U.S. 1 After 3 Pedestrian Deaths

In the wake of three pedestrian deaths , including two University of Maryland students, that happened along U.S. 1/Baltimore Avenue in College Park this year, the speed limit is now lowered on the road.


Related Topix: Maryland, College Park, MD, Randallstown, MD


Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals Appoints As Chief Medical Officer And Senior Vice President

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, today announced it has appointed Sunil Agarwal, M.D. as its Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, effective August 25, 2014.


Related Topix: RARE Hospitality International, Restaurant Management, Immunology, Biology, Science, Cornell University, Tufts University


First Lady Michelle Obama Attends Washington Kastles Match Tuesday Night

At last night's Washington Kastles' match, a now regular fan was in attendance. For the fourth year in a row, First Lady Michelle Obama , with daughters Sasha and Malia, watched as the Kastles debuted Sloane Stephens against the Springfield Lasers.


Related Topix: Michelle Obama

What If Apollo 11 Failed? President Nixon Had Speech Ready

The entire world was captivated by NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing 45 years ago this week, but at the time, the mission's success was far from certain.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Apollo 11, Apollo 13, History Movies, Adventure, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Science / Technology, NASA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

News Max

Law Prof: Dueling ACA Rulings More About Federal Agencies' Power

George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley says the conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies handed down Tuesday are less about healthcare than about the role of federal agencies.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tax, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Cybercast News Service

NIH Spends $238K to Study Telemedicine for Trangender Women of ColorCNS

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $237,750 grant to George Washington University to study whether the use of telemedicine can help overcome barriers to care for transgender women of color.


Related Topix: Transgender


New research finds pathogenic connection between autoimmune disorders and cancer

Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to a new report by George Washington University researcher Linda Kusner, Ph.D. , published in PLOS ONE on July 22. This paradigm shifting work shows that the very same inhibitors of apoptosis, or cell destruction, in tumors are also expressed in cells that produce ... (more)


Related Topix: Myasthenia Gravis, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Network of experts join forces to fight myasthenia gravis

Collaboration between research groups is key in tackling rare diseases such as auto-immune disease myasthenia gravis .


Related Topix: Health, Myasthenia Gravis, Immunology, Biology, Science, France, World News, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology

Washington Examiner

Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday.


Related Topix: Washington DC

Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

Just Saying: Brain easily switched on... and off

Since electricity was invented, brain researchers have tried hundreds of different ways to try and fix sick brains with electricity.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Roll Call

Ryan Shucard Pleads Not Guilty to Carrying Pistol to Capitol Hill

Ryan Shucard, the Capitol Hill aide who allegedly tried to bring a 9 mm handgun and magazine to work Friday, was released from police custody on Saturday afternoon after pleading not guilty to a felony charge for carrying a pistol.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Marino, University of Northern Colorado