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Sleeping in darkness improves effectiveness of breast cancer drug

Exposure to light at night suppresses levels of the hormone melatonin. New research is looking into the link between low levels of melatonin and resistance to tamoxifen, a common breast cancer drug.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Biology, Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

New Scientist

Ebola outbreak: What you need to know about its spread

THE spread continues. The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa has so far killed more than 670 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, making it the worst outbreak in the disease's history.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Nigeria, World News, New Orleans, LA, Science / Technology

The Times-Picayune

Tulane Summer Lyric's 'Cabaret' finds success in subtlety

Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University wraps up its season this weekend with a jolt, which will surprise audience members expecting a traditional feel-good musical.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The News-Star

Louisiana Tech ranked as one of nation's best college values

Money magazine has ranked Louisiana Tech University as one of the nation's best college values according to its 2014 Best Colleges list released Monday.

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Related Topix: Louisiana Tech University, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, Grambling State University

Sun Jul 27, 2014

NOLA.com

Fred Bronfin, 95, tracked enemy fighter planes during World War II

Fred Bronfin, a New Orleans lawyer who during World War II tracked enemy aircraft and devised plans to intercept them, died Wednesday in New Orleans.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, US Military, US Navy

NOLA.com

Citizen activism has helped turn New Orleans around, Cowen tells newspaper

Citizen activism has proved to be a potent force in remaking the image of New Orleans in the years since Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding devastated the city, former Tulane University President Scott Cowen said in a letter published Friday in The Wall Street Journal.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Federal Prisons, Prison

Sat Jul 26, 2014

FOX16

Barbour named new AD of Penn State

Barbour replaces Dave Joyner, who announced in June his intention to retire on Aug. 1. Joyner, however, will assist Barbour with the transition beyond that date.

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Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays, University of Notre Dame

Examiner.com

College-bound students use technology at raise.me to build scholarships

Colleges and universities already reward high performance with student merit scholarships; now, they can also help shape and encourage high performance with raise.me , a website college-bound students can use as early as ninth grade to see how their achievements can translate to scholarship dollars.

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Related Topix: Lewis & Clark College, UMass Lowell, Marist College, Fayetteville, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Worcester County Times

Fruitland sculptor seeks to show other side of glass

Fruitland sculptor seeks to show other side of glass Artist Steven Durow doesn't mind shattering barriers.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Salisbury University

EurekAlert!

Exposure to dim light at night may make breast cancers resistant to tamoxifen

For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to dim light at night made the tumors resistant to the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, according to data published in Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Melatonin, Supplement, Biology, Science

Independent.ie

Darkness 'key to breast treatment'

Such exposure shuts off night time production of the hormone melatonin, according to researchers at Tulane University in New Orleans, in the US.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sunday Herald

Dark 'is key to cancer treatment'

Being exposed to light at night makes breast cancer resistant to the widely used drug tamoxifen, researchers at Tulane University in New Orleans found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Breast Cancer, Melatonin, Supplement

The Times-Picayune

As Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret,' Katie Howe tries to show again why she's sitting pretty at Summer Lyric

"Hi!" Howe beamed brightly underneath freshly washed and naturally curly red hair as she bounded into my car en route to an Uptown coffee shop blocks away from her borrowed campus apartment at Tulane University.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Cabaret, Musical Movies, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Liza Minnelli, Pop/Rock

The Advocate

Armand St. Martin joins Summer Sounds series

Piano man and raconteur Armand St. Martin is bringing his songs, stories and keyboard skills drenched in the music of his native New Orleans to the Summer Sounds at St. James Concert Series next week.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, Entertainment

The Advocate

Community column for July 25, 2014

J. Pirvu , a graduate of St. Amant High School, has chosen to enroll at Mercer University as a Stamps Leadership Scholar.

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Related Topix: St. Amant, LA, Mercer University, Gonzales, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

SBWire

Judge Mike Caldwell Seeks for Reelection in Baton Rouge

Mike Caldwell today announced his intention to seek reelection to Division I of the 19th Judicial District Court.

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Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Stay-at-home fathers a growing trend

DANNY HART IS NINE MONTHS OLD... AND HE JUST STARTED PULLING UP ON THINGS. DAILY LIFE FOR HIS DAD IS ABOUT TO GET A LOT MORE INTERESTING.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Local oil rig workers working around Mideast conflict

As the conflict continues in the Middle East, hundreds of offshore workers continue to work the rigs in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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WDSU-TV New Orleans

Stay-at-home dads not as rare anymore

Stay-at-home dads aren't as rare as they used to be. Since tracking began in the 1970s, more and more families are making a decision that reverses the traditional parental roles.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

NOLA.com

Tulane names new vice president of student affairs

J. Davidson "Dusty" Porter has been named the new vice president for student affairs at Tulane University.

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Related Topix: Emory University, University of Vermont, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland institute, College of Art

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