Imperial Valley News
Seattle, Washington - The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states’ varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new University of Washington study finds.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - When looking for love, people take more risks with their money when they believe fewer potential mates are available.
National Kidney Foundation and American Heart Association Join Forces against Epidemic High Blood Pressure
New York - The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA) announced a milestone collaboration to counter the epidemic of cardiovascular and kidney disease in the U.S. This partnership represents a major joint effort between these two longstanding health organizations to combat this public health problem.
Dallas, Texas - Women with pregnancy-related diabetes (gestational diabetes) are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life; however, a healthy diet may significantly reduce that risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
New Orleans, Louisiana - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced Monday that it is awarding 10 grants of $750,000 each to early-career scientists to support innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects in cancer research. The announcement was made at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C’s Scientific Partner.
New Mathematical Model May Help Better Define Roles of Environmental and Intrinsic Factors in Cancer Initiation
New Orleans, Louisiana - A mathematical model that takes into account the number of mutations required to initiate a specific type of cancer to estimate mutational activity, rather than cancer initiation, as the elementary event (as reported in two studies last year, one of which generated the "bad luck" hypothesis) may help better define the contributions of environmental factors and cellular factors in cancer initiation, according to data presented here at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, April 16-20.