Imperial Valley News
Atlanta, Georgia - John R. Seffrin, Ph.D., CEO of the American Cancer Society, on the initiative by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a global fund to fight tobacco:
Chicago, Illinois - More than 750 organizations joined the American Medical Association (AMA) today to call on Congress to pass legislation that would permanently eliminate Medicare's flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and strengthen Medicare for America's seniors. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, the groups strongly urged policymakers to pass the bipartisan, bicameral framework developed last year.
Washington, DC - When cancer strikes, it may be possible for patients to fight back with their own defenses, using a strategy known as immunotherapy. According to a new study published in Nature, researchers have found a way to enhance the effects of this therapeutic approach in glioblastoma, a deadly type of brain cancer, and possibly improve patient outcomes. The research was funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) as well as the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which are part of the National Institutes of Health.
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health has selected 16 finalists for Phase 1 of its Follow that Cell Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to stimulate the development of new tools and methods that will enable researchers to predict the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time. This ability could help reveal valuable information such as how cells transition from a healthy to diseased state, or identify changes that influence a cell’s responsiveness to treatment.
Washington, DC - Joint statement by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States:
Rochester, Minnesota - Astronomers estimate that each day approximately 275 million new stars are born in the universe. Our galaxy alone has 200 to 400 billion stars. With over 100 billion galaxies in the universe, many believe the universe has more stars than the number of sand particles on all the earth’s beaches combined. We, of course, have to be content with owning just one star - our sun.