Indigenous American ancestry tied to HER2+ breast cancer

Indigenous American (IA) origin could partly contribute to the higher incidence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer in Latinas, according to a study recently published in Cancer Research. Katie M. Marker, M.P.H., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues evaluated genomewide genotype data for 1,312 patients participating in […]

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Library’s proposal on Black Lives Matter prompts sheriff to say won’t respond to 911 calls

A Nevada county library’s proposed statement in support of Black Lives Matter prompted the local sheriff to warn that his office would not respond to its 911 calls. “We support #BlackLivesMatter,” the Douglas County Public Library said in the proposed short statement released last week at the end of a meeting agenda. “We resolutely assert […]

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NCAA president remains “very concerned” about fall sports

With serious issues involving Major League Baseball and real questions about the NFL, it’s becoming harder to envision college football successfully playing games while keeping players and coaches from spreading the virus. As a result, NCAA president Mark Emmert continues to have reservations regarding collegiate sports in the fall, including football. Via Heather Dinnich of […]

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Mental fatigue of multiple sclerosis linked to inefficient recruitment of neural resources

Researchers at Kessler Foundation conducted a pilot study comparing the effects of mental fatigue on brain activation patterns in people with and without multiple sclerosis (MS). Their findings indicate significant differences between the two groups in their recruitment of neural resources in response to increased task demands. The article, “Neural mechanisms underlying state mental fatigue […]

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Trace Lysette to produce new docuseries ‘Trans in Trumpland’

Trace Lysette is going behind the camera. The trans actress, best known for her work on “Transparent” and in “Hustlers,” has signed on as executive producer of the upcoming documentary series “Trans in Trumpland.” The four-part series, created by New York City-based TransWave Films and directed by trans filmmaker Tony Zosherafatain and produced by Jamie […]

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