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COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Feb. 23, 2017 - Saipan Tribune

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:07

COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Feb. 23, 2017
Saipan Tribune
This SHRM lunch meeting will be held at the Pacific Islands Club Charley's on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, from 11:30am to ... Funds raised from the event will go to the 2017 Marianas March Against Cancer on behalf of TanHoldings. For more information ...

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Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack? - Honolulu Civil Beat

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 23:09

Honolulu Civil Beat

Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack?
Honolulu Civil Beat
“The Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai was designed and built as a test asset and was not intended to be an operational facility,” Johnson wrote in an email to Civil Beat. “While the Department of ...

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Northland news in brief - New Zealand Herald

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:33

Northland news in brief
New Zealand Herald
The festival, organised by Fale Pasifika (the Northland Pacific Islands Charitable Trust) is hosted this year by the district's Fijian community. The ceremonial opening will start at 9am with a traditional Maori welcome, a kava ceremony and the ...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Feb. 22, 2017 - Saipan Tribune

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:08

COMMUNITY BRIEFS – Feb. 22, 2017
Saipan Tribune
This SHRM lunch meeting will be held at the Pacific Islands Club Charley's on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, from 11:30am to ... Funds raised from the event will go to the 2017 Marianas March Against Cancer on behalf of TanHoldings. For more information ...

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton to launch 'bounty' survival show Mutiny which 'puts Bear Grylls' The Island ... - The Sun

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:57

The Sun

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton to launch 'bounty' survival show Mutiny which 'puts Bear Grylls' The Island ...
The Sun
Ant, who made his name as the lead instructor of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, is recreating an epic 4,000-mile expedition for his new show Mutiny. Asked if his show is harder than rival The Island hosted by Bear, he said: “There's no comparison.

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Upcoming and Previous Team My58 & Team Estrella Events - KCRA Sacramento

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 07:33

KCRA Sacramento

Upcoming and Previous Team My58 & Team Estrella Events
KCRA Sacramento
Making Strides Against Cancer- October 16, 2016: Team My58 and Team Estrella were out at the Capital supporting a great cause while having fun at the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk! Hundreds of breast cancer survivors and caregivers came out to ...

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Elephant Habitat In Africa Disappearing, Creature Cornered To Extinction - Science Times

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:49

Science Times

Elephant Habitat In Africa Disappearing, Creature Cornered To Extinction
Science Times
An African Safari (Photo : Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) MASHATU, BOTSWANA - JULY 26: A herd of elephants at the Mashatu game reserve on July 26, 2010 in Mapungubwe, Botswana. Mashatu is a 46,000 hectare reserve located in Eastern ...

'Wine' Saves Heart But Increases Cancer Risk : MEDICINE ... - Science Times

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:48

Science Times

'Wine' Saves Heart But Increases Cancer Risk : MEDICINE ...
Science Times
Wine can be added to the dine table as a sooth combination beverage. Along with its health benefits, some studies revealed some risks.

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Adderall Dangerously Affects Heart, Brain, Body Physiologic Functions - Science Times

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:48

Science Times

Adderall Dangerously Affects Heart, Brain, Body Physiologic Functions
Science Times
Kids Attend Camp For Attention Deficit Disorders (Photo : Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) NEW FAIRFIELD, CT - JULY 30: A student rests while camping out at the Center for Attention and Related Disorders? (C.A.R.D.) camp at the Great Hollow ...

HEALTH MATTERS - Savannah Morning News

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 17:59

Savannah Morning News

HEALTH MATTERS
Savannah Morning News
21 at the Southwest Chatham Library, 14097 Abercorn St. Even if you have had a heart bypass, stent, or family history, learn how one lifestyle change can positively affect all types of heart disease. Learn the connection ... 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at ...

On this day: February 20 - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 05:37

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

On this day: February 20
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
2005: Actress Sandra Dee, known for her wholesome ingenue roles in such 1960s films as "The Reluctant Debutante," "Gidget," "Imitation of Life" and "A Summer Place," dies of complications from kidney disease at the age of 62 in Thousand Oaks ...

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John Pilger on the US threat to world peace — and Australia's choice - Green Left Weekly

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 17:10

Green Left Weekly

John Pilger on the US threat to world peace — and Australia's choice
Green Left Weekly
After a sold out Melbourne screening of his latest master class in documentary filmmaking, The Coming War on China (his 60th film for ITV), Pilger is stark when speaking with Green Left Weekly: Undeniably, he insists, US island bases surround China ...

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Meet 'Zealandia,' Earth's Newest Continent - Science Times

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 04:47

Science Times

Meet 'Zealandia,' Earth's Newest Continent
Science Times
... beneath New Zealand and New Caledonia. Scientists have long been eyeing a huge landmass which is about 94 percent submerged under the Pacific Ocean which they have named as "Zealandia." ... Can Nutella Really Cause Cancer? Here's What You Should ...
Scientists may have proven the existence of a new continentIrish Times

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Exhibit for cultural artefacts: Pride of Fiji - Fiji Times

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 11:07

Fiji Times

Exhibit for cultural artefacts: Pride of Fiji
Fiji Times
HOOPER: My grandfather James Hooper worked until he was 60 for the Thames River Authority in the London area, but since he was a boy, before World War I (1914-18), he was fascinated by far-away places, especially the Pacific Islands. So as a childhood ...

Scene: Symphony Ball spends night inVienna - The Morning Call - Allentown Morning Call

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:41

Allentown Morning Call

Scene: Symphony Ball spends night inVienna - The Morning Call
Allentown Morning Call
PHOTO GALLERY: The Allentown Symphony Association created a bit of a what it might feel like to spend an “Enchanted Evening in Vienna” for its 67th annual ...

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Trash and toxins found in the most remote corner of the ocean - WCAI

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:34

Trash and toxins found in the most remote corner of the ocean
WCAI
Recent tests on shrimp-like crustaceans that live more than six miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean in the Mariana Trench show high levels of long-banned, cancer-causing pollutants in their bodies. "We still think of the deep ocean as being ...

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Scientists may have proven the existence of a new continent - Irish Times

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 04:19

Irish Times

Scientists may have proven the existence of a new continent
Irish Times
Zealandia - a land mass submerged in the southwest Pacific - is a step closer to being recognised as a continent, the authors of a new scientific paper claim. A paper published in GSA Today, the journal of the Geological Society of America, contends ...

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Death in the Water: How Plastic Is Poisoning Our Oceans - Earth911.com

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 03:36

Earth911.com

Death in the Water: How Plastic Is Poisoning Our Oceans
Earth911.com
Though the term “garbage patch” brings to mind the image of a large floating island of trash, it's actually a bit of a misnomer. The lion's share of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is composed of extremely high concentrations of plastic debris ...

Martin Butler Tanna Liz Jackson Oscar - The Australian - The Australian

Pacific Islands Cancer News (Google) - Fri, 02/17/2017 - 02:02

The Australian

Martin Butler Tanna Liz Jackson Oscar - The Australian
The Australian
Martin Butler speaks with the sandpapery growl of a lifelong smoker, which is a little misleading because he kicked the habit a decade ago as he reached his ...

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Vera Gorbunova delivers eighth Paul F. Glenn Lecture

MIT Cancer Research RSS - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:00

Mice and rats rarely live more than five years. Yet some rodents, remarkably, can live up to 30. These notably long-lived rodents were the subject of Vera Gorbunova’s “Longevity and anticancer mechanisms in long-lived rodents,” the eighth annual Paul F. Glenn Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 7. The Department of Biology hosted the event at the MIT Stata Center.   

An expert on aging, the focus for this lecture series, Gorbunova is the Doris Johns Cherry Endowed Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Rochester Aging Research Center at the University of Rochester. Her lecture described research performed in her laboratory on a variety of long-lived rodents, including both the naked mole rat and the blind mole rat, and the mechanisms by which they avoid cancer and regulate aging. It was a tale of careful experimentation and curious observations. As one example, when studying the very long-lived and cancer resistant naked mole rat, she made the serendipitous discovery that when cells from naked mole rats are grown in culture, the culture medium becomes viscous. That viscosity turns out to be caused by an especially large form of the sugar molecule hyaluronan. Through a series of elegant experiments, Gorbunova showed that hyaluronan was the key to the cancer resistance seen in naked mole rats.

Gorbunova trained as a biologist at different institutions around the world. She was an undergraduate biology major at St. Petersburg State University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a graduate student in plant genetics at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovat, Israel. She was a postdoc with Siegfried Hekimi at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and with both Olivia M. Pereira-Smith and John Wilson at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Gorbunova has received a number of prizes for her work, including a 2010 Glenn Foundation Award for Research in Biological Mechanisms of Aging, the 2013 ADPS/Allianz Longevity Research Prize (France), the 2014 Prince Hitachi Prize in Comparative Oncology, and the 2014 Davey Prize in Cancer Research.

As a prelude to the talk, Mark Collins, president and director of the Glenn Foundation, spoke about the foundation’s long interest in aging research, which it has been funding since 1965, when severe caloric restriction was the only thing known to increase lifespan. In addition to pointing out that Gorbunova was a recipient of a Glenn Foundation research award, he noted the passing of MIT Professor Susan Lindquist, who had served on the Glenn Foundation scientific advisory board.

The Glenn Foundation has made significant contributions to aging research at MIT over the last decade. In 2008, the Paul F. Glenn Laboratory for Science of Aging Research was established through a $5 million gift from the foundation and expanded with an additional $1 million gift in 2013. More recently, a $2 million gift in 2015 led to the formation of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Science of Aging Research at MIT, directed by Novartis Professor of Biology Leonard Guarente. Li-Huei Tsai, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT, and Angelika Amon, the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research, also conduct research as part of the center. 

Guarente introduced both Collins and Gorbunova, and invited the audience to join them for a reception held in the Koch Biology Building after the lecture.

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