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The Rapid Tissue Donation Program at Moffitt Cancer Center Offers a Feasible Approach to Improve Research

Moffitt Cancer Center

In an article published in Cancer Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center scientists describe a community-based program called the Rapid Tissue Donation (RTD) protocol. It enables patients to consent to donating tumor tissue and blood samples for research purposes after their death. The samples provided by patients postmortem enable researchers to study the genetic and molecular makeup of primary and metastatic tumors after the patient failed treatment, and to compare those finding with what was known about the patient during earlier phases of their therapy.

Channels: Cancer, Ethics and Research Methods, Healthcare, All Journal News,

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13-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST
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High School Student Publishes Scientific Paper with Assistance from Texas Tech Professor

Texas Tech University

David Weindorf collaborated with Florida teenager Julia Kagiliery to determine the sulfur content of lignite coal using portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and an optical color sensor.

Channels: All Journal News, Back to School, Education, Environmental Science, Ethics and Research Methods,

Released:
11-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Criteria for Clinical Trials Might Be Too Strict, Needlessly Excluding Patients

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Federal regulations may keep lung cancer patients out of clinical trials simply because these patients are on medications that might affect the electrical system of the heart.

Channels: Cancer, Ethics and Research Methods, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, All Journal News,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Society for Risk Analysis Announces 2019 Winners for Best Journal Papers and Best Research Posters

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is pleased to announce the winners for best papers in Risk Analysis: An International Journal and the best research posters for 2019. The editorial staff of Risk Analysis selected the 2019 Best Paper award winners. These papers made the most significant impacts on the theory or practice of risk analysis. Judges, as well as members of the society via popular vote, selected the poster winners during the meeting’s annual poster session the evening prior.

Channels: All Journal News, Ethics and Research Methods, In the Workplace, Media and Journalism, Scientific Meetings,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 1:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Queen’s University Belfast signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment
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9-Dec-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Newswise: UAB tops $600 million in research funding for first time

UAB tops $600 million in research funding for first time

University of Alabama at Birmingham

One year after surpassing $500 million in research grant and award funding, University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty, staff and administration have hit another institutional milestone for the first time in its 50-year history — exceeding more than $600 million in research funding awards.

Channels: All Journal News, Clinical Trials, Ethics and Research Methods, Healthcare, In the Workplace, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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4-Dec-2019 10:50 AM EST
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DHS S&T to Engage Innovators on Detection Canine Research

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Innovators, researchers and canine training experts are invited to learn about funding opportunities in the detection canine field on December 10, 2019.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Ethics and Research Methods, Pets, Technology,

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25-Nov-2019 1:35 PM EST
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St. Jude researchers among the most highly cited in 2019

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Eighteen scientists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were recently named Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 by the Web of Science Group.

Channels: Ethics and Research Methods, In the Workplace, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
22-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST
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