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Global Engagement for Cancer Research: Breaking Barriers, Inspiring Generations and Saving Lives

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Breast cancer has been recognized as a major global health problem. In 2010 the disease killed 68,000 women aged 15-49 years old in low-and middle-income countries, compared to 26,000 in developed countries; and mortality from this disease is increasing annually. With the aggressive manifestation of breast cancer among women in low-and middle-income countries, scientists around the world are...

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The Enduring Need to Protect Nuclear Material from Insider Threats

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

An old idiom claims that when ranking your worries, it is “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” When it comes to protecting dangerous nuclear material from insider threats, however, you might not have a choice. Even worse, sometimes the “devil you know and the devil you don’t” decide to work in concert against you.Governments and the nuclear...

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Making Room for Science in Pop Culture

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Watching this year’s Oscars and seeing connections to science was awesome. Not only was there a wonderful film being recognized – Hidden Figures, but overall there seemed to be an awareness that science – and especially women in science – should be recognized and celebrated.Telling the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, the...

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