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Cetuximab with radiation found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

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An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy and cetuximab is associated with worse overall and progression-free survival compared to the current standard treatment with radiation and cisplatin.

Hampshire cyclist with broken bike completes 100km ride for dementia research

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Not even a broken bike could stop a determined Hampshire fundraiser from completing a 100km overnight cycle ride in an effort to help find a cure for dementia. David Hall, 55, conquered the Liverpool Nightrider to raise funds for the Dementia Revolution, a historic joint campaign from Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK– and he’s already planning his next event for the cause.

Intel Introduces New NUC Kits and NUC Mini PCs to the Intel NUC Family

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The new Intel NUC kits (NUC8i7BEH, NUC8i5BEH, NUC8i5BEK, NUC8i3BEH, NUC8i3BEK, formerly code-named Bean Canyon) allow integrators and DIYers to customize with their choice of storage, memory and operating system. With this flexibility, the Intel NUC kits offer a range of price/performance options to meet most mainstream users' needs in an ultra-small form factor.

Convicted Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Firearms

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RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 52 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

NIH study shows how MERS coronavirus evolves to infect different species

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This illustration shows the bat species used in the study, Desmodus rotundus, or vampire bat, and representations of MERS-CoV (purple) interacting with host receptor DPP4 (gold).

Washington Examiner: Report: Regulations Being Cut at Record Pace, Savings Double

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Federal agencies, led by Labor and Health and Human Services, are cutting Obama-era regulations and saving money faster than demanded by President Trump, according to a new report.

IDC: Strong Public Private Collaborations Required to Achieve Malaysias Vision 2020/25

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KUALA LUMPUR, August 14th, 2018 – IDC ASEAN is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem through collaborations and creating an advanced economy.

Fox Business: Small Business Optimism at 35-Year High

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Small business owners’ optimism touched a 35-year high in July, with businesses setting records in terms of job creation and hiring, while they cited the availability of qualified workers as their biggest challenge.

Secretary Perry Announces $38 Million in New Projects to Support Innovative Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the selection of 28 projects totaling $38 million to support early-stage research and development of innovative hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The Secretary is in Golden, Colorado touring the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

DOES NREL Acquires Powerful New High-Performance Computing System

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that it has selected its next high-performance computing (HPC) system, which will be used to advance early-stage R&D on energy technologies spanning multiple DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs.

Beaumont Residents Guilty in Federal Drug Trafficking Case

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BEAUMONT, Texas – The final six defendants in a Jefferson County drug trafficking conspiracy have pleaded guilty to violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

MSF Ebola treatment centre opens in Mangina, North Kivu

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Taking a new step in its response to the current Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a treatment centre on Tuesday 14 August in Mangina, a small town considered to be the epicentre of the outbreak. All patients from the isolation unit where MSF was working to improve biosafety have been transferred to the 12 tents of the new Ebola treatment centre.

UT Southwestern ranked No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report , adding to multiple recognitions in 2018

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DALLAS – August 14, 2018 – UT Southwestern Medical Center has retained its listing as the No.

Firearms Trafficker Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Prison

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RICHMOND, Va. – An Henrico man was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for conspiracy to make a false statement to acquire firearms, aiding and abetting another in making a false statement to acquire firearms, and using the mail to traffic marijuana.

Three Purdue Foundry-affiliated startups to be featured at TechCrunch conference in San Francisco next month

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three startups that have been receiving assistance from the Purdue Foundry will be featured at the  ​TechCrunch Disrupt SF Conference​  to be held next month in San Francisco.

Tennessee Riverkeeper Joins Lawsuit to Protect Critically Endangered Alabama Fish From Auto Plant

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— Tennessee Riverkeeper today joined the Center for Biological Diversity in filing a formal notice of intent to sue Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A. Inc.

New Hope for Some of Worlds Last Near-pristine Coral Reefs

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The New Caledonian government has announced the highest possible levels of protection as defined by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) for its near-pristine coral reefs. The classification of all New Caledonia’s offshore, healthy reefs as Strict Nature Reserves or National Park means that all types of extraction, including fishing, will be strictly prohibited, and tourist activity will be rigorously controlled.

UCLA ranked No. 2 public university in U.S., No. 11 overall globally

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UCLA has been named the No. 2 public university in the United States and the 11th best in the world — public or private — by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy in its 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The overall ranking is up one place from No. 12, a position UCLA has held since 2011.

Italy/Malta: Stop playing with refugee and migrants lives by closing ports

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European governments must stop playing with human lives. Italy and Malta’s disgraceful refusal to allow refugees and migrants to disembark in their ports is pure cruelty. These individuals have braved dangerous journeys and inhumane conditions in Libya only to be stranded at sea as governments shamelessly abdicate their responsibility to protect.

Transistor technology may improve speed, battery life for computers, mobile phones and other electronics

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This image shows a traditional silicon/germanium nanotransistor in atomic resolution with source, drain and gate contacts to control the charge flow. Purdue University researchers have developed transistor technology that shows potential for improving computers and mobile phones.

UCLAs William Andrews Clark Memorial Library receives preservation design award

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This elevator and pavilion have been added to the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Iraq: Alkarama and Al Wissam Humanitarian Assembly submit ten cases of enforced disappearances from 2014 and 2015 to UN Committee

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Geneva, August 14, 2018) – On August 3, 2018, Alkarama and Al Wissam Humanitarian Assembly submitted ten cases of missing persons in Iraq to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED ). This brings the number of cases submitted to the CED by the two organisations to 145, the vast majority of which have yet to be clarified by the authorities.

Mozambique: Effectively closing the media space with exorbitant accreditation fees

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The introduction by Mozambican authorities of exorbitant media accreditation fees is an assault on freedom of the press and a blatant attempt to clamp down on journalists, Amnesty International said today.

Mercy Corps Joins Efforts To Prevent Spread Of Ebola In DRC

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Global organization Mercy Corps is expanding its existing humanitarian response in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to help prevent the spread of Ebola. The tenth outbreak of the disease in the country has already killed 39 people.

65 California Cities, Counties Oppose Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.— At least 65 California cities and counties have taken action opposing new fossil fuel leasing in the Pacific Ocean since President Trump proposed a massive expansion of drilling in federal waters last year. That ongoing campaign now represents communities with 21.

Diving robots find Antarctic winter seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide

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Data captured by the floats show outgassing near the edge of the Antarctic sea ice. This photo was taken in January, during the Southern Ocean summer, when the floats were deployed.

In Marvel video, UCLA scientists explain principles behind the superpowers of Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Rita Blaik demonstrates the science behind the Wasp’s suit to Marvel University host John Urschel.

SEC Files Charges in Municipal Bond Flipping and Kickback Schemes

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two firms and 18 individuals in a scheme to improperly divert new issue municipal bonds to broker-dealers at the expense of retail investors.  According to the SEC’s complaint, the defendants – known in the industry as “flippers” – purchased new issue municipal bonds, often by posing as retail investors to gain priority in bond allocations.

FTC Approves Modifications to Video Game Industry Self-Regulatory COPPA Safe Harbor Program

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The Federal Trade Commission approved changes to a video game industry self-regulatory program aimed at ensuring compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.

In a massive region of space, astronomers find far fewer galaxies than they expected

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A computer simulation of the distribution of matter in the universe. Orange regions host galaxies; blue structures are gas and dark matter.

SEC Bars Perpetrator of Initial Coin Offering Fraud

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today obtained permanent officer-and-director and penny stock bars against the founder of a company who perpetrated a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) to fund oil exploration and drilling in California.

TerraForm Power, Inc. Selects GE Renewable Energy For New Digital Services Agreement

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Schenectady, NY (August 14, 2018)—Today TerraForm Power, Inc.

She said yes! Couple celebrates engagement across six airports with support of Delta team

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Paul Stender, a Delta Platinum Medallion Member and businessman from Milwaukee, is no stranger to long travel days. With an engagement ring for the love of his life, Lauren, protected in his carry-on bag, Paul set out on a five-flight trip to pop the question — and got a little help from Delta.

Bureau of Reclamation selects 16 projects to receive $3.5 million for desalination and water purification research

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Filters in a desalination plant.WASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that 16 entities will receive $3.5 million for laboratory and pilot-scale research projects as part of the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. The DWPR Program works with Reclamation researchers and partners to develop more innovative, cost-effective and technologically efficient ways to desalinate water.

Director-General condemns killing of journalist Musa Abdul Kareem in Libya

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The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today condemned the killing of Musa Abdul Kareem on 31 July in Sabha, southwestern Libya.

Help survey wasps over the bank holiday weekend

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Wasps might not be the nation’s favourite insects but are some of the most important so UCL and University of Gloucestershire scientists are again asking for the public’s help to find out more about these misunderstood creatures.

Reclamation releases environmental documents for Riparian Habitat Restoration project at Dos Rios Ranch

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation issued environmental documents on the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts to the affected environment associated with the Riparian Habitat Restoration project at Dos Rios Ranch. Under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program, Reclamation would provide $499,730 to River Partners, a non-profit conservation organization, to partially fund the restoration of 159 acres of riparian habitat at Dos Rios Ranch in Stanislaus County.

Rule of Law: European Commission takes next step in infringement procedure to protect the independence of the Polish Supreme Court

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Today, the European Commission decided to send a Reasoned Opinion to Poland regarding the Polish law on the Supreme Court.