UPenn Jewish students feared for their safety under ousted president

UPenn Jewish students feared for their safety under ousted president

A growing body of Jewish students at the University of Pennsylvania have voiced their concerns about campus life in the wake of now-former university president Liz Magill’s controversial testimony earlier in the week.  UPenn student Kevin Bina told FOX 29 that his fellow fraternity members “don’t even feel comfortable walking outside our house wearing their …

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AP Top Stories December 9 P

AP Top Stories December 9 P

Here’s the latest for Saturday, December 9: Biden administration approved emergency sale of ammunition to Israel; Israel pressed on with airstrikes in Gaza; Texas Supreme Court paused order allowing an abortion; Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour crosses the billion-dollar mark. Here’s the latest for Saturday, December 9: Biden administration approved emergency sale of ammunition to Israel; …

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Hunter Biden’s memoir comes back to haunt him as California indictment references it repeatedly

Hunter Biden’s memoir comes back to haunt him as California indictment references it repeatedly

Hunter Biden’s 2021 memoir, “Beautiful Things,” was cited repeatedly in a California indictment detailing tax charges against him this week, outlining how he talked about lavish spending at a time when prosecutors say he should have been paying taxes. Biden is facing nine charges alleging a “four-year scheme” when he did not pay his federal …

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UPenn’s Wharton board attempts to increase pressure on Magill to resign: report

UPenn president’s fate hangs in balance as angry board convenes for emergency meeting

University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill’s job is increasingly at risk as university donors, lawmakers in both parties, alumni and Jewish groups have piled on criticism after her disastrous congressional testimony on antisemitism this week. The Penn Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on Sunday at 5 p.m., the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, where Magill’s …

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Can breast cancer gene carriers have children safely after having the disease?

Can breast cancer gene carriers have children safely after having the disease?

Embargoed until: Publicly released: 2023-12-08 01:15 Young breast cancer survivors who carry a BRCA genetic mutation, which is linked to an increased risk of the disease, appear to be able to become pregnant safely after cancer treatment, according to Australian and international researchers. The researchers followed a group of 4,732 women with a BRCA mutation …

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Mediterranean green turtles set to expand their nesting area under climate change

Mediterranean green turtles set to expand their nesting area under climate change

The more the climate warms, the further green sea turtles will expand their nesting range along the Mediterranean Coast, according to international researchers who say their nesting range could expand by over 60% under worst-case climate scenarios. The sex of green sea turtle offspring is impacted by their incubation temperature, meaning climate change has significant …

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Medical research: The ones to watch in 2024

Medical research: The ones to watch in 2024

The medical journal Nature Medicine has featured 11 clinical trials that are likely to have an impact on medicine in 2024. This year’s feature highlights include an app allowing women with no prior experience to help other women in the community who have major depression during pregnancy, potential vaccines against HIV and malaria, stem cell …

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New Zealand’s medical students not reflecting our diverse communities

New Zealand’s medical students not reflecting our diverse communities

Māori and Pacific medical students are still underrepresented in our medical schools, as are students from low socioeconomic and rural backgrounds, according to a new analysis of New Zealand medical student data from 2016-2020. The authors say that relying on overseas medical graduates, rather than training more doctors locally, will further dilute representation of these groups …

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New therapeutic tool to selectively kill cancer cells

New therapeutic tool to selectively kill cancer cells

Scientists have found a new way to impair cancer cell growth which they hope will lead to the development of new treatments. Journal/conference: Cell Chemical Biology Organisation/s: Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Funder: No information provided. Media release From: Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) A team from Children’s Medical Research Institute has discovered a new …

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