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Rafael Contreras-Galindo's research looks at the cause of ovarian cancer, which Contreras-Galindo thinks is connected to specific DNA sequence mutations.
The "Bill Nye the Science Guy" star implored Winona State students and community members to take action on climate change by voting in next week's general election.
Even though wastewater surveillance is proving to be the most accurate and economical way to gauge COVID activity in communities across the country, funding for this type of tracking hasn’t been consistent. And data collection is sometimes paused while wastewater researchers look for new ways to pay for the surveillance. Besides COVID, the technique is being used to track the spread of monkeypox.
The University of Minnesota is working on testing techniques as monkeypox continues to spread and polio appears in New York City wastewater.
The award will support research on how colorectal cancer spreads to the liver.
A discovery made in the lab sparked the creation of Anatomic Inc., which sells human stem cell-derived sensory neurons to pharmaceutical companies for the possible creation of new, nonaddictive painkillers.

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The Hormel Institute launched its "Research Day," which they plan to continue through future years. At the event, undergraduate, graduate students and institute scientists shared recent research findings.
The $9 billion infrared telescope, built for NASA by aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp., is expected to revolutionize astronomy by allowing scientists to peer farther than before and with greater clarity into the cosmos, to the dawn of the known universe.
Known as “forever chemicals” for their persistence in the environment, PFAS have been popular with manufacturers for decades and can be found in everything from nonstick cookware coating to fire-extinguishing foam. Higher levels of exposure to PFAS have been linked to increased cancer risk, developmental delays in children, damage to organs such as the liver and thyroid, increased cholesterol levels and reduced immune functions, especially among young children.

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