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Novel govt. cancer study will test precision medicine

...Starting in July, about 3,000 patients will have their tumor genes sequenced to see what mutations or pathways fuel their disease. About 1,000 patients whose tumor characteristics most closely match one of the 20 or so gene-targeting drugs offered...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/novel-govt-cancer-study-will-test-pr
Regional News
Theater shooter: Deaths increased my worth

...insanity as the inability to tell right from wrong because of a mental disease or defect, or the inability to form the intent necessary to commit a crime because of a mental disease or defect.On the video, Holmes tells Reid that human life has value...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/theater-shooter-deaths-increased-my-
Regional News
Dirt Girl: No space is too small for gardening

...invertebrates, so I create a lighter soil mix. For the container, I take one third of soil I've previously used as long as it's disease free. I mix it thoroughly with one third potting soil and either one sixth vermiculite or perlite. I then line the bottom...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-29/dirt-girl-no-space-too-small-gardeni
Outdoors
Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what...anthracis," she said, referring to the bacteria that cause anthrax disease.The CDC is working with state and federal agencies on an investigation...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/military-mistakenly-shipped-live-anth
Not For Web
'I am strong'

When 17 year-old Charity Lynn Anderson discovered she had a rare blood disease, she made it her goal to not just graduate high school on time but to also be in full remission when receiving her diploma.The...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-24/i-am-strong
Local
In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

...Karen Friend, a Providence professor, took four weeks off last year after her husband, who has early onset Alzheimer's disease, was hospitalized with tremors. She used the time to make sure he was medically stable and hire help."I'm very proud...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/rhode-island-residents-gush-about-pai
Not For Web
Congrats, grads!

...evening graduation ceremony.Anderson recently learned she would graduate with her class after a year of battling a rare blood disease, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. Treatment of the condition caused Anderson to miss 150 classes, and her graduation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-25/congrats-grads
Local
Wasting found in Kachemak Bay sea stars

...sea stars suspected of having wasting disease were discovered last week in Kachemak...disintegration of the animal. Wasting disease currently is killing sea stars along much...lesions are usually the first sign of the disease. Most of the sea stars were in the genus...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/wasting-found-kachemak-bay-sea-stars
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...death. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a map...deaths - it records the rates of infectious disease and events that cause people to die across...had almost one-quarter of all heart disease deaths in the United States - this despite...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-18/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
Ship of state is in trouble

...if expansion saved a billion dollars. And apparently it doesn't matter that expansion will prevent expensive sickness and disease and save lives. The refusal of expansion is not about protecting Alaska from anything dangerous or leading it to any better...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-17/ship-state-trouble
Letters

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