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Rare disease PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS) Obtaining the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code

Rare disease PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome (PHTS) Obtaining the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code

CHELTENHAM, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PTEN Research Foundation, a charitable organization that funds and facilitates research with the goal of developing new and better treatments for PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS), today announced that the rare genetic disorder, PHTS, has received a new and unique disease code in the International Classification of Diseases Revision 10, Clinical Modification System …

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World's Largest Carbon Removal Project Will Open in Wyoming

World’s Largest Carbon Removal Project Will Open in Wyoming

The story at a glance Los Angeles-based Carbon Capture Inc. and Texas-based Frontier Carbon Solutions announced earlier this month that “Project Bison” will officially begin operations in Wyoming next year. The direct air capture facility will consist of large sets of modules the size of 40ft shipping containers fitted with ‘reactors’, which essentially act as …

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You must watch NASA's next mission to the ISS this week

You must watch NASA’s next mission to the ISS this week

On October 5, SpaceX will launch another passenger mission, making history in the process: it will include cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will become the first Russian to take a ride on a private US spacecraft. Crew-5, the newest commercial crew mission, will launch no earlier than Oct. 5 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy …

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NM needs $9 million to access federal wildlife restoration funds

NM needs $9 million to access federal wildlife restoration funds

New Mexico would need $9 million each year to access funds to preserve endangered species and plants and prevent federal restrictions on land access. U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) last year introduced the Restoring America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) to allocate $1.4 billion a year to state and indigenous wildlife management agencies to restore habitats and …

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Sarah D. 'Sally' Isaacs, who had been coordinator of a long-term prostate gene study project at Johns Hopkins, dies

Sarah D. ‘Sally’ Isaacs, who had been coordinator of a long-term prostate gene study project at Johns Hopkins, dies

Sarah D. “Sally” Isaacs, who had been project coordinator for the prostate gene study at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Sept. 23 of ovarian cancer at her home in Phoenix. , in northern Baltimore County. She was 72 years old. “For more than 20 years, Sally was the coordinator of the Johns Hopkins …

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Jackson, Mississippi, residents struggle with basic needs as water crisis disrupts life

Jackson, Mississippi, residents struggle with basic needs as water crisis disrupts life

May Francis (Fran) Bridges in Jackson, Mississippi on Sept. 22. Emily Kask for NPR hide caption toggle caption Emily Kask for NPR JACKSON, Mississippi — Retired Fran Bridges helps run a bottled water distribution system in West Jackson. “We tried to find vulnerable people who have no means of transport, people who are too fragile …

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Environment Agency knew sewage was dumped in rivers years ago, leak reveals

The Environment Agency knew raw sewage was illegally dumped into English rivers from sewage treatment plants a decade ago, according to a leaked report. However, the agency’s chairman told MPs in May that the practice had only recently come to light. The Environment Agency’s 2012 inspection report for the North West region shows that a …

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Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature. We can’t afford another decade of failure | Phoebe Weston

SSaying you’re a biodiversity journalist doesn’t mean much to a lot of people. “What are you actually writing about? they ask. And that’s exactly why there should be more journalists on this beat. Nature’s crisis continues to fly under the radar. In 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there was a …

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PHOTO GALLERY |  Breast Cancer Awareness |  Goal 'busier': Windber center stresses need for preventive genetic testing

PHOTO GALLERY | Breast Cancer Awareness | Goal ‘busier’: Windber center stresses need for preventive genetic testing

WINDBER, Pa. — Kimberly Knapp estimates the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center performs 20 genetic tests per month for people looking for signs of hereditary cancer risk, including breast cancer. Knapp, manager of the center’s clinical research site, said she would like to see that number triple. Given current advances in genetic testing, the tests …

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