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- Cancer's Link
to Body Mass
- Eastman's Spring
- Breakfast with
- Foodlink Food
Chamber Music Society, Warner Poster Session
- In the Headlines:
Bayer on Racial Preferences for End-of-Life Treatment, Phipps on Vaccines
Our Evolutionary Risk of Cancer on Our Body Mass
A key enzyme that cuts short our cellular life span in an effort to
thwart cancer has now been linked to body mass, according to first-of-its-kind
research conducted by Vera Gorbunova, assistant professor of biology.
The findings were reported in the December 6 issue of Aging Cell.
Spring Concert Lineup Promises Eclectic Mix
Impressive guests and exciting repertoire. That’s how the Eastman
School is describing its upcoming spring concert season. The highlight
of the schedule is a new concert series, Eastman Mosaic, featuring the
Kronos Quartet on February 7, pianist Yefim Bronfman on February 27,
and Gidon Kremer with Kremerata Baltica on April 22.
on Sale for Annual Breakfast with Santa
The University's annual holiday breakfast with Santa will be held on
Saturday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in Douglass Dining Center.
The event features crafts, a gift for each child, holiday carols, and
an opportunity for photos with Santa. To purchase tickets, contact University
Dining Services by December 12 at x5-0851.
Miner Library Food Drive
Miner Library will be collecting nonperishable food items through Saturday,
December 16, for its food drive held in conjunction with Foodlink.
Eastman Chamber Music Society: David Ying and Elinor Freer, directors.
Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.
Research Proposal Poster Session: End-of-Semester presentation by students
and instructors of ED 506 Concepts and Issues in Social Science Research.
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
these calendars for more events: Currents,
of Nursing, and Memorial
in the News
American (December 7)
Blacks More Likely to Want End-of-Life Intervention
"In my practice as a family practitioner I've seen that if people
don't feel that the most was done in their eyes for their loved one
it can have ramifications for many generations," says William Bayer,
clinical associate professor of family medicine and lead author of a
new study that suggests racial differences in the preference for end-of-life
Post (December 7)
Use May Hinder Vaccine Effectiveness
The report quotes Richard Phipps, professor of environmental medicine,
regarding a University study that indicates some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drug (NSAID) painkillers may reduce the effectiveness of certain vaccines.
The New York
Times (December 8)
to College Alone, Shadowed by Mental Illness
"The transition from high school to college, from adolescence to
legal adulthood, can be tricky for any teenager, but for the increasing
number of young people who arrive on campus with diagnoses of serious
mental disorders—and for their parents—the passage can be
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