Dr. Lydia Usha, director of the Rush Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer (RISC) program at Rush, is currently investigating genetic causes of cancer in patients who tested negative for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations but still developed breast or ovarian cancer and have a known mutation in one of these genes in the family.
The results may help explain why patients who test negative for a genetic predisposition to cancer may still develop cancer. Usha is examining the idea that certain people have the familial BRCA mutation in some tissues, but not in their blood. She hypothesizes that these patients have had BRCA-positive chimeric cells in their body since birth, making these cells more susceptible to developing cancer.
Many of today’s college students face significant obstacles while attempting to earn their undergraduate degree including financial, family, and personal obstacles. Brendan Loney is just one of 550 Gustavus students who will receive their degree on June 2, but Loney’s journey to Sunday’s commencement ceremony is a unique one that required a different level of strength and perseverance.
Loney came to Gustavus as part of the class of 2011 and a member of the men’s hockey team, but in the summer after his sophomore year while staying at a friend’s cabin, Loney broke two vertebrae (C4 and C5) in his spinal cord as the result of a diving accident. The accident left Loney paralyzed from his chest down and changed his life and his journey at Gustavus forever. After a l
Applying to college can be a complicated process. But, the reality is, if you take your time and do things right you can get through it. Applications should not be completed overnight and the entire college search and application process should begin well before the fall of your senior year. The keys are planning and organization.
Even if you’re careful though, there are many different mistakes you might make that could ruin your chances of being admitted into your top choice college. We’ve come across a lot working with our students. Here are a few common application and admissions mistakes that we hope you won’t succumb to…
Forgetting Supplements: Every college has a general admissions application. In addition, some colleges will also ask for a Supplemental Application, or Supplement. On the Supplement, your college may ask additional questions about your family, intended major or even housing preference. They may
OXON HILL, Md. — A spelling bee week that began with curiosity and angst over a new vocabulary test was set to end the familiar way — with bright kids spelling difficult words under the bright lights of prime-time television.
The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee inched round-by-round toward a conclusion Thursday, with 42 semifinalists remaining from the 281 contenders who arrived to compete for the title of champion speller of the English language.
Thirteen-year-old Christopher O’Connor of Tucson opened the semis, approaching the microphone with his right hand in his pocket and coyly saying “maybe” when asked if he was ready. He was given the word “pultaceous”, told that it meant having the consistency of porridge and heard it used in a sentence that referenced “The Price Is Right.”
Christopher, who attends St. Cyril of Alexandr
Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good Donna Dickenson
Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice Gyorgy Scrinis
German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism Guido W.
Hundreds of students, faculty and employees at Rush were involved in a wide range of programs to improve the health and well-being of the communities surrounding Rush University Medical Center over the past year, according to the Medical Center’s community benefits report for 2013.
“Rush’s investment in the community stretches from charity care to community programs that have become bedrocks of Chicago’s West Side and beyond,” said Dr. Larry Goodman, CEO of Rush. “Rush’s commitment to the community is long-standing and has grown.”
Rush University Medical Center and its affiliated Rush Oak Park Hospital provided more than $246 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2012 — an increase of roughly $26 million from the previous year.
The majority of Rush’s investment in the community, more than $175 million, covered costs for unreimbursed but much needed care that Rush provides to its patients. That includes charit
The Spring 2013 issue of Firethorne – the student literary and graphic arts magazine at Gustavus Adolphus College – will be unveiled Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Courtyard Café. Refreshments will be served at the event and several students will read from their work.
The 72-page issue highlights 42 different works from 29 authors and artists. The issue also includes an interview with poets Patricia Kirkpatrick and Tim Nolan, who both visited Gustavus in March. Students published in this edition of Firethorne include Rachel Chase, Ian Elletson, Leif Erik Estenson, Kellan Euerle, Justin Feit, Tristan Fernstrom, Kristina Fosse, Anna Franke, Tia Gustafson, Amy Harvey, James Hiner, Allison Hosman, Abby Huff, Cameron Jarvis, Eric Larson, Aaron Lawrence, Elizabeth Lutz, Zoe May, Marilla MacGregor, Trevor Oestenstad, Sawyer Olson, Spencer Passmore, Tristan Richards, Laura Schroeder, Caitlin Skvorc, Earl Stoll, Nick Theisen, Julia Tindell, and Scott Tollefson.
Firethorne encourages a variety of submissions, including poetry, short stories, memoirs, nonfiction essays, photographs, drawings, graphic short stories, spoken word, lyrics, dramas, short screenplays, excerpts of novellas, creative essays, images of student sculptures, and other fine art. Subm