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News Roundup
July 31, 2018
Updates from CLIC  

Duke CTSI and NFL partnership helps translate athlete safety research to real-world applications

In an effort to stimulate innovation for the next generation of protective sports equipment, the NFL, in partnership with Duke University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Duke CTSI) and Football Research, Inc. (FRI), has contributed more than $1.3 million to date to transform helmet safety concepts to actual products.
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
NC TraCS: Higher Body Fat Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Younger Women
While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, a large-scale study supported by NC TraCS found the opposite was true for premenopausal women: higher body fat was linked to lower breast cancer risk.
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UCLA CTSI: UCLA researchers discover gene that controls bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow
UCLA researchers have found that a gene previously known to control human metabolism also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow as well as how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type. The findings could lead to a better understanding of the disruption of bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow as well as its health consequences.
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ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Pew Research Center: Americans broadly favor government funding for medical and science research

Americans are strongly supportive of the government investing in research in medicine and science, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Around eight-in-ten U.S. adults say government investments in medical research (80%), engineering and technology (80%) or basic scientific research (77%) usually pay off in the long run. 
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