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ASTRO Awards $33,500 in Individual Grants to 41 Researchers Presenting at 2015 Annual Meeting
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - September 09, 2015) - The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected 41 recipients to receive a total of $33,500 for the 2015 Annual Meeting Abstract Awards. The awardees will be recognized at ASTRO's 57th Annual Meeting, October 18-21, 2015 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio.

Children's HeartLink Selects Jennifer L. Soderholm as Next President
The Board of Directors of Children's HeartLink, a global nonprofit organization working to promote sustainable cardiac care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease in underserved regions of the world, announced today that they have selected Jennifer L. Soderholm as Children's HeartLink's next president.

AMA Foundation Presents $10,000 Scholarships to Outstanding Medical Students
The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation granted Physicians of Tomorrow Awards to eighteen rising fourth-year medical students across the nation. Recipients were nominated by their medical schools and chosen based upon academics, financial need and community involvement. Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship to defray medical school expenses

AMA Foundation Names Minority Scholars Award Recipients
In an effort to promote diversity, encourage the elimination of health care disparities and alleviate the high cost of medical education, the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation has presented 13 outstanding medical students from across the country with $10,000 Minority Scholars Awards.

Natural antioxidant can help protect against cardiovascular disease
Scientists have discovered an enzyme that, when found at high levels and alongside low levels of HDL (good cholesterol), can dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Exercise before and during early pregnancy benefits mothers-to-be
Researcher have revealed that exercise before conception and in the early stages of pregnancy may protect a mother-to-be by stimulating the expression of two proteins thought to play a role in blood vessel health.

Discovery paves way for new therapies to help fight infections during pregnancy
A research may lead to new therapies to help ward off infections during pregnancy, as pregnant women are more susceptible to infection.

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