Weinstock on Human Microbiome Project and Wortman on the HMP DACC at GSC8

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George Weinstock from Washington University School of Medicine talks about the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) followed briefly by Jennifer Wortman from the University of Maryland School of Medicine on the Data Analysis and Coordination Center (DACC) portal to the HMP at the Genomic Standards Consortium's 8th meeting at the DOE JGI in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2009.

Disease Associations With MGUS--Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

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Dr. S. Vincent Rajkumar, Mayo Clinic hematologist, discusses the first systematic study (published in August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings available at http://tinyurl.com/lr55lc) to determine association of Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) with all diseases in 17,398 patients.

Dr. Gordon Dewald Discusses Mayo Clinic Proceedings Study (September 2009) on FISH to Visualize Genetic Abnormalities in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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Dr. Gordon DeWald, professor emeritus in laboratory medicine and laboratory genetics at Mayo Clinic, provides an overview of his study published in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (available at http://tinyurl.com/mcce2t ), with coauthors listed below plus Anne Wiktor and Gloria Petersen, on the use of FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) to visualize genetic abnormalities characteristic of pancreatic cancer. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: www.mayoclinicproceedings.com

Barbara Yawn Discusses Mayo Clinic Proceedings (September 2009) Study on Health Care Use and Cost Burden of Herpes Zoster

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Dr. Barbara Yawn, Director of Research at Olmsted Medical Center, provides an overview of her study (http://tinyurl.com/mbnww3) on Health Care Utilization and the Cost Burden of Herpes Zoster, published in the September 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (www.mayoclinicproceedings.com).

Pedestrian Safety

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Authors: G.a. Smith

Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in High HIV Prevalence Settings

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Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in High HIV Prevalence Settings: What Can Mathematical Modelling Contribute to Informed Decision Making? Video by Catherine Hankins of UNAIDS. This relates to an article published in PLoS Medicine in September 2009 in which experts from UNAIDS, WHO, and the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling report their review of mathematical models estimating the impact of male circumcision on HIV incidence in high HIV prevalence settings *...