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What’s the wildest thing you’ve encountered in a public bathroom? Broken toilet? Spent cherry bomb? A person who was obviously confused by the gender symbols on the bathroom door? Tiger?
Wait, tiger? Yes, tiger, as Jenna Krehbiel of Salina, Kan. discovered upon visiting the ladies room at the Isis Shrine Circus this weekend. Krehbiel had just finished watching the circus’ big cat show and stepped away to use the facilities at the Salina Bicentennial Centennial Center when she came face to face with a massive feline.
“I went in to use the bathroom, and a lady came in to get her daughter out and said there was a tiger loose,” Krehbiel, who was a first-time visitor to the circus, told the Salina Journal. “I didn’t know it was in the…
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The Justice Department late Tuesday formally filed its case against Lance Armstrong and his company Tailwind Sports for millions of dollars that the U.S. Postal Service spent to sponsor the cycling team.
“The USPS paid approximately $40 million to sponsor the USPS cycling team from 1998 to 2004,” the court document says.
The government said it was intervening to recover triple the amount of the sponsorship funds under the False Claims Act, which could bring a total of more than $100 million in damages.
Approach turns tumours’ immune suppression from strength to weakness.
22 April 2013
Two dangerous things together might make a medicine for one of the hardest cancers to treat. In a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have shown that bacteria can deliver deadly radiation to tumours — exploiting the immune suppression that normally makes the disease so intractable.
Fewer than one in 25 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are alive five years later. Chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy are generally ineffective, mainly because the disease has often spread to other organs even before it is detected.
The work, which is described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1, began when Ekaterina Dadachova of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New…
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