11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Lawmakers are working in their home district and state offices this week, providing a great opportunity for credit unions to reach out on top industry issues, including the ongoing push for regulatory relief.NAFCU’s Grassroots Action Center allows credit unions to find contact information for their lawmakers and look up key credit union-related legislation to see where their members of Congress stand on those bills.Credit unions can send letters, tweets, Facebook messages and also call their lawmakers concerning the current active campaigns on the Grassroots Action Center, which concern the credit union tax exemption, data security legislation and regulatory relief efforts.Credit union representatives are also encouraged to attend NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus, Sept. 10-13 in Washington, where they can meet face to face with lawmakers. Early-bird savings of $200 with promo code CAUCUSAVINGS are good through July 14. continue reading »
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Sergio Aguero is determined to put Manchester City back on top next season. Press Association The best City can hope for this term is a distant second-place finish to Chelsea after meekly surrendering the Barclays Premier League crown they won last year. Manuel Pellegrini’s men are at least threatening to end a disappointing campaign strongly after securing a fourth successive win with a 6-0 demolition of relegated QPR on Sunday. City’s other goals came from an Aleksandar Kolarov free-kick, an Aguero-assisted James Milner tap-in and a sure-footed David Silva effort. Aguero is also now well on course to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer having moved on to 25, five ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane. City are now mathematically assured of a top-four place but there is still a challenge for them this season in not only trying to avoid the Champions League play-off round but to claim second place. Arsenal and Manchester United are the other sides in the top-four equation and Aguero puts beating them ahead of personal accolades. He said: “I’m happy with my hat-trick and now we have two games left so hopefully I can win the award, but the most important thing is to qualify (outright) for the Champions League. “To be second or third is the same in terms of Champions League qualification but we would like to finish second because we always want to finish as high as we can in the table.” The prolific Aguero struck a hat-trick in that rout to take his goal tally for the season to a superb 31 from 40 appearances and he wants to carry forward the momentum. The Argentinian said: “We lost a lot of points this season and now we are in good form, having won four games in a row, so we must continue like this for the two remaining games. “We want to finish the best we can and start next season fighting for every title. This season wasn’t as we expected but we will face new challenges next season and there is always revenge in football.” There has been plenty of speculation about possible changes at the Etihad Stadium this summer, with rumours of a squad clear-out and some uncertainty over Pellegrini’s future as manager. Aguero – who is highly unlikely to be part of any such changes as the club’s most prized asset – is not concerning himself with those matters and focusing only on success. The 26-year-old said: “The club will decide what players they bring in but our mind has to be the same and go for the title from the beginning.” Aguero looked sharp from the outset against doomed QPR, scoring the opener after just four minutes with a cool chip over Rob Green from close range. He added his second early in the second half after being given a free run at goal and struck his third from the penalty spot.
Short-term fasting improved the effectiveness of radiation therapy in and expanded the life expectancy of mice with aggressive brain tumors, according to a study published by USC researchers Tuesday.This is the first study to show that fasting affects the treatment of cancer cells with radiation treatment. The study’s co-author Valter Longo, professor of gerontology and biological sciences and director of the Longevity Institute at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, previously conducted research on chemotherapy treatment and reported similar findings.Researchers studied the treatment of mice infected with glioma, the most commonly diagnosed and one of the most aggressive brain cancers, examining the effects of radiation therapy on both cancerous and noncancerous cells.“One of the things we saw was if we make a cancer-like cell, it becomes much more sensitive to anything when it’s under starvation conditions,” Longo said. “It becomes confused and doesn’t know how to adapt.”The study showed that fasting in periods of no more than 48 hours improved the effectiveness of radiation in treating glioma cells. Though healthy cells go in “to a protective mode” as a result of the fast, Longo said cancer cells are unable to adapt and protect themselves from the radiation therapy.“When you starve a cell, what happens is there’s more of an effect on the tumor cells than there is on a normal cell because the tumor cells are rapidly deteriorating,” said Thomas Chen, co-director of the USC Norris Neuro-Oncology Program and a co-author of the study. “When we starved the animals before giving them the chemotherapy, what we’ve done is we’ve made the tumor cells more susceptible because they don’t have as much energy or access to glucose as they normally do.”Chen said that, although glioma is not curable, the mice who fasted during their treatment lived longer than those who did not fast as well those who only fasted.“What we have from the animals looks very promising from the combination of the starvation diet with chemotherapy,” Chen said.Longo said some glioma patients have already tried fasting in addition to their chemotherapy or radiation therapy, but he does not recommend patients use the treatment without medical supervision.Chen noted that his plans to do a clinical trial in the future will likely run into difficulties with the fasting itself.“It’s hard for patients to comply with. It’s hard for the patients to say, ‘I’m not going to eat before my chemotherapy,’” Chen said. “One of the things that we’re doing is basically making up a diet so that you can eat something and not feel so bad and basically have a low caloric intake.”Chen said the unorthodox nature of this treatment could assist in treatment of glioma in human patients because the current standard treatment, orally ingesting the chemotherapy drug Temozolomide, is a slow process that loses effectiveness once the drug has reached the brain. Combining this traditional treatment with a starvation diet, and therefore a weakening of cancer cells, could improve the effectiveness of treatment.“The drug itself … is not as effective as it can be,” he said. “Any kind of help along, like the starvation diet, will probably help the patient.”