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60 people rappel off Florida building for cancer fundraiser

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 28 (UPI) -- Approximately 60 people rappelled down the side of a 13-story Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hotel to raise $90,000 for cancer support, organizers said.

Prenatal BPA or DES, breast cancer link

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 28 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers have linked prenatal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A to breast cancer in mice.

Stem cells may aid Parkinson's patients

NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests endometrial stem cells might be able to take over the function of the non-working brain cells of Parkinson's disease patients.

BPA changes DNA of mice offspring

NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 11 (UPI) -- Exposure during pregnancy to bisphenol A, found in many plastic household items, causes a genetic defect in the offspring of female mice, U.S. researchers say.

Study: Synthetic estrogens may be harmful

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have determined why synthetic estrogens, such as found in some plastics, can hurt a developing fetus.

Haynes to run NG Technical Services

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. company Northrop Grumman has picked George Haynes as its chief information officer and head of technical services.

McCartney honored for helping tourism

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney has been honored with the British tourism industry's equivalent of the Oscar for helping boost the profile of his hometown of Liverpool, England.

Northrop finalizes $2B Virginia IT pact

MCLEAN, Va., July 12 (UPI) -- An IT infrastructure contract valued at $2 billion has been finalized by Northrop Grumman and the state of Virginia.

Estrogen therapy prevents wrinkles

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds that women who begin long-term hormone therapy early in menopause are less likely to develop wrinkles and have less rigid skin.
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