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For Rare Form of Cancer, Drug May Be a 'Game Changer'

Nivolumab appears to help surgical patients avoid a quick recurrence of esophageal cancer

(Newser) - Esophageal cancer may be rare, but it's a particularly brutal form of the disease. It's common for patients to undergo chemo, radiation, and surgery, only to have the cancer return quickly, notes the New York Times . A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, is...

Baylor Loses Star Player in Frightening Scene, Wins Title

Lady Bears are champs for first time since 2012

(Newser) - Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday night when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds. Chloe Jackson made a layup to put Baylor ahead with 3....

Outrage Grows Over Baylor Rape Plea Deal
Outrage Grows Over
Baylor Rape Plea Deal
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Outrage Grows Over Baylor Rape Plea Deal

Thousands calling for judge who accepted it to be removed from office

(Newser) - A week after a judge accepted a controversial plea deal for a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape, outrage is growing. USA Today reports on two petitions gaining momentum, one calling for the plea deal to be thrown out (more than 124,000 have signed as of this...

As Alleged Baylor Rapist Avoids Jail, Focus Turns to Judge

Judge Ralph Strother has a history of apparently lenient sentences for accused sexual offenders

(Newser) - A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time. Judge Ralph Strother accepted the plea deal for Jacob Walter Anderson, who was indicted on sexual assault charges and pleaded no...

Ex-Student: Gang Rape Was 'Bonding' for Baylor Players

She says she was drugged, assaulted by up to 8 players

(Newser) - A former student at the world's largest Baptist college says she was gang-raped by football players who treated the assault as a "bonding" experience. The women, a former member of Baylor University's volleyball team, filed a lawsuit against the college Tuesday over its handling of the alleged...

US Breakthrough in Womb Transplants Offers New Hope

1 of 4 living donor transplants at Baylor looks promising

(Newser) - America's first uterus transplant might have failed , but doctors are "cautiously optimistic" that one of the country's first living donor womb transplants could be a success. Surgeons at Baylor University Medical Center say they performed the living donor transplants on four women, aged 20 to 35—each...

Baylor Yanks President Title From Ken Starr

And intends to fire head football coach Art Briles

(Newser) - Kenneth Starr's been defending Bill Clinton's legacy lately, but he's now got more pressing matters at hand. The former Whitewater counsel who once tried to take down the Clintons had his president title at Baylor University yanked away Thursday in the wake of a sex-assault scandal that...

Stop 'Phubbing' Your Significant Other

 Stop 'Phubbing' Your 
 Significant Other 

Stop 'Phubbing' Your Significant Other

'Phone snubbing' could be harming your love life: researchers

(Newser) - Cellphones may offer the ultimate communication convenience, but they could also be sabotaging our romantic relationships—via users who "phub" (phone snub) their partners, a new study finds. The study in the January 2016 issue of Computers in Human Behavior found that 46% of respondents reported feeling phubbed by...

Baylor Rewords Ban on 'Homosexual Acts'

Gay sex no longer listed alongside incest, sexual assault

(Newser) - The world's biggest Baptist university no longer has a sexual conduct policy that describes "homosexual acts" as a "misuse of God's gift" comparable to sexual assault or incest. A Baylor University spokeswoman tells the Houston Chronicle that the language in the old policy didn't reflect...

Days Before NBA Draft, a Devastating Diagnosis

Isaiah Austin has Marfan syndrome, can no longer play basketball

(Newser) - A routine physical delivered career-ending news for Isaiah Austin, a former Baylor Bears star who was expected to be drafted to the NBA late in the first round Thursday. After the EKG test at the NBA combine came back with abnormal results, additional genetic tests revealed that the 20-year-old center...

No. 1 Seed Duke Advances
 No. 1 Seed Duke Advances 
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No. 1 Seed Duke Advances

Blue Devils eliminate Baylor to gain Final Four

(Newser) - Nolan Smith scored a career-high 29 points and top-seeded Duke used a big run late in the game to beat Baylor, 78-71, today in Houston. Duke, the lone No. 1 seed remaining in the tournament, will play in the national semis for the first time since 2004, against East Regional...

Michigan State Returns to Final Four
 Michigan State Returns 
 to Final Four 
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Michigan State Returns to Final Four

Tennessee heads home after Spartans pull out another squeaker, 70-69

(Newser) - Raymar Morgan made a free throw with 1.8 seconds left today in St. Louis, giving fifth-seeded Michigan State a 70-69 victory over sixth-seeded Tennessee and a spot in its second straight Final Four. The Vols' Scotty Hopson tied the game with a free throw with 11.2 seconds left,...

West Virginia Stuns Kentucky
 West Virginia 
 Stuns Kentucky 
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West Virginia Stuns Kentucky

Backup point guard Joe Mazzulla leads Mountaineers into Final FOur

(Newser) - It's almost heaven, West Virginia. Da'Sean Butler and the Mountaineers are off to the Final Four for the first time since 1959. Injury replacement Joe Mazzulla scored a career-high 17 points in his first start this season and No. 2 seed West Virginia handled a cold-shooting, top-seeded Kentucky team stocked...

Clinton Foe Ken Starr to Lead Baylor U.

Investigation by Texas school's next president led to '98 impeachment

(Newser) - Ken Starr, whose investigation as a special prosecutor helped propel the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, is to be the next president of Baylor University, the Baptist Texas school announced today. Starr, 63, has been dean of the law school of conservative Pepperdine University since 2004.

Bovine Industry Boon: Cow Genome Sequenced

(Newser) - A 5-year, $53 million project has resulted in the sequencing of the cow genome, the Houston Chronicle reports. The results will likely take the guesswork out of breeding, but also mark the end of big-money sequencing projects. “It was pretty dumb to do the cow for $50 million when...

Bush Gets Misty-Eyed During Anthem
Bush Gets Misty-Eyed During Anthem

Bush Gets Misty-Eyed During Anthem

Ex-president pops up at women's college hoops game in Waco

(Newser) - In his first public appearance since Barack Obama’s inauguration, George W. Bush took in a women’s basketball game Wednesday at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, about 25 miles from their Crawford ranch. Bush received applause when he and Laura walked onto the court, and seemed to almost tear...

Baylor Coach Caught With His Pants Down

Assistant coach gets misdemeanor for urinating on bar

(Newser) - Baylor University's offensive line and tight end coach Eric Schnupp has been cited for a misdemeanor after urinating on a bar at closing time. The team has suspended him indefinitely. The public micturation, initially denied by Schnupp, occurred at a Waco bar called Scruffy Murphy's following a 58-10 loss to...

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