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The direct impact of climate change on Arctic marine mammal health is still unclear, but there are signs that warmer temperatures are producing a "new normal" in the region.

The first concussion came playing football in high school, the second playing the game at Annapolis, and a third playing rugby. It meant the end of contact sports for U.S. Navy Captain and doctor James L. Hancock, but not the end of his risk for traumatic brain injury.

New imaging software may rival the eyes of a pathologist, according to a study in the 9 November issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Researchers created the computer program, called Computational Pathologist or “C-Path,” to scan microscopic images of breast tissue for over 6000 characteristics of cancer. The software helped predict breast cancer severity in two groups of women, and could be a useful tool for gauging a patient’s chance of survival.