Greek-American Hoopster Tyler Dorsey Will Play for Maccabi (Video)

first_imgA former college star at Oregon and occasional player on the Greek national basketball team, Tyler Dorsey is going to play for perennial power Maccabi in Israel, joining a club that plays among the elite in the European league.A 6-5 shooting guard, he had a cup of coffee in the NBA for two seasons, starting 11 games for the Memphis Grizzlies and in 106 games in the league he averaged 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game before deciding to move on. TweetPinShare66 Shares After graduating from Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California, he played college basketball for the Oregon Ducks where he was nicknamed “Mr. March” for his clutch play during the NCAA tournament.For all that talent, he couldn’t make the final squad for the Greek team that will play in the FIBA world tournament in China beginning Aug. 31 but will face some of his old teammates in European league play where many Greek players are on the rosters of teams from other countries, including Turkey.He acquired dual U.S.-Greek citizenship because his mother was born to a Greek father and an Israeli mother, under the surname Konstantinidou.last_img read more

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Navy issued noise advisory in Coronado

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Navy issued noise advisory in Coronado Dave Scott Posted: October 30, 2018 Dave Scott, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCORONADO (KUSI) – The Navy put out a noise advisory in Coronado because the Blue Angels are in town!KUSI’s Dave Scott was live in Coronado Monday afternoon to tell us all about the flyover. October 30, 2018last_img read more

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Common chemicals in shampoos alcohol may up cancer risk

first_imgCommon chemicals found in everyday items such as furniture, cosmetics, shampoos and alcohol can increase the risk of cancer, a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist warns.Aldehydes are a class of chemicals made in our own bodies in small quantities but increasingly found everywhere in our environment. Exposure to these chemicals has previously been linked with cancer, but the reasons for the link remain unclear.Researchers, led by Professor Ashok Venkitaraman from the University of Cambridge in the UK, used genetically-engineered human cells and cells from patients bearing a faulty copy of the breast cancer gene BRCA2 to identify the mechanism by which exposure to aldehydes could promote cancer. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDamage to our DNA, which arises frequently as cells in our bodies divide, can lead to the development of cancers, but our body has its own defence mechanism that helps repair this damage.However, researchers found that aldehyde exposure breaks down this defence mechanisms even in normal healthy cells, but people who have inherited a faulty copy of BRCA2 are particularly sensitive to such damage.Everyone is born with two copies of most genes. People who inherit a single faulty copy of the BRCA2 gene are susceptible to cancer. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe reason behind this is not fully understood, because their cells should be able to repair DNA using the lower – but still adequate levels of BRCA2 protein made from the remaining, intact copy of the gene.The new study, published in the journal Cell, shows that aldehydes trigger the degradation of BRCA2 protein in cells.In people who inherit one faulty copy of the BRCA2 gene, this effect pushes down BRCA2 protein levels below the amount required for adequate DNA repair, breaking down the normal mechanisms that prevent mutations, which could promote cancer formation. “Our study shows how chemicals to which we are increasingly exposed in our day-to-day lives may increase the risk of diseases like cancer,” said Venkitaraman.”It also helps to explain why the faulty genes could make some people particularly sensitive to the cancer-causing effects of these chemicals,” he added.”An important implication of our work is that it may be aldehyde exposure that triggers cancer susceptibility in people who inherit one faulty copy of the BRCA2 gene. This may help us in future to prevent or treat cancer in such people,” he said.One common potential source of aldehydes is alcohol: our body converts the alcohol that we drink into acetaldehyde, one such chemical.Ordinarily, this is broken down by a natural enzyme known as acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, but over 500 million people mainly from countries such as Japan, China and Korea inherit a faulty gene, ALDH2, that inactivates this enzyme.This is why many Asian people develop flushes when they drink, but could mean they are also particularly sensitive to the cancer-promoting effect.This new research shows that aldehyde accumulation in such people could trigger cancer susceptibility by degrading BRCA2, compromising DNA repair, whether or not they inherit a faulty copy of BRCA2.An estimated 30-60 per cent of people from Japan, Korea and China carry the faulty ALDH2 and may therefore be at risk from cancer through this new mechanism.last_img read more

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