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  NCI designation renewed  
     
  Hiking minority participation in cancer clinical trials  
     
  New regimen offers longer cancer survival rates  
     
  Improving women's heart health  
     
  Better ways to control cancer pain  
     
  Study explores health of immigrant families  
     
  NIH grant helps new clinical researchers  
     
  Howard Hughes' grant for basic science  
     
  Tobacco tied to high cancer death burden in African-American men  
     
  Genetic switch boosts radiation effectiveness  
     
  1% of retailers sell 40% of guns used in California crime  
     
  Possible inflammatory-disease treatments  
     
  Early clues to ovarian cancer  
     
  Healthy success for non-dieters  
     
  New student affairs assistant dean  
     
  UC Davis develops drug that may block breast cancer  
     
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1% of retailers sell 40% of guns used in California crime

A UC Davis study, published in Injury Prevention, finds that 1.3 percent of the licensed gun retailers in California sell 39.4 percent of the handguns used in violent crime. In addition, those retailers share similar profiles – pawn shops and retailers with a high rate of background-check failure are at higher risk for selling handguns that will be used in criminal acts. The study also finds no correlation between crime gun sales and a community's social and demographic characteristics or neighborhood crime rates.

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