A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute, with contributions from researchers across North America, has found stark differences between children and adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a common kind of cancer that is becoming more and more common among children. Researchers said the results point to significant concerns when it comes to giving children treatments that were developed for older people, and also called for more age-tailored treatments for young people with AML.
News Brief: Seattle-based Providence St. Joseph Health and St. Louis-based Ascension Health are in talks about a potential merger, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The organizations, both large non-profit healthcare providers, are also considering a range of different partnerships. If a merger were to happen, it would make the resulting company the largest healthcare provider in the U.S. with 197 hospitals and an annual revenue of $44.8 billion.
Depending on how you see it, Elon Musk is either an innovative genius building the future of mankind or a mad scientist firing off more harebrained schemes than one person can keep track of. The SpaceX and Tesla founder was in the limelight twice this week, first by announcing he would launch his $100,000 Tesla Roadster into space. Alan Boyle, GeekWire aerospace and science editor, gives us a rundown of what happened, and he says Musk is dead serious about the plan, apparently.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".