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Roy Davis

Immunexpress has appointed Roy Davis as chief medical officer. Davis served from 2002 through 2013 as chief medical officer of Providence Health and Services' Alaska region. He was named the Microsoft Investigator of the Year for his work with the modified early warning system in 2012. From 1986 to 1998, Davis was a clinical assistant professor with the WAMI program in the department of pediatrics at the University of Washington. 

The Scan

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.

Topical Compound to Block EGFR Inhibitors May Ease Skin Toxicities, Study Finds

A topical treatment described in Science Translational Medicine may limit skin toxicities seen with EGFR inhibitor therapy.

Dozen Genetic Loci Linked to Preeclampsia Risk in New GWAS

An analysis of genome-wide association study data in JAMA Cardiology finds genetic loci linked to preeclampsia that have ties to blood pressure.

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.