Mayo Researchers Reveal Pathway that Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at Jacksonville’s campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons — both significant contributors to this type of dementia.

– Mayo Clinic|19-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Using Genetic Screening to Improve Korean White Wheat

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Korean white winter wheat is particularly susceptible to preharvest sprouting, according to Dae Wook Kim, a scientist at National Institute of Crop Science in Suwaon, South Korea. Working with molecular biologist Jai Rohila at South Dakota State University, Kim has identified proteins which are differentially expressed in tolerant cultivars, with the goal of breeding more resistant varieties that can help increase wheat production in Korea.

– South Dakota State University|19-Sep-2014 11:40 AM EDT

Reflected Smartphone Transmissions Enable Gesture Control

University of Washington engineers have developed a new form of low-power wireless sensing technology that lets users "train" their smartphones to recognize and respond to specific hand gestures near the phone.

– University of Washington|19-Sep-2014 11:35 AM EDT

Wireless Sensor Transmits Tumor Pressure

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Researchers at Purdue University have developed a novel sensor that can wirelessly relay pressure readings from inside a tumor.

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering|19-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Bad Cold or Enterovirus 68?

It’s hard to tell the difference between the two, but Pia Pannaraj, MD, Infectious Diseases specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles speaks on how parents should treat their kids’ symptoms and when to seek medical attention.

– Childrens Hospital Los Angeles|19-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

James Graham Brown Cancer Center Becomes First Site in Kentucky Providing Keytruda, Newly FDA-Approved for Melanoma

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A newly FDA-approved treatment for patients with advanced or inoperable melanoma who are no longer responding to other drugs is now available to patients at the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center, a part of KentuckyOne Health.

– University of Louisville|19-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Even Without Kids, Couples Eat Frequent Family Meals

Couples and other adult family members living without minors in the house are just as likely as adults living with young children or adolescents to eat family meals at home on most days of the week, new research suggests.

– Ohio State University|19-Sep-2014 5:00 AM EDT

MS Drug Candidate Shows New Promise

Positive new data have been released on a drug candidate, RPC1063, for relapsing multiple sclerosis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

– Scripps Research Institute|19-Sep-2014 12:05 AM EDT
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