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3D Printing Makes Heart Surgery Safer for Children

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Richard Kim, MD, a cardiac surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, recently used a 3D printed heart as a model to plan a life-saving procedure for his young patient, Esther Perez.

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Dartmouth Investigators Conduct Systematic Testing of Deimmunized Biotherapeutic Agents

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By establishing protein design algorithms that simultaneously optimize drug candidates for both decreased immunogenic epitope content and high level stability and activity, researchers have established a novel testing platform.

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A Virginia Tech Engineering Approach Aids Georgetown Breast Cancer Researchers

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A team of oncology and genetic researchers from Georgetown Lombardi and electrical and computer engineers and bioinformatics specialists from Virginia Tech collaborated in an effort designed to study the living cell as an information processing system.

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Medical Innovations 2015: Placental Cell Therapy and its impact on Health

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Pluristem Therapeutics takes cells from human placentas and modifies them to be injected into muscle, secrete a range of therapeutic proteins, and then wash out of the body, without requiring any tissue matching

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Humanity Has Exceeded 4 of 9 ‘Planetary Boundaries,’ According to Researchers

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An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a “safe operating space.” Civilization has crossed four of nine so-called planetary boundaries as the result of human activity, according to a report published today in Science by the 18-member research team.

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Bone Stem Cells Shown to Regenerate Bone and Cartilage in Adult Mice

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A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice.

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New Research Unlocks How Melanoma Can Resist Newly Approved Drug Combo Therapy

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In a new study researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered how melanoma becomes resistant to a promising new drug combo therapy utilizing BRAF+MEK inhibitors in patients after an initial period of tumor shrinkage.

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Cone Snail Venom Holds Promise for Medical Treatments for Cancer and Addiction

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While considered a delicacy in some parts of the world, snails have found a more intriguing use to scientists and the medical profession offering a plethora of research possibilities.

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New Test Helps Guide Treatment for Bone Marrow Transplant Patients with Graft vs. Host Disease

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Innovative scoring system uses “Ann Arbor GVHD score” to better predict how patients will respond, minimize side effects