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antibiotic resisistance, Pediatric Infectious Disease, Enterobacteriaceae, antibiotic usage, Antibiotics, Pediatrics

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Antibiotic Resistance: A Burgeoning Problem for Kids Too

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In a new, first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found a 700-percent surge in infections caused by bacteria from the Enterobacteriaceae family resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics among children in the US. These antibiotic resistant infections are in turn linked to longer hospital stays and potentially greater risk of death.

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doublesex, Genetics, sexual differentiation, evolutionary development, Evolution, sexual traits, Entomology, Insects, Beetles, Biology, evodevo, dsx, Sexual Development

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Microbiology, Fungus, antibacterial resistance

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First Systematic Study of Deadly, Antibiotic-Resistant Fungus Reported

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The deadly fungus, Candida auris, is resistant to entire classes of antimicrobial drugs, limiting treatment options for those infected. Now, in a first-of-its-kind study, microbiologists at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have provided previously uninvestigated details pertaining to C. auris drug resistance and growth patterns.

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Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Aggression, Anger, Alchohol Abuse

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Susan Lindquist, Hsp90, Protein Folding Stress, Genetic Mutation, Disease

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Researchers Uncover a Role for HSP90 in Gene-Environment Interactions in Humans

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Researchers at Whitehead Institute have now uncovered a role for the protein-folding chaperone HSP90 in humans, not only as a modifier of the effects of mutations, but as a mediator of the impact of the environment on the function of mutant proteins. And these effects of HSP90 can alter the course of human diseases.

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Melanoma, Aging, adjuvant therapy

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Anti-Aging Gene Identified as a Novel Promising Therapeutic Target for Older Melanoma Patients

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Wistar scientists have shown an anti-diabetic drug can inhibit the growth of melanoma in older patients by activating an anti-aging gene that in turn inhibits a protein involved in metastatic progression and resistance to targeted therapies for the disease.

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Addiction, Cocaine Abuse, Drug Abuse, Paternal

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Penn Study Finds Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers Have Profound Memory Impairments

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Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry by a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mass Spectrometry, nanogenerators, Zhong Lin Wang, Chemical Analysis

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Resveratrol, intervention for lung aging , prophylactic resveratrol treatments

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Resveratrol May Be an Effective Intervention for Lung Aging and the Ultimate Development of Chronic Lung Disease

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Researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related degenerative changes in mouse lung. Lung aging, characterized by airspace enlargement and decreasing lung function, is a significant risk factor for chronic human lung diseases.

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Duke University, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, host response, Gene signature, protein signaling, Mass Spectrometry, Mucous, Pathogen detection, Diagnostics, Cold And Flu, Antibiotic Resistance, Flu Pandemic, Global Health

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Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection

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It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery’s source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Duke Health scientists have identified a group of proteins that, when detected in specific quantities in the mucous, are 86 percent accurate in confirming the infection is from a cold or flu virus, according to a small, proof-of-concept trial published online in the journal EBioMedicine.

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Xinzhong Dong, itch , GRP neuron, Gastrin releasing peptide neuron, pain, Signal

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Itch Neurons Play a Role in Managing Pain

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There are neurons in your skin that are wired for one purpose and one purpose only: to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain, such as burning and stinging sensations.

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Sleep, Neuron, Wake, wakefullness, Circadian, Narcolepsy, Caffeine, Adenosine, neuronal circuit, Brain

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BIDMC Scientists Survey the State of Sleep Science

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Sleep remains an enduring biological mystery with major clinical relevance, according to a review by clinician-researcher Thomas Scammell, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and colleagues. In recent decades, new technologies have allowed neuroscientists to identify multiple brain circuits that govern the sleep/wake cycle, as well as the factors that can influence it, such as caffeine and light. But the brain’s complexity is still a stumbling block in understanding this ubiquitous and necessary animal behavior, the researchers wrote. Their review appeared today in the journal Neuron.

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Pneumonia, Influenza, viral pneumonia, Viruses, Disease Prevention, Asthma, Allergies, Drugs, asthma drugs, Accolate, Singulair, repurposing drugs, University Of Virginia, University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA, UVA School of Medicine, Carter Immunology Center, Beirne B. Carter, Virology, Geriatrics, Infectious Diseases, Thomas J. Braciale, Amber Cardan

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Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests

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Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found.

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Kimmel Cancer Center, Gregg Semenza, Cancer, Chemotherapy

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Scientists Identify Chain Reaction That Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells From Chemotherapy

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Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after chemotherapy.

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Microbiome, lung, Bacteria, Pulmonary, Lung Disease

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New U-M Study Shows How Bacteria Get Into the Lungs; Findings Could Help Disease Research

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Human lungs contain many bacteria, which make up a unique microbiome. New research pinpoints just how they get there, and opens the door to more research on what happens to them – and our bodies – as a result.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) , Monterey Bay, CSUMB, polar research, Next Generation Science Standards, Rutgers Univeristy , Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Stanford University

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Monterey County Students to Present Their Findings to Polar Scientists at CSUMB Feb. 24

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SEASIDE Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Nearly 200 Monterey County elementary, middle and high school students will participate in the Student Polar Research Symposium Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the CSUMB University Center Ballroom.

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Drugs That Alter Inhibitory Targets Offer Therapeutic Strategies for Autism, Schizophrenia

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Researchers at SUNY Downstate recently discovered that an inhibitory brain receptor triggers synaptic pruning in adolescence. Drugs that selectively target these receptors, when administered during adolescence, can alter synapse number, with possible implications for the treatment of autism and schizophrenia.

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Hearing Loss, Stem Cell Therapy, Regeneration Of Hair Cells, Deafness

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New Technique Generates High Volume of Sensory Cells Needed for Hearing

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In 2013, Mass. Eye and Ear researchers restored partial hearing to mice by regenerating hair cells — tiny, sound-sensing cells in the ear, which are lost through noise damage, age, etc., and do not regenerate on their own — by converting stem cells found in the ear into hair cells. However, the success of restoring hearing through this approach was limited by the small number of cells that could be turned into hair cells. In a new study in Cell Reports, a research team from Mass. Eye and Ear, Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT has shown that they can augment the number of those cells, and then convert that large population into hair cells, lending hope that full hearing can be restored to those with hearing loss due to damaged hair cells.

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Marban, Biological Pacemaker, Eugenio Cingolani, sinoatrial node (SAN), Pacemaker Cells, SAN cells, iSAN cells , Joshua Goldhaber, Tbx18

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Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Awarded $3 Million to Develop Biological Pacemakers as Alternatives to Electronic Devices

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With a new $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigators are moving closer to their goal of developing a biological pacemaker that can treat patients afflicted with slow heartbeats. The novel, minimally-invasive gene therapy turns patients’ normal heart cells into pacemaker cells that regulate heart function – potentially replacing electronic pacemakers one day.

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Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation, Cancer Treatment

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Penn Expert Calls for Shorter Radiation Use in Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to Justin Bekelman, MD, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Ethics, and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and Abramson Cancer Center.







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