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Getting a Leg Up: Hand Task Training Transfers Motor Knowledge to Feet

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The human brain's cerebellum controls the body's ability to tightly and accurately coordinate and time movements as fine as picking up a pin and as muscular as running a foot race. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that this structure also helps transfer so-called motor learning from one part of the body to another.

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Pneumonia, Bacteriology, Infections, hospital-acquired infections, Bacterial Pneumonia, Disease Spread, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA School of Medicine, UVA, University Of Virginia, Borna Mehrad, Pulmonary Disease, Lungs, Bacterial Infections, Bacteria, Bacterium, Sepsis, Medical Research, medical discovery

Discovery May Help Patients Beat Deadly Pneumonia

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Researchers have identified a hormone that helps prevent the spread of bacterial pneumonia through the body, and that discovery may offer a simple way to help vulnerable patients.

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Penn Studies Find Promise for Innovations in Liquid Biopsies

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From using fluid in the lungs to better understand the potential of immunotherapy treatments in lung cancer, to tracking circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer, to conducting RNA sequencing of cancer cell clusters from the blood of pancreatic cancer patients, to finding new ways to biopsy tissue from patients who may have esophageal cancer, a series of studies from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrate the promise of new diagnostic methods.

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UTI, Urinary Tract Infection , recurrent UTI, Gardnerella vaginalis

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Tiny Bioengineered Blood Vessel Grafts Aid Delicate Microsurgeries

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Scientists have been working diligently to create engineered tissue implants to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissue and organs; but their success hinges on the ability to build a sturdy connection linking the implant’s blood vessels and the patient’s existing vasculature. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)-funded researchers have created segments of engineered blood vessels to address this critical issue.

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Female Menstrual Cycle in a Dish

Northwestern Medicine has developed a miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand and could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in women’s reproductive organs.This new 3-D technology — called EVATAR — is made with human tissue and will enable scientists to conduct much-needed testing of new drugs for safety and effectiveness on the female reproductive system.

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Fluorescent Probe Could Light Up Cancer

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A fluorescent probe developed by Michigan Tech chemist Haiying Liu lights up the enzyme beta-galactosidase in a cell culture. The glowing probe-enzyme combination could make tumors fluoresce, allowing surgeons to cut away cancer while leaving healthy tissue intact.

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Study Shows How BPA May Affect Inflammatory Breast Cancer

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, revealing a potential mechanism for how the disease grows, according to a study led by researchers in the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Cancer Institute.

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Insurance Coverage for IVF Increases Chance of Having Baby

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Women who pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant are more likely to give birth if they have health insurance that covers the procedure, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The key reason is financial rather than medical: For many people, the high cost for one IVF procedure prohibits women from seeking a second treatment if the first attempt fails. The study is published March 28 in The Journal of the American Medical Association.







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