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Cancer, Cancer Survivor

Survivors' Bell Gives Cancer Patients Extra Ring of Hope

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A large silver bell hangs on a wooden plaque at the entrance of City of Hope | Antelope Valley’s chemotherapy infusion area.

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nuisance flooding, Climate Change, Amir AghaKouchak, Sea Level Rise, Hamed Moftakhari, Richard Matthew, Brett Sanders

Over Time, Nuisance Flooding Can Cost More Than Extreme, Infrequent Events

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Irvine, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 – Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding.According to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, rising sea levels will cause these smaller events to become increasingly frequent in the future, and the cumulative effect will be comparable to extreme events such as Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy.

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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

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

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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TSRI-Invented Compound Ozanimod Shows Positive Results in Late-Stage Clinical Trial for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

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Results from a new Phase 3 study conducted by the Celgene Corporation demonstrate that ozanimod, a drug candidate originally discovered and optimized at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), can reduce the frequency of multiple sclerosis relapse.

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

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

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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Space, NASA, NASA Ames, Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, NASA Ames Research Center, Materials, Spacecraft, Heat Shielding, X-rays, X-Ray, Synchrotron, Advanced Light Source, Tomography, Micro, Meteor, Meteorite

When Rocket Science Meets X-Ray Science

NASA and Berkeley Lab researchers have teamed up to explore next-generation spacecraft materials at the microscale using an X-ray technique that produces 3-D images. This work could help ensure future spacecraft survive the rigors of otherworldly atmospheres.

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Seven New Species of Night Frogs From the Western Ghats Biodiversity Hotspot Including Four Miniature Forms

Scientists from India have discovered seven new frog species belonging to the Night Frogs genus. Four out of seven of the new species are miniature-sized frogs (12.2–15.4 mm), which can comfortably sit on a coin or a thumbnail. These are among the smallest known frogs in the world.

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Cedars-Sinai Investigators Identify Human Brain Processes Critical to Short-Term Memory

Cedars-Sinai neuroscientists have uncovered processes involved in how the human brain creates and maintains short-term memories. This study is the first clear demonstration of precisely how human brain cells work to create and recall short-term memories. Confirmation of this process and the specific brain regions involved is a critical step in developing meaningful treatments for memory disorders that affect millions of Americans.

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Research, vision research awards, glaucoma research, Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma researcher

Dr. Richard Libby Awarded 2017 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research

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The Shaffer Prize is awarded annually by Glaucoma Research Foundation to recognize a researcher whose project best exemplifies the pursuit of innovative ideas in the quest to cure glaucoma.

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Placenta Provides Time Capsule for Autism Studies

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In two recent studies, researchers at UC Davis have shown that placental tissue can provide critical information about the epigenetic landscape that influences fetal development.

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Malaria, Infectious Diseases, Global Public Health

New Grant Boosts UC San Diego-Led Malaria Research Program

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An international research team, led by principal investigator Elizabeth A. Winzeler, PhD, professor in the pediatric division of host-microbe systems and therapeutics at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues have received a three-year, $4.7 million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication and elimination.

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Oroville Dam, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Preparedness Plans, Flood, Flood Insurance, Disaster, disaster aid, disaster experts, dam failure

How Do You Prepare for an Emergency Like Oroville Dam? SJSU Prof Offers Advice on Managing Natural Disaster Threats

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Glaucoma 360 Benefit Gala Raises $520,000 for Essential Glaucoma Research and Education Programs

The Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala at San Francisco’s historic Palace Hotel honored leaders in glaucoma research innovation and visionary volunteers helping to raise awareness.

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Scarcity of Resources Led to Violence in Prehistoric Central California

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A longtime Cal Poly Pomona anthropology professor who studies violence among prehistoric people in California has been published in a prestigious journal.

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Scarcity of Resources Led to Violence in Prehistoric Central California

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A longtime Cal Poly Pomona anthropology professor who studies violence among prehistoric people in California has been published in a prestigious journal.

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Dermatology, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, antibiotic resisistance, antiomicrobial resistanc, MRSA

Antibiotic Effective Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Pediatric Skin Infections

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes complicated skin and skin structure infections. In a randomized, controlled clinical trial — the first of its kind — a multi-institution research team reports that daptomycin, part of a new class of antibiotics currently approved only for use in adults, is effective and well-tolerated in children.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, LCLS , Linac Coherent Light Source, structural molecular biology, X-ray science, X-ray Crystallogaphy, lightsource

Protein Structure Solved From Smallest Crystals Yet

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An international team of scientists used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to determine the structure of an insect virus’s crystalline protein “cocoon.”

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Cal State LA Receives Federal Research Grant to Improve Fitness in Wheelchair Users

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Cal State LA has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to research the exercise needs of wheelchair users, specifically those with traumatic spinal cord injuries.

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