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Dermatitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Protein, Virus, papule, CHORI, Hertel, Paslin, skin, itch, Grant, Research

CHORI Scientist and Abate Med Founder Collaborating to Find a Lasting Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis

Laura Hertel, PhD, a virologist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), has received a grant from Abate Med’s founder, Dr. David Paslin, for a pre-clinical study on the efficacy of using a protein made by a common virus that infects the skin, to treat the cutaneous manifestations of atopic dermatitis.

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TSRI Scientists Create First Stable Semisynthetic Organism

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the development of the first stable semisynthetic organism.

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Questioning Post-Soviet in a New Era of Russian-American Relations

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Allegations and investigations into interference in the U.S. Presidential election have brought Russian-American relations into the national spotlight in a way unseen since the fall of the Soviet Union 25 years ago.

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Fishing, Economy, Environment, Northern California

Road Map to Help Northern California Fishing Communities Thrive

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Humboldt State University researchers have been awarded a $271,000 federal grant to help two Northern California fishing communities improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their waterfronts.

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Big Wheels in Motion

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million.The vehicles are being built at the company’s Lancaster plant to roll onto campus for the 2017-18 academic year, joining a hydrogen electric bus to provide more than 2 million pollution-free rides annually.

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Research Helps Explain How B Cell Metabolism Is Controlled

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New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) addresses the lack of knowledge about how B cell metabolism adapts to each of their various environments-- development in the bone marrow, proliferation and hypermutation in the lymph nodes and spleen and circulation in the blood. New findings show that the protein GSK3 acts as a metabolic sensor, or checkpoint, that promotes the survival of circulating B cells while limiting growth and proliferation of B cells in germinal centers.

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Keck School of Medicine of USC Receives its Highest National Institutes of Health Funding Ranking to Date

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) recently received the school’s highest ranking in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding since the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research began its annual ranking of medical schools in 2006. The rankings represent total NIH funding granted from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. The USC Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC both ranked No. 2 nationally among the nation’s ophthalmology and preventive medicine departments receiving NIH funds. The Keck School of Medicine of USC also ranked No. 1 in NIH funds received per principal investigator.

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CIRM Approves New Funding to UC San Diego Researchers Fighting Zika Virus and Cancer

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The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved a pair of $2 million awards to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance studies of new treatments for Zika virus infections and the use of stem cell-derived natural killer (NK) cells to target ovarian cancer and other malignancies.

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Daughter’s Hearing Loss Inspired JTC Alumni Parent to Help More Children in Need

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Learning of her daughter’s hearing loss set this mother on a journey half way across the globe to John Tracy Clinic to receive help for her child. Her experiences inspired her to help change the way treatment is handled in her home country of India.

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“The Presidency Is the ‘Wild Card’ of American Politics,” Says Cal State LA Expert

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Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average around 1 percent every five years.

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Genomics, Metagenomics, DNA, Database, Protein, Protein structures, Protein Function, Computational, HPC, Computing, Biology, Science, DOE Office of Science

Seeking Structure with Metagenome Sequences

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In the January 20, 2017 issue of Science, University of Washington-led team, in collaboration with researchers at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, reports that structural models have been generated for 12 percent of the protein families that had previously had no structural information available.

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New TSRI Method Could Turbocharge Drug Discovery, Protein Research

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A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has developed a versatile new method that should enhance the discovery of new drugs and the study of proteins.

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Academic Advising and Technology: Vital Tools for Timely Graduation

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​Strong academic advising has always been a key strategy in helping CSU students navigate a path to graduation, however, academic advising is more critical now than ever before with the unveiling of the Graduation Initiative 2025.

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UCI Researchers Map Oceanic Troughs Below Ice Sheets in West Antarctica

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 – University of California, Irvine glaciologists have uncovered large oceanic valleys beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the subsurface troughs enable warm, salty water to reach the undersides of glaciers, fueling their increasingly rapid retreat.

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Women's Health, Aging, Cellular Aging, Exercise, Epidemiology, geriatric research, Sedentary Lifestyles

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.

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Small Intestine GIST Associated with Better Prognosis in Younger Patients

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can occur in adolescents and young adults (AYA) under 40 years old as well. Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report findings from the first population-based analysis of AYA patients with GIST.

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Mandarin Makes You More Musical?

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Mandarin makes you more musical – and at a much earlier age than previously thought. That’s the suggestion of a new study from the University of California San Diego. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don’t’ rush just yet to sign your kids up for Chinese lessons instead of piano.







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