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Article ID: 695098

“America’s Medical School” Graduate Selected for NASA Spaceflight Mission

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Army physician Lt. Col. Andrew Morgan, a NASA astronaut, will be one of two members of the NASA astronaut class of 2013 going into space in 2019, according to an announcement released by the space agency today.

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24-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695086

Human Vaccine to Be Developed for Deadly Nipah and Hendra Viruses

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Antibody therapy developed at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as a treatment against the Nipah and Hendra viruses has led to an agreement announced today between USU, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), Profectus BioSciences, Inc., and Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., for development of a human vaccine against the two deadly viruses. The USU-HJF Joint Technology Transfer Office licensed the technology, which is supported by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

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24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695004

Vast Majority of Poor, Urban Women Don’t Use Prenatal Vitamins Before Pregnancy, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A study of more than 7,000 low-income, urban mothers enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort found that fewer than 5 percent of them started folic acid supplementation and used it almost daily before pregnancy, a widely recommended public health measure designed to prevent potentially crippling birth defects.

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24-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694999

Widespread Unavailability of Critical Medications Jeopardizes Patient Care in U.S. Hospitals

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), the 45,000-member national association representing pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory care settings, is calling for swift action from policymakers to address the persistent shortages of critical medications in hospitals and health systems. Survey results released today by ASHP reveal the extent to which limited inventories of injectable opioids, small-volume parenteral (SVP) solutions, and other critical medications dangerously interfere with patient care and place a tremendous strain on daily operations in most hospitals across the country.

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23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695027

Real-Time Proteomics May One Day Speed Up Cancer Surgery

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

French researchers have developed a device that painlessly ionizes the top few microns of skin for analysis by mass spectrometry. The device is being tested to make surgery more efficient in pet dogs with sarcoma.

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23-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695002

HHMI Chooses Four ASCB Members to Join 2018 Investigator Cadre

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Four ASCB members were chosen to receive investigator funding from HHMI.

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23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694816

HHMI Bets Big On 19 New Investigators

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

HHMI invests $200 million in a small cadre of leading scientists, challenging them to push the limits of what we know about biology.

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18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694964

“A Beautiful Ghetto,” Three Years Later: A Conversation About Healing

The Institute for Integrative Health

The Institute for Integrative Health and the Gordon Parks Foundation announce the upcoming exhibition and program series, A Beautiful Ghetto, at the Institute for Integrative Health’s event space from March 15 through May 24, 2018.

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22-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694964

“A Beautiful Ghetto,” Three Years Later: A Conversation About Healing

The Institute for Integrative Health

The Institute for Integrative Health and the Gordon Parks Foundation announce the upcoming exhibition and program series, A Beautiful Ghetto, at the Institute for Integrative Health’s event space from March 15 through May 24, 2018.

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22-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694952

The Vessel Not Taken: Understanding Disproportionate Blood Flow

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Considering the size of red blood cells, a new model for blood flow sheds light on why blood sometimes prefers some vessels over others.

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22-May-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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