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Article ID: 696474

New Cellular Pathway Helps Explain How Inflammation Leads to Artery Disease

Cedars-Sinai

Investigators have identified a new cellular pathway that may help explain how arterial inflammation develops into atherosclerosis—deposits of cholesterol, fats and other substances that create plaque, clog arteries and promote heart attacks and stroke. The findings could lead to improved therapies for atherosclerosis, a leading cause of death worldwide.

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21-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696472

Six CSU Faculty Members Win Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Six California State University faculty members have been given the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER award this year. The five-year award supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. The CSU's 2018 faculty awardees come from Cal State Fullerton, San Francisco State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Three of the six are from San Francisco State, which leads the CSU system in these awards with 17 winners since the program's inception in 1996. The six awards range from $85,038 to $570,890 and total nearly $2.2 million.

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21-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696417

Expert Available: Family Separation at the U.S. Border – and What Research Shows

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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20-Jun-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696395

Experts Provide Tips on Keeping the Whole Family Safe and Sound in the Event of a Wildfire

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Two Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts - pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD, provide tips on keeping the whole family safe and sound in the event of a wildfire.

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20-Jun-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695921

Warnings to Texting Pedestrians May Not Eliminate Risks, But They Can Help

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Improving pedestrian safety even in the presence of warnings remains a challenge.

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11-Jun-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695952

A diabetes diagnosis later in life may signal early pancreatic cancer in African-Americans and Latinos

Keck Medicine of USC

A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that African-Americans and Latinos who are diagnosed with diabetes after age 50 have a more than threefold risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

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17-Jun-2018 8:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696159

Trying to Become a Dad? Avoid 'Dad Bod' — and Other Male Fertility Tips

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Male infertility accounts for 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills explains the factors at play — and how to know whether you need to see a doctor.

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14-Jun-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696105

A topical gel for women with dense breast tissue could be the next weapon in the fight against breast cancer

Keck Medicine of USC

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center is actively recruiting for a clinical trial examining a topical gel that may lower breast density and potentially even the risk of breast cancer.

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14-Jun-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696111

Nature’s Armor: A Lobster Tale

University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

A team of USC Viterbi engineers might aid in future CTE prevention and treat other sports injuries with 3-D printed body armor like helmets, other protective devices and prosthetics – all by learning from nature’s toughest structures.

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13-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696103

Growing Pains

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles occupational therapist Jamie Sakamoto breaks down growing pains, the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain in children

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13-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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