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Article ID: 696220

Waking Up Is Hard to Do: Reversing Deep Unconsciousness

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Michigan Medicine researchers discover that stimulating the prefrontal cortex results in wake-like behavior in anesthetized rats.

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Article ID: 696363

Dying Cancer Cells Make Remaining Glioblastoma Cells More Aggressive and Therapy-Resistant

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A surprising event promotes global changes in glioblastoma. Dying, apoptotic cancer cells release extracellular vesicles that carry components to alter RNA splicing in the recipient glioblastoma cells, and this increases their aggressiveness, motility, and resistance to radiation or chemotherapy.

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Article ID: 696230

Researchers Uncover New Target to Stop Cancer Growth

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that a protein called Munc13-4 helps cancer cells secrete large numbers of exosomes—tiny, membrane-bound packages containing proteins and RNAs that stimulate tumor progression. The study, which will be published June 21 in the Journal of Cell Biology, could lead to new therapies that stop tumor growth and metastasis by halting exosome production.

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Bisexual Men Have Higher Risk for Heart Disease

New York University

Bisexual men have a higher risk for heart disease compared with heterosexual men across several modifiable risk factors, finds a new study published online in the journal LGBT Health.

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Article ID: 696367

New ‘E-Dermis’ Brings Sense of Touch, Pain to Prosthetic Hands

Johns Hopkins University

Engineers have created an electronic skin that, when layered on top of prosthetic hands, can restore a sense of touch through the fingertips.

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Article ID: 696392

Risks, Outcomes Differ Depending on Breast Reconstructive Surgery Type

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In a new study of breast cancer patients who had breast reconstruction, researchers examine complications across the different types of surgeries. For many women facing treatment for breast cancer, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is a quality of life issue. It is linked with feeling more feminine, or “whole again” after surgery.

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Article ID: 696399

Chameleon-Inspired Nanolaser Changes Colors

Northwestern University

• Chameleons change color by controlling the spacing among nanocrystals on their skin • Northwestern’s nanolaser changes color similarly — by controlling the spacing among metal nanoparticles • By stretching and releasing an elastic substrate, the nanoparticles move further apart or closer together to control color

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Life-Saving Stroke Educational Program Goes Global

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In an effort to improve stroke recognition and reduce life-threatening pre-hospital delays worldwide, researchers at Penn Medicine created a universal stroke awareness program, Stroke 112.

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Article ID: 696342

Lyme Disease Cases Among Children Are on the Rise in Western Pennsylvania

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Doctors found that cases of Lyme disease in children have increased exponentially in western Pennsylvania.

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