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Mechanical heart valve, clinical trial, Low dose anticoagulation therapy, heart valve replacement

Low-Dose Anticoagulation Therapy Can Be Used Safely with New Design Mechanical Heart Valve

Less aggressive anticoagulation therapy, combined with low-dose aspirin, can be used safely in conjunction with a newer generation mechanical heart valve. These findings from the first phase of a randomized clinical trial are published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, an official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

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Fertility, Roundworms, C Elegans, Prostaglandins, Cox 2 Enzymes, Infertility

UAB Researchers Use Roundworms to Unlock New Information on Fertility

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A paper from University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers in the journal Science about the fertility of roundworms may have implications for everything from captive pandas to infertile couples struggling to conceive.

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Hitting a Moving Target: AIDS Vaccine Could Work Against Changeable Site on HIV

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A vaccine or other therapy directed at a single site on a surface protein of HIV could in principle neutralize nearly all strains of the virus—thanks to the diversity of targets the site presents to the human immune system.

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Making Money From Lignin: Roadmap Shows How to Improve Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining

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A new review article in the journal Science points the way toward a future where lignin is transformed from a waste product into valuable materials such as low-cost carbon fiber for cars or bio-based plastics. Using lignin in this way would create new markets for the forest products industry and make ethanol-to-fuel conversion more cost-effective.

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Physics, Ultracold, Atoms, Quantum, Theoretical, Simulator, Fermi gas, Diffusion

Quantum Simulator Gives Clues About Magnetism

Thywissen’s lab has revealed some of these answers in a new paper about the magnetism and diffusion of atoms in ultracold gases, published in the journal Science. The researchers optically trapped a cloud of gas a billion times colder than air in a very low-pressure vacuum.

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Structural Biology, P53, Apoptosis, Cancer Drugs

Detailed Studies Reveal How Key Cancer-Fighting Protein Is Held in Check

t. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have mapped the structural details of how p53 attaches to its regulatory protein, called BCL-xL, in the cell. The protein p53 is a key activator of the cell's protective machinery against genetic damage, such as the mutations that drive cancer cells' explosive growth.

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Many Smokers Still Surprised by Facts About Tobacco’s Dangers

Between half and one-third of smokers presented with corrective statements about the dangers of smoking indicated that some of the information was new to them and motivated them to quit, finds a new study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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“Bystander” Chronic Infections Thwart Development of Immune Cell Memory

Studies of vaccine programs in the developing world have revealed that individuals with chronic infections such as malaria and hepatitis tend to be less likely to develop the fullest possible immunity benefits from vaccines for unrelated illnesses. Researchers have found that chronic bystander viral or parasitic infections impaired the development of memory T cells in mouse models of long-term infection and in immune cells of people chronic hepatitis C infection.

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Whitehead Institute, Rudolf Jaenisch, Niemann Pick Type C Disease (Np C), Cholesterol Disorders, Autophagy, Treatment

Combination Therapy a Potential Strategy for Treating Niemann Pick Disease

Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a potential dual-pronged approach to treating Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease, a rare but devastating genetic disorder. By studying nerve and liver cells grown from NPC patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), the scientists determined that although cholesterol does accumulate abnormally in the cells of NPC patients, a more significant problem may be defective autophagy—a basic cellular function that degrades and recycles unneeded or faulty molecules, components, or organelles in a cell.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells, Neurobiolgy, Immunology, autoimmunde disorders

Mice With MS-Like Condition Walk Again After Human Stem Cell Treatment

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Mice severely disabled by a condition similar to multiple sclerosis (MS) were able to walk less than two weeks following treatment with human neural stem cells. The finding, which uncovers potential new avenues for treating MS, will be published online on May 15, 2014, in the journal Stem Cell Reports.







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