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GRID, grid behavior, Electricity, R&D, R & D 100

Pioneering Smart Grid Technology Solves Decades Old Problematic Power Grid Phenomenon

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Sandia National Laboratories and Montana Tech University have demonstrated an R&D 100 award-winning control system that smooths out inter-area oscillations using new smart grid technology in the western power grid. The new system allows utilities to push more electricity through transmission lines, leading to lower costs for utilities and consumers and greater stability for the grid.

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Face Transplantation, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery

Educational Video May Increase Public Willingness to Become Face Transplant Donors

After watching a brief educational video, members of the public are more likely to say they would be willing to donate a facial transplant to a severely disfigured patient, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Migraine Headaches, migraine surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery

Migraine Surgery Produces 'Dramatic Improvements' in Functioning, Study Finds

In addition to reducing headache frequency and severity, surgical treatment for migraine leads to significant improvements in everyday functioning and coping ability, according to a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Kidney Chain, UAB Kidney Chain, kidney chains, Kidney Transplant, kidney transplant chains, kidney transplant chain, incompatible kidney transplant, Kidney Paired Donation, IgA Nephropathy, national living donor exchange progr, Altruistic, Altruism, Altruistic Donor, TED Talks, Tedx Birmingham, Gastroschisis, national registry, national living donor progra

World Record Kidney Chain Extends with Inspired Organ Donors

Tyler Williamson went to TEDx Birmingham’s 2017 event in March expecting to be inspired and to network and make new connections with fellow attendees. What the 27-year-old did not anticipate was that inspiration would lead him to volunteer to become a living kidney donor just seven months later.

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Veterinary Health, Veterinary Bioscience, Veterinary surgery, Brain, Brain Surgery, Northern Fur Seals, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Cummings School

Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur Seal

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A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut.

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Rose Parade, Tournament of Roses, OneLegacy, One Legacy, Donate Life, Organ Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Volleyball, transplant games, Stanley Jordan, Stanley C. Jordan , Transplantation

Transplant Games’ Medalist Represents Cedars-Sinai in the 2018 Rose Parade

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Three months after receiving a kidney transplant, Holly Miyagawa was back on the beach playing volleyball. That was 17 years ago. Since then, the Hermosa Beach, CA, resident has gone on to medal in volleyball at the World Transplant Games and the Transplant Games of America. This New Year's Day, she'll accompany the Donate Life float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, representing Cedars-Sinai, where she received her transplant.

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Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, Cancer, Oncology, Emergency Department (ED), Stomach Cancer, Cancer Screening

Emergency Department Cancer Diagnoses: An Underreported Problem

New study, published in the American Journal of Surgery, highlights the prevalence of ED cancer diagnoses; calls for new screening methods.

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Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Among First in Tri-State to Offer Innovative Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is among the first in the tri-state region and the first in Bergen County, New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment that prevents stroke in patients with blocked carotid arteries, the major blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain.

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Cochlear Implant Surgery Now Offered at Bayshore Medical Center

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Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is proud to announce that it has expanded services to include cochlear implant surgery to help individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss who are not receiving enough benefit from a hearing aid or aids. Cochlear implants replace the function of damaged inner ears and are designed to mimic natural hearing.

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Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement Surgery, Orthopaedic, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, hip preservation, cartilage damage, Surgery

New Procedure Helps Patients Avoid Hip Replacement, Repair Joint Damage

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a procedure called Subchondroplasty to give patients with damaged hips more treatment options and ultimately avoid replacement surgery.







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