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HHMI Selects 15 Hanna Gray Fellows to Support Diversity in Science

HHMI announces the selection of 15 exceptional early career scientists as the first group of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. The 2018 Hanna Gray Fellows competition is now open, with applications due on January 10, 2018.

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UCLA Brain Cancer Program Designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence by the National Cancer Institute

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The brain cancer program at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Brain Tumor Center has been designated a Specialized Program of Research Excellence, or SPORE by the National Cancer Institute, making it one of only five brain cancer programs nationwide to receive this national recognition and substantial research funding.

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Brain Tumor, Blood Brain Barrier (BBB), Parkinson Disease Treatment, Dementia, Drugs and the Brain

New Model May Help Science Overcome the Brain’s Fortress-Like Barrier

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Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.

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OCD, CBT, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, fMRI, Connectivity

Behavioral Therapy Increases Connectivity in Brains of People with OCD

UCLA study reveals enhanced connections between brain regions that may compensate for underlying dysfunction

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Mount Sinai Health System, Teva Pharmaceuticals, world economic forum, Sustainable Development, Multiple Chronic Conditions, Arnhold Institute for Global Health

New Initiative Creates Scalable Solutions to Improve Care of Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

Teva and Mount Sinai Health System pursue new models to reduce cost and complexity of care

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Nyu Langone, Dayu Lin, ventromedial hypothalamus, Brain, Aggression, Sexual Behavior, Estrogen Receptor

Sex and Aggression Controlled Separately in Female Animal Brains, but Overlap in Male Brains

Brain structures that control sexual and aggressive behavior in mice are wired differently in females than in males.

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MS, multiple sclerosis, Telehealth

Testing the Digital Delivery of Ways to Reduce MS-Related Fatigue Nets $4.9 Million Award

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With geographic barriers limiting treatment options for many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) , a Case Western Reserve University researcher will use a new $4.9 million award to test online- and teleconference-based adaptations of methods that reduce fatigue and improve quality of life when delivered in person.

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Mouse, bipolar, Chris Ross, Shanshan Zhu, Christopher Ross

Genetically Altered Mice Bear Some Hallmarks of Human Bipolar Behavior

Johns Hopkins researchers report they have genetically engineered mice that display many of the behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder, and that the abnormal behaviors the rodents show can be reversed using well-established drug treatments for bipolar disorder, such as lithium.

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Child Health, School Health, Asthma, mental health and children

Poll: Parents Not Confident Schools Can Assist Child with Chronic Disease, Mental Health Issues

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Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school’s ability to respond to asthma attacks or a mental health problem.

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Alzheimber's Disease, Dementia, Research, Conference, Uc Irvine

Addressing the Daily Dilemmas of Dementia Care

On Friday, Sept. 22, UCI MIND and Alzheimer’s Orange County will co-host the 28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, themed “The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care.” It will highlight “taboo” topics that impact the daily lives of Alzheimer’s patients and their relatives, including elder abuse, end-of-life issues, sex and intimacy, and driving risks.







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