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Article ID: 698817

Board of Regents Approves Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree for El Paso

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

At its Aug. 10 meeting, the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree to be offered by the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSDM) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso).

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Article ID: 698745

Drugs in Development for Cancer May Also Fight Brain Diseases, including ALS

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and some forms of frontotemporal degeneration, by halting the misplacement of specific proteins that affect nerve cells.

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Article ID: 698695

First FDA-Approved Study of Focused Ultrasound to Open Blood-Brain Barrier

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier. The trial will be conducted with patients undergoing brain cancer surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

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9-Aug-2018 9:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698761

An Ancient Medicine Shows New Promise: Arsenic in Combination with an Existing Drug Could Combat Cancer

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master cancer regulator. The team, led by researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is hopeful that the discovery could lead to new treatment strategies for diverse types of cancer.

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Article ID: 698742

This small molecule could hold the key to promising HIV treatments

Cornell University

New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment.

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Article ID: 698743

Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies Program Receives $2 Million Gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to Support Scientists in Training

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $2 million gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to establish the Blavatnik Family Fellowship in Biomedical Research in the Penn Biomedical Graduate Studies (BGS) program.

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Article ID: 698725

Support Increases When Opioid ‘Safe Consumption Sites’ Called ‘Overdose Prevention Sites’

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Safe consumption sites,” where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called “overdose prevention sites,” according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Article ID: 698707

Mount Sinai Researchers Create RNA and DNA-Sequencing Platform to Match Broader Swath of Cancer Drugs to Patients With Few Options

Mount Sinai Health System

A comprehensive RNA and DNA sequencing platform benefits late-stage and drug-resistant multiple myeloma patients by determining which drugs would work best for them, according to results from a clinical trial published in JCO Precision Oncology in August.

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Article ID: 698726

Exercise Can Help Beat Cocaine Addiction, Study Finds

University at Buffalo

Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by the University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, PhD.

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8-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698706

Drug Identified That Could Reverse Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Scientists identify a safe drug that for the first time could treat – and possibly reverse – the thickening of lung artery walls in pulmonary arterial hypertension; clinical trial is expected in 2019

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