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Article ID: 698300

After 60 Years, Scientists Uncover How Thalidomide Produced Birth Defects

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

More than 60 years after the drug thalidomide caused birth defects in thousands of children whose mothers took the drug while pregnant, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have solved a mystery that has lingered ever since the dangers of the drug first became apparent: how did the drug produce such severe fetal harm?

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1-Aug-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698358

Translational Hypertension Symposium to Explore Guideline Implementation Strategies and the Future of Blood Pressure Research

University of Utah Health

The Second Annual University of Utah Translational Hypertension Symposium assembles national experts in hypertension treatment and research. This year's meeting will focus on implementation strategies for the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines, the future of hypertension research, and a mentored workshop for early-stage investigators.

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31-Jul-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698331

SDSC’s ‘Comet’ Supercomputer Extended into 2021

University of California San Diego

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego a supplemental grant valued at almost $2.4 million to extend operations of its Comet supercomputer by an additional year, through March 2021. The extension brings the value of the total Comet program to more than $27 million.

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31-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698295

Turning Off Protein Could Boost Immunotherapy Effectiveness on Cancer Tumors

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered inhibiting a previously known protein could reduce tumor burdens and enhance the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments.

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31-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697840

Soccer Heading Worse for Women’s Brains than for Men’s

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Women’s brains are much more vulnerable than men’s to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines may be warranted for preventing soccer-related head injuries. The results were published online today in Radiology.

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24-Jul-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698266

Research on Mutation 'Hotspots' in DNA Could Lead to New Insights on Cancer Risks

Indiana University

New research from Indiana University has identified "hotspots" in DNA where the risk for genetic mutations from errors during cellular replication is significantly elevated. The results are significant since DNA errors play a significant role in many types of cancer.

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30-Jul-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698258

Rogel Cancer Center awarded $33.4M from NCI

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The National Cancer Institute has awarded the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $33.4 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed.

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30-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698228

Video Recordings Spotlight Poor Communication Between Nurses and Doctors

University of Michigan

Communication breakdown among nurses and doctors is one of the primary reasons for patient care mistakes in the hospital.

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30-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698202

UCI awarded $9M grant to determine the long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents and study the impact of cannabis across the lifespan

University of California, Irvine

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, a 4-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis exposure on the adolescent brain.

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30-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698220

Diabetes Drugs Act as Powerful Curb for Immune Cells in Controlling Disease-causing Inflammation

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A common class of drugs used to treat diabetes exerts a powerful check on macrophages by controlling the metabolic fuel they use to generate energy. Keeping macrophages from going overboard on the job may inhibit the onset of obesity and diabetes following tissue inflammation.

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30-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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