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Leading Metabolics Researcher Joins UC San Diego School of Medicine

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Alan R. Saltiel, PhD, whose studies of the hormone insulin have helped drive research of obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders across the nation, is joining University of California, San Diego School of Medicine as professor and director of a new Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

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Henry Ford Hospital Receives Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award

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The Stroke and Neurovascular Disease Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Henry Ford’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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Iowa Becomes 10th State to Enact Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Iowa became the 10th state to enact the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact after Governor Terry Branstad signed the legislation into law last Thursday. Iowa joins a growing coalition of states across the nation committed to expanding access to quality health care, especially to those in underserved areas of the country. The Compact will expedite the licensing process for qualified physicians and reduce barriers to obtaining licensure in multiple states and jurisdictions.

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Can Four Fish Oil Pills a Day Keep the Doctor Away? For Healthy Seniors, Perhaps

Omega-3 fish oil is a popular supplement because of its perceived cardiovascular benefits, but the scientific evidence has been conflicting. New research in Physiological Reports supports the claims for seniors, finding that healthy seniors who took omega-3 supplements every day had better cardiovascular health after 12 weeks of use.

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Conducting Cancer Clinical Trials Using Immunotherapies: The Seventh Annual AACI CRI Meeting

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) Clinical Research Initiative (CRI) will convene its seventh annual meeting July 8-9 in Chicago. The meeting will focus on immunotherapies for cancer and their impact on cancer clinical trials.

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Midlife Changes in Alzheimer’s Biomarkers May Predict Dementia

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Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will develop dementia years later, according to new research.

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Autonomous Taxis Would Deliver Significant Environmental and Economic Benefits

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Imagine a fleet of driverless taxis roaming your city, ready to pick you up and take you to your destination at a moment’s notice. While this may seem fantastical, it may be only a matter of time before it becomes reality. And according to a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, such a system would both be cost-effective and greatly reduce per-mile emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Warwick Researchers Help Reconstructing the Michelangelo Bronzes

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Engineers and imagers from the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and anatomists from Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick are helping Art historians from the University of Cambridge have been working together to try to understand how the two mysterious Renaissance bronzes were made and why they look the way they do by making accurate replicas of the originals. The latest technology-neutron imaging, XRF analysis, 360 degree laser scanning, 3D printing, and real-time x-ray videography - has been involved in this Renaissance ‘whodunnit’.