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First Successful Vaccination Against "Mad Cow"-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

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Boy Battling Cancer Gets Treated as UCLA's No. 1 Sports Fan

A new Kid Captain program will recognize pediatric patients from Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA who face life-threatening illnesses with courage, strength and determination.

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One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-Diagnosis

About one-third of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin production, even upward of forty years from initial diagnosis, according to a first-of-its-kind, large-scale study conducted by researchers from T1D Exchange. This sheds new light on the long-accepted belief that these patients lose all ability to produce any insulin; this could have significant policy implications, said researchers from T1D Exchange, whose Clinic Network involves a national consortium of diabetes centers. The findings were published online this week in Diabetes Care.

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These Holiday Ho, Ho, Hos Are Really No, No, Nos; Temple Psychologist Dispels Popular Holiday Myths

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Just like holly wreaths, twinkling lights, Santa Claus, flying red-nosed reindeer and decorated evergreen trees, myths and superstitions have become part of our holiday lore. A Temple University psychologist offers the truth behind some of these false holiday beliefs.

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Accusing North Korea of Sony Hack Raises Cybersecurity Incident to New Level

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Interstellar: A SciFi Film with Plenty of “Ifs”

During a live Google Hangout, three astrophysicists separated science from science fiction in the blockbuster film Interstellar, revealing a story steeped in real scientific knowledge but not afraid to delve into the unknown.

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10 Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami – American’s Should Rethink Donations

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System Name New Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Sharmila Makhija, M.D., M.B.A., has been named professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. An internationally-recognized expert in cancer prevention, she assumes her new position on April 1, 2015. Dr. Makhija joins Einstein and Montefiore from the University of Louisville School Of Medicine, where she serves as chair and professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

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Experts Available to Discuss Impacts of New York State's Ban on Fracking

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