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To Improve the World’s Health, Experts Call for a Standard List of Essential Diagnostic Tests

A team of experts has put together a list of the key diagnostic tests that every country should have available, with high quality standards, in order to make the best use of the World Health Organization's list of essential medicines. Many developing countries will need help with establishing high-quality labs to use them, but in the end it may be cost effective.

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Special Genomics Day Event to be Held at IFT16

Genomics and related approaches are transforming the way we grow, produce and consume food. When food professionals from all over the globe gather at McCormick Place South for IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation, July 16-19 in Chicago, a special Genomics Day event will be held. IFT spoke with Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, Director of the Food Safety and Quality Program at McGill University about what’s happening atGenomics Day.

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The Medical Minute: Seeking Early Treatment Key to Beating Testicular Cancer

When women feel a lump in their breast, they usually seek medical attention within a few weeks. Yet men who notice something abnormal in a testicle typically don't see a doctor for two to three months.

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Stem Cell Treatment for Lou Gehrig’s Disease May Be Safe

A phase II clinical trial in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, suggests that transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord may be done safely. The research is published in the June 29, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. While the study was not designed to determine whether the treatment was effective, researchers noted that it did not slow down the progression of the disease.

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UofL Human Subjects Protection Program Earns Reaccreditation

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UofL has earned reaccreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

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AARDA Salutes June #Autoimmune Hero for Collaborative Research

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As part of its ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) announced today its June Autoimmune Hero – Johns Hopkins University’s Autoimmune Disease Research Center (ADRC).

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Cornell Astronomy Professor Named Inaugural Recipient of Barrie Jones Award

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Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of Cornell University's Carl Sagan Institute, has been name the inaugural recipient of the Barrie Jones Award by The Open University (OU), United Kingdom, and the Astrobiology Society of Britain (ASB). The award will be presented in a ceremony on July 7 at the OU campus.

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NIH Awards $11 Million to UTHealth Researchers to Study Deadly Prion Diseases

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Led by Claudio Soto, Ph.D., researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have been awarded $11 million from the NIAID to study the pathogenesis, transmission and detection of prion diseases – such as chronic wasting disease in deer – that can potentially spread to humans.

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Researcher Awarded $2.8 Million to Study Use of Nanotechnology in Cancer Treatment

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Julia Ljubimova, MD, PhD, director of the Nanomedicine Research Center in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery, has received a $2.8 million federal grant to advance her research of tumor nanoimmunology to treat cancers of the brain, breast, lung and other organs.

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As Sea Level Rises, Hudson River Wetlands May Expand

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In the face of climate change impact and inevitable sea level rise, Cornell and Scenic Hudson scientists studying New York’s Hudson River estuary have forecast new intertidal wetlands, comprising perhaps 33 percent more wetland area by the year 2100.

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Jupiter Rendezvous

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On Independence Day, a NASA spacecraft will enter Jupiter's orbit, and the University of Iowa has an instrument along for the ride. The Plasma Waves Instrument, designed and built at the UI, will sample plasma waves and learn how Jupiter's intense auroras are produced.

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Dr. Anne McTiernan Named to HHS 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

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Dr. Anne McTiernan, a breast cancer epidemiologist and cancer prevention expert at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been appointed to the 2018 Physical Guidelines Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.