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Cancer Cells Adapt Energy Needs to Spread Illness to Other Organs

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Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that cancer cells traveling to other sites have different energy needs from their “stay-at-home” siblings which continue to proliferate at the original tumor site.

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SLU Researcher to Study New Hepatitis C Medication in Children

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After the success of a new drug treatment in adults with hepatitis C infection, a Saint Louis University pediatric researcher is testing the safety and efficacy of the medications in children.

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Texas Tech Pop-Culture Expert Can Comment on Educational Uses for Comics and Graphic Novels #NationalComicBookDay

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Is the First in Hospital in New Jersey to Implant Non-Surgical, Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

On September 5, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Electrophysiology team implanted the first Nanostim leadless pacemaker in New Jersey. The leadless pacemaker is a new, less-invasive approach than traditional pacemaker procedures that require more extensive surgery. The device, used to treat patients with an abnormally slow heart rate, took place as part of the Leadless II pivotal trial, a prospective, non-randomized, multi-center, international clinical study designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the leadless pacemaker.

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New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers

More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood. Researchers report that TIPE3, a newly described oncogenic protein, promotes cancer by targeting these pathways.

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Chicago Booth Professor Honored by World Trade Organization

Jonathan Dingel, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has received the 2014 World Trade Organization Essay Award for Young Economists.

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Ultrasound Enhancement Provides Clarity to Damaged Tendons, Ligaments

Ultrasound is a safe, affordable and noninvasive way to see internal structures, including the developing fetus. Ultrasound can also “see” other soft tissue — including tendons, which attach muscles to bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone. Ray Vanderby, a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is commercializing an ultrasound method to analyze the condition of soft tissue.

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X-Rays Unlock a Protein’s SWEET Side

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Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables farmers are able to grow. Stanford University researchers have recently uncovered one of these "pathways" into the cell by piecing together proteins slightly wider than the diameter of a strand of spider silk.

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