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A Step in the Right Direction to Avoid Falls

Researchers have developed a mathematical model that lends new insight to how humans walk.

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UCLA Campaign Raising Funds to Treat Low Sexual Desire in Female Cancer Survivors

UCLA researchers are turning to an online crowdfunding platform to raise money for a study that will address the need of women who survive cancer who still face a number of long-term challenges, including a loss of their sex drive.

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Case Western Reserve University on Track to Become No. 1 Synchrotron Lab in World

Case Western Reserve University’s synchrotron facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory is on its way to becoming the No. 1 beamline facility for biology in the world by early 2016, thanks to a jumpstart grant of $4.6 million from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

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New Academic-Industry Partnership Creates Online Registry for Patients Tested for Inherited Cancer Risk

The registry will provide data vital to improving understanding of newly discovered, cancer-associated genes and allow current and future generations to better interpret and benefit from knowledge of their genomes.

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Dying Brain Cells Cue New Brain Cells to Grow in Songbird

Using a songbird as a model, scientists have described a brain pathway that replaces cells that have been lost naturally and not because of injury. If scientists can further tap into the process, it might lead to ways to encourage replacement of cells in human brains that have lost neurons naturally because of aging or Alzheimer's disease.

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Does Size Matter? MRI Measures of Joint's Geometry Suggest Role in Athletes' Severe Knee Injuries

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With only 200-300,000 per year, ACL injuries are far less common than ankle ligament injuries, which number more than two million annually. But ACL injuries can end sports careers and are proven to lead to the early onset of osteoarthritis, putting young athletes on track for joint replacement as early as their 30s. Vermont research provides insight into the potential role of the knee's geometric characteristics in increasing injury risk.

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Sir Roger Penrose Receives ‘Bhaumik Prize’ in Consciousness Research at Tucson Conference

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Laser pioneer rewards noted physicist for fundamental research on consciousness.

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Study Questions Accuracy of Lung Cancer Screens in Some Geographic Regions

A new analysis of published studies found that FDG-PET technology is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer versus benign disease in regions where infections like histoplasmosis or tuberculosis are common. Misdiagnosis of lung lesions suspicious for cancer could lead to unnecessary tests and surgeries for patients, with additional potential complications and mortality.

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Lung Cancer Test Less Effective in Areas Where Infectious Lung Disease is More Common

An analysis of 70 studies finds that use of the diagnostic imaging procedure of fludeoxyglucose F18 (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) may not reliably distinguish benign disease from lung cancer in populations with endemic (high prevalence) infectious lung disease compared with nonendemic regions, according to a study in the September 24 issue of JAMA.

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