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Scripps Florida Scientists Reveal Unique Mechanism of Natural Product with Powerful Antimicrobial Action

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered the unique mechanism of a powerful natural product with wide-ranging antifungal, antibacterial, anti-malaria and anti-cancer effects. The new study sheds light on the natural small molecule known as borrelidin.

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Neurosurgery Leaders Endorse Interventional Thrombectomy to Treat Acute Stroke

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Henry Woo, MD, Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Director of the Cerebrovascular Center and Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center at Stony Brook Medicine’s Neurosciences Institute, along with other national leaders in neurosurgery, strongly endorse interventional thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke secondary to emergent large brain vessel occlusions in a paper to be published March 31 online in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

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AANS, CNS, & Joint Cerebrovascular Section Endorse Interventional Thrombectomy in Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Joint AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section strongly endorse interventional thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke based on findings of the MR CLEAN study.

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Neurological Diseases Share Common Blood-Brain Barrier Defects

Although stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and traumatic brain injury each affect the central nervous system differently, a new study finds that they share common defects in the blood-brain barrier that can be traced to a single set of genes. The findings could yield new approaches for treating brain diseases.

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3D Human Skin Maps Aid Study of Relationships Between Molecules, Microbes and Environment

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences produced 3D maps of molecular and microbial variations across the body. These maps provide a baseline for studies of the interplay between the molecules that make up our skin, our microbiomes, our personal hygiene routines and other environmental factors. The study, published March 30 by PNAS, may help further our understanding of the skin’s role in human health and disease.

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Bans on Texting While Driving Reduce Crash-Related Hospitalizations

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UW Engineer Models Groundwater to Help Farmers at Home and Abroad

Argentina might seem a long way to go for an environmental engineer seeking to better understand land use in Wisconsin. But there are some surprising parallels between the two countries' histories of land use and ecohydrology that could help farmers and officials make better groundwater decisions.

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Panel Predicts Whether Rare Leukemia Will Respond to Treatment

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Patients with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia have limited treatment options, and those that exist are effective only in fewer than half of patients. Now, a new study identifies a panel of genetic markers that predicted which tumor samples would likely respond to treatment.

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Clinical Trial Tests Two Physical Therapies for Plantar Fasciitis

Loyola University Medical Center is conducting a clinical trial on two physical therapy regimens to treat plantar fasciitis, which causes stabbing heel pain. Hand manipulation therapy is being compared with instrument-assisted therapy (Gaston technique).

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For Soybean Growers, Hidden Cost of Climate Change Tops $11 Billion

Even during a good year, soybean farmers nationwide are, in essence, taking a loss. That's because changes in weather patterns have been eating into their profits and taking quite a bite: $11 billion over the past 20 years, according to a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison agronomists published last month in Nature Plants.