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USC Annenberg Professor Robert Hernandez Honored with Spj’s 2015 Teaching Award

Robert Hernandez, associate professor of professional practice at USC Annenberg, has been chosen by the national Society of Professional Journalists to receive its Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award.

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New Study Identifies Promising Treatment for Military Veterans with PTSD

Attention control training reduces attention bias variability, improves PTSD symptoms

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Having a Family History of Heart Disease May Indicate the Need for an EKG

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WCS Congratulates the United Nations General Assembly for Passing Wildlife Trafficking Resolution

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The United Nations General Assembly today passed a sweeping resolution that targets the global problem of wildlife trafficking, calling on all 193 UN member states (governments of the world) to take on a series of actions to “prevent, combat, and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife.”

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Byproduct of Intestinal Bacteria May Jeopardize Heart Health in Patients with Kidney Disease

• Blood levels of TMAO, a byproduct generated from intestinal bacterial as they metabolize dietary nutrients, progressively increase with advancing severity of kidney disease. • TMAO levels are dramatically reduced when kidney function is restored following kidney transplantation. • High TMAO levels are linked with an increased risk of atherosclerosis and premature death in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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How to Become a T Follicular Helper Cell

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Follicular helper Tcells (TFH cells), a rare type of immune cell that is essential for inducing a strong and lasting antibody response to viruses and other microbes, have garnered intense interest in recent years but the molecular signals that drive their differentiation had remained unclear. Now, a team of researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology has identified a pair of master regulators that control the fate of TFH cells.

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Cell Aging Slowed by Putting Brakes on Noisy Transcription

Working with yeast and worms, researchers found that incorrect gene expression is a hallmark of aged cells and that reducing such “noise” extends lifespan in these organisms.

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Penn Study Questions Presence in Blood of Heart-Healthy Molecules from Fish Oil Supplements

A new study questions the relevance of fish oil-derived substances and their purported anti-inflammatory effects in humans.

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