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Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonology

Cystic Fibrosis Bacterial Burden Begins During First Years of Life

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CF researchers have now shown that the lungs’ bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in. This research offers a way to predict the onset of lung disease and suggests a larger role for preventive therapies, such as hypertonic saline.

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Length of Opioid Prescription, Number of Refills Spell Highest Risk for Misuse After Surgery

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With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid. A new study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) sheds light on the possible link between physicians’ opioid prescription patterns and subsequent abuse.

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Six CSU Campuses Join Partnership to Develop Future 'Green' Entrepreneurs

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​CSU students with big ideas on how California can preserve its energy, agriculture and water supply need look no further than the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster to bring their concepts to life.

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Plastics, Renewable, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials

Bio-Renewable Process Could Help ‘Green’ Plastic

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Plastics are often derived from petroleum, contributing to reliance on fossil fuels and driving harmful greenhouse gas emissions. To change that, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) scientists are trying to take the pliable nature of plastic in another direction, developing new and renewable ways of creating plastics from biomass.

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Novel Genomic Tools Provide New Insight Into Human Immune System

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La Jolla Institute scientists provide new insights into how so-called CD4 cytotoxic T cells arise in humans and thus could facilitate improved vaccine design.

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Stroke, Neurovascular, Endovascular, stent retriever, stentriever, Ischemic Stroke, AVM, aneuryusm

Loyola Report Details "Explosive Evolution" of Techniques to Restore Blood Flow to the Brain

Recent decades have seen an "explosive evolution" of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism, Theater Arts

Can Using Theatrical Techniques Improve Social Skills of Autistic Youths?

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A new study examines the benefit of combining theatrical techniques with behavioral treatment approaches for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Expert Allergist Available to Advise Those with Asthma on Complications Caused by the Flu

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BRI Publishes Chapter in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Anthropociene

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The chapter, The Effects of Methylmercury on Wildlife: A Comprehensive Review and Approach for Interpretation, authored by BRI Executive Director and Chief Scientist, David Evers, was recently published in Elsevier's Encyclopedia of the Antrhopocene, 1st Edition.







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