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ProMedica Conducts Research of Innovative Non-Invasive Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

ProMedica is participating in innovative research into the development of a safe, non-invasive treatment for BPH or enlarged prostate.

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Extracorporeal Support Can Significantly Increase Number of Organs for Transplant

Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.

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Colorado State University Hosts Cookstove Testing Marathon as Part of Climate Study

Colorado State University is hosting an intensive laboratory testing campaign for biomass cookstoves this month as part of a $1.5 million study on the air quality, climate and health effects of cookstove smoke.

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When It Comes to How Pizza Looks—Cheese Matters

Most consumers have an idea what they want their pizza slice to look like. Golden cheese with that dark toasted-cheese color scattered in distinct blistery patches across the surface with a bit of oil glistening in the valleys. A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), evaluated the pizza baking performance of different cheeses (mozzarella, cheddar, colby, Edam, Emmental, Gruyere, and provolone) in conjunction with a new quantifiable evaluation technique to see how their composition and functional differences affected browning and blistering.

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Science Behind Ice Cream Revealed

Maya Warren, PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and member of the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) explains how food science plays an important role in the creation of ice cream. From coming up with different ingredients and flavors, to making sure it stays fresh in your freezer, food scientists are hard at work creating a product that is fun and tasty.

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Marine Protected Areas Might Not Be Enough to Help Overfished Reefs Recover

Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.

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Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Because synapses are the points where neurons connect and communicate with each other, the excessive synapses may have profound effects on how the brain functions. The study was published in the August 21 online issue of the journal Neuron.

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A $10 Million Gift Will Benefit Pediatric Research, Patient Care and Education at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

On Aug. 20, Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced a $10 Million gift from Costco Wholesale to benefit research, education and patient care programs at the Hospital.

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Busting Myths About Ticks

Ticks can be a problem year-round, but they pose the most threat in warmer summer months. These disease carriers could be harmful to humans and pets alike. A veterinarian and renowned tick expert explains common myths about ticks and how people can protect themselves and their pets from the blood-sucking pests.

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Sanford-Burnham Appoints Perry Nisen as Chief Executive Officer

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute today announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed Perry Nisen, M.D., Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer and holder of the Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair. In this role, he will lead the Institute and oversee the execution of its new 10-year strategic vision to more quickly translate basic research discoveries into novel treatments that improve human health.

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