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HIPPO’s Molecular Balancing Act Helps Nerves Not Short Circuit

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Scientists report in Nature Communications it may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body’s peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally. In a study published April 26, they suggest this may be a way to treat neuropathies or prevent the development of peripheral nerve sheath tumors. They discovered genetic dysfunction in the HIPPO-TAZ/YAP and Gαs-protein feedback circuit disrupts the balanced formation of the protective myelin sheath.

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Common Pesticide Damages Honey Bee’s Ability to Fly

Biologists at UC San Diego have provided the first evidence that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly. The study, which employed a bee “flight mill,” raises concerns about how pesticides affect honey bee pollination and long-term effects on the health of honey bee colonies.

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Hamilton Patient First to Receive Experimental Immunotherapy Combination for Cancer in Clinical Trial

Experts at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and McMaster University, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, have begun a clinical trial to determine if the unique experimental immunotherapy combination may be able to treat non-small cell lung cancer. The experimental therapy combines two different viruses with an approved drug to stimulate the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells.

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Early vs. Late Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Following Transsphenoidal Surgery for Nonfunctioning Pituitary Macroadenomas: A Matched Multi-Center Cohort Study

Winner of the Leksell Radiosurgery Award, Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS, presented his research, Early vs. Late Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Following Transsphenoidal Surgery for Nonfunctioning Pituitary Macroadenomas: a Matched Multi-center Cohort Study, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Plasticity of Motor Representations in Patients with Brain Lesions: a Navigated TMS Study

Winner of the Brainlab Community Neurosurgery Award, Sandro Krieg, MD, presented his research, Plasticity of Motor Representations in Patients with Brain Lesions: a Navigated TMS Study, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Surgery, Surgery

Chief of Cardiac Surgery Elected to Board of Governors

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Dr. Richard Shemin, the Robert and Kelly Day Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of cardiac surgery, has been named to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons

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UCLA Surgeon Named Recipient of 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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Dr. Abbas Ardehali, a professor of surgery and medicine in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been selected a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.

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Risk of Obesity Influenced by Changes in Our Genes

A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown.

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Seizure Outcome After Surgical Resection of Insular Glioma

Winner of the Journal on Neuro-Oncology Award sponsored by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Doris Du Wang, MD, presented her research, Seizure Outcome After Surgical Resection of Insular Glioma, during the 2017 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting.







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