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MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School Receives $10.5 Million Gift

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Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a transformative $10.5 million gift to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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immune system activation , donor-recipient matches , Innate Immune System, adaptive immune system, acquired immune system, SIRP-alpha , CD47, monocyte activation , Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Transplantation

Experts Uncover First Molecular Events of Organ Rejection

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto have uncovered the first molecular steps that lead to immune system activation and eventual rejection of a transplanted organ.

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Energy, Energy efficiency , Buildings, buildings technology, building automation, building controls

Cut U.S. Commercial Building Energy Use 29% with Widespread Controls

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The U.S. could slash its energy use by the equivalent of what is currently used by 12 to 15 million Americans if commercial buildings fully used energy-efficiency controls nationwide.

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By Far, Men Garner Most Coveted Speaking Slots at Virology Meetings

In their recent study, published in the Journal of Virology, the University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers examined 35 years worth of invited speaker rosters from four prominent virology meetings, including the American Society for Virology, which is hosting its annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin starting June 24, 2017. They found that men were overwhelmingly represented.

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Breakthroughs in solar panel cooling tech will help keep NASA’s Parker Solar Probe operating at peak performance — even while flying through the sun’s corona

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Exercise Program Improves Performance of Daily Activities for Frail Older Adults

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An exercise program comprised of gentle exercises and taught by home care aides can help frail older adults perform basic daily activities, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago published in The Gerontologist.

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Alzheimber's Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Neuroscience

Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity in Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent feasibility study, BIDMC tested an anti-epileptic drug for its potential impact on the brain activity of patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease. The team documented changes in patients’ EEGs that suggest the drug could have a beneficial effect.

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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Webinar Provides Update on Breastfeeding and WIC

This webinar will provide a forum to highlight the results of current WIC breastfeeding efforts and to discuss innovative strategies between WIC and other community agencies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.

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Senate GOP Healthcare Bill Path to Geographic Inequality







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