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Article ID: 695108

Lafora Disease Research Benefits From the Overlap Between Plant and Human Biology

University of Kentucky

Lafora disease is an ultra-rare, congenital form of epilepsy; every patient diagnosed with it dies before they are 30. Research into the mechanisms of glycogen metabolism at the University of Kentucky show promise for treatments for this and perhaps other forms of epilepsy.

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Article ID: 694961

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Expands International Reach with St. Jude Global

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Hospital invests more than $100 million in unique initiative aimed at accelerating efforts to improve childhood cancer survival rates worldwide

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Portable Malaria Screening Instrument Developed

University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering

A prototype for a portable instrument capable of early-stage malaria detection has been developed by a team of researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The prototype can analyze an unprocessed, whole blood sample in 10-15 minutes using three primary components: a laser, a detector (to detect light), and a magnet.

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Fred Hutch Scientists to Feature Health Economics, Next-Gen Immunotherapy, Health Disparities and More at ASCO

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s latest findings will be featured at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, “Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine,” to be held June 1–5 in Chicago. Here are several highlights:

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UAB Researcher Awarded K23 Grant to Study Malaria Prevention in Pregnant Women in Cameroon

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A UAB researcher is heading to Cameroon to study the effects and safety of antibiotics on pregnant women at risk of contracting malaria.

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Article ID: 695099

SLU Scientist Aims to Turn on Hypoglycemia’s Missed Signal

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Saint Louis University researcher Gina Yosten, Ph.D is pursuing solutions for people with diabetes who are at risk of life-threatening drops in blood sugar.

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Article ID: 695101

Hot Cars Can Hit Life-Threatening Levels in Approximately One Hour

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Arizona State University found that if a car is parked in the sun on a summer day, the interior temperature can reach 116 degrees F. and the dashboard may exceed 165 degrees F. in approximately one hour — the time it can take for a young child trapped in a car to suffer fatal injuries.

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Bursts of Brain Activity Linked to Memory Reactivation

Northwestern University

Sleep spindles may help memory storage keep memories separate.

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$2.3 Million Grant Will Fund Research on Oxytocin Neurons and Social Behavior

Penn State College of Medicine

A team of Penn State researchers is planning to create a new map of the brain that will establish a neural circuit diagram of oxytocin, a compound often associated with affection and emotional behavior.

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