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As Eye Donations Decline, Family Unknowingly Leaves Legacy in Vision Research

When Tim Anegon became an eye tissue donor after his death in 2014, it wasn’t just one person he would touch with his eyes — it was millions as University of Michigan researchers use donated tissue in the fight against diabetic eye disease.

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Given the Choice, Zebrafish Willingly Dose Themselves with Opioids

Researchers at University of Utah Health devised a system that allowed zebrafish to self-administer doses of hydrocodone, an opioid commonly prescribed to people for pain, to study drug dependency.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Childhood Cancer Survivor, HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, Vaccination Rate, Vaccination Compliance, James Klosky, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Journal Of Clinical Oncology

HPV Vaccination Rates Lag for Vulnerable Population of Childhood Cancer Survivors

Research suggests health providers are key to boosting HPV vaccination rates of childhood cancer survivors, who, as a group, are at increased risk for second cancers associated with the human papillomavirus.

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Researchers Travel to Coast to Collect Data as Harvey Comes Ashore

Sound bites via FTP available by request.  Pitch Brian Hirth With forecast models now predicting Tropical Storm Harvey to strengthen into a significant hurricane, Texas Tech researchers are now near Corpus Christi awaiting the storm’s arrival. The team will deploy more than a dozen portable weather stations, called StickNets, to measure wind, temperature, pressure and more as Harvey comes ashore.

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Big Bang – The Movie

In a new approach to enable scientific breakthroughs, researchers linked together supercomputers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, cancer imaging, Erkki Ruoslahti

Scientists Develop Novel “Dot” System to Improve Cancer Detection

SBP researchers advance tumor-imaging nanosystem for enhanced diagnostic imaging

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Stream, Water, fish, Environment, Urban And Regional Planning, River, Cities, Infrastructure, Aquatic Ecology, geospatial science, Modeling, Energy, water and energy flux

High-Resolution Modeling Assesses Impact of Cities on River Ecosystems

New mapping methods developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory can help urban planners minimize the environmental impacts of cities’ water and energy demands on surrounding stream ecologies.

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Johns Hopkins APL’s ‘Dragonfly’ Dual-Quadcopter Aims to Explore Titan, Saturn’s Largest Moon

The Dragonfly mission concept would use an instrumented, radioisotope-powered, dual-quadcopter to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of our solar system’s “ocean worlds.”

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University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Acute Liver Failure, MARS, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease, Toxins, FDA, Bridge-to-Transplant, severe liver trauma, Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System

New Use of Blood Cleaning Device Saves High-Risk Patients with Liver Failure

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report that a device that removes toxins from the blood can also effectively provide a bridge to liver transplantation or buy time for a traumatically injured liver to heal, suggesting broader uses for the device than previously thought.

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Triclosan, triclocarban, Antimicrobial, FDA, Food And Drug Administration, soap, Research, Health

Scientist's Major FDA Victory on Antimicrobials Goes Into Effect Sept. 1.







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