Enzyme Controlling Metastasis of Breast Cancer Identified

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that controls the spread of breast cancer. The findings, reported in the current issue of PNAS, offer hope for the leading cause of breast cancer mortality worldwide.

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|2-Sep-2014 2:35 PM EDT

Scientists Discover New Regulatory Component in Infectious Bacterium

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The discovery of a new regulatory component in an infectious bacterium could aid efforts to explain its ability to survive in the human body, report microbiologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and University of Maryland, College Park, in the journal Science.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|2-Sep-2014 2:15 PM EDT

Biochemists Find New Treatment Options for Staph Infections, Inflammatory Diseases

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Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can cause more than 60,000 potentially life-threatening infections each year.

– Kansas State University|2-Sep-2014 2:05 PM EDT

Study Links Sex Hormone Levels in the Blood to Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Measuring the levels of sex hormones in patients’ blood may identify patients likely to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, a heart rhythm disorder that is fatal in 95 percent of patients.

– Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|2-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index Reveals Public Concern over Income Inequality, Broken Education System

Though the collective measure of financial trust is up, driven mainly by more positive attitudes toward banks and the stock market, Americans are concerned about growing income inequality and would like to see improvements in the country’s educational system as a starting point to address that inequality, according to the latest Chicago Booth/Kellogg School Financial Trust Index.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business|2-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

An Investment in Wellbeing

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After one semester at Wake Forest University, John Marbach accepted a $100,000 entrepreneurship grant — a prestigious Thiel fellowship that supports students who want to skip college to start a business. He returned with a better understanding of the importance of social and intellectual engagement in his own life, as well as an appreciation for Wake Forest’s efforts to transform wellbeing on campus.

– Wake Forest University|2-Sep-2014 12:25 PM EDT

Scripps Florida Scientists Make Diseased Cells Synthesize Their Own Drug

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In a new study that could lead to many new medicines, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have adapted a chemical approach to turn diseased cells into unique manufacturing sites for molecules that can treat a form of muscular dystrophy.

– Scripps Research Institute|2-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Drinking Too Much Water Can be Fatal to Athletes

The recent deaths of two high school football players illustrate the dangers of drinking too much water. Exercise-associated hyponatremia can cause muscle cramps, vomiting, seizures and unconsciousness.

– Loyola University Health System|2-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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