UI researchers describe the evolution of various forms of the enzyme “dihydrofolate reductase” as it occurred from bacteria to humans. Their paper, which appears in the Dec. 13 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, may prove useful to scientists in the design of future drugs and catalysts.
– University of Iowa |12/13/2013 4:00 PM EST
Parents receiving academic report cards throughout the school year is commonplace, but a new Cornell University study shows that for healthier nutrition, parents should opt to receive a nutrition report card, too. “This pilot study underscores that a nutrition report card is feasible and efficient… Although the results are preliminary, they suggest that [nutrition report cards] may be helpful in nudging children toward more healthy, less expensive options … at little cost to the school district,” according to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and David Just.
– Cornell University|12/13/2013 3:00 PM EST
New stem cell treatments for corneal diseases, a new rehab hospital, nursing excellence, and ovarian cancer research are all highlighted in the Dec. tipsheet from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
– Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|12/13/2013 2:20 PM EST
With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life – it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute. Forget those clumsy, complicated, home cholesterol-testing devices. Cornell engineers have created the Smartphone Cholesterol Application for Rapid Diagnostics, or “smartCARD,” which employs your smartphone’s camera to read your cholesterol level.
– Cornell University|12/13/2013 2:00 PM EST
Philadelphia has reason to be proud: It outpaces the nation as a whole in terms of innovation connectedness. However, there is also some bad news: Philadelphia’s share of all U.S. innovative activity has dropped by half in 35 years.
– Temple University|12/13/2013 2:00 PM EST
Robotic Training System Helps Patients Recovering From Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury and Other Conditions Affecting Balance
Patients relearn to walk after stroke, spinal cord or brain injury often fear falling, which may inhibit their recovery. Robotic body weight support system provides adding security to maximize progress.
– University of Maryland Medical Center|12/13/2013 1:00 PM EST
South Pole Telescope scientists have detected for the first time a subtle distortion in the oldest light in the universe, which may help reveal secrets about the earliest moments in the universe’s formation.
– University of Chicago|12/13/2013 1:00 PM EST
Running around town trying to get holiday tasks crossed off the list may mean jaywalking to save time. But one UAB expert says this should be avoided at all times.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|12/13/2013 12:00 PM EST
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