Study Finds Potential Genetic Link Between Epilepsy and Neurodegenerative Disorders

A new University of Iowa study, published online July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a potential link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders.

– University of Iowa |22-Jul-2014 3:10 PM EDT

New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

A new total knee replacement that saves all of the ligaments can make a person’s knee feel and move just like the original.

– Houston Methodist|22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies

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University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal.

– University of Iowa |22-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Oso Disaster Had Its Roots in Earlier Landslides

A new geological study concludes.the disastrous March 22 landslide that killed 43 people in the rural Washington state community of Oso involved the "remobilization" of a 2006 landslide on the same hillside.

– University of Washington|22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

African American Homeownership Increasingly Unstable

New forms of racial inequality make homeownership a risky investment for African-Americans, according to a new study by Cornell and Rice University sociologists.

– Cornell University|22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

New Research Finds Pathogenic Connection between Autoimmune Disorders and Cancer

Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to a new report published in PLOS ONE by Linda Kusner, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

– George Washington University|22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Wildlife Conservation Society Helps Safeguard Belize’s Barrier Reef with Conservation Drones

Seeking to gain a high-tech edge over illegal fishers, the Government of Belize will use “eyes in the sky” to enforce fishing regulations in the biodiverse Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve and other reef systems in what is the first use of conservation drones to monitor marine protected areas.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|22-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Black Superheroes in Early Comics: Exploring Stereotypes Through Documentary by Georgia State Expert at Comic-Con 2014

A fascinating documentary by a Georgia State University professor explores stereotypes of black superheroes in early comic books, to be screened at 7:40 p.m. Friday, July 25 at Comic-Con 2014.

– Georgia State University|22-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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