SLU Researcher to Study New Hepatitis C Medication in Children

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After the success of a new drug treatment in adults with hepatitis C infection, a Saint Louis University pediatric researcher is testing the safety and efficacy of the medications in children.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center|19-Sep-2014 5:35 PM EDT

New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers

More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood. Researchers report that TIPE3, a newly described oncogenic protein, promotes cancer by targeting these pathways.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |19-Sep-2014 3:55 PM EDT

Ultrasound Enhancement Provides Clarity to Damaged Tendons, Ligaments

Ultrasound is a safe, affordable and noninvasive way to see internal structures, including the developing fetus. Ultrasound can also “see” other soft tissue — including tendons, which attach muscles to bone, and ligaments, which attach bone to bone. Ray Vanderby, a professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics and rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is commercializing an ultrasound method to analyze the condition of soft tissue.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison |19-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

X-Rays Unlock a Protein’s SWEET Side

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Understanding just how sugar makes its way into the cell could lead to the design of better drugs for diabetes patients and an increase in the amount of fruits and vegetables farmers are able to grow. Stanford University researchers have recently uncovered one of these "pathways" into the cell by piecing together proteins slightly wider than the diameter of a strand of spider silk.

– Argonne National Laboratory|19-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

A Nanosized Hydrogen Generator

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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale “hydrogen generator” that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element.

– Argonne National Laboratory|19-Sep-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on Making Healthy Lunches

Which lunch option would most children prefer: pizza, soda and fries or a PB&J sandwich, carrot sticks and yogurt?

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|19-Sep-2014 2:00 PM EDT

A Better Way to Track Emerging Cell Therapies Using MRIs

In a paper published September 17 in the online journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere describe the first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer.

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|19-Sep-2014 1:35 PM EDT

Dwindling Wind May Tip Predator-Prey Balance

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Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion’s share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a University of Wisconsin Madison zoologist’s study, which is among the first to demonstrate the way “global stilling” may alter predator-prey relationships.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison |19-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT
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