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Medical News

New Hope for Stopping an Understudied Heart Disease in Its Tracks

Thanks, in part, to pigs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Arlington Agricultural Research Station, scientists now are catching up on understanding the roots of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD).

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 25-Dec-2017 at 15:00 ET

Researchers Find Potential Path to Repair MS-Damaged Nerves

Gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Embargo expired on 25-Dec-2017 at 15:05 ET

UK Study Finds Biomarker Targets to Make Drugs More Effective in Fighting Cancer

A new study published in Nature Communications and led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Qing-Bai She identifies biomarker targets that may make existing drugs more effective in fighting certain cancers.

– University of Kentucky

Nature Communications

Pain-Free Skin Patch Responds to Sugar Levels for Management of Type 2 Diabetes

NIH researchers have devised a biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The biochemical formula of mineralized compounds in the patch responds to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically....

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nature Commnications

Transplant Games’ Medalist Represents Cedars-Sinai in the 2018 Rose Parade

Three months after receiving a kidney transplant, Holly Miyagawa was back on the beach playing volleyball. That was 17 years ago. Since then, the Hermosa Beach, CA, resident has gone on to medal in volleyball at the World Transplant Games and the Tra...

– Cedars-Sinai

First Stereotactic Radiation Therapy System Designed to Treat Early Stage Breast Cancer Receives FDA Clearance

The GammaPod ™ – a first-of-its kind stereotactic radiotherapy system to treat early stage breast cancer – has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), paving the way for the manufacturer to bring the system t...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

Press Room Registration Is Open for 2018 AAN Annual Meeting

Registration is now open to journalists planning to attend the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018. The AAN Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of neurologists who come tog...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

2018 AAN Annual Meeting

Science News

Scientists Describe How Solar System Could Have Formed in Bubble Around Giant Star

Scientists with the University of Chicago have laid out a comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead star. Published Dec. 22 in the Astrophysical Journal, the study addresses a ...

– University of Chicago

The Astrophysical Journal

Embargo expired on 22-Dec-2017 at 13:00 ET

New Study Visualizes Motion of Water Molecules, Promises New Wave of Electronic Devices

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team used a sophisticated X-ray scattering technique to visualize and quantify the movement of water molecules in space and time, which provides new insights that may open pathways for liquid-based electr...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Science Advances

Embargo expired on 22-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET

From Inner to Outer Space, Los Alamos Science Goes Big in 2017

With a top-story list populated by breakthroughs in supercomputing, accelerator science, space missions, materials science, life science, and more, Los Alamos National Laboratory put its Big Science capabilities to wide, productive use in 2017.

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Fueling Victory in the NCAA Football Playoffs

Heading into this football season, 67% of Power 5 conference universities employed at least one full-time sports dietitian and had for at least three years. Currently, 72% of those programs employ at least two full-time sports dietitians, a long r...

– Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA)

Embargo expired on 23-Dec-2017 at 00:00 ET

“The Post” Movie and Freedom of the Press--NYU’s “First Amendment Watch” Explains the Pentagon Papers’ Case

NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s First Amendment Watch, an online resource offering coverage and context to the debate over freedom of expression, dives inside the Pentagon Papers, whose publication led to a press crisis culminating ...

– New York University





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