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Article ID: 697551

New Coalition of Philanthropists Including Bill Gates and Leonard Lauder Commit More Than $30 Million to Develop New Tools to Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Philanthropist Bill Gates and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) co-founder Leonard Lauder have announced a new initiative, Diagnostics Accelerator, to develop novel biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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Article ID: 697431

Military Personnel Show Brain Changes Similar to Those Seen in Retired Football Players with Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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

Molecular tracer combined with PET scans show locations and concentrations of abnormal proteins associated with degenerative brain disease

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Article ID: 697466

$26.5 Million Grant to Fund First Large-Scale Study on African-American Men with Prostate Cancer

Keck Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is leading a $26.5 million effort to conduct the first large-scale, multi-institutional study on African-American men with prostate cancer.

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17-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697517

NeuroPoint Alliance Welcomes Mayfield Brain & Spine to QOD

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Mayfield Brain & Spine joins over 100 existing QOD participating centers.

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17-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697493

FAU, Collaborators Receive $1.68 Million NIH Grant for Sleep and Metabolic Disorders

Florida Atlantic University

Researchers are working on this collaborative project that utilizes genomic and transgenic technology in Mexican cavefish to identify genetic loci that contribute to sleep, feeding, and metabolism.

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Article ID: 697481

Majority of Older Adults with Probable Dementia Are Likely Unaware They Have It, Study Suggests

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A Johns Hopkins Medicine analysis of information gathered for an ongoing and federally sponsored study of aging and disability adds to evidence that a substantial majority of older adults with probable dementia in the United States have never been professionally diagnosed or are unaware they have been.

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17-Jul-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697503

Research by LLNL Scientists May Help Validate Organ-on-a-Chip Devices

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured in Lab-developed “brain-on-a-chip” devices may be a critical first step to validating chip-based brain platforms, LLNL researchers said.

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Article ID: 697423

New ALS Therapy in Clinical Trials

Washington University in St. Louis

New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates an investigational therapy for an inherited form of ALS extends survival and reverses signs of neuromuscular damage in mice and rats. The findings, published July 16 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, have led to a phase one/two clinical trial to investigate whether the drug could benefit people with ALS whose disease is caused by mutations in a gene called SOD1.

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Article ID: 697465

Nonsuicidal Self- Injury Among Adolescents

Family Institute at Northwestern University

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to deliberate, socially unacceptable destruction of one’s own body tissue performed without the intention to die

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16-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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