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Article ID: 710566

Genetics Society of America Awards 2019 George W. Beadle Award to Michael Snyder

Genetics Society of America

Michael Snyder, PhD, of Stanford University is the recipient of the 2019 Genetics Society of America (GSA) George W. Beadle Award for developing and disseminating widely-used technology for the simultaneous analysis of thousands of genes, RNA molecules, and proteins. The Beadle Award recognizes significant, sustained service to the genetics community that goes beyond an exemplary individual research career.

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2-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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    27-Mar-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 710186

Computer Program Predicts Risk of Deadly Irregular Heart Beats

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Combining a wealth of information derived from previous studies with data from more than 500 patients, an international team led by researchers from Johns Hopkins has developed a computer-based set of rules that more accurately predicts when patients with a rare heart condition might benefit—or not—from lifesaving implanted defibrillators.

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26-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709891

Precision Oncology Insights Revealed for Colorectal Cancer

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology could help define strategies to more effectively treat colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

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19-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709479

The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Innovative Clinical Trial

University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is one of the latest major cancer research institutions to join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Beat AML Master Clinical Trial, a paradigm-shifting collaboration to bring precision medicine to patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

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12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709233

Scientists Find Method to Boost CRISPR Efficiency

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Scientists have developed a method to boost the efficiency of CRISPR gene editing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), according to a study that could have implications for optimizing gene therapies for other diseases.

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6-Mar-2019 4:15 PM EST
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    6-Mar-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 709062

Potential New Therapy for Crohn’s, Colitis Identified

Washington University in St. Louis

researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a compound that may treat IBD without directly targeting inflammation. The compound tamps down the activity of a gene linked to blood clotting. They discovered that the gene was turned on at sites of intestinal inflammation and damage, and blocking its activity reduces IBD symptoms in mice.

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4-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EST
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    28-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708705

Shedding Light—Literally—on Resistance to Radiation Therapy

Johns Hopkins University

A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine whether they’ll respond to radiation treatment, before treatment even begins.

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27-Feb-2019 4:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 708827

The Medical Minute: Understanding High Blood Pressure Helps Avoid Complications

Penn State Health

High blood pressure is among the most common medical conditions in the United States. It’s also among the most treatable.

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27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708822

A New Method for Precision Drug Delivery: Painting

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers from the McKelvey School of Engineering and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are one step closer to delivering precise amounts of medication to exact location, repurposing an existing imaging "painting" method.

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27-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

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