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Article ID: 699140

Statins Associated with Improvement of Rare Lung Disease

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

Researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition.

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16-Aug-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699129

GW Researchers Publish Review Article on Developing Vaccines for Human Parasites

George Washington University

Researchers from the George Washington University published an article in Trends in Parasitology outlining their lessons learned while creating vaccine candidates for hookworm and schistosomiasis.

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Article ID: 699127

Stony Brook Medicine Adds Fertility Practice to Community Network in Commack Facility

Stony Brook Medicine

Island Fertility has joined Stony Brook Community Medical, expanding to 23 the number of Stony Brook Medicine’s network of community practices and physicians.

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16-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699122

Case Western Reserve Receives Major Grant to Improve Food Systems in Cleveland Neighborhoods

Case Western Reserve University

A multidisciplinary research team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $936,000 grant to use collaborative computational modeling approaches to promote better community health through more equitable food systems.

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Article ID: 699107

Missouri S&T Chemist Rolls the Dice to Better Identify Chiral Molecules in Drugs

Missouri University of Science and Technology

“High risk, high reward” is the kind of discovery Dr. Garry Grubbs seeks with a new experiment designed to rapidly identify the atomic structure of chiral molecules widely used in pharmaceutical drugs. The finding could significantly reduce the time and costs involved in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

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16-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699083

Brain Response Study Upends Thinking About Why Practice Speeds Up Motor Reaction Times

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine report that a computerized study of 36 healthy adult volunteers asked to repeat the same movement over and over became significantly faster when asked to repeat that movement on demand—a result that occurred not because they anticipated the movement, but because of an as yet unknown mechanism that prepared their brains to replicate the same action.

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Article ID: 699041

Researchers Reveal Miscarriage Cause, Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Researchers discovered a gene mutation underlying hydrops fetalis – a fatal condition to fetuses. The proteins at the center of this finding are implicated in a number of diseases, opening avenues of potential drug discovery related to migraines, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other conditions.

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15-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699039

Two for One

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Neuroendocrine cancer is rare and hard to diagnose – and it can be difficult to treat and to survive. To help make more accurate diagnoses more quickly, the UNM Department of Radiology recently started using a new, injectable imaging agent to pinpoint neuroendocrine tumors. And in October, UNM Cancer Center will begin offering a new treatment that uses part of that imaging agent to fight the tumors.

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