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Article ID: 694841

New Algorithm More Accurately Predicts Life Expectancy After Heart Failure

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

A new algorithm more accurately predicts which people will survive heart failure, and for how long, whether or not they receive a heart transplant. The algorithm would allow doctors to make more personalized assessments of people who are awaiting heart transplants, which in turn could enable health care providers to make better use of limited life-saving resources and potentially reduce health care costs.

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18-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694802

New Mechanism Essential for Eye Lens Development Identified

University of Delaware

A team led by a University of Delaware researcher has identified the protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision. Without the protein, eyes will form cataracts; with it, lens cells are cleared and ready to see. The work is providing fundamental new knowledge on the basic underlying mechanisms involved in eye development.

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18-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694747

Investigadores identifican método para superar falsos positivos en tomografías computarizadas de cáncer de pulmón

Mayo Clinic

Un equipo de investigadores que incluyó a científicos de Mayo Clinic identificó una tecnología para afrontar el problema de resultados falsos positivos en la detección del cáncer pulmonar mediante tomografía computarizada.

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17-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694610

Researchers Identify Method to Overcome False Positives in CT Imaging for Lung Cancer

Mayo Clinic

A team of researchers including investigators from Mayo Clinic has identified a technology to address the problem of false positives in CT-based lung cancer screening.

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15-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694100

Dengue Virus Transmission Dominated by Those with Undetected Infection, Study Finds

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame study also indicates that nearly a quarter of dengue virus transmission is the result of mosquitoes biting those already infected before the onset of symptoms.

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4-May-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694049

Surprising Discovery Could Improve Malaria Detection Worldwide

Seattle Children's Hospital

With the unexpected discovery of a panel of peptides from several proteins encoded by the parasite that causes malaria, new research underway at Seattle Children’s Research Institute could pave the way for a rapid screening test capable of diagnosing submicroscopic infections.

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4-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693612

Study Explains One Reason Hair Can Turn Gray

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hair’s graying is linked to innate immune response, activation of which can decrease pigmentation in hair.

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26-Apr-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693701

Nurse-led Task Shifting an Effective Strategy to Control Hypertension in Ghana, New Study Finds

NYU Langone Health

The addition of a nurse-led intervention for hypertension management to health insurance coverage was more effective in lowering blood pressure (HPB) than the provision of health insurance alone in the Sub-Saharan country of Ghana, a region of Africa where HPB is rampant, according to a study publishing online on May 1 in the journal PLOS Medicine.

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30-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693732

Supercomputer Simulations Reveal New “Achilles heel” in Dengue Virus

University of California San Diego

By stretching the amount of time proteins can be simulated in their natural state of wiggling and gyrating, a team of researchers at Colorado State University has identified a critical protein structure that could serve as a molecular Achilles heel able to inhibit the replication of dengue virus and potentially other flaviviruses such as West Nile and Zika virus.

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30-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693660

UAH Cave Ecologist Sheds Light on Subterranean Species

University of Alabama Huntsville

Dr. Matthew Niemiller, an assistant professor of ecology at UAH, conducts field research in caves throughout the Tennessee Valley and around the country to better understand species that are rare, threatened, endangered, or relatively unknown.

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27-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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