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Article ID: 702512

Researchers switch material from one state to another with a single flash of light

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have demonstrated a surprisingly simple way of flipping a material from one state into another, and then back again, with single flashes of laser light.

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19-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702463

Wertheim Family Foundation Pledges $25 Million Lead Gift to UC San Diego’s Public Health Initiative

University of California San Diego

Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged $25 million to the University of California San Diego as a lead gift to usher in a new era of public health research, education and advances that will promote healthier populations on a local, national and global scale because of the university’s increased focus on public health.

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19-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702443

$5.1 Million Grant Will Fund Research to Develop a Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Blinding Eye Conditions

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

Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and the Stein Eye Institute have been awarded a $5.1 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to advance the development of a novel therapy for blinding retinal conditions.

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18-Oct-2018 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702437

La Jolla Institute Receives $ 4.5 Mill Cancer Moonshot Award

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and UC San Diego have been awarded $ 4.5 million as part of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. The funding will support research to develop new and improved immunotherapeutic treatment options for patients with head and neck cancer.

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18-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702435

Estimating the Feeding Habits of Corals May Offer New Insights on Resilient Reefs

University of California San Diego

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues have found that corals living in more productive waters take advantage of the increased food availability. The findings reevaluate scientific understanding of how corals survive and could aid predictions on coral recovery in the face of climate change.

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18-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702428

Childhood Trauma, Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Longer-Term Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

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

Breast cancer survivors who experienced trauma early in life and depression after their cancer treatments are at increased risk of persistent fatigue, a new UCLA study shows. Some of the key predictors of longer-term fatigue for this group of women include elevated levels of depressive symptoms after treatment and a history of childhood adversity, such as abuse, neglect, household conflict and disorganization.

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18-Oct-2018 11:55 AM EDT

Article ID: 702425

UC San Diego Epidemiologist Named to TIME’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care

University of California San Diego Health

Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, associate dean of global health sciences at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, was named today one of TIME magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018, which identifies people who “have changed the state of health care in America this year, and bear watching for what they do next.”

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18-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702401

Scientists Uncover How Rare Gene Mutation Affects Brain Development and Memory

University of California, Irvine

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, have found that a rare gene mutation alters brain development in mice, impairing memory and disrupting the communication between nerve cells. They also show memory problems could be improved by transplanting a specific type of nerve cell into the brain. The findings were published today in Neuron.

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18-Oct-2018 9:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702304

Surgery Technique Reduces Strokes in Atherosclerosis Patients

Cedars-Sinai

A surgical technique called EDAS (encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis) significantly decreases the rate of stroke recurrence and death for patients with severe atherosclerosis of the brain arteries, according to findings of a Phase IIa clinical trial to be presented Oct. 18 at the World Stroke Congress in Montreal.

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16-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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