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Article ID: 708178

Next Generation Precision Oncology Symposium Celebrates Survivors, Current and Future

University of California San Diego Health

The Next Generation Precision Oncology Symposium, a novel meeting of industry and academic leaders in cancer science and medicine, will be held February 21, 2019 at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

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15-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708142

New Molecular Blueprint Advances Our Understanding of Photosynthesis

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers at Berkeley Lab have used one of the most advanced microscopes in the world to reveal the structure of a large protein complex crucial to photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert sunlight into cellular energy. The finding will allow scientists to explore for the first time how the complex functions and could have implications for the production of a variety of bioproducts, including plastic alternatives and biofuels.

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15-Feb-2019 7:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708144

Dr. Adriana Di Polo Awarded the 2019 Shaffer Prize from Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation

For her research project seeking a new treatment to restore vision in glaucoma patients, Adriana Di Polo, PhD, professor of neuroscience at the University of Montreal, was awarded the 2019 Shaffer Prize for Innovative Glaucoma Research. The 2019 Shaffer Prize was presented on January 31st during ceremonies at the Glaucoma 360 Annual Gala at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

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14-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708064

New tool for documenting injuries may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases

University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences

Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have developed the first standardized framework for clinicians to document physical findings on older patients for better evidence in abuse cases

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14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708116

Landmark study in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights how adults can prevent infection with MRSA bacteria after hospital discharge

University of California, Irvine

Project CLEAR clinical trial finds that the application of antiseptic soap, mouthwash, and nose ointments prevent post-discharge MRSA infections and hospitalizations. Patients

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14-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708080

Triplets born early use lullaby-playing pacifier as part of a study aimed to help premature babies develop, feed

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

Music therapists at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital worked with a family with triplets to test whether a pacifier device playing a lullaby recorded by parents helps premature babies learn skills vital to feeding

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14-Feb-2019 8:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 707754

The Ways of Wisdom in Schizophrenia

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable variability in levels of wisdom, and those with higher scores displayed fewer psychotic symptoms.

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7-Feb-2019 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 708079

Chronicle of Higher Ed Names UC San Diego One of Nation’s Most Generous Colleges

University of California San Diego

In a recent listing published by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the University of California San Diego is ranked 14th among the nation’s top 20 four-year public institutions that raised the most in private donations in the 2018 fiscal year, and in turn, gave institutional grant aid to nearly half of their students.

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13-Feb-2019 6:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 708075

CSU Aims to Increase Number of Women and Minorities in Astronomy and Physics

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

To help close the equity gap in physics and astronomy, the CSU has joined a state-wide network with the University of California (UC) and the California Community Colleges (CCC) for a program called Cal-Bridge.

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13-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 708077

UCI biomedical engineers develop wearable respiration monitor with children’s toy

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 13, 2019 – Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a wearable, disposable respiration monitor that provides high-fidelity readings on a continuous basis. It’s designed to help children with asthma and cystic fibrosis and others with chronic pulmonary conditions. The inexpensively produced sensors were created by UCI biomedical engineers using the popular children’s toy Shrinky Dinks, thin sheets of plastic that are painted or drawn on and then shrunk with heat.

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13-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

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