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Article ID: 713358

Nationwide Foundation Pediatric Innovation Fund Makes Sixth Annual Gift for Significant Impact at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Nationwide Foundation established the Pediatric Innovation Fund in 2014 and has so far contributed $60 million to it, including the gift announced today.

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23-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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    4-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708977

Researchers Uncover New Facets of HIV’s ‘Arms Race’ with Human Defense System

Ohio State University

A new study reveals details about the evolutionary contest between HIV and the human immune system that could one day improve treatment. Research led by Shan-Lu Liu of The Ohio State University demonstrates the important role of one protein in allowing HIV to flourish within human cells despite the immune system’s efforts to beat it back.

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1-Mar-2019 3:35 PM EST
Newswise: Study: Job applications without criminal history questions help increase hiring of former prisoners

Article ID: 709044

Study: Job applications without criminal history questions help increase hiring of former prisoners

Case Western Reserve University

Former prisoners have a better chance of getting hired if a job application doesn’t include questions about criminal history, according to new employment research from Case Western Reserve University.

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4-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: New Findings Shed Light on Origin of Upright Walking in Human Ancestors

Article ID: 708860

New Findings Shed Light on Origin of Upright Walking in Human Ancestors

Case Western Reserve University

The oldest distinguishing feature between humans and our ape cousins is our ability to walk on two legs – a trait known as bipedalism. Among mammals, only humans and our ancestors perform this atypical balancing act. New research led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor of anatomy provides evidence for greater reliance on terrestrial bipedalism by a human ancestor than previously suggested in the ancient fossil record.

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28-Feb-2019 10:10 AM EST
Newswise: Actor, Children’s-Literacy and AIDS-Research Advocate LeVar Burton Named 2019 Inamori Ethics Prize-Winner
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    28-Feb-2019 9:30 AM EST

Article ID: 708837

Actor, Children’s-Literacy and AIDS-Research Advocate LeVar Burton Named 2019 Inamori Ethics Prize-Winner

Case Western Reserve University

LeVar Burton, a celebrated American actor, director, producer and writer for more than 40 years, is adding another accolade—this one for his tireless, decades-long dedication to children’s literacy and AIDS research and treatment.

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27-Feb-2019 4:45 PM EST

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Newswise: Newly Identified Drug Targets Could Open Door for Esophageal Cancer Therapeutics

Article ID: 708835

Newly Identified Drug Targets Could Open Door for Esophageal Cancer Therapeutics

Case Western Reserve University

Blocking two molecular pathways that send signals inside cancer cells could stave off esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), the most common esophageal malignancy in the United States, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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27-Feb-2019 4:55 PM EST
Newswise: Health Insurance is not Assurance of Healthcare

Article ID: 708792

Health Insurance is not Assurance of Healthcare

Case Western Reserve University

Because of high out-of-pocket expenses, Ohioans who purchase subsidized health-exchange insurance often can't afford the care they need when they need it. That is a central finding of a new study from researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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27-Feb-2019 11:15 AM EST
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Article ID: 708694

Cancer Survivors See Mostly Positives in How They Have Changed

Ohio State University

Two years after diagnosis, breast cancer survivors have four times more positive than negative thoughts about changes they experienced because of their illness, a new study found.

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26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708696

Testing tools to ease stress of parents caring for kids aided by medical technology at home

Case Western Reserve University

Children who depend on medical technology—feeding tubes, oxygen, or mechanical ventilators and other devices to stay alive--represent about 20 percent of all children discharged from hospitals nationally. But they account for about 60 percent of all health-care spending, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing researcher Val Toly said.

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26-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST

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