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Article ID: 702585

Scientists Awarded $8 Million to Develop Tissue Regeneration Therapy

Cedars-Sinai

A new method developed at Cedars-Sinai may revolutionize how severe injuries are treated by harnessing stem cells to regrow tissue damaged by major trauma, such as traffic accidents or war injuries.

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22-Oct-2018 1:05 PM 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: 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
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    18-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702402

Student Success at the California State University Reaches All-time Highs

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

University-wide efforts to support students through the Graduation Initiative 2025 lead to record levels of student achievement

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18-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702394

Orthopaedic Experts Show Teenage Girls How to Avoid Knee Injuries

Cedars-Sinai

ACL injuries have become more common over the decades, especially among female athletes, who are three-and-a-half times more likely than males to suffer from ACL tears. Teaching young women how to avoid knee injuries is a priority for Cedars-Sinai orthopaedist Natasha Trentacosta, MD. Earlier this month, at a football stadium in Torrance, CA, she led an an injury prevention session for female soccer players.

Released:
17-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702290

American Roads Not Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles, HFES Policy Statement Says

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts recommend requiring important testing and driver support. A newly released statement from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) shows how to make autonomous vehicles safer.

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16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702246

HIV-Positive Infants Are at High Risk for Acquiring Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection

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

FINDINGS Infants born to HIV-positive mothers had high rates of congenital cytomegalovirus, or CMV. Infants who also were infected before birth by the virus that causes AIDS were especially prone to CMV infection. The researchers found that 23 percent of the infants who became infected with HIV during the mother’s pregnancy also were infected with CMV; 18 percent who were infected with HIV either during pregnancy or birth acquired congenital CMV; and 4.

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15-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702025

Cedars-Sinai Expert Joins Team Researching Rare Blood Cancer

Cedars-Sinai

Ronald Paquette, MD, clinical director of the Cedars-Sinai Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, recently was accepted as a member of the Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Research Consortium. The group is funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 6:00 AM EDT

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