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Article ID: 615191

When the Flu Bug Bit the Big Apple, Twitter Posts Told the Tale

Johns Hopkins University

Sifting flu-related tweets can help track the illness at the local level, not just on a national scale. researchers have found.

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18-Mar-2014 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 615188

Study of Complete RNA Collection of Fruit Fly Uncovers Unprecedented Complexity

Indiana University

Scientists from Indiana University are part of a consortium that has described the transcriptome of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster in unprecedented detail, identifying thousands of new genes, transcripts and proteins.

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18-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 615192

Rise in Heart Attacks After Hurricane Katrina Persisted Six Years Later

Tulane University

Lingering stress from major disasters can damage health years later, according to a new Tulane University study that found a three-fold spike in heart attacks continued in New Orleans six years after Hurricane Katrina.

Released:
18-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 615229

Ethical Need for Better Health Care Regulatory Oversight

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Writing in JAMA, ethicists and health policy experts from Johns Hopkins, Harvard and the Center for Democracy and Technology issue a call and recommendations for better regulation and guidance of crucial quality improvement health care research.

Released:
18-Mar-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Article ID: 615181

Researchers Discover New Mechanism Allowing Tumor Cells to Escape Immune Surveillance

Moffitt Cancer Center

The immune system plays a pivotal role in targeting cancer cells for destruction. However, tumor cells are smart and have developed ways to avoid immune detection. A collaborative team of researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center recently discovered a novel mechanism that lung cancer cells use to block detection by a type of immune cell called a natural killer cell (NK cell).

Released:
18-Mar-2014 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 615182

Major Breakthrough in Developing New Cancer Drugs: Capturing Leukemic Stem Cells

Universite de Montreal

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), in collaboration with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital’s Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank, recently achieved a significant breakthrough thanks to the laboratory growth of leukemic stem cells, which will speed up the development of new cancer drugs.

Released:
18-Mar-2014 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 615148

Ultrasound Can Identify Pregnant Women at Risk for Respiratory Failure

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

An ultrasound of the lungs could help doctors quickly determine if a pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, suggests preliminary research published in the April issue of Anesthesiology.

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17-Mar-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 615154

Rats’ Brains May “Remember” Odor Experienced While Under General Anesthesia, Study Suggests

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Rats’ brains may remember odors they were exposed to while deeply anesthetized, suggests research in rats published in the April issue of Anesthesiology.

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17-Mar-2014 3:35 PM EDT
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    18-Mar-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 615163

Cardiac Arrest in Pregnant Women More Common Than You’d Think

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Although cardiac arrest during childbirth is rare, it may be two times more common than previously reported in the literature, suggests the first large U.S. study on the potentially deadly condition published in the April issue of Anesthesiology. The study, based on data for more than 56 million births, also found that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was often successful, and that the survival rate improved between 1998 and 2011.

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17-Mar-2014 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 615178

Analysis of 50 Years of Hit Songs Yields Tips for Advertisers

North Carolina State University

Researchers have analyzed 50 years’ worth of hit songs to identify key themes that marketing professionals can use to craft advertisements that will resonate with audiences.

Released:
18-Mar-2014 6:00 AM EDT

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