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Article ID: 701913

NIH awards WVU $11.2 million for interdisciplinary cancer research

West Virginia University

West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy will soon become one of the few pharmacy schools in the nation that leads a center of biomedical research excellence.

9-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701894

Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Using a statistical technique called network meta-analysis, researchers have combined the results of dozens of studies of dietary oils to identify those with the best effect on patients' LDL cholesterol and other blood lipids.

9-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701893

Bug That Causes Stomach Cancer Could Play a Role in Colorectal Cancer

Duke Health

A bacterium known for causing stomach cancer might also increase the risk of certain colorectal cancers, particularly among African Americans, according to a study led by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.

9-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701830

Targeting Abnormal Signals Suggests Novel Method to Treat a Rare Childhood Blood Disease

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatric researchers studying the life-threatening blood disorder Fanconi anemia have devised a method to block the abnormal biological signals that drive the disease. This proof-of-concept finding in animals and stem cells may lay the foundation for better treatments for children with the rare, frequently fatal disease.

9-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701698

In childbirth, when to begin pushing does not affect C-section rates

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis led a national study of 2,400 first-time pregnant women. The research showed that the timing of pushing has no effect on whether women deliver vaginally or by C-section.

4-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701884

First Automated Malnutrition Screen Automated for Hospitalized Children

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A team of clinicians, dietitians and researchers has created an automated program to screen for malnutrition in hospitalized children, providing daily alerts to healthcare providers so they can quickly intervene with appropriate treatment. The malnutrition screen draws on existing patient data in electronic health records (EHR).

9-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 701887

New Options for Breast Cancer Drug Development Found in Estrogen Receptors

Case Western Reserve University

Many breast cancer drugs block estrogen receptors inside cancer cells. Blocking the receptors early in disease progression staves off metastasis. But most patients with advanced disease eventually develop drug resistance, leaving doctors desperate for alternatives. Now, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered a previously uncharacterized, bridge-like structure within the human estrogen receptor that could serve as a valuable new drug target. In Nature Communications, researchers describe a “burning the bridge” strategy to disrupting the estrogen receptor, and how to screen breast cancer drugs designed to do it.

9-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    9-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701733

Scoliosis linked to essential mineral

Washington University in St. Louis

An inability to properly use the essential mineral manganese could be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

5-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701865

Reimagining Evolution Education: Free, Multimedia High School Curriculum Brings New Life to Old Concepts

University of Utah Health

Gone are the days of heavy science textbooks with over-used examples and hard-to-grasp lessons. The Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at the University of Utah is bringing science education into the 21st century with an online, interactive and multimedia curriculum that teaches up-to-date concepts in evolution and genetics to high school students.

9-Oct-2018 1:05 AM EDT



Article ID: 701846

Researchers Demonstrate First Example of a Bioresorbable Electronic Medicine

Northwestern University

Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper.

8-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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