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Article ID: 712939

Research Suggests Revision to Common View on How Retinal Cells in Mammals Process Light

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say that new experiments with mouse eye tissues strongly suggest that a longstanding “textbook concept” about the way a mammal’s retina processes light needs a rewrite.

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16-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712629

Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer’s disease symptoms in male mice, study reveals

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms in mice. The study, which will be published May 16 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that, by altering the gut microbiome, long-term antibiotic treatment reduces inflammation and slows the growth of amyloid plaques in the brains of male mice, though the same treatment has no effect on female animals.

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13-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712912

Rapid ID of tumor cell metabolism aids treatment

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers used photoacoustic imaging for rapid measurement of metabolic rate of individual cells from breast tumors—information that can help guide treatment strategies.

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16-May-2019 8:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712972

Why Adults At Risk for Huntington’s Disease Choose Not to Learn if They Inherited Deadly Gene

Georgetown University Medical Center

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington’s disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder — and a new study details the reasons why. Understanding the “why” matters as new clinical trials testing therapies for people who haven’t yet developed symptoms of Huntington disease requires participants to be tested for the HD gene to be included in the trials.

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16-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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    16-May-2019 2:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712855

Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery.

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14-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    16-May-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712888

Children Who Use Asthma Tracking App Have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

University of Utah Health

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child’s asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the app also meant that children missed fewer days of school and parents took fewer days off work, improving quality of life.

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15-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712878

Feeling Healthy: A Good Start, But Not Always A Good Indicator of Heart Disease Risk

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Most people feel they have a general idea of how healthy they are based on their diet and exercise regimen and how often they get sick. But a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that how healthy people think they are isn’t always an accurate indicator of their risk for cardiovascular disease.

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15-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712903

GW Researcher Seeks to Improve Diagnostic Utility of Neonatal EEGs

George Washington University

A researcher at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is working to improve diagnostic utility of neonatal EEGs thanks to grant awards from the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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15-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712867

Membrane Madness: The Ins and Outs of Moving Materials Through the Cell

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The cell membrane is a fatty layer that forms a border between the inside of the cell, its various structures and the outside world. Embedded in these layers of fat, like tiles in a mosaic, are proteins that allow the cell to communicate with its neighbors, remove waste, regulate its composition and create energy.

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15-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT

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