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Article ID: 701816

TRIUMF Launches New Five-Year Plan 2020-2025


TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, is pleased to launch its new Five-Year Plan 2020-2025, developed with extensive internal and external community consultation. It leverages past investments by government and builds on the laboratory’s strong brand and global network to deliver a new level of top-tier science, training, and innovation to Canada for decades to come.

9-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 701824

Johns Hopkins Selected to Chart Genome Variations of 1 Million Americans

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to lead one of three “genome centers” for its All of Us Research Program.

9-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701661

Researchers Discover New Delivery System that Could Help Prevent Bacterial Infections

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers researchers have discovered a new system to deliver antimicrobial agents -- drugs, antiseptics or pesticides -- that could more effectively treat or prevent bacterial infections.

8-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701768

High-Precision Proton Therapy More Effective in Treating Certain Cancers When Combined with Thermal Therapy

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

The Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) is now offering deep-tissue external thermal therapy in combination with high-precision proton-beam radiotherapy as a potential way to boost survival chances for certain cancer patients. MPTC is the only center in the world to offer these two treatments at the same facility, an advantage to patients because these therapies are typically given within an hour of each other.

8-Oct-2018 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 701800

Long-acting Injectable implant shows promise for HIV treatment and prevention

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Currently, a once-daily pill to prevent HIV infection is available. However, adherence to a once-daily regimen can be difficult for some people. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study today in Nature Communications that reports a potentially promising remedy for this problem.

8-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701738

Guided by CRISPR, Prenatal Gene Editing Shows Proof-of-Concept in Treating Congenital Disease before Birth

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

For the first time, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in laboratory animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.

5-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701654

Implantable, biodegradable devices speed nerve regeneration in rats

Washington University in St. Louis

Peripheral nerve injuries leave people with tingling, numbness and weakness in their arms, hands and legs. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern have developed an implantable, bioabsorbable device that speeds recovery in rats by stimulating injured nerves with electricity.

4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701783

Infective Endocarditis Increases Tenfold in North Carolina

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A side effect of opioid use is an infection of the heart valves called drug-associated infective endocarditis. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found a tenfold increase in the number of hospitalizations and surgeries for endocarditis in the past decade.

8-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701636

San Francisco Run For The Warriors® supports service members, veterans and military families

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, at Mission Creek Park in San Francisco. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting and marks ASA’s ninth consecutive year of sponsorship.

8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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