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Article ID: 709849

Johns Hopkins Expert to Share $17 Million Chan Zuckerberg Award

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scot Kuo, Ph.D., makes the super small visible. He tracks how cells—often smaller than the width of a human hair—move and interact with other cells. He uses high-resolution microscopes to zoom in on individual parts and proteins within cells, down to the molecular level. Kuo’s pioneering work to improve the field of microscopy has helped hundreds of scientists at Johns Hopkins look far more closely at cells and the structures within them.

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19-Mar-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709816

Renowned Rutgers Specialist to Receive Prestigious International Award

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. P. Ashley Wackym, professor and inaugural chair of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, has been selected by the Prosper Ménière Society as its next Gold Medal Award recipient.

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19-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709822

Schedule Announced for Nutrition 2019

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, will be held June 8-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The meeting will feature new research findings and panel discussions addressing hot topics in nutrition science, clinical practice and policy.

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19-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709842

Where Does Chronic Pain Begin? Scientists Close in on Its Origins

University of Texas at Dallas

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment.

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19-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709841

Walmart Foundation grant aimed at reducing plastic waste

University of Georgia

An $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to the University of Georgia New Materials Institute will help researchers understand how multilayer plastic packaging biodegrades and also help manufacturers in their attempts to design and select more sustainable materials.

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19-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709837

Androgen receptor, a target for prostate cancer treatment, imports into mitochondria and plays a novel role

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Researchers have discovered a new function of the AR in prostate cells — the AR is imported into and localizes to mitochondria of the cell, where it plays a novel role in regulating multiple mitochondrial processes.

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19-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709827

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A study that examined older Americans’ well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Temple University, suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans’ health.

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19-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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University of Minnesota to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

The University of Minnesota announced that it will lead a $9.7 million grant over the next five years from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of restoring more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.

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19-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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