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Article ID: 713505

Origami-Inspired Materials Could Soften the Blow for Reusable Spacecraft

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers used the paper folding art of origami to develop a novel solution to help reduce the forces associated with impact — like in car crashes, football helmets, landing spacecraft and more.

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24-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713507

Endocrine Society Condemns Administration Rule That Would Weaken Healthcare Protections for Transgender People

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society expressed major opposition to a rule proposed today by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would jeopardize transgender individuals’ access to healthcare.

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Article ID: 713500

UT Southwestern ranked top institution globally for published research in Nature Index ‘healthcare’ category

UT Southwestern Medical Center

For a second consecutive year, UT Southwestern Medical Center is the top institution internationally within the “healthcare” category for publishing high-quality scientific research, according to the recently released Nature Index 2019 Annual Tables.

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24-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713499

Newly Approved Spinal Muscle Atrophy Treatment Zolgensma is Based on Delivery System Discovered by Penn Gene Therapy Pioneer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

James Wilson, MD, PhD, director of Penn’s Gene Therapy Program and Orphan Disease Center, and a professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, recalls being struck by the devastating toll of rare diseases as a young physician in the 1980s. He set out on a path to correct the genes that cause these conditions, including spinal muscle atrophy (SMA), the most common inherited fatal disease in infants. Today, Wilson and his team are celebrating a major milestone in the field: approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a gene therapy known as Zolgensma for SMA. The therapy is based on a delivery vehicle that his team discovered and developed over the past decade as part of a wide-ranging portfolio of research to advance gene therapy.

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Article ID: 713492

Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence program wins national award

Penn State College of Engineering

The Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) recognized Penn State’s Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence (EMIX) program with the WEPAN Women in Engineering Initiative Award.

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Article ID: 713498

Deletion in mouse neutrophils offers clues to pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis

University of Alabama at Birmingham

A mouse model called experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, or EAE, is used to discover disease mechanisms in multiple sclerosis. Researchers now report how dysregulated neutrophils cause damage in a severe, mouse model form of EAE called atypical EAE, which attacks cerebellum brain tissue.

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Article ID: 713493

Waze users’ accident reports could cut emergency response time in half

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Waze, the crowdsourced traffic application, could potentially help first responders reach a car crash in half the time it currently takes compared with reports received by the California Highway Patrol emergency personnel.

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Article ID: 713490

WCS Malaysia Lauds Sarawak State Government for Commitment to Protect Luconia Shoals

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) lauds the Sarawak Government for gazetting Luconia Shoals as a marine national park effective 18 October last year and formally published in the Sarawak Gazette on 17 January 2019. Located in the South China Sea over the Sunda Continental Shelf in the Malaysian Exclusive Economic Zone, Luconia Shoals is the largest marine national park in the country at over 1 million hectares.

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