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Adult cystic fibrosis clinic at Keck Hospital of USC receives $1 million gift from Anton Yelchin Foundation

Keck Medicine of USC

The newly named Anton Yelchin Cystic Fibrosis Clinic was unveiled today at a ceremony with the actor's family and friends at Keck Hospital of USC.

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22-Oct-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702569

Study Shows Volunteering Benefits Those with Lupus

Hospital for Special Surgery

Conventional wisdom has it that volunteering is good for you, and a study at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City shows that to be true for people with lupus volunteering in a peer support and education program.

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22-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702604

$4.5 Million From NIH Will Help Find Solutions to ‘Chemo Brain’ Symptoms and Opioid Addiction

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Pain researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., will embark on two new research projects, studying chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment, or “chemo brain,” symptoms and unwanted side effects of opioids.

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22-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702357

Patients who Undergo Major Operations without Opioids Have Shorter Hospital Stays

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

A treatment protocol that sends people home after colorectal operations without any opioids to manage their pain leads to shorter hospital stays.

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17-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702355

Liver Transplant Patients Gain Longer-Term Survival Benefits by Accepting Organs from Older Donors

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Patients with advanced liver disease who receive liver transplants from donors over age 70 significantly reduce their long-term risk of death.

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17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702602

In 5-10 Years, Gravitational Waves Could Accurately Measure Universe’s Expansion

University of Chicago

In a new paper published in Nature, three University of Chicago scientists estimate that given how quickly LIGO researchers saw the first neutron star collision, they could have a very accurate measurement of the rate of the expansion of the universe within five to ten years.

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22-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702596

Physicist Takes Cues from Artificial Intelligence

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

In the world of computing, there’s a groundswell of excitement for what is perceived as the impending revolution in artificial intelligence. Like the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the digital revolution in the 20th, the AI revolution is expected to change the way we live and work. Now, Cristiano Fanelli aims to bring the AI revolution to nuclear physics.

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22-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702597

Mount Sinai’s SINAInnovations Conference kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23rd

Mount Sinai Health System

The 2018 SINAInnovations Conference will focus on Innovations in Science and Medicine.

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22-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Radiation/cisplatin combination established as standard of care for HPV-related head and neck cancer

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure HPV-related head and neck cancer with a high success rate. A new phase III trial has now determined that cisplatin chemotherapy, combined with radiation therapy, produces the best results and should be considered the standard of care. Findings will be presented in a news briefing Tuesday at 3pm ET from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting.

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22-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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Pancreatic Cancer Genetic Marker May Predict Outcomes with Radiation Therapy

Thomas Jefferson University

Research scientists find that a gene involved in the immune system called IDO2 plays a significant role in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of pancreatic cancer. The discovery may help physicians provide better treatment options for patients.

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22-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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