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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: 702609

Neurofibromatosis patient is comfortable in her own skin

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Charis Curbo says most of the time she doesn’t think about her NF1 and the thousands of tumors coating her back, her trunk, and other areas of her skin. “I’m just who I am. I’ll wear tank tops no matter what.”

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22-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702607

Marker Found for Condition That Causes Numerous Tumors

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers have made a major advance in uncovering the biology of how thousands of disfiguring skin tumors occur in patients troubled by a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). This scientific advance could slow the development of these tumors.

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22-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702605

Kidneys Aren’t Harmed When Significantly Lowering Blood Pressure

University of California San Diego Health

Using a novel biomarker panel to track and measure kidney function, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine report that lowering systolic blood pressure to less than 120 mm Hg does not damage the kidney organ itself. Instead, any negative changes to clinical results are more likely due to decreased blood flow.

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22-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702606

Inside Fear and its Disorders

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Why are some people’s nightmares other people’s joyrides?

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22-Oct-2018 4:05 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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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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