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Willow’s strength: Parents work with UTSW to save daughter from deadly metabolic disease

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The family’s hope for Willow stems from a gene therapy center at UT Southwestern Medical Center where leading experts are engineering innovative treatments for some of the world’s rarest brain diseases.

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21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700813

DNA Vaccine Leads to Immune Responses in HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancer

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A therapeutic vaccine can boost antibodies and T cells, helping them infiltrate tumors and fight off human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck cancer. Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania tested the immunotherapy approach in two groups of patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCCa) and found 86 percent showed elevated T cell activity.

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Article ID: 700590

Researchers Successfully Train Employees to Respond to Opioid Overdose, Administer Naloxone

New York University

A small study shows that business managers and staff—such as those running coffee shops and fast-food restaurants—can be trained to reverse opioid overdoses, which are known to occur in public bathrooms.

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17-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700897

WCS Releases 10 Facts About Gorillas For World Gorilla Day (Monday, September 24th)

Wildlife Conservation Society

NEW YORK (September 21, 2018)—In anticipation of World Gorilla Day (Monday, September 24th), WCS is releasing a list of 10 facts on the world’s largest primates and one of humankind’s closest relatives. WCS scientists conduct research to inform conservation of the species and manage on-the-ground conservation projects across Africa to protect these great apes and their habitats. In New York City, WCS plays a vital role in giving millions of people the opportunity to see gorillas at its Bronx Zoo Congo Gorilla Forest, home to one of North America’s largest breeding groups of western lowland gorillas.

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21-Sep-2018 9:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 700899

19th Annual Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Highlights Multiple Approaches to Prevent and Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Nearly 200 academic and industry researchers gathered this week to share updates on preclinical and clinical-stage Alzheimer's disease research at the 19th International Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The two-day conference, organized by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), focused on gene therapy and alternative modalities for neurodegenerative diseases, progress in developing novel drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias, as well as the need for new biomarkers.

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21-Sep-2018 9:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700877

Four TMS Members Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

TMS issues congratulations to four of its members named in the 2018 class of National Academy of Engineering (NAE) inductees.

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21-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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