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Article ID: 706619

NIH researchers rescue photoreceptors, prevent blindness in animal models of retinal degeneration

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) prevented blindness in animal models of geographic atrophy, the advanced “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 65 and older. The protocols established by the animal study, published January 16 in Science Translational Medicine (STM), set the stage for a first-in-human clinical trial testing the therapy in people with geographic atrophy, for which there is currently no treatment.

16-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706573

Student Turns Microorganisms Into Art, Becomes Vital Part of Genome Research

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted 17,700 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, plankton, insect larvae and other microorganisms collected from New Jersey bodies of water. The images, captured with a $315 microscope, have garnered attention from scientists, artists and everyone in between.

16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST


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    16-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706443

Study Finds Following Heart Health Guidelines Also Reduces Diabetes Risk

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

14-Jan-2019 2:30 PM EST
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    15-Jan-2019 7:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706499

Unraveling Threads of Bizarre Hagfish’s Explosive Slime

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jean-Luc Thiffeault, a University of Wisconsin–Madison math professor, and collaborators Randy Ewoldt and Gaurav Chaudhary of the University of Illinois have modeled the hagfish’s gag-inducing defense mechanism mathematically, publishing their work today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

15-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706520

National Geographic spotlights Tulane professor’s work

Tulane University

Article provides much more detail about the findings than had previously been revealed.

15-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 706466

A Family Faces a Cancer Crisis Together

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Catherine Carr Worley was 41 years old with a 2-month-old when she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer.

14-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706437

ESF Power Plant Saves Money and Reduces Carbon Footprint

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is saving over half a million dollars a year on heat and electricity with a high-performance combined-heat-and-power system fueled by natural gas and wood pellets, and designed to capture waste energy for heating buildings.

14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706397

Pain and substance abuse interact in a vicious cycle

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Pain and substance use interact in a vicious cycle that can ultimately worsen and maintain both chronic pain and addiction, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

14-Jan-2019 9:40 AM EST
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    10-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706115

Solving the Ancient Mysteries of Easter Island

Binghamton University, State University of New York

The ancient people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) built their famous ahu monuments near coastal freshwater sources, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

8-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706315

What You Need to Know to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

University of Michigan

Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, has been studying the spread of the flu virus and the effectiveness of vaccines and antiviral medications for more than five decades.

10-Jan-2019 1:00 PM EST

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