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Researchers Create the First Maps of Two Melatonin Receptors Essential for Sleep

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps of two melatonin receptors that tell our bodies when to go to sleep or wake up and guide other biological processes. A better understanding of how they work could enable researchers to design better drugs to combat sleep disorders, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Their findings were published in two papers today in Nature.

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Exposing Cancer’s Metabolic Addictions

University of California San Diego Health

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers and collaborators describe a new set of “rules” that predict how the tissue of origin influences critical aspects of the genetic makeup of tumors, with potentially important therapeutic implications.

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22-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center receive grant from Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation to fund Hematology Research Center

Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH) are proud to announce a five-year grant awarded by The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation to establish The DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research.

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24-Apr-2019 12:30 PM EDT
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Artificial Intelligence is already helping physicians save lives at LifeBridge Health

LifeBridge Health

Many artificial intelligence ideas for healthcare are far-fetched or still years away from touching patients. However, the stroke service line at LifeBridge Health has been using “AI” at the beside since late 2016, and it’s already helping physicians save lives.

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24-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711816

New Synthesis Strategy Speeds Identification of Simpler Versions of a Natural Product

Baylor University

A new chemical synthesis strategy to harvest rich information found in natural products has led to identifying simpler derivatives with potential to selectively protect neurons -- important for such diseases as Alzheimer’s -- or to prevent the immune system from rejecting organ transplants.

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Article ID: 711848

The Medical Minute: When PMS becomes debilitating

Penn State Health

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. But some experience a severe and possibly disabling subset of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

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24-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Hopkins Researchers ID Neurotransmitter That Helps Cancers Progress

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using human cancer cells, tumor and blood samples from cancer patients, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have uncovered the role of a neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers. Neurotransmitters are chemical “messengers” that transmit impulses from neurons to other target cells.

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Treatment, Spending on Outpatient Care for Depression in U.S.

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Researchers analyzed national survey data on the use of health services and spending to examine trends in the outpatient treatment of depression in the U.S. population from 1998 to 2015, a time when many policy changes have expanded insurance coverage for mental health conditions.

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23-Apr-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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The Neurobiology of Noshing: Why is it so easy to overeat calorie-rich tasty foods?

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Ever wonder why you really don’t want to stop eating delicious food even though you know you’ve eaten enough? UNC School of Medicine researchers may have found the reason – a specific cellular network motivated mice to keep eating tasty food even though their basic energy needs had been met.

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