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Obesity, Weight Loss, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Family Based Therapy, Parent Based Therapy, Childhood Obesity

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Health-Tech Startups Thriving One Year After Graduating From Cedars-Sinai Accelerator

One year after graduating from the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator powered by Techstars, several health-tech startups are swiftly expanding their innovations into hospitals and other healthcare settings for the benefit of patients.

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Losing Sleep Over Climate Change

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UC San Diego study of U.S. data suggests a sleep-deprived planet by century’s end. Researchers show that unusually warm nights can harm human sleep and that the poor and elderly are most affected. Rising temperatures will make sleep loss more severe.

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$1.67 Million Gift Fuels Cal Poly Pomona Students’ Mission to be First to Launch Rocket into Space

Cal Poly Pomona has received a $1.67 million gift from the National College Resources Foundation. The university's aerospace engineering department will use the funding for liquid rocket development.

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Fungal Enzymes Team Up to More Efficiently Break Down Cellulose

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Cost-effectively breaking down bioenergy crops into sugars that can then be converted into fuel is a barrier to commercially producing sustainable biofuels. Enabled by DOE User Facilities, a team reports that early lineages of fungi can form enzyme complexes capable of degrading plant biomass.

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Scientists Jump Hurdle in HIV Vaccine Design

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design.

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MRSA, Infection, Health, Medicine, Disease

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Researchers Studying Century-Old Drug in Potential New Approach to Autism

In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism.

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Cedars-Sinai Kidney Transplant Pioneer Honored for Research Reducing Organ Rejection

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Stanley C. Jordan, MD, a pioneering kidney transplant researcher, has received the International Society of Nephrology’s highest honor for groundbreaking work that improves the lives of kidney transplant patients while preserving the precious resource of donated organs.

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Fruit Flies Journey to International Space Station to Study Effects of Zero Gravity on the Heart

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) today announced six boxes of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) to study the impact of weightlessness on the heart. The fruit flies are scheduled to launch on June 1, 2017, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and will travel to the ISS via a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.







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