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Universe, Planetary Formation, Atomic Scale, Meteories

Atomic-Scale Imaging Improves Dating of Planetary Events

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Research led by the University of Portsmouth has identified a new way to improve how we measure the age of planetary evolution in our solar system.

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bioelectricity, Regeneration, Infection, Ion Channel, Immune

Bioelectricity New Weapon to Fight Dangerous Infection

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Changing natural electrical signaling in non-neural cells improves innate immune response to bacterial infections and injury. Tadpoles that received therapeutics, including those used in humans for other purposes, which depolarized their cells had higher survival rates when infected with E. coli than controls. The research has applications for treatment of emerging diseases and traumatic injury in humans.

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MRSA, Infection, Health, Medicine, Disease

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 29-May-2017 3:00 PM EDT

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Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pediatrics, Neurology, Metabolism, Cell Biology, Clinical Trials, Suranim

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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Autism, clinical trial, non-profit, Suramin, Ucsd School Of Medicine, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Small Non-Profit N of One's Unconventional, VC-Like Approach Offers New Hope for Families with Suramin Autism Trial

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A potential dramatic advance in autism from UCSD School of Medicine using an old drug, suramin, in boys may offer both a new view of what autism is and possibility of the first-ever treatment for its core symptoms.

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Energy, Fossil Fuels, oil, Natural Gas, Catalysis & energy conversion, Postdoctoral program

Argonne Scientists Make Vanadium Into a Useful Catalyst for Hydrogenation

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In a new study, Argonne chemist Max Delferro boosted and analyzed the unprecedented catalytic activity of an element called vanadium for hydrogenation – a reaction that is used for making everything from vegetable oils to petrochemical products to vitamins.

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cannabidiol, dravet syndrome, Epilepsy, Seizures, Children

Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy

Results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed that children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, had fewer seizures after taking a daily oral solution of the cannabis compound called cannabidiol, which does not have the psychoactive properties of marijuana. Over a 14-week treatment with cannabidiol, convulsive seizures dropped from a monthly average of 12.4 to 5.9. In comparison, seizures in the placebo group decreased from a monthly average of 14.9 to 14.1. During the study, seizures stopped completely in 5 percent of patients taking cannabidiol.

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 31-May-2017 2:00 PM EDT

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Kidney Transplantation, Diabetes

Kidneys From Diabetic Donors May Benefit Many Transplant Candidates

• Patients who received kidney transplants from donors with diabetes had better survival compared with those who remained on the waitlist. • Patients at high risk of dying while on the waitlist and those at centers with long wait times may benefit the most from transplantation with kidneys from diabetic donors.

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Conservation, LAND, Development, forest and wildlife ecology, Fish And Wildlife Service

Government Transparency Limited When It Comes to America’s Conserved Private Lands

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others from disclosing certain information are to blame.







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