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Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run to Raise Awareness and Money for Research

The seventh annual “Polly’s Run” event raises awareness for pancreatic cancer and money for research. The event is sponsored by Albuquerque Pet Memorial Services. The majority of the proceeds will benefit The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Transplanted Nerve Cells Survive a Quarter of a Century in a Parkinson’s Disease Patient

In the late 1980s and over the 1990s, researchers at Lund University in Sweden pioneered the transplantation of new nerve cells into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease. The outcomes proved for the first time that transplanted nerve cells can survive and function in the diseased human brain. Some patients showed marked improvement after the transplantation while others showed moderate or no relief of symptoms. A small number of patients suffered unwanted side-effects in the form of involuntary movements.

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First Skin-to-Eye Stem Cell Transplant in Humans Successful

Researchers have safely transplanted stem cells derived from a patient’s skin to the back of the eye in an effort to restore vision. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

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Surgery Patients in Lower Income Countries Have Three Times Greater Risk of Dying

New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.

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Study Suggests Medical Errors Now Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Analyzing medical death rate data over an eight-year period, Johns Hopkins patient safety experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their figure, published May 3 in The BMJ, surpasses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) third leading cause of death — respiratory disease, which kills close to 150,000 people per year.

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Morbidity and Mortality of Meningioma Resection Increases in Octogenarians

This study utilizes a large national database to assess outcomes in octogenarians undergoing surgery for meningioma, as large-scale studies examining the effect outcomes in this group after meningioma surgery had not been conducted.

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Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis Is Reduced in a Rat Model Using a Cell-Signaling Inhibitor Drug

Oral administration of AZD1480 — one of the JAK/STAT pathway inhibitors generally known as Jakinibs — lessened the destructive inflammation and nerve cell degradation in the area of the brain affected by Parkinson’s.

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Changes in Pulsatility and Resistance Indices of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Feeder Arteries After Embolization and Surgery

The authors measured PI, RI in AVM arterial feeders pre- and post-embolization and/or surgery.

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A Trial for Lumbar Drain Placement After Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks remain a complication after endoscopic endonasal surgery. In this study, subjects were randomized to receive an immediate postoperative lumbar drain or not, with comparison of postoperative leak rates.

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Loyola Promoting National Stroke Awareness Month

In recognition of National Stroke Awareness Month, Loyola Medicine will hold free education-and-screening health fairs, host a mass for stroke survivors and post educational tips on social media in May.

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May 4 is Project ACES Day - All Children Exercise Simultaneously!

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World's largest exercise class

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UT Southwestern Researchers Identify New Autism Blood Biomarker

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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a blood biomarker that may aid in earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.

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Beneficial Biofilm Works as a 'Probiotic' to Control Biofouling

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 A team of chemical engineers at Penn State has developed a beneficial biofilm with the ability to prevent the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. The development may lead to more efficient membrane water filtration and purification processes around the globe.May 03, 2016UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A team of chemical engineers at Penn State has developed a beneficial biofilm with the ability to prevent the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.

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NEW TALUS REPLACEMENT SURGERY UTILIZING 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS PATIENTS “LIFE-CHANGING” OPTION

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Internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Myerson, Director, The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, explains how a talus replacement, tailored to the patient’s specific dimensions using 3D printing technology, can result in a “life-changing experience” for the patient.

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Study Assesses ACC/AHA Pooled Cohort Risk Equation For ASCVD Events

In a "real-world" analysis, the ACC/American Heart Association (AHA) Pooled Cohort Risk Equation for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events was shown to overestimate the five-year risk in adults without diabetes, according to a study published May 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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First Ever Combination of Robotic and Biological Vision in Humans

Scientists have successfully implanted a prosthesis that restores some central vision in patients with only limited peripheral vision remaining to them – the first time artificial and natural vision has ever been integrated in humans. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

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Pittsburgh Gears Up for Nation’s Largest Gathering of Dental Hygiene Professionals

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) gets ready for its annual national convention taking place in Pittsburgh this June.

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Experts Propose Strategy to Save Mammals on the Brink of Extinction

With only three living individuals left on this planet, the northern white rhinoceros could be considered doomed for extinction. But now researchers have proposed a road map for preserving such endangered species through techniques that use stem cells and assisted reproduction technology.