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Researchers Receive State Grant to Map Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes

NMSU researchers to trap and map Zika-carrying mosquitoes with a grant award from the New Mexico Department of Health

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Imaging Study Shows Promising Results for Patients with Schizophrenia

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Increase in the brain's grey matter proof that the brain has the ability to rescue itself.

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How Zika Infects the Placenta

Zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta, without killing them, scientists have discovered. The finding may explain how the virus can pass through the placenta of a pregnant woman, on its way to infect developing brain cells in her fetus.

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Research Reveals That Sharks Have Individual Personalities

A new study indicates that sharks of the same species can have different personalities.

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The Dying Child: Room for Improvement in End-of-Life Care

Many pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists believe that their clinical care extends from treating ill children through end-of-life care. However, are pediatricians actually meeting the needs of families and their dying child? In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers surveyed bereaved parents and found that pediatric end-of-life care needs improvement.

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Rethinking Hospital Alarms

On average, there are about 480,000 patients in hospitals in the United States — each generating about 135 clinical alarms per day. But studies show that more than 90 percent of these alarms result in no action, and alarm errors occur roughly 8 million times per day. During the ASA 171st meeting, Ilene Busch-Vishniac, an acoustical consultant, will present a model that predicts how often alarm errors will occur based on several recent studies of hospital alarms.

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In Wake of Flint Crisis, New Proposal Seeks to 'Focus on the Fix' for Lead Poisoning

The crisis of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich., continues to make headlines—but it's just the most prominent example of an "ongoing and needless tragedy of childhood lead poisoning," according David E. Jacobs, PhD, CIH, a noted authority on childhood lead poisoning prevention. Dr. Jacobs writes in the June Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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First-of-Its-Kind Procedure Combines Scalp, Skull, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

Simultaneous transplantation of a "composite" skull and scalp flap plus a kidney and pancreas—all from the same donor—provided excellent outcomes for a patient with a non-healing scalp defect and declining organ kidney and pancreas function, according to a report in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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Sea Urchins Defy Aging, Study Identifies How Brain Connects Memories Across Time, Regular Exercise at Any Age Might Stave Off Alzheimer’s, and more in the Aging News Source

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Researchers Identify Genetic Subtypes Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Researchers in the Center for Immunotherapy at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have evaluated the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), a group of genes that help regulate the body’s immune system, for underlying differences in ovarian cancer patients’ response to therapy. The scientists report that women with certain types of HLA may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer and may also respond better to immunotherapy. The research was recently published online ahead of print in the journal Gynecologic Oncology.

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NYU Meyers’ Dr. Judith Haber and the American College of Physicians Collaborate to Bring Oral Health Patient FACTS to Primary Care Practices

The creation of four patient-related oral health literacy fact sheets for distribution to internal medicine physicians and primary care providers by a partnership between the American College of Physicians and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

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Restoring Chemotherapy Sensitivity by Boosting MicroRNA Levels

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By increasing the level of a specific microRNA (miRNA) molecule, researchers have for the first time restored chemotherapy sensitivity in vitro to a line of human pancreatic cancer cells that had developed resistance to a common treatment drug.