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App Improves Medication Adherence for Heart Stent Patients

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A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found. Researchers found that patients in the intervention group had a 10 percent higher medication possession ratio than patients in the control group.

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Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye.

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The Vasculitis Foundation 2017 Patient & Family Vasculitis Baltimore Regional Conference

The Vasculitis Foundation will hold its 2017 Baltimore Regional Conference on Saturday, February 4, in Bethesda, Maryland.

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CIRM Approves New Funding to UC San Diego Researchers Fighting Zika Virus and Cancer

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The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has approved a pair of $2 million awards to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance studies of new treatments for Zika virus infections and the use of stem cell-derived natural killer (NK) cells to target ovarian cancer and other malignancies.

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Daughter’s Hearing Loss Inspired JTC Alumni Parent to Help More Children in Need

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Learning of her daughter’s hearing loss set this mother on a journey half way across the globe to John Tracy Clinic to receive help for her child. Her experiences inspired her to help change the way treatment is handled in her home country of India.

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Researchers Unlock Mechanism of Drug Resistance in Aggressive Breast Cancer

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In the journal Cancer Discovery, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and colleagues report findings of how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to bypass treatment with trametinib, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that belongs to a class of commonly used anti-cancer drugs called kinase inhibitors. The researchers also reported findings from laboratory models of breast cancer testing a potential treatment approach that could prevent the onset of resistance.

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Want to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions? Get More Sleep

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Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them — beyond a couple of weeks, at least — is tough. One big factor that affects whether the commitment sticks: sleep. A sleep expert and neurologist explains how better sleep can help you keep those resolutions, including eating healthier, exercising more and getting a promotion.

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Children with Asthma May Be at Higher Obesity Risk

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Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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New ‘Smart Needle’ to Make Brain Surgery Safer

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A new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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Women’s Cognitive Decline Begins Earlier Than Previously Believed

Mental sharpness in women begins to decline as early as their 50s. Cognitive processing speed, which includes speed of perception and reaction, showed an average decline of around 1 percent every two years and verbal memory declined on average around 1 percent every five years.

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Think Binge Drinking Is Safer for Your Liver Than Regular Heavy Drinking? Think Again.

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) occurs on a spectrum of severity. The majority of people who drink excessively develop a fatty liver, which though often symptom free, can progress to a state of inflammation, fibrosis, and cell death that can be fatal. Little is known about liver disruption that may occur in problem drinkers who are not alcohol dependent. To help understand the development of ALD, this study used a rodent model to examine differences in liver damage between binge drinkers and heavy drinkers.

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Low Levels of Circulating Protein Linked to Kidney Function Decline

• Decreased blood levels of a protein called soluble klothos were linked with an increased likelihood of experiencing kidney function decline in a group elderly well-functioning adults.

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Brain Stimulation Used Like a Scalpel to Improve Memory

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Northwestern Medicine scientists showed for the first time that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel, rather than like a hammer, to cause a specific improvement in precise memory.Precise memory, rather than general memory, is critical for knowing details such as the specific color, shape and location of a building you are looking for, rather than simply knowing the part of town it’s in.

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Dustin McGowan of the Miami Marlins selected as 52nd Hutch Award Winner

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced Miami Marlins pitcher Dustin McGowan has been named the 52nd annual Hutch Award winner. The award is given yearly to a Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the honor, courage and dedication of the legendary baseball player and manager Fred Hutchinson, for whom the cancer research center was named.

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One Year of Sex-Inclusive Research Celebrated at Jan. 25 Symposium

Northwestern Medicine will host a symposium Jan. 25 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the implementation of the National Institutes of Health’s landmark sex-inclusion policy. The NIH is revolutionizing the future of medicine by mandating that research funding is contingent upon the inclusion of female cells or animals in scientists’ studies.

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St. Mary's Professor to Participate in Upcoming Webinar From the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Laraine Glidden, distinguished professor of psychology emerita at St. Mary’s College, will be one of three participants in a webinar from the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities on the public health approach to the issue of maltreatment of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.







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