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Winning Star Trek Tricorder Device to Be Presented to Experts at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT. The winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition will present DxtER—a real-life tricorder—at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego. This special session will be the first time that the device is presented to researchers at a U.S. scientific conference.

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Brain Cancer Experts, Therapy that Targets Cancer Stem Cells, Lung Cancer Hope, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Aggressive UTI Bacteria Hijack Copper, Feed Off It

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria — those at the root of hard-to-treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) — hijack trace amounts of copper in the body and use it as a nutrient to fuel growth. The finding suggests blocking this system may starve E. coli infections, opening the door to treating UTIs using drugs that work differently from traditional antibiotics.

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Opioids, Acl Injuries, Opioid Addiction, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Patients Taking Opioids Prior to ACL Surgery More Likely to Be on Pain Medications Longer

More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However, researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting today in Toronto, Ontario, Canada found that those patients who were filling opioid prescriptions prior to surgery were 10 times more likely to be filling prescriptions five months after surgery.

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quantitative biology, digital assays, assay design, data partitioning, nanotechnology, cancer, medicine, Drug Discovery And Development

Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Quantitative Biology and Medicine

Ten new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics by improving the ability of researchers and clinicians to detect and quantify increasingly complex assays.

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Virginia Mason Installs Medication Disposal Boxes in Pharmacies

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Two special drop boxes in which unwanted and expired medications can be safely discarded by the public are now located in the pharmacies at Buck Pavilion and Lindeman Pavilion on the Virginia Mason campus in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood.

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University of Rhode Island-Led Program First in Nation to Provide Treatment From Pharmacists That Could Prevent Lyme Disease

Pharmacists can dispense doxycycline without a doctor's order on site in their pharmacies to eligible customers who have had a tick bite. The protocol is only effective as prophylaxis against Lyme disease, not other tick-borne illnesses.

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Farming Crystals in Space

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Researchers grow protein crystals on the International Space Station to find antidotes for nerve agents used in conflict zones.

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A Switch to Generic Eye Drugs Could Save Medicare Millions

Eye care providers prescribe more brand medications by volume than any other provider group, according to a University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center study, making ophthalmologist and optometrists big influencers of annual prescription drug spending in the United States.

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Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Unfolded Protein Response (UPR), Drug Discovery, life sciences research, Drug Screening

Control of the Unfolded Protein Response in Health and Disease

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This new review in SLAS Discovery analyzes the recent literature and impact of unfolded protein response (UPR) in health and disease.







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