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Article ID: 697503

Research by LLNL scientists may help validate organ-on-a-chip devices

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A new study in which Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists compared drug responses in the brains of rodents to drug responses of brain cells cultured in Lab-developed “brain-on-a-chip” devices may be a critical first step to validating chip-based brain platforms, LLNL researchers said.

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17-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697505

UCI Haiti expert Amy Wilentz

University of California, Irvine

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16-Jul-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697434

Emergency Injuries Soar as Scooter Riders Take Over Sidewalks

Cedars-Sinai

Motorized scooters are making quite the splash in pedestrian-heavy cities from Santa Monica, California, to Washington, D.C. They’re ubiquitous, inexpensive to rent, easy to unload and fun.They’re also dangerous, leaving behind a trail of injured riders and pedestrians, according to a Cedars-Sinai emergency physician.

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Article ID: 697433

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.

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15-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697432

Worried About Varicose Veins? Here's What You Need to Know

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Varicose veins affect about 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men in their lifetime, and there are many ways they can be treated.

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13-Jul-2018 10:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697394

Cedars-Sinai Affiliate Breaks Ground on New Cancer Center

Cedars-Sinai

Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate, recently broke ground on the new Hunt Cancer Center. The center, a collaboration with Cedars-Sinai, will provide its patients with access to subspecialists who treat more than 60 types of common, rare and complex cancers.

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13-Jul-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697367

NSF's IceCube Observatory Finds First Evidence of Cosmic Neutrino Source

University of California San Diego

An international team of scientists has found the first evidence of a source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, subatomic particles that can emerge from their sources and, like cosmological ghosts, pass through the universe unscathed, traveling for billions of light years from the most extreme environments in the universe to Earth.

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12-Jul-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697312

Scientists ID Protein Exploited by Virus Ravaging West Africa

University of California San Diego

New research has uncovered a protein enabling the replication of arenaviruses, lethal pathogens spreading in West Africa. The research identified DDX3 as a key factor through its unexpected ability to dismantle normal human immune system defenses. The study may pave the way to new therapeutic treatments for arenaviruses and hemorrhagic fever.

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11-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697371

Basic Research in Fruit Flies Leads to Potential Drug for Diseases Afflicting Millions

University of California, Santa Cruz

A stable cell line of Wolbachia-infected fruit fly cells turned out to be an invaluable tool for researchers seeking new drugs to treat river blindness and related diseases. That's because the parasitic worms that cause these diseases are actually dependent on Wolbachia bacteria living within their cells. Kill the Wolbachia, and the worms die.

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12-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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