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Article ID: 698997

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Named to Nation’s ‘Honor Roll’ of Top Hospitals

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been named to the ‘Honor Roll’ of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report in their 2018-2019 ranking of ‘America’s Best Hospitals.’ VUMC is one of only 20 hospitals nationwide to earn this distinction.

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Article ID: 698991

Fat Metabolism Is Linked to Sleep Apnea

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Researchers studying the link between sleep apnea and heart disease have found a new mechanism: lipid clearance from the blood is slower in people with apnea, predisposing them to heart disease. Fortunately, CPAP treatment seems to improve matters.

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Article ID: 698993

Immune Cells in the Brain Have Surprising Influence on Sexual Behavior

Ohio State University

Immune cells usually ignored by neuroscientists appear to play an important role in determining whether an animal’s sexual behavior will be more typical of a male or female, according to research.

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Article ID: 698967

Magnetic Gene in Fish May Someday Help Those with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Michigan State University

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders function. Michigan State University scientists are the first to discover a navigational gene in glass catfish called the electromagnetic-perceptive gene, or EPG, that responds to certain magnetic waves. They’ve already developed a way to use it to control movement in mice.

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Article ID: 698995

Scientists Pinpoint Brain Networks Responsible for Naming Objects

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. The study appeared in the July issue of BRAIN. It represents a significant advance in the understanding of how the brain connects meaning to words and will help the planning of brain surgeries.

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Article ID: 698963

Deep Learning Stretches Up to Scientific Supercomputers

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Collaboration powers machine learning software that performs data analytics on petabyte-sized data sets in series of successful test runs.

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14-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698989

MedStar Washington Hospital Center First in D.C. to Use Mobile Intraoperative CT Scanner for Neurosurgery

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first hospital in Washington, D.C., to use Brainlab Airo® Mobile Intraoperative CT, an advanced imaging scanner that gives surgeons a real-time look at the brain or spine during surgery in order to make immediate decisions when it counts the most.

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14-Aug-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698972

Study Seeks Path for Drugs to Reach Brain Tumors

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain’s security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate the flow of substances into and out of it.

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14-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698987

A Re-Evaluation of Resilience in Adults

Arizona State University (ASU)

Research on how adults deal with adversity has been dominated by studies claiming the most common response is uninterrupted and stable psychological functioning. In other words, this research suggests that most adults are essentially unfazed by major life events such as spousal loss or divorce. These provocative findings have also received widespread attention in the popular press and media.

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