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Article ID: 697017

Swallowed Sensor Sends Signal if You’re Sick

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

NIBIB-funded researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created an ingestible sensor to non-invasively monitor indicators of disease in the stomach and intestines.

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Article ID: 697016

Rethinking Neurodegenerative Disease Treatment: Target Multiple Pathological Proteins, Not Just One

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nearly all major neurodegenerative diseases are defined by the presence of one of four proteins that have gone rogue. As such, investigational drugs aimed at preventing or slowing the disease often hone in on just one of these proteins. However, targeting multiple proteins at once may be the real key, according to a recent Penn Medicine study.

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Article ID: 696703

How Targeting Metabolism Can Defeat Cancer Stem Cells

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers have found that cancer stem cells exist in more than one state and can change form, sliding back and forth between a dormant state and a rapidly growing state. The cell's metabolism controls this change, suggesting a possible way in to attack the stem cells.

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Article ID: 696799

Surgeons Have Substantial Impact on Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer Patients Who Need It

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds surgeon attitudes about genetic testing have a big impact on whether women receive testing after a breast cancer diagnosis.

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28-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696953

Researchers Uncover Hidden Brain States That Regulate Performance and Decision Making

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Brain activity is driven by encounters with external stimuli and situations, simultaneously occurring with internal mental processes. A team of researchers from Stanford University, with funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, has discovered how the brain dynamically handles cognitive tasks while it also is engaged in internal mental processes.

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Timely Interventions Help Spot Signs of Teen Dating Violence

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Therapist- and computer-led alcohol interventions held in the emergency department also can reduce teenage dating violence perpetration and depression symptoms, a new study finds.

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Article ID: 696941

Improving the Quality of Medical Imaging with Artificial Intelligence

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A research team with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has developed an advanced computing technique for rapidly and cost effectively improving the quality of biomedical imaging. The technology, called AUTOMAP finds the best computational strategies to produce clear, accurate images for various types of medical scans.

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2-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696903

Mid- to Late-Life Increases in Marker of Chronic Inflammation Tied to Dementia

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that rising and chronic inflammation as measured by a biomarker in the blood in middle and late age are linked to visible structural changes in the brains of people with poor cognition and dementia.

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Article ID: 696917

Can Parenting Skills Prevent Childhood Obesity?

Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers in Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology received a five-year grant for just under $2.5 million from the USDA to implement an intervention program that targets childhood obesity in a novel way: by teaching parenting skills.

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Article ID: 696899

Experimental Drug Stops Parkinson’s Disease Progression in Mice

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease itself — as well as its symptoms — in mice.

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