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Article ID: 698695

First FDA-Approved Study of Focused Ultrasound to Open Blood-Brain Barrier

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier. The trial will be conducted with patients undergoing brain cancer surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

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Article ID: 698751

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.

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Article ID: 698724

Is fire the new normal in the American West?

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison professor Monica Turner and her research team and colleagues explore how the patterns of fire and recovery are changing, particularly as the climate warms and drought becomes more common.

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Article ID: 698616

Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland Plants

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

A study in Nature revealed that turning up the heat accelerates spring greening in vegetation and delays fall color change. The research team measured plant greenness over three years at the SPRUCE study, a unique ecosystem-scale experiment operated by DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Article ID: 698712

UVA Darden Student Blazed a Trail as Female Submariner Before B-School

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Taylor Sheppard remains on active duty even as a second-year student at the Darden School of Business, where the two-year curriculum fit nicely with her two-year “shore tour” assignment. Between classes, she frequently checks in with UVA’s Navy ROTC unit — her current assigned unit — and she will return to submarine tours after school.

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Article ID: 698650

UNH Researchers Find Seed Coats Could Lead to Strong, Tough, Yet Flexible Materials

University of New Hampshire

Inspired by elements found in nature, researchers at the University of New Hampshire say the puzzle-like wavy structure of the delicate seed coat, found in plants like succulents and some grasses, could hold the secret to creating new smart materials strong enough to be used in items like body armor, screens, and airplane panels.

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Article ID: 698694

World’s Fastest Creature May Also be One of the Smallest

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ask most people to identify the fastest animal on Earth and they’ll suggest a cheetah, falcon or even a sailfish. To that list of speedy animals, Georgia Institute of Technology assistant professor Saad Bhamla would like to add the Spirostomum ambiguum, a tiny single-celled protozoan that achieves blazing-fast acceleration while contracting its worm-like body.

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Blue-light technology improves identification of bladder cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Blue-light cystoscopy has previously been available at some institutions, including UT Southwestern, for use in the operating room, but it wasn’t available in a flexible scope until now.

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UPMC Presbyterian Named Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA).

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7-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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