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Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.

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Superlattice, X-rays, Synchrotron, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL, Berkeley Lab, Advanced Light Source, Molecular Foundry, Chirality, Handedness, vorticity

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric Vortices

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Scientists used spiraling X-rays at Berkeley Lab to observe, for the first time, a property that gives left- or right-handedness to swirling electric patterns – dubbed polar vortices – in a layered material called a superlattice.

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Youth Using Alternative Tobacco Products Are More Likely to Smoke 1 Year Later

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Nonsmoking adolescents who use e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or tobacco water pipes are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes within a year, according to new research by UC San Francisco.

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Open Access, Publication, Journal, digital medicine, Translational Medicine, Health, Education, data, Medicine

Scripps Translational Science Institute, Nature Research Launch Open-Access Digital Medicine Journal

Researchers from the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have launched an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal—npj Digital Medicine.

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wearables, Biosensors, remote patient monitoring, Wearable biosensors

Analysis Shows Lack of Evidence That Wearable Biosensors Improve Patient Outcomes

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Wearable biosensors have grown increasingly popular as many people use them in wristbands or watches to count steps or track sleep. But there is not enough proof that these devices are improving patient outcomes such as weight or blood pressure, according to a study by Cedars-Sinai investigators published in the new Nature Partner Journal, npj Digital Medicine.

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Oral Health, Oral Health Care, Health Insurance, dental insurance, California, Delta Dental

UCLA School of Dentistry Receives $1.5 Million for Community-Based Education

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The UCLA School of Dentistry has received a $1.5 million grant from the state’s largest dental benefits provider, Delta Dental of California, to support launching a community-based clinical education program. The award, which will support UCLA student dentists to care for some of the most vulnerable patients in California, is the largest that Delta Dental has ever given a dental school.

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DOE Announces Funding for New HPC4Manufacturing Industry Projects

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) today announced the funding of $1.87 million for seven new industry projects under an ongoing initiative designed to utilize DOE’s high-performance computing (HPC) resources and expertise to advance U.S. manufacturing and clean energy technologies.

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DOE Announces First Awardees for New HPC4Materials for Severe Environments Program

The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) today announced the funding of $450,000 for the first two private-public partnerships under a brand-new initiative aimed at discovering, designing and scaling up production of novel materials for severe environments.

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UC San Diego Health and Eisenhower Health Affiliation Expands Cancer Services in Coachella Valley

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UC San Diego Health and Eisenhower Health signed a five-year affiliation agreement to expand cancer services for residents of Coachella Valley. Starting in January 2018, as a member of the UC San Diego Health Cancer Network, patients of Eisenhower Health will have enhanced access to world-class cancer care, both at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center and at UC San Diego Health.

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Malaria, Infectious Disease, Genetics, Pharmacology, Whole Genome Analysis, Chemogenetics

Researchers Map Druggable Genomic Targets in Evolving Malaria Parasite

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the country and around the world, have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodium falciparum — protozoan pathogens that cause malaria — that are resistant to 37 diverse antimalarial compounds.







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