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Putting the ‘lazy eye' to work

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 16, 2020 — When University of California, Irvine neurobiologist Carey Y.L. Huh, Ph.D., set her sights on discovering more about amblyopia, she brought personal insight to her quest. As a child, Huh was diagnosed with the condition, which is often called “lazy eye.” he and her colleagues have just found that amblyopia originates in an earlier stage of the visual pathway than was previously thought. Their research, which raises the possibility of new treatment approaches, appears in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Channels: Pharmaceuticals, Vision, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Children's Health, Healthcare, All Journal News,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 12:20 AM EST
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Newswise: Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells
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    16-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells

University of California San Diego Health

Two different UC San Diego research teams identified the same molecule — αvβ5 integrin — as Zika virus’ key to brain cell entry. They found ways to take advantage of the integrin to both block Zika virus from infecting cells and turn it into something good: a way to shrink brain cancer stem cells.

Channels: Cancer, Cell Biology, Children's Health, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, OBGYN, Stem Cells, Vaccines, Zika Virus, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cell (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

NIH funds Chicago-based study of chronic fatigue syndrome and mono in college age students

DePaul University

Researchers at DePaul University and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will examine potential connections between chronic fatigue and mono in college students under a new five-year study funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, one of the National Institutes of Health.

Channels: Grant Funded News, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Neuro, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
16-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Less Active Infants Had Greater Fat Accumulation, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Obesity, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 8:45 AM EST
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NIH grant to improve neonatal brain injury detection using photoacoustic imaging technology

Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University received a two-year, $725,000 R01 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health for the development of a novel point-of-care 3D neonatal photoacoustic tomography (3D-nPAT) to improve the detection and measurement of hypoxic-ischemic in neonates without the need for sedation, radiation or radionuclides.

Channels: Neuro, Technology, Grant Funded News, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
15-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Pathogenic Alzheimer’s disease cascade is activated by faulty norepinephrine signaling
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    15-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

Pathogenic Alzheimer’s disease cascade is activated by faulty norepinephrine signaling

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Preclinical research has revealed a key missing piece of the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. That allowed proof-of-concept experiments — using an existing drug — that dramatically reduced Alzheimer’s pathology and symptoms in mouse models, potentially offering an immediate treatment for this disease.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Genetics, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Multimodal Genomic Analyses Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Patients

Multimodal Genomic Analyses Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Patients

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed an integrated genomic approach that potentially could help physicians predict which patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer will respond to therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, Immunology, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Newswise: In Mice, Alcohol Dependence Results in Brain-Wide Remodeling of Functional Architecture
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14-Jan-2020 4:50 PM EST
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Newswise: Racial disparities in heart failure explained

Racial disparities in heart failure explained

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of “malignant” enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Race and Ethnicity, Women's Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
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