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Breakthrough Health-Tech Companies Get Boost to Transform Healthcare

Cedars-Sinai today launched its third health-tech accelerator class with 10 startups whose innovative technologies aim to transform the delivery and quality of healthcare. The companies were selected for the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars, an intensive, three-month program providing financial backing, training and exposure to a global entrepreneurial network that can speed ideas and solutions to the healthcare marketplace.

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‘Surfing Robot’ Tracking Water Data As Harvey’s Rains Flow Toward Fragile Coral Reefs

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While you read this, an unmanned Wave Glider surface vehicle is riding swells alone in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting critically needed post-Hurricane Harvey water quality data.

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Hurricane Harvey May Have Worsened Beach Erosion

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Hurricane Harvey left its mark on much of the Texas coast, leaving at least $100 billion in damages, but it very likely worsened a problem that has been plaguing the coast for years – beach erosion.

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Business Leaders Won’t Wait for White House to Tackle Climate Change

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Brain Powered: Increased Physical Activity Among Breast Cancer Survivors Boosts Cognition

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It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors that an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women’s post-treatment mental processing speed.

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Research Redefines Proteins’ Role in the Development of Spinal Sensory Cells

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A recent study led by Samantha Butler at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA has overturned a common belief about how a certain class of proteins in the spinal cord regulate the formation of nervous system cells—called neurons—during embryonic development.

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Plants Combine Color and Fragrance to Procure Pollinators

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ho knew that it’s possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color? This is true for many of the 41 insect-pollinated plant species growing in a Phrygana scrubland habitat on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international research team published their findings Sept. 4 in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.

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CPRIT Awards $34m to UTSW for Cancer Research, Recruitment

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $34 million for cancer research and faculty recruitment, including support for programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.

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Daniel Rodriguez to Step Down as Law School Dean

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Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, will step down as dean at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today.







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