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Expert Q&A: ASU Professor Explains New Blood Pressure Guidelines

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs, Keck School Of Medicine Of Usc, University Of Southern California, Peptide, Research Results, Autoimmune Disease, RTD-1, Methotrexate, Etanercept, Primates

Old World Monkeys Could Be Key to a New, Powerful Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

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A study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that a peptide only found in Old World monkeys has the potential to stop rheumatoid arthritis progression better than established treatments.

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Study Raises Possibility of Naturally Acquired Immunity Against Zika Virus

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Birth defects in babies born infected with Zika virus remain a major health concern. Now, scientists suggest the possibility that some women in high-risk Zika regions may already be protected and not know it. New research in PLOS Pathogens on Nov. 16, performed in mice, shows women who develop symptom-free Zika infections may be able to acquire immunity that would protect them from future infections and their offspring in a future pregnancy.

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How the Immune System Identifies Invading Bacteria

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Never-before-seen images of mouse immune system proteins and bacterial bits reveal an inspection strategy that identifies pathogens.

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Researchers Identify First Brain Training Exercise Positively Linked to Dementia Prevention

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Aging research specialists have identified, for the first time, a form of mental exercise that can reduce the risk of dementia.

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Study Finds Dieting Combined with High-Intensity Exercise Helpful in Reducing Risk of Weight Regain

Researchers suggest combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss.

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ATS Spreads Message about the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco in New Video

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Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco’s marketing and lobbying efforts. Now, the ATS is debuting a new video in which children help to highlight the dangers associated with candy-flavored tobacco, which experts fear will induce kids to use tobacco, leading to a lifetime of addiction.

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Irving Family’s $700 Million Bequest to Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Sets Stage for Dramatic Advances in Cancer Research and Care

Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian announced today that Florence Irving and her late husband, Herbert Irving, have given $700 million to the two institutions to dramatically advance research and clinical programs for the treatment of cancer.

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Smart City Consortium Formed at USC

The USC Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), the USC Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things (CCI), and the USC Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) will announce their commitment to forming a consortium that will design, develop, test, and deploy an IoT system to benefit IOT communities including the City of LA, area residents and industry. The formed Intelligent Internet of Things Integrator (I3) consortium, organized by CTM at the USC Marshall School of Business and by CCI and IMSC at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will engage governmental agencies and industry partners to encourage the development of community-based IoT networks.

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Computer Program Finds New Uses for Old Drugs

Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. In a recent study published in Oncogene, the researchers successfully translated DrugPredict results into the laboratory, and showed common pain medications—like aspirin—can kill patient-derived epithelial ovarian cancer cells.







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