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17 hrs ago | County 10 News

County hires new Riverton Museum Visitor Services Coordinator

The new Visitor Services Coordinator for the Riverton Museum has been hired. He is Dr.Jackson Crawford, who comes to Riverton from the University of California-Los Angeles.


Related Topix: California, University of Georgia, University of Wisconsin Madison

21 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

NIH creates network to tackle mysterious diseases

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable.


Related Topix: Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford University, Harvard University, Brodhead, KY

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Scientific Computing/Instrument.

NSF Frontier Award to Improve Time in Networked Physical Systems

The National Science Foundation has announced a five-year, $4 million "Frontier" award to tackle the challenge of time in cyber-physical systems - engineered systems that are built from and depend upon the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Computers, California, Carnegie Mellon University, UC San Diego


What happened to 'the baby cured of HIV'? Part Two [erv]

Some of you might remember last year, when there was exciting news about a baby, born with HIV, who had subsequently become HIV- thanks to an alternative treatment strategy .


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer

FRIDAY July 11, 2014, 2014 -- Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests.


Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Prostate Cancer

Sys-Con Media

ASTRO Members Elect Four New Officers to Board of Directors and Three Members to Nominating Committee

Members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology have elected four new officers to serve on its Board of Directors and three members to serve on the Nominating Committee.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Prostate Cancer, Health, Medicaid, University of Arizona

Medical News Today

$15 million awarded to UCLA to help restore brain injury patients' memories

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded the University of California, Los Angeles Program in Memory Restoration $15 million toward a four-year project aiming to help restore the loss of memory function in those suffering from brain-injury.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Washington Times

Louisiana ruling sparks debate over confessions to priests as testimony

A teenage girl's confession to a priest can be used as testimony in a child abuse case, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently decided in a ruling that has renewed debate over the sanctity of clergy-penitent privilege in the justice system.


Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion


Professor Emeritus Michael Wigodsky has died, 78

Wigodsky was born in Houston, an only child, on May 23, 1935. After receiving his bachelor's degree with the highest honors at the University of Texas in 1957, he won a Princeton National Fellowship for graduate work and in 1958 an Owen D. Young Fellowship.


Related Topix: Florida State University, Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Arts, Poetry

Washington Times

Penn leads national effort to treat memory woes

In an accelerated project announced Wednesday by the research arm of the Pentagon, University of Pennsylvania scientists will lead a complex national effort to treat memory impairment by delivering very small doses of electricity to the brain.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Parkinson's Disease, Health

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Totowa company acquired L.A.-based company; first step in expanding beyond NJ

BiologicTx, a national specialty pharmacy based in Totowa, said Wednesday that it purchased Injectable Therapy Services Inc. of Los Angeles, its first transaction outside New Jersey.


Related Topix: Totowa, NJ


The Landmark Patrick Harran Case Ends Inconclusively

Five-and-a-half years after 23-year-old Sheharbano "Sheri" Sangji died from burns she suffered while working as a research assistant in the laboratory of University of California, Los Angeles , chemistry professor Patrick Harran , the landmark legal case arising from her death has come to an inconclusive end.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pomona College, Yale University

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Science Daily

Will genomics soon explain the human brain gain?

Three geneticists at the forefront of human evolutionary genomics assess the changing state of the field and how we are moving closer to understanding the evolution of the human brain.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biochemistry, Biology, Science


US Military Developing Brain Implants to Restore Memory

The U.S. military has chosen two universities to lead a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries, officials said at a news conference yesterday .


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Science / Technology, Robots, Parkinson's Disease, Health

Real Pageant Winners to Attend and Judge Cygnet Theatre's PAGEANT

In Cygnet Theatre's hilarious production of the off-Broadway hit, Pageant, audience members help crown a different beauty contest winner each night.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Old Town (San Diego, CA), Arts, Ballet

ABC News

Eating broccoli opens up airways, says expert

Dr Tom Karagiannis says broccoli is the most manipulative vegetable, compared to its cruciferous counterparts such as kale, cabbage and bok choy.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables

The Citizens' Voice

Mystery disease' program grows

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable.


Related Topix: Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford University, Harvard University

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Defense Department announces grants to probe brain at work using direct recording

The man in the hospital bed was playing video games on a laptop, absorbed and relaxed despite the bustle of scientists on all sides and the electrodes threaded through his skull and deep into his brain.


Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Surgery, Genetics

Science Daily

Harmful hookahs: Many young smokers aren't aware of danger

Despite warnings that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful to their health, according to a study.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nursing

CBS Local

Study: Hypersexuality In Women Linked To High Porn Use

According to a new study, women who have sex so frequently that it causes problems may be linked to high rates of masturbation and pornography use.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality