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Saturday | Medical News Today

Loss of immune cells may result in malaria symptoms fading in repeat infections

Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this might be due at least in part to a depletion of specific types of immune cells.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, World News, Uganda, Africa

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Asian Week

August Social Notes

The Easy Bay's Asian Health Services recently dedicated its new clinic named the Dr. Rolland and Katheryn Lowe Medical Center.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Medicine, Health, Acupuncture

Medical News

TGen to lead first-in-patient clinical trial studies to test novel drugs for glioblastoma

In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational Genomics Research Institute .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, California, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Newswise

CPRIT Awards UT Southwestern Faculty $26 Million in Prevention,...

August 28, 2014 - UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty have received 19 grants totaling more than $26 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to expand cancer screenings, investigate the effectiveness and viability for cancer therapies and radiation treatments, conduct research into cancer biology, and recruitment.

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Related Topix: Texas, Biology, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brandeis University, Oncology, Medicine

Lifehacker

You Might Enjoy an Experience More the Longer You Have to Wait for It

Most people believe buying experiences instead of possessions will bring you more satisfaction in the long run.

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Nanotechweb.org

Nanotubular coating improves vascular stents

Medical implants, such as stents and other prosthetics, can often cause inflammation inside the human body.

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Science

Researchers erase fearful memories in mice

By manipulating brain activity in mice with light, a research team has neutralized "fearful" memories in the rodents and even colored them with more positive emotions.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Freshnews

DelMar Pharmaceuticals To Present At The 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference

DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , , developer of advanced cancer therapeutics , will be featured as a presenting company at the 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC. The presentation will take place Tuesday, September 9th at 2:55 p.m. EDT in the Kennedy II Salon at the New York Palace Hotel ... (more)

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Related Topix: New York

Wed Aug 27, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Malaria symptoms fade on repeat infections due to loss of immune cells

Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this might be due at least in part to a depletion of specific types of immune cells.

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Related Topix: Malaria, Health, World News, Uganda, Africa

Inside Bay Area

Artist Lynn Glenn says color gets her creative juices flowing

Lynn Glenn knows that to create art, you have to have more than just inspiration.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Walnut Creek, CA, Martinez, CA, Danville, CA

Examiner.com

TGen Receives Approval for Patient Enrollment in Brain Cancer Clinical Trial

In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational Genomics Research Institute .

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Related Topix: California

New York Daily News

Waiting makes you happier, studies find

Waiting to purchase an experience makes people happier than waiting to buy a new material item, concludes a new series of studies published in the journal Psychological Science.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Washington Post

New Obama plan calls for implanted nerve chips for U.S. troops

An artist's rendering explains the ElectRX program in development with the help of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Related Topix: Sports

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Circulation

NR2B Phosphorylation at Tyrosine 1472 Contributes to Brain Injury in...

From the Department of Pediatrics , Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program , Medical Scientist Training Program , Department of Neurology , and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center , University of California, San Francisco; and Division of Oncology, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan .

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, World News, Japan,

Davis Enterprise

Name Droppers: UC researchers publish book on mental disorders

The disorders reviewed in the book include psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, autism, and ADHD; single-gene disorders such as tuberous sclerosis; fragile X syndrome and associated disorders; phenylketonuria and RASopathies; deletion syndromes such as Angelman syndrome; and muscular dystrophies.

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Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, ADHD, Genetics

Crofs Blogs

World struggles to stop Ebola

Dan Kelly felt as if he were entering a war zone when he arrived at Connaught Hospital on 19August.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Infectious Diseases, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Circulation

Long-Term Blood Pressure Variability Throughout Young Adulthood and...

From the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL ; Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD ; Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD ; and Department of Psychiatry, University of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Science Daily

Anticipating experience-based purchases more enjoyable than material ones

To get the most enjoyment out of our dollar, science tells us to focus our discretionary spending on trips over TVs, on concerts over clothing, since experiences tend to bring more enduring pleasure than do material goods.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Cornell University

Science Daily

Changes in eye can predict changes in brain

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia in people with a genetic risk for the disorder -- even before any changes appear in their behavior -- scientists have found.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, California

Silicon Alley Insider

Just Looking Forward To An Experience Can Make You Happier

You've probably heard by now that research consistently shows people get more happiness from spending their money on experiences than on things.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Cornell University

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