Expanded medication assistance program increases access to cancer medications

COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Medical Assistance Program at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) has helped more than 30,000 patients gain access to vital medications valued at more than $500 million, and a new program expansion will further increase…

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Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute announces three artists-in-residence

NEW YORK — A trio of pioneers in the fields of visual arts, jazz and literature have been named as the 2020 Artists-in-Residence at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Artist Julie Mehretu, musician Miguel Zenón and author Nicole Krauss will spend the next year collaborating with scientists at the Institute in an…

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Scientists find new ways to prevent skin scarring

A new study in Burns & Trauma, published by Oxford University Press, reveals promising new strategies to prevent skin scarring after injuries. While scars are common when wounds heal, hypertrophic scarring is a skin condition characterized by deposits of excessive amounts of collagen. This results in a thick and often raised scar. The underlying mechanisms…

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Flyception 2.0: New imaging technology tracks complex social behavior

Scientists at the University of California San Diego have a much clearer idea thanks to the evolution of an advanced imaging system designed to record ultra-precise brain activities in flies. Called «Flyception» when it was announced in 2016 as a system that could record freely walking flies, the new «Flyception2» employs a more advanced tracking…

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U-M researchers identify unique neuron that computes like a compass

ANN ARBOR—It’s 5 p.m. as you leave the parking garage at work, but you realize you have no idea which way to turn to travel home. You know where you are and what street your house is on—it’s just that you can’t remember how to get there. This is what happens to patients with damage…

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Gun owners aren’t happier, don’t sleep better at night

Despite claims that owning a gun makes a person feel safer and sleep easier, gun owners don’t actually sleep any better than non-gun owners, according to a new study by University of Arizona researcher Terrence Hill. Gun owners also aren’t any happier than those who don’t own guns, Hill found in a second study. That’s…

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Novela Neurotech teams up with UCSF to break down neurodata borders

San Francisco, CA—Just as computer scientists developed standards to deliver digital content across the globe to your laptop, neuroscientists are working to break down barriers in data sharing. Neurodata Without Borders (NWB) is an alliance organized around a common mission: make precious brain recordings from individual labs standardized, sharable and open-sourced. By promoting collaboration, NWB…

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New hope for COPD patients possible with in-home device

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a new paper published Feb. 4 in JAMA, Mayo Clinic researchers describe the benefits of in-home noninvasive ventilation therapy ? which includes a type referred to as bilevel positive airway pressure, or BiPAP ? for many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The team identified a number of benefits, including…

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Sheryl Sandberg Is Engaged to Tom Bernthal

ImageSheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, at a conference last year in Munich.Credit…Lino Mirgeler/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, announced her engagement to Tom Bernthal, the founder of a Los Angeles-based strategic consulting agency, on Monday. “Engaged!!! Tom Bernthal, you are my everything. I could not love…

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