Activation of opioid receptor uncovered

Together with colleagues from Shanghai, Brussels, Canada and the USA, researchers from the University of Bonn have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. The results facilitate the development of new active substances. The opioids used today to treat severe pain can be addictive and sometimes have life-threatening side effects. The results are…

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Millions for research into cellular quality control

Four years ago, Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1177 on selective autophagy was established under the leadership of Goethe University — now the German Research Foundation has given the green light for its further funding. A total of over € 12 million has been approved for the period up until 2023. Partners alongside Goethe University are…

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Four UIC researchers recognized as AAAS fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, recognizes individuals as AAAS fellows for their advances of science applications that are regarded as scientifically or socially distinguished. Of the 443 fellows this year, four were awarded to researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. UIC researchers elected as AAAS fellows are Isabel…

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New strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer is tested at USP

Researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have developed a strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer in adults that combines a photoactive molecule and a chemotherapeutic agent — both encapsulated in protein-lipid nanoparticles. Results of the research, supported by São Paulo Research Foundation — FAPESP, were presented during…

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National group publishes approach to improve pediatric sepsis surveillance

BOSTON- Sepsis is a major public health problem, contributing to substantial disability, death, and healthcare costs in the United States among both adults and children. Though sepsis is the focus of worldwide prevention and quality improvement efforts, tracking sepsis rates and outcomes is challenging because a definitive diagnostic test does not yet exist. Sepsis is…

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Physiotherapy ‘postcode lottery’ uncovered

The amount of physiotherapy available following hip and knee replacements comes down to a ‘postcode lottery’ according to new research from the University of East Anglia. New findings published today show that patients are more likely to receive physiotherapy after hip or knee replacement in London and the North of England. Patients in the South…

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NewPneu, a cost-effective system for diagnosing childhood pneumonia in low-res

Oakville, Ontario: A device designed by a team of faculty and student researchers at Sheridan’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) has the potential to impact the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia — a significant cause of death for children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. NewPneu is a mobile health solution that’s cost-effective, portable, easy…

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Contagious cancer in shellfish is spreading across the Atlantic Ocean

Scientists have found a type of transmissible cancer in shellfish that has spread across the Atlantic Ocean and even into the Pacific. The new study was published in eLife. The CUIMC Newsroom interviewed Stephen Goff, PhD, an expert in transmissible cancers at Columbia University and a co-author of the paper, to learn more about how…

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Loyola launches study on pelvic floor dysfunction in female athletes

MAYWOOD, IL — A multidisciplinary team at Loyola Medicine is launching a clinical research study to determine the most prevalent factors impacting young women’s pelvic health. The study, which includes a team of researchers in Urogynecology, epidemiology and public health, urology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine and biostatistics, will be investigating how sports participation,…

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