American football: The first quarter is crucial

Researchers from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire have found evidence that players born in the first quarter of the year are more likely to play in the National Football League. Studies show children born earlier in the year may develop more quickly than their younger peers with higher participation in, for example, sports, than those born…

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Working in the last 6 months before haemodialysis is associated with a better survival

Employment is a key determinant of quality of life for all people, including haemodialysis patients1, 2. Employment offers social support and improves patients’ lifestyle, financial status, quality of life, and self-esteem, whilst unemployed people often face financial and social difficulties as well as physical and psychological problems. Unemployed people may spiral into a deep depression,…

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Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors

IMAGE: Karin Sorenmo (left) and colleagues created a practical tool for assessing prognoses for dogs with mammary tumors. The research emerged from Penn Vet’s Shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program, which assists… view more  Credit: John Donges/School of Veterinary Medicine/University of Pennsylvania Mammary tumors in dogs are the equivalent of breast cancers in people, and, as in…

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Researchers’ discovery could lead to improved therapies for duchenne muscular dystrophy

IMAGE: Florida State researchers and their collaborators found that sarcospan can help stabilize cardiac cell membranes, which become fragile in patients with DMD. view more  Credit: Parvatiyar A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating…

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Iowa State’s Geetu Tuteja selected for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

IMAGE: This is Geetu Tuteja. view more  Credit: Iowa State University News Service AMES, Iowa — Geetu Tuteja, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s department of genetics, development and cell biology, has been selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. She is the first Iowa State researcher to receive this honor. Tuteja is…

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Using waves to move droplets

IMAGE: A glycerol droplet travels along with the wave. Small particles in the droplet visualize the internal fluid flow. view more  Credit: De Jong et al., Sci. Adv. 2019;5: eaaw0914 Self-cleaning surfaces and laboratories on a chip become even more efficient if we are able to control individual droplets. University of Groningen professor Patrick Onck, together…

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WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer

IMAGE: According to the American Cancer Society, about 45,000 Americans will have died from pancreatic cancer by year’s end. That’s more than the number projected to die from breast cancer. Researchers… view more  MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—If the American Cancer Society’s projections prove accurate, more people will die from pancreatic cancer than from breast, brain, ovarian or prostate…

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Integral Molecular reaches milestone in I-O target discovery collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo

Integral Molecular, the industry leader in discovering antibodies against multipass membrane proteins, today announced that it has successfully reached the first milestone in its collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. to discover new immuno-oncology (I-O) therapeutic targets. Integral Molecular utilized its Membrane Proteome Array (MPA) platform to find novel protein targets that can regulate the…

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Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer

Using a new blood test that’s in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. Researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could help identify those…

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