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Stroke damage mechanism identified
(University of Leeds) Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims -- and are now searching for drugs to block it.

TGen-Luxembourg scientific team conducts unprecedented analysis of microbial ecosystem
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) An international team of scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute and The Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine have completed a first-of-its-kind microbial analysis of a biological waste water treatment plant that has broad implications for protecting the environment, energy recovery and human health. The study, published Nov. 26 in the scientific journal Nature Communications, describes in unprecedented detail the complex relationships within a model ecosystem.

Trial shows new imaging system may cut X-ray exposure for liver cancer patients
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins researchers report that their test of an interventional X-ray guidance device approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2013 has the potential to reduce the radiation exposure of patients undergoing intra-arterial therapy for liver cancer.

NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The candidate vaccine, which was co-developed by the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline, was tested at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

UT Arlington wins grant to educate Hispanics about depression, treatment
(University of Texas at Arlington) Katherine Sanchez, assistant professor in the UTA School of Social Work, will use a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services grant to educate Hispanic patients about depression and reduce barriers to treatment.

SLU researcher finds an off switch for pain
(Saint Louis University) Researchers have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief.

Copper on the brain at rest
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new study by Berkeley Lab researchers has shown that proper copper levels are essential to the health of the brain at rest.

Penn Medicine team develops cognitive test battery for spaceflight
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Penn Medicine researchers have developed a cognitive test battery, known as Cognition, for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors (like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance. This computer-based test has already been tested by astronauts on Earth. It will be performed for the first time in a pilot study on the International Space Station (ISS) on Nov. 28.

Saving ovaries does not help prevent prolapse for women after menopause
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Removing ovaries at hysterectomy does not increase a woman's risk of pelvic organ prolapse after menopause. In fact, removing ovaries lowers the risk of prolapse. This surprising finding from a Women's Health Initiative study was published online this week in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society.

More public health interventions required to tackle grim reaper of 'lifestyle' diseases
(University of Manchester) More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle Britain's devastating toll of 'lifestyle' diseases, including heart disease and cancer, according to academics.

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