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  • UCLA researchers develop promising new combo treatment for deadly brain cancer
    UCLA researchers develop promising new combo treatment for deadly brain cancer
    Glioblastoma, also known as grade IV glioma, is an aggressive brain cancer. Approximately 23,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with the cancer every year. The patients usually undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation; however,...
  • School lunch
    New study reveals federal school lunch program creates more waste
    A new study has found that the federal school lunch program is generating more wasted food. Fox News reports on Friday that a report from the University of Vermont reveals students are throwing away more fruit and vegetables. The requirement from...
  • New clot retrieval device greatly improves stroke outcomes
    New clot retrieval device greatly improves stroke outcomes
    UCLA researchers note that the difference between a good outcome and serious brain damage after suffering a stroke can be a matter of minutes. They have shown for the first time that prompt treatment with a new-generation stent clot retrieval...
  • Trail running
    New study provides glimpse into what runners think about while running
    Ask a runner what they think about as they log mile after mile, and it's likely that you'll get a response of, "Uh, I don't know" or a vague, "Life, you know." Now, new research provides insight into the true mind...
  • Costs for autism care soaring
    Costs for autism care soaring
    Overall, healthcare costs are on the rise; however the increase in some areas are front-runners. According to a new study. One of the front-runners is care for autism spectrum disorder. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have...
  • UCLA researchers make Alzheimer’s breakthrough
    UCLA researchers make Alzheimer’s breakthrough
    UCLA researchers have found that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can inhibit of a key enzyme implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could lead to the development of new medications to treat the...
  • Dr. Heather Snyder of the Alzheimer's Association
    What’s new at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference?
    Dr. Heather M. Snyder explains There is new hope for Alzheimer’s, a disease affecting millions of Americans and costing the U.S. 226 billion dollars this year alone.Leading researchers from around the globe gathered in Washington D.C., at...
  • UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a revolutionary experimental therapy, which has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis and colon cancer. The treatment involves the use of a...
  • UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a new process that delivers a key substance that fuels the growth of pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. The findings could lead to not only new diagnostic methods but also new...
  • Cats can control the minds of mice
    Cat urine contains a chemical that 'controls' mice
    Cats and mice. Cat and mouse. Games of cat and mouse. Everybody knows about cats and mice; it's a stereotype that comes from the fact that cats chase mice, because mice are among domestic cats' primary prey. They're good meals, and...
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    Fact checking Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland
    According to the 2015 Data Book issued by the Maryland Higher Education Commission, in 2011-2012, 50.1% of Montgomery County residents entering the state institutions of higher learning needed remediation. Figures published in the 2014 Data Book...
  • Robotics Challenge
    Answer Surveys And Earn Money
    As the old saying goes, you can't get something for nothing. The old saying is right. You can't earn money for doing nothing, but there are ways to earn money by doing very little.There are many ways to earn money by doing very little. Of...
  • New study furthers understanding of how memories are formed
    New study furthers understanding of how memories are formed
    A new study by researchers at UCLA and the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom has advanced knowledge on how the brain forms new memories. The findings could result in the development of new therapies to prevent cognitive impairment in...
  • Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    According to a new study, women with low—or no—sex drive may have a heart problem, not on an emotional basis, rather a medical basis. The study showed that low heart rate variability, the variation in the time that lapses between one...
  • Telomeres
    Telomeres: The Bananas of Aging
    In a boon to what appears to be the science of preventing aging, Stanford Medicine reports that “Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was...
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