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High-volume hospitals improve orthopedic outcomes

Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals, according to research being presented b…

Cyclone Wilma’s eye catches attention of NASA satellites

Wilma caught the eye of NASA. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared images of Cyclone Wilma in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and her eye was clearly visible from space.
On January 25 at 00:59 UTC (8:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 24), the A…

Possible missing link between young and old galaxies

University of California, Berkeley, astronomers may have found the missing link between gas-filled, star-forming galaxies and older, gas-depleted galaxies typically characterized as “red and dead.”
In a poster to be presented this week at t…

Universities miss chance to identify depressed students

CHICAGO — One out of every four or five students who visits a university health center for a routine cold or sore throat turns out to be depressed, but most centers miss the opportunity to identify these students because they don’t screen for depr…

Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to University of Alabama at Bi…

Are depressed people too clean?

In an effort to pinpoint potential triggers leading to inflammatory responses that eventually contribute to depression, researchers are taking a close look at the immune system of people living in today’s cleaner modern society.
Rates of depressio…

Small molecule may disarm enemy of cancer-fighting p53

ORLANDO — A pioneering clinical trial is testing the effectiveness in leukemia of a small molecule that shuts down MDM2, a protein that can disable the well-known tumor suppressor p53.
Michael Andreeff, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Medicine and ch…

Diabetes may clamp down on cholesterol the brain needs

BOSTON — November 30, 2010 — The brain contains more cholesterol than any other organ in the body, has to produce its own cholesterol and won’t function normally if it doesn’t churn out enough. Defects in cholesterol metabolism have been linked …

NERSC supercomputing center breaks the petaflops barrier

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), already one of the world’s leading centers for scientific productivity, is now home to the fifth most powerful supercomputer in the world an…