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UC's ATS develops new employment model to support people with disabilities

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:57:00 -0400

There was a time when not much was expected of Karly Saeks. Saeks is a person with an autism spectrum disorder. In high school, a vocational counselor told her parents to manage their expectations when it came to their daughter's future.



LMU neurobiologists present new theory for origin of grid cells

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:53:00 -0400

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from neurons called place cells.



High dose flu vaccine reduces risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalizations, study finds

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:48:00 -0400

In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season.



People with genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's may have greater cognitive deficits with sleep-disordered breathing

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:43:00 -0400

People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.



Common surgical techniques for ACL repair offer improved quality of life five years after injury

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:37:00 -0400

The most common surgical techniques used to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) offer patients improved quality of life five years after injury, according to research presented today at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



Study finds improvements in sports-related functions, quality of life 10 years after ACL surgery

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:32:00 -0400

In the first prospective ACL reconstruction cohort with over 80% follow-up at 10 years, researchers from the Multicenter Orthopaedics Outcome Network demonstrated that patients could perform sports-related functions and maintain a high knee-related quality of life a decade after surgery, though activity levels decline over time.



NETRF announces new research grants to advance treatments for neuroendocrine tumors

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:26:00 -0400

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation has announced a new round of scientific and clinical research grants, aimed at advancing the treatment of and the search for cures to neuroendocrine tumors.



West Virginia University research: Telenutrition can help aging adults in rural areas achieve weight loss

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:21:00 -0400

In many rural areas, treating chronic diseases related to diet and weight is challenging because of limited access to food and nutrition experts.



Texas A&M expert explains reasons for having sensitive teeth

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:14:00 -0400

An ice cream cone on a hot July day can be a tasty way to beat the heat, but if you're one of the millions of people who have sensitive teeth, then that cold treat can be a real pain.



Drowning can occur even while on dry land

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:09:00 -0400

Drowning is one of the biggest problems in the United States, and considering the number of people who will head to bodies of water to cool off this summer, we are entering the riskiest months.