Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by State Department
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "When I came to the Senate, I was humbled to walk in the footsteps of remarkable public servants like the man who preceded me, Paul Tsongas, and the man who preceded Paul, the trailblazing Ed Brooke.
- Written by American Heart Association
Dallas, Texas - Stroke has dropped from the nation’s fourth-leading cause of death to number 5, according to new federal statistics. It is the second time since 2011 that stroke has dropped a spot in the mortality rankings.
- Written by Anna Baker
Alexandria, Virginia - Former professional player Dmitri Young impressed the baseball world when he appeared at a game this summer, having lost about 100 pounds since he last played in 2010.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Three-year outcomes from an ongoing clinical trial suggest that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person's own blood-forming stem cells may induce sustained remission in some people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). RRMS is the most common form of MS, a progressive autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord.
Stereotactic body radiation therapy plus chemotherapy improves survival among stage 4 lung cancer patients
- Written by Lori Soderbergh
Dallas, Texas - A clinical trial that combined stereotactic body radiation therapy with a specific chemotherapy regimen more than doubled survival rates for certain stage 4 lung cancer patients, UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers report.
- Written by Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland - Already known to cut proteins, the enzyme SPPL3 turns out to have additional talents, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins. In its newly discovered role, SPPL3 works without cutting proteins to activate T cells, the immune system’s foot soldiers. Because its structure is similar to that of presenilin enzymes, which have been implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers believe their findings could shed more light on presenilin functions, in addition to providing new insight into how the immune system is controlled.
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