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Tributes 

 

The Donor Memorial Tributes Section on Our Website Has a New Home!

Our new Science Care Memorial Tribute website is now live at www.sciencecarememorials.com. If you had previously submitted a tribute to your loved-one, you can now find it on the new site. If you had a loved-one who went through the Science Care donor program and would like to submit a memorial tribute, please fill out out contact form here

 

 

 Health News & Notes

 

Experimental drug reverses hair loss and skin damage linked to fatty diet…

(Johns Hopkins University) - In a series of experiments, Johns Hopkins investigators have used an experimental compound to successfully reverse hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation linked by previous studies to human diets heavy in fat and cholesterol. Read more...

 

A diverse diet may not be the healthiest one

(American Heart Association) - Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure they meet all their dietary needs may backfire, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides an overview of recent scientific studies. Read more...

 

You're only as old as you think and do

(American Psychological Association via Science Daily) - Could increasing your physical activity or feeling more in control of your life be the secret to staying young? Employing these simple strategies may help older adults feel younger and that, in turn, could help improve their cognitive abilities, longevity and overall quality of life, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Read more...

 

Common skin cancer can signal increased risk of other cancers

(Stanford University) People who develop abnormally frequent cases of a skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma appear to be at significantly increased risk for the development of other cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, according to a preliminary study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read more...

 

Drugs in development for cancer may also fight brain diseases, including ALS

(Perelman School of Medicine – U of P) - A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, and some forms of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), by halting the misplacement of specific proteins that affect nerve cells. Read more...

 

Why your health-care costs are so high — even if you’re insured

(CNBC) - Having health insurance shields you from the full brunt of medical expenses, but it's no guarantee that your costs will be low. Nevertheless, health-care bills still come as a surprise to many individuals who have insurance. Read more...

 

pH imbalance in brain cells may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

(Johns Hopkins University) - Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have found new evidence in lab-grown mouse brain cells, called astrocytes, that one root of Alzheimer’s disease may be a simple imbalance in acid-alkaline—or pH—chemistry inside endosomes, the nutrient and chemical cargo shuttles in cells. Read more...

 

Turning off protein could boost immunotherapy effectiveness on cancer tumors

(Johns Hopkins University) - Researchers at the Bloomberg Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered inhibiting a previously known protein could reduce tumor burdens and enhance the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatments. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

Remember When "70 Years Ago" August 1948 (Going Way Back)

  • Topping the music charts was “You Call Everybody Darlin” by Al Trace and His Orchestra

  • The 1948 Summer Olympics closed in London. The United States finished atop the medal count with 38 gold medals and 84 total.

  • Mile High Stadium opened in Denver, Colorado, under its original name of Bears Stadium.

  • Time magazine editor Whittaker Chambers testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had been part of a Communist underground organization prior to his leaving the movement in 1937. Chambers implicated a number of government officials as being part of his underground ring, including Alger and Donald Hiss, Nathan Witt and Lee Pressman. 

  • An armor-plated Mercedes-Benz that Adolf Hitler once presented to Baron Mannerheim of Finland was driven through Times Square at the beginning of a nationwide tour of the United States. The long black automobile was scheduled to stop at recruitment centers throughout the country to encourage enlistment in the US military.

  • The hidden camera/practical joke reality television series Candid Camera premiered on ABC, the year after it initially began on radio as The Candid Microphone.

  • The First Republic of South Korea was established.

  • American baseball player Babe Ruth died at the age of 53. The funeral was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. 75,000 people stood in the rain to watch the funeral procession of twenty-five automobiles wind its way to the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

  • Baseball pitcher Satchel Paige debuted for Cleveland after controversial signing. He was the oldest major league rookie (42 years old) while playing for the Cleveland Indians. Joe DiMaggio would say that Paige was the best he ever faced.

  • The crime thriller film Rope, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, premiered in New York City.

  • The western film Red River, directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, premiered.

  • The House Un-American Activities Committee issued an interim report claiming that numerous Communist espionage rings had infiltrated the American government during World War II.

  • Robert Anthony Plant, English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin was born.

 (Sources: Billboard / Wikipedia)

 

 

Recent Medical Projects  

Science Care Donor Contributions to the Medical Community

Every day, Science Care donors are making contributions towards the advancement of medicine. Here are a few recent contributions you might want to know about. 

Recent Projects:

  • Surgical education and the development of surgical procedures and devices to treat
    obstructive sleep apnea. Physician training and consultation is conducted using the upper
    airway and surrounding tissues. This will help new and less invasive techniques for effectively
    treating sleep apnea to be developed.

  • A medical device manufacturer involved in surgical education to demonstrate the approach for
    the implantation of an auditory brainstem implant into the cochlear nucleus. The purpose is to
    enable surgeons to perform this surgery in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 following
    their acoustic tumor removal.


 

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A Comparison Guide: Burial, Cremations and Donation

 

 

 

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