• Keep Calm Moms: Maternal Stress during Pregnancy Linked to Asthma Risk in Offspring:  Harvard researchers find that a single bout of stress during pregnancy can affect allergy and asthma susceptibility in neonates. The article is published in AJP – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology and was chosen as one of this month’s APSselect articles.
  • APS Awards $386,000 to Its 2014 Undergraduate Research Fellows:  The APS is pleased to announce the recipients of its five summer fellowship programs for 2014. Fellows spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.
  • Chinese Herbal Extract May Help Kill Off Pancreatic Cancer Cells:  University of Minnesota researchers find an ancient Chinese herb decreases a protective protein that helps cells survive allowing cell death in pancreatic cancer cells. The article is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.
  • APS Awards $72,800 to Its 2014 STRIDE Undergraduate Research Fellows:  APS has selected 14 undergraduate Fellows to spend the summer performing research in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member. The APS Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STRIDE) program provides the opportunity for aspiring scientists with disabilities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to have an exciting research experience and to be immersed in the scientific process.
  • Stem Cell Therapy May Help Recondition Lungs Previously Rejected for Transplant:  International team of researchers use stem cells therapy to “recondition” abnormally functioning lungs previously rejected for transplant. Study could have implications for increasing the supply of suitable donor lungs. The article is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.
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