• 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.
  • APS Signs on to Pilot SocialCite Metrics Tool for Scientific Citations:  APS is excited to be one of four publishers participating in the pilot program for SocialCite - a new tool that tracks and measures the quality of scientific article citations. The Genetics Society of America, The Rockefeller University Press, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences are also pilot publishers.
  • Prematurity Linked to Altered Lung Function During Exercise, High Blood Pressure in Adults:  Some preterm babies have lungs that develop abnormally. While long-term health effects of prematurity are still unclear, researchers have found that adults who were born early may have problems handling the pulmonary demands of exercise.
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