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Former Marine And Self-Described ‘Proud Mexican American’ Finally Finds His Way To Career Of His Dreams

Cpl. Antonio Silva will receive his White Coat as a member of the Founding Class of the KGI School of Pharmacy on Aug. 23, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Keck Graduate Institute)

Pharmacy is not Antonio Silva’s first career, but he is certain it will be his last. In the past, the 34-year-old Riverside, California, resident has served in the US Marine Corps and owned and operated his own small business.  However, he could never forget what he was really passionate about―science, medicine and, most importantly, helping [...]

Ablation Increases Survival For Adults With Atrial Fibrillation

Adults who undergo catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation are 60 percent less likely to die from a heart attack or heart failure later on. Source: University of Michigan Health System

Adults who undergo a minimally invasive technique to treat atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to die from a heart attack or heart failure, according to a long-term study by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. More than 4 million people have atrial fibrillation, an age-related heart rhythm disorder that can cause a fluttering [...]

HIV Care Corps

Jason Farley, assistant professor Source: Jason Farley, assistant professor.
Source: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The 31-year-old Moore Clinic operated by the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service at the School of Medicine is a historic operation — the second-oldest AIDS clinic in the country. But when Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, CRNP, looks nowadays at the makeup of Moore’s caregiving staff, he worries that he’s seeing too much history. “There are 12 [...]

Making Cancer Glow To Improve Surgical Outcomes

Viewed under infrared light, a dog's lung tumor glows green.
Source: University of Pennsylvania

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy to help [...]

Vision-Correcting Display Makes Reading Glasses So Yesterday

Researchers placed a printed pinhole array mask on top of an iPod touch as part of their prototype display. Shown above are top-down and side-view images of the setup.
Source: Fu-Chung Huang

What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists. The researchers are developing computer algorithms to compensate for an individual’s visual impairment, and creating vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text [...]