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Saving the Sea Turtles

There is something troubling to Stephen G. Dunbar, PhD, about the decline or complete loss of certain species of animals.Yes, the biologists and conservationists will miss them, but for most people, the decline or loss of a species doesn't have a direct impact on their lives. Or does it?

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The Effect of Walnuts Compared to Fish on Lipids and Fatty Acids in Blood

Joan Sabate MD DrPH and Gary Fraser MD PhD of Loma Linda University were first to determine that consumption of nuts has a marked benefit on health. Their finding has been confirmed in studies at other universities. Study of this effect is the focus of Dr Sabate's continuing research.

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Vegetarian Dietary Patterns are Associated with a Lower Risk of Metabolic Syndrome: Adventist Health Study 2

The Adventist Health Study, directed by Gary Fraser MD PhD, investigates the benefits of lifestyle choices on the health of 100,000 Adventists, including African Americans. This presentation reports preliminary findings. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

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Other LLU Research in the News


No Boundaries for Financial Reviews by Jessica Portillo, SPFM Financial Analyst

As financial analysts, we work closely with our Principal Investigators to develop budgets for new proposals and upcoming funding periods.In September 2009, I was introduced to Dr. Ronald Mataya and the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) Project, sponsored by the Center for Disease Control. The project, which focuses on reaching individuals worldwide infected by HIV/AIDS epidemic, was still in the proposal stage in 2009. Since then, I have seen it evolve into such a wonderful project.


International Society for Experimental Microsurgery grants LLU neurosurgeon and researcher its highest award

The International Society of Experimental Microsurgery (ISEM) recently announced that Wolff Kirsch, MD, FACS, director of the Neurosurgery Center for Research, Training,and Education at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM), has been selected as one of two laureates of the Sun Lee Award for 2011. The Sun Lee Award is bestowed on individuals who have made highly significant contributions to the development of experimental and clinical microsurgery. South Korean researcher Duck Jong Han, MD, is co-recipient.

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Study: Clinical Trial at Loma Linda University Medical Center for New Breast Cancer Treatment Shows Excellent Disease Control and Virtually No Side Effects

A treatment that has virtually no side effects has been found to be an effective weapon for fighting early-stage breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Researchers at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and George Mason University find promising biomaker source in early detection of Alzheimer's

Neuroscience researchers at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) in California and George Mason University (GMU) in Virginia have found a trail of biomarkers they hope will lead to the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Should that happen, the findings would rank among the greatest medical achievements of the new century.

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LLU School of Medicine Center for Perinatal Biology makes history

The Center for Perinatal Biology at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) recently made history when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed a $2 million research grant to allow the center to continue studying the fundamental mechanisms that regulate cerebral blood flow to the brain of the fetus and newborn infant.

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Dentistry faculty research published

Professional research articles by Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Associate Professor Nikola Angelov, DDS, MS, PhD, direcotr of the pre-doctoral program in periodontics, were recently published in Human Immunology (March 5, 2011) and Lasers in Medical Science (February 25, 2011).

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