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Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Only One Type of Heart Attack

Refining the results of a 2013 study, researchers have found that atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is associated with only one type of heart attack – the more common of the two types.

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Nerve Cells and Blood Vessels in Eye ‘Talk’ to Prevent Disease

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A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly “talk” to each other to maintain healthy blood flow and prevent disease.

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Argonne Leadership Computing Facility Supercomputer Helps Identify Materials to Improve Fuel Production

ALCF resources being used to demonstrate a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel and petroleum production

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Boise State Economist Gets to the Root of Urban Tree Cover

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A new study shows a correlation between the number of city trees and overall income levels in seven U.S. cities.

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Finding the Body Clock’s Molecular Reset Button

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities.

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Digital in-Line Holography Helps Researchers 'See' Into Fiery Fuels

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Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires. Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed 3-D measurement techniques based on digital in-line holography because it’s important to understand how burning droplets of fuel are generated and behave in such extreme cases.

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Your Adolescent Brain on Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans.

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Musculoskeletal Outcomes From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

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Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.