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Transgender Patients Are Dodging Doctors

Discussing your sexual history with a doctor, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place because they aren’t seeking health care.

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Generating Broadband Terahertz Radiation From a Microplasma in Air

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Researchers have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation, at much lower power lasers than until now.

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Rise in Spring Allergens Linked to Increased Dry Eye Cases

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New ophthalmology research from the University of Miami shows that dry eye – the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling eyes – strikes most often in spring, just as airborne allergens are surging. The study marks the first time that researchers have discovered a direct correlation between seasonal allergens and dry eye, with both pollen and dry eye cases reaching a yearly peak in the month of April.

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Scientists See Deeper Yellowstone Magma

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University of Utah seismologists discovered and made images of a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber. The hot rock in the newly discovered, deeper magma reservoir would fill the 1,000-cubic-mile Grand Canyon 11.2 times.

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Tiny Lab Devices Could Attack Huge Problem of Drug-Resistant Infections

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A Johns Hopkins engineer, supported by a major NIH grant, is leading a multi-institution team that wants to keep bacterial infections from dodging the dwindling arsenal of drugs that destroy the deadly microbes.

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Genetic Sensitivity to Bitter Tastes May Impact Adherence to Oral Smoking Cessation Products

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Inspired by a half century’s worth of big tobacco research around the taste of nicotine, a smoking cessation scientist is working to understand how a person’s taste perception might make them a better or worse candidate for oral nicotine replacement therapy.

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Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

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In the largest genome-wide analysis of common variable immunodeficiency disorder (CVID), scientists identified a gene that may be a "missing link" between overactive and underactive immune activity.