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Hiding in Plain Sight: New Species of Bird Discovered in Capital City

A team of scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, BirdLife International, and other groups have discovered a new species of bird with distinct plumage and a loud call living not in some remote jungle, but in a capital city of 1.5 million people.

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English Language Learners, Literacy, Prekindergarten, Achievement Gap, Low Income Families, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Language Intervention Levels Playing Field for English Language Learners

A new approach to teaching pre-kindergarten could take a bite out of the achievement gap and level the playing field for America’s growing population of English language learners, according to a recently published study by researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Use of Advanced Treatment Technologies For Prostate Cancer Increases Among Men With Low-Risk Disease

Use of advanced treatment technologies for prostate cancer, such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy and robotic prostatectomy, has increased among men with low-risk disease, high risk of noncancer mortality, or both, a population of patients who are unlikely to benefit from these treatments, according to a study in the June 26 issue of JAMA.

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Gene Mutation May Have Effect on Benefit of Aspirin Use for Colorectal Cancer

In 2 large studies, the association between aspirin use and risk of colorectal cancer was affected by mutation of the gene BRAF, with regular aspirin use associated with a lower risk of BRAF-wild-type colorectal cancer but not with risk of BRAF-mutated cancer, findings that suggest that BRAF-mutant colon tumor cells may be less sensitive to the effect of aspirin, according to a study in the June 26 issue of JAMA.

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Study Examines Prevalence, Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Adolescents

Gabriela Ilie, Ph.D., of St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and colleagues, examined the prevalence of TBI, mechanisms of injury, and adverse correlates in a large representative sample of adolescents living in Ontario, Canada.

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Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, JOM, Materials Science & Engineering, Diversity In Science, Diversity In Research Science, diversity in engineering

JOM Examines Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering

Nearly 30 female materials scientists and engineers tell their stories in "United in Our Differences: Changing the Face of MSE," an extensive feature package in the July 2013 issue of JOM.

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Muscular Diseases, Muscular dystrophies, Boston University, Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Therapy

Researchers Identify Novel Therapy to Treat Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College have identified a combinatorial therapeutic approach that has proven effective in treating muscular dystrophy in a mouse model.

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Negative Physician Attitudes About Opioid Pain Meds Linked with Lower Prescribing

According to a study of physicians’ attitudes about pain drugs published in The Journal of Pain, negative physician attitudes about opioid medications are closely associated with lower rates of prescribing and more favorable attitudes are linked with higher prescribing levels.

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Primary Care Doctors Prefer NSAIDS for Chronic Pain Treatment

For treating the estimated 100 million Americans with chronic pain -- a population larger than those with heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined -- researched reported in The Journal of Pain shows that primary care physicians overwhelmingly prefer to prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS), in accordance with published clinical practice guidelines.

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Nursing Homes, Nursing Home Care, Medicaid, Elderly, African Amercans, Health Care Access, Health Disparities

Nursing Homes with More Black Residents Do Poorly

Nursing homes with higher proportions of Black residents do worse financially and deliver lower-quality care than nursing homes with few or no Black residents, finds a new study in Health Services Research.







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