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Article ID: 695925

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Georgia Institute of Technology

Oxygen photosynthesis has to be the greatest giver of life on Earth, and researchers have cracked yet another part of its complex and efficient chemistry. The more we know about it, the better we may be able to tweak photosynthesis, if it comes under environmental duress. It's also a great teacher of how to harvest sheer unlimited energy from the sun.

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11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695914

IU Scientists Watch Bacteria 'Harpoon' DNA to Speed Their Evolution

Indiana University

Researchers at Indiana University have made the first direct observation of how bacteria use appendages thousands of times thinner than a human hair to absorb DNA in the environment. The work could help advance efforts stop antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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11-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695884

$8.1 Million Grant Funds New Center to Research Highly Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a five-year, $8.1-million grant from the National Cancer Institute to serve as a research center in the institute’s prestigious Cancer Systems Biology Consortium for the study of small cell lung cancer.

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8-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695685

High Food Insecurity Found in a Sample of Adults on Probation in Rhode Island

Tufts University

A new study led by public health researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine reports significant food insecurity for adults on probation in Rhode Island. Nearly three-quarters of the participants experienced food insecurity over a 30-day period, with almost half having very low food security.

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6-Jun-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695858

Wayne State researchers examine the role of glutamate in aging cognitive diseases

Wayne State University Division of Research

A research team at Wayne State University hopes to give clinicians tools for identifying the early signs of impending disease by measuring subtle deviations in the way the brain modulates its chemistry during the formation of new memories. Their research project, “Task-related modulation of hippocampal glutamate, subfield volumes and associative memory in younger and older adults: a longitudinal ¹H FMRS study,” was recently awarded a two-year, $423,500 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health.

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8-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695729

Machine Learning Helps Detect Lymphedema Among Breast Cancer Survivors

New York University

Machine learning using real-time symptom reports can accurately detect lymphedema, a distressing side effect of breast cancer treatment that is more easily treated when identified early, finds a new study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published in the journal mHealth.

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7-Jun-2018 7:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695556

Half of Hepatitis C Patients with Private Insurance Denied Life-Saving Drugs

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The number of insurance denials for life-saving hepatitis C drugs among patients with both private and public insurers remains high across the United States. Private insurers had the highest denial rates, with 52.4 percent of patients denied coverage, while Medicaid denied 34.5 percent of patients and Medicare denied 14.7 percent.

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Article ID: 695565

Flu Virus is Protected by Mucus When Airborne, Regardless of Humidity

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it becomes airborne, regardless of humidity levels, a creative experiment conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech discovered.

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4-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695698

Consumers Beware: High User ‘Star Ratings’ Don’t Mean A Mobile Medical App Works (B-roll)

Johns Hopkins Medicine

By screening 250 user reviews and comments for a once popular -- but proven inaccurate -- mobile app claiming to change your iPhone into a blood pressure monitor, Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that a high “star rating” doesn’t necessarily reflect medical accuracy or value.

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6-Jun-2018 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695339

Human Drug Addiction Behaviors Closely Tied to Specific Impairments Within Six Large-Scale Brain Networks

Mount Sinai Health System

Systematic review of task-related neuroimaging studies found addicted individuals demonstrate increased activity in these networks during drug-related processing but decreases across all other functions

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