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Discovery of Kidney Cancer Driver Could Lead to New Treatment Strategy

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.

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Broken Bones Among Older People Increase Risk of Death for Up to 10 Years

Endocrine Society

Broken bones among older people increase their risk of death for up to 10 years, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Scientists Explore New Experimental Model Systems to Advance Biology

Stony Brook University

An international team of scientists is investigating how to genetically manipulate a variety of marine protists –unicellular microscopic organisms that are not classified as a plant, animal or fungus – to develop new experimental models that may help to advance scientific understanding in oceanography and other areas of the biological sciences.

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Newly Discovered Armored Dinosaur From Utah Reveals Intriguing Family History

University of Utah

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni-- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, U.S.A., and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs.

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Study: ADHD Drugs Do Not Improve Cognition in Healthy College Students

University of Rhode Island

Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study by researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University.

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Origami-Inspired Device Enables Easy Capture, Release of Delicate Underwater Organisms  

University of Rhode Island

The open ocean is the largest and least explored environment on Earth, estimated to hold up to a million species that have yet to be described. However, many of those organisms are soft-bodied — like jellyfish, squid, and octopus — and are difficult to capture for study with existing underwater tools, which all too frequently damage or destroy them.

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Most Americans Support Endangered Species Act Despite Increasing Efforts to Curtail It

Ohio State University

Roughly four out of five Americans support the Endangered Species Act, and only one in 10 oppose it, found a survey of 1,287 Americans. Support has remained stable for the past two decades, despite Congressional efforts to curtail the act, researchers report in the journal Conservation Letters.

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Are You Prone to Feeling Guilty? Then You're Probably More Trustworthy, Study Shows

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that when it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation of guilt.

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