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Article ID: 690018

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Visits Jefferson Lab

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Highlights from the U.S. Secretary of Energy's visit to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility on Feb. 21, 2018. Jefferson Lab is one of 17 Department of Energy national laboratories.

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22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Energy, U.S. Politics, DOE Science News, Local - Virginia

Article ID: 690030

Amputees Lending a Hand to Neural Interfacing Research at UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Michael “Shawn” Findley, a 44-year-old amputee with a wiring harness emerging from his upper left arm, is working with a UT Southwestern team to help change the way robotic hand biofeedback occurs. Ultimately, he hopes this research may lead to the closest thing to feeling in the hands of every amputee.

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22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Healthcare, Surgery, Transplantation, Local - Texas, Local - Dallas Metro

Article ID: 690023

Why the FDA-Approved Blood Test is Not about Concussions

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

On February 14th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a blood test that has been proposed to diagnose concussion. Many media outlets quickly reported this announcement as being a breakthrough in concussion diagnosis.

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22-Feb-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689634

Analysis Finds Lower IQ in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• An analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared than children in the general population. • Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney disease and with kidney transplants, children on dialysis had the lowest IQ scores. • Deficits were evident for attention, memory, and executive function domains.

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16-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 690027

Expert: Can Politicians Please Stop Blaming Video Games and Movies for Violence?

Virginia Tech

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22-Feb-2018 4:55 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Crime and Forensic Science, Guns and Violence, U.S. Politics, Local - Virginia

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Article ID: 690025

Hackensack University Medical Center Team Members Travel to Cairo, Egypt to Participate in a Medical Mission

Hackensack Meridian Health

Mark B. Anderson, M.D., vice chair of Cardiac Surgery Services at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical recently led a group of colleagues on a medical mission to Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Anderson is a leading expert in cardiac surgery including minimally invasive techniques.

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22-Feb-2018 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 690021

Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, Elected President of the New York Medical & Surgical Society

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Ihor S. Sawczuk, M.D., FACS, president of Hackensack University Medical Center, has been elected president of the New York Medical & Surgical Society (NYMSS) for the 2018-19 academic year.

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22-Feb-2018 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 690017

Developing Antidotes for Cyanide, Mustard Gas

South Dakota State University

Two new analytical methods, one to evaluate a new cyanide antidote, dimethyl trisulfide, and another to quickly detect a substance associated with exposure to mustard gas, are helping scientists develop countermeasures against these chemical warfare agents.

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22-Feb-2018 4:45 PM EST
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