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Recent ISIS Attack Will Generate New Recruits

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Treatment Reduces Symptoms in Syndrome That Causes Extreme Light Sensitivity

A novel synthetic hormone that makes certain skin cells produce more melanin significantly increases pain-free sun exposure in people with erythropoietic protoporphyria, a rare, genetic disorder resulting in excruciating pain within minutes of sun exposure.

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Henry Ford Hospital Dermatology Expert Available for NEJM Study "Afamelanotide for Erythropoietic Protoporphria"

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The Importance of Placebo Effects to Medical Care

The "placebo effect" is often described as events that occur when patients show improvement from treatments that contain no active ingredients. A "Perspectives" article in the July 2 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine proposes that placebo effects be more broadly defined to reflect their role as a valuable component of medical care.

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Alabama’s New Grocery Access Program

The following statement from Jill Birnbaum, Executive Director, Voices for Healthy Kids in support of a new financing program established in Alabama to support access to healthier foods. Governor Robert Bentley held a ceremonial signing of the Healthy Food Financing Act on July 1, 2015.

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NDSU Researcher Receives $1.35 Million NIH Grant to Target Colorectal Canccer

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Researcher Bin Guo at North Dakota State University, Fargo, is receiving a four-year $1.35 million research project grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop a targeted treatment for colorectal cancer.

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High Risks From High Heels

A new study showing the negative effects of prolonged high heel use confirms expert consensus on the footwear, according to a UNC Charlotte expert.

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ALCC Program Announces 24 Projects at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

The U.S. Department of Energy’s ASCR Leadership Computing Challenge (ALCC) has awarded 24 projects a total of 1.7 billion core-hours at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility.

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A Tale of Two (Soil) Cities

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Recent work showed that long-term differences in soil use and management influence not only the sizes and numbers of soil aggregates, but also what the pores inside them will look like.