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Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Difficult-to-Treat Parkinson’s Symptoms

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Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment.

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Man Trumps Dog: Earlier Assumption About BPA Exposure Confirmed

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Coating the mouth with BPA-containing food, like soup, does not lead to higher than expected levels of BPA in blood, a new study in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology shows. The study authors conclude that oral exposure does not create a risk for high exposures of BPA, also known as bisphenol A.

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American Board of Addiction Medicine Certifies 651 New Diplomates, and The ABAM Foundation Accredits Four More Fellowship Programs

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The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) today announced that 651 physicians passed its most recent addiction medicine certification examination, while The ABAM Foundation accredited four additional fellowship programs to train new addiction medicine physicians.

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KWS Opens Gateway Research Center in St. Louis to Strengthen Work in Plant Research

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The new facility is part of an initial capital investment of $6.5 million by KWS SAAT AG in the region. By mid-2015, the center will employ approximately 25 people and ultimately up to 75 researchers and technicians in 2020.

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Is Obesity a Disability? Experts Weigh In

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Leading obesity organizations release a joint position statement supporting disability protections for obesity under certain circumstances and call for these protections to be enacted in the United States.

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Access to High-Quality Cancer Care Eliminates Racial Disparities in Survival, Study Finds

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A recent Stanford Cancer Institute study shows that adherence to the NCCN Guidelines® for Colon Cancer in an integrated health care setting improves outcomes in all patients, including minorities.

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ORNL Researchers Tune Friction in Ionic Solids at the Nanoscale

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Experiments conducted by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered a way of controlling friction on ionic surfaces at the nanoscale using electrical stimulation and ambient water vapor.

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Global Food Traceability Center Submits Comments on the Presidential Task Force Recommendations for Combatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud

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As part of its ongoing commitment to offering solutions for pressing food fraud issues, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) submitted written comments on how to most effectively implement the recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on Combatting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud.

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Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award for Nanotechnology Research, Educational Outreach

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Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his nanotechnology research.

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Meridian Cancer Care Welcomes Kenneth A. Newkirk, M.D., FACS as Medical Director, Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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Meridian Cancer Care continues to expand with Kenneth Newkirk, M.D., FACS joining the multi-disciplinary team as Medical Director of the Head and Neck Oncology Surgery Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.