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Gang Life Brings Deep Health Risks for Girls

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.

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Rubber Meets the Road with New ORNL Carbon, Battery Technologies

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Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries.

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Malaria’s Clinical Symptoms Fade on Repeat Infections Due to Loss of Immune Cells

Children who repeatedly become infected with malaria often experience no clinical symptoms with these subsequent infections, and a team led by UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that this might be due at least in part to a depletion of specific types of immune cells.

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Brain Networks ‘Hyper-Connected’ in Young Adults Who Had Depression

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging may help to better predict and understand depression in young adults.

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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Link Alcohol-Dependence Gene to Neurotransmitter

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute solved the mystery of why a specific signaling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. The new research shows the gene, Nf1, regulates gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that lowers anxiety and increases relaxation feelings.

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Dosage of HIV Drug May Be Ineffective for Half of African-Americans

Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc because they are more likely than European-Americans to inherit functional copies of a protein that speeds the removal of the drug from the body.

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Ophthalmology Researcher Named Chair of NIH Study Section

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An ophthalmology researcher at the University of Louisville has been named chair of the Neurotransporters, Receptors and Calcium Signaling Study Section of the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review.

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