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Sanford-Burnham Researchers Identify a New Target for Treating Drug-Resistant Melanoma

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Study explains why some melanoma tumors are resistant to BRAF inhibitor treatment

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Researchers Unravel a Link Between a Genetic Mutation and Autistic Behaviors – and Then Find a Way to Undo It

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Scientists at the University at Buffalo have identified the mechanisms behind a genetic mutation that produces certain autistic behaviors in mice, as well as therapeutic strategies to restore normal behaviors.

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Bladder Cells Regurgitate Bacteria to Prevent UTIs

Duke Medicine researchers have found that bladder cells have a highly effective way to combat E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Sleep Quality Influences the Cognitive Performance of Autistic and Neurotypical Children

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One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD).

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UNF Interfaith Center Awards First Interfaith Community Service Scholarship

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The University of North Florida Interfaith Center made history when it presented the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award, one of the first interfaith community service scholarships offered by a college or university in the United States, to two UNF seniors.

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How Racial Feelings Trump Facts: New Book by Ithaca College Professor Explores Link between Emotions and Contemporary Racial Violence

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In matters of the head and heart, emotions often win out over reason. A new book by an Ithaca College professor examines how that human tendency leads many Americans to support racism and discrimination in unconscious ways.

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American University’s Dr. Laura DeNardis Receives Google Research Faculty Award

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Professor DeNardis won a prestigious Google Research Award that will fund basic expenses for one graduate student for one year to assist with Internet governance research.

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Acquiring ‘Perfect’ Pitch May Be Possible for Some Adults

If you’re a musician, this sounds too good to be true: University of Chicago psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training’s effects last for months.