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Feeding Tomorrow Announces New Kraft Foods Research Scholarship Program

Feeding Tomorrow, the foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), today announced that Kraft Foods Group will donate $100,000 to Feeding Tomorrow to endow two new annual $1,000 scholarships. These educational scholarships also include a paid internship at a Kraft location and a trip to attend the IFT summer event.

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State Regulations for Indoor Tanning Could Lead to a National Regulatory Framework

A national regulatory framework designed to prevent and limit indoor tanning is needed to alleviate the cancer burden and reduce the billions in financial costs from preventable skin cancer, say two Georgetown University public health experts.

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Who’s Making Sure the Power Stays On?

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Electricity systems in the United States are so haphazardly regulated for reliability, it’s nearly impossible for customers to know their true risk of losing service in a major storm.

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GW Researcher Finds Differences in Brain Expression of RORA Gene May Contribute to Sex Bias in Autism

Valerie Hu, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has found an important sex-dependent difference in the level of RORA protein in brain tissues of males and females. Specifically, females without autism have a slightly higher level of RORA in the frontal cortex of the brain than males without autism, while the levels of the protein are comparably lower in the brain of both males and females with autism.

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Study Identifies Brain Regions Activated When Pain Intensity Doesn’t Match Expectation

Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually states, “This won’t hurt a bit.” But when the needle pierces your skin it hurts, and it hurts a lot. Your expectations have been violated, and not in a good way.

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Dartmouth Research Finds Common Cancer Drug Increases Collagen in Melanoma

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and investigators are uncertain how its presence affects the behavior of melanoma cells.

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Research Shows That Any Dose of Alcohol Combined With Cannabis Significantly Increases Levels of THC in the Blood

Cannabis plus alcohol is one of the most frequently detected drug combinations in car accidents, yet the interaction of these two compounds is still poorly understood. A study appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, shows for the first time that the simultaneous use of alcohol and cannabis produces significantly higher blood concentrations of cannabis’s main psychoactive constituent, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as THC’s primary active metabolite, 11-hydroxy-THC (11-OH-THC), than cannabis use alone.

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Power Outages May Become Worse Absent Upgrades to National, State Reliability Rules

Researchers who studied the national and state regulations that are supposed to ensure a reliable electricity system throughout the United States have concluded that important upgrades are needed in the way the reliability of the systems is measured along with new standards to prevent outages.

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Moving Out of Equilibrium

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JQI physicists, led by Trey Porto, are interested in quantum magnetic ordering, which is believed to be intimately related to high-temperature superconductivity and also has significance in other massively connected quantum systems. Recently, the group studied the magnetic and motional dynamics of atoms in a specially designed laser-based lattice that looks like a checkerboard. Their work was published in the journal Science.