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Impulsivity Levels Help Identify At-Risk Offspring of Alcoholics

Researchers know that youth with a family history of alcoholism have a greater risk of developing an alcohol use disorder; this heightened vulnerability may be due to impulsive behavior. For this study, researchers examined “waiting” impulsivity – a tendency toward prematurely responding to a reward, and previously associated with a predisposition to drinking. The study sample comprised young, moderate-to-heavy social drinkers who were either positive (FHP) or negative (FHN) for a family history of alcoholism. Impulsivity was assessed after an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink.

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Experts Available to Discuss Italy Earthquake, Transportation Impact, Seismic Imaging

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University of Utah s.j. Quinney College of Law Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Designation for Green Design

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The building, which marks its first anniversary on Aug. 31, received the certification this month as result of its sustainability features and green design. The law school is currently the highest achieving LEED platinum higher education project in Utah based on the number of points award by green building evaluators.

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UCLA Experts Are Available for Interviews About Marijuana-Related Topics

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UCLA experts are available for interviews about marijuana-related topics

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Ut Southwestern, UT Southwestern ACO, accountable care organizations (ACO), Accountable Care Organizations , utsw

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations continue to make significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while achieving cost savings.

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Vision, Perception, Psychology, eye, brain

A Visual Nudge Can Disrupt Recall of What Things Look Like

Interfering with your vision makes it harder to describe what you know about the appearance of even common objects, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Undergraduate Interns Learn From Summer Research

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Thirty undergraduate students from around the country conducted hands-on research at SLAC this summer through the Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program.

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Obesity, Inflammation, heart disease risk factor, Metabolic Syndrome, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Health, Physiology, Obesity Heart Disease Link, Genetics

Researchers Suspect MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese people. The new findings will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.

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Paleo Diet, Heart Health, Inflammation, Cardiovacular Disease, Physiology

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart health. Preliminary findings from this research will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflammation, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease conference.

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UVA Darden Welcomes Most Diverse Class Ever as Women Reach 39 Percent of New Residential Students

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The UVA Darden Class of 2018 represent multiple firsts, including the highest percentage of women and minority students ever.

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Shifts in the Microbiome Impact Tissue Repair and Regeneration

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Researchers at the Stowers Institute have established a definitive link between the makeup of the microbiome, the host immune response, and an organism’s ability to heal itself.

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A Better Way to Predict the Weather on Sea and Over Land

Scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made new updates to old technology that will enable weather forecasters to make improved predictions of severe weather.

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UW–Madison Teams Up with Madison Police to Foster Officer Well-Being

The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the Madison Police Department are launching a pilot study to better understand the impact of mindfulness-based practices on police officers’ physical and mental well-being.

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UNC School of Medicine Experts Available to Discuss FDA Guidelines to Screen Blood for Zika Virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday issued an advisory that all U.S. blood banks screen donated blood for Zika virus.

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Case Western Reserve University Scientists Uncover Common Cell Signaling Pathway Awry in Some Types of Autism

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The researchers discovered that cells derived from autistic donors grew faster than those from control subjects and activated their genes in distinct patterns.

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Sertraline, Brand Named Zoloft, Improves Functioning in Young Children with Fragile X

Treatment with sertraline may provide nominal but important improvements in cognition and social participation in very young children with fragile X syndrome, the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and the leading single-gene cause of autism, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found.

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Sensor Systems Identify Senior Citizens at Risk of Falling Within Three Weeks

Each year, millions of people—especially those 65 and older—fall. Such falls can be serious, leading to broken bones, head injuries, hospitalizations or even death. Now, researchers from the Sinclair School of Nursing and the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri found that sensors that measure in-home gait speed and stride length can predict likely falls. This technology can assist health providers to detect changes and intervene before a fall occurs within a three-week period.

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Cancer, Leukemia, Stem Cells, Hematology, Aging, Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia, sAML

Researchers Find a New Way to Identify and Target Malignant Aging in Leukemia

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a particularly problematic disease that typically afflicts older patients who have often already experienced a bout with cancer.







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