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Doubling Saturated Fat in the Diet Does Not Increase Saturated Fat in Blood

Doubling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study. Increasing levels of carbohydrates in the study diet promoted a steady increase in the blood of a fatty acid linked to higher risk for diabetes and heart disease.

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Major New Prize for African Literature Announced

A major new award, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature, was announced today in Nigeria at the Ake Art & Books Festival in Abeokuta. The prize recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages.

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Research Shows Anti-HIV Medicines Can Cause Damage to Fetal Hearts

Just-published findings in the journal AIDS raise concern about potential long-term harmful impact of “antiretroviral therapy” on in-utero infants whose mothers are HIV-positive, but who are not infected with HIV themselves.

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More Genetic Clues Found in a Severe Food Allergy

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Scientists have identified four new genes associated with the severe food allergy eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Because of the genes' apparent functional roles, the findings may point toward potential new treatments for EoE.

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Immigration Law Expert Comments on President Obama’s Action on Deportation Deferrals

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“Mind the Gap” Between Atomically Thin Materials

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For the first time, Penn State researchers have grown a single atomic layer of tungsten diselenide on a one- atom-thick substrate of graphene with pristine interfaces between the two layers using an industrially scalable technique.

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BIDMC's George Tsokos, MD, Honored by Lupus Foundation and the American College of Rheumatology

George Tsokos, MD, Chief of Rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a national leader in the field of lupus research was honored by both the Lupus Foundation and the American College of Rheumatology with two awards presented at the 2014 ACR Annual Scientific Meeting.

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Sister to Sister®, Nation’s First Organization Dedicated to Women’s Heart Health, Donates Educational Content, Intellectual Property to Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

After 15 years of educating women about heart disease and providing more than 100,000 free cardiovascular screenings, Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation founded by Irene Pollin, MSW, announced today that the organization will cease operations on Dec. 31. Pollin also announced that the pioneering organization is donating its educational content and intellectual property to the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

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Medicaid Payments for Office Visits Impact Cancer Screening Rates

New research in the journal Cancer finds that Medicaid recipients are more likely to undergo cancer screening tests when their doctors receive higher reimbursements for routine office visits rather than for the tests themselves.

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Next-Door Leopards: First GPS-Collar Study Reveals how Leopards Live with People

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In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, led by WCS and partners has delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.

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