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Why Wet Feels Wet: Understanding the Illusion of Wetness

Though it seems simple, feeling that something is wet is quite a feat because our skin does not have receptors that sense wetness. UK researchers propose that wetness perception is intertwined with our ability to sense cold temperature and tactile sensations such as pressure and texture.

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NEI Sets Stage for New Clinical Trial to Tackle Dry Eye

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National Eye Institute funded researchers launch an FDA-approved Phase I clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a novel drug called P-321 Ophthalmic Solution. The drug is applied as an eye drop and targets a unique mechanism involved in maintaining moisture in the eye.

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Researcher Creating Shape-Shifting Material Geared For Correcting Facial Defects

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A newly developed material that molds itself to fill gaps in bone while promoting bone growth could more effectively treat defects in the facial region, says a Texas A&M University researcher who is creating the shape-shifting material.

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ARN Launches New Introduction to Rehabilitation Nursing Course

The Association of Rehabilitation Nursing (ARN) has launched the Introduction to Rehabilitation Nursing Course, a self-paced online and interactive program, designed to teach a broad overview of core rehabilitation nursing skills across a spectrum of content areas.

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Story Tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2014

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Protests in Hong Kong; GW Experts Available to Comment

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Knowledge Empowers: Regular Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

Thirty percent of the nearly 40,000 women who will die from breast cancer in the next year* could have been helped if they had received a regular mammogram starting at age 40. And, for women looking to take charge of their breast health, MammographySavesLives.org is a good place to start. Mammography Saves Lives (MSL) is a public service campaign, which includes TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage women, 40 and older, to get a regular mammogram, and helps them find an accredited center near them.

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Einstein & Montefiore Investigators Present Research at Infectious Diseases (ID) Week

Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center will present their latest research on HIV, tuberculosis and more at Infectious Diseases (ID) Week 2014. In addition to disease-specific findings, Einstein-Montefiore clinicians will detail innovative work by the Montefiore/Einstein Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) to promote more judicious antibiotic prescribing.

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U.Va. Darden School and National Partners Announce CocoaLink as Winner of Public Private Partnership Award

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute forBusiness in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships yesterday announced CocoaLink as a model public-private partnership and winner of the inaugural P3 Impact Award at the 2014 Concordia Summit in New York City.

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