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$4.5 Million Grant to Fund Research Literacy for Hospital Chaplains

Health care chaplains have embraced the importance of evidence-based practice but lack the training to use it. More interdisciplinary collaboration means chaplains must "speak the langauge of outcomes."

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Mount Sinai Experts Offer Tips on Stroke Warning Signs and Treatment

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke).

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More Power to the Mitochondria: Cells' Energy Plant Also Plays Key Role in Stem Cell Development

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that mitochondria, the major energy source for most cells, also play an important role in stem cell development — a purpose notably distinct from the tiny organelle’s traditional job as the cell’s main source of the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) energy needed for routine cell metabolism.

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Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Comes Clean

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Columbia Engineering Professor James Hone led a team in 2013 that dramatically improved the performance of graphene by encapsulating it in boron nitride. They’ve now shown they can similarly improve the performance of another 2D material, molybdenum disulfide (MoS2. Their findings provide a demonstration of how to study all 2D materials and hold great promise for a broad range of applications including high-performance electronics, detection and emission of light, and chemical/bio-sensing. Nature Nanotechnology , week of April 27, 2015

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How to Short Circuit Hunger

The drive to tame gnawing hunger can sabotage even the best-intentioned dieter. Now, investigators have identified the brain circuit that underlies this powerful physiological state, providing a promising new target for the development of weight-loss drugs.

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Neurons Constantly Rewrite Their DNA

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Scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor “DNA surgeries” to toggle their activity levels all day, every day. Since these activity levels are important in learning, memory and brain disorders, the researchers think their finding will shed light on a range of important questions.

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Musculoskeletal Outcomes From Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

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Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study were published this week in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Spring Flours Annual Gala to Support the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

On May 1, 2015, the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center is hosting the annual Spring Flours Gluten-Free Gala. The event will feature a multi-course, gluten-free dinner created by some of Chicago’s best chefs and bakers.

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HIV Prevention and Risk Behaviors Follow Weekly Patterns

The peak time for seeking information on topics related to HIV, such as prevention and testing, is at the beginning of the week, while risky sexual behaviors tend to increase on the weekends, according to a new analysis by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Monday Campaigns.

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New Jersey State Cancer Registry Takes Top Honor

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The New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR), under the direction of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the state Department of Health, has taken first place as one of only three Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program cancer registries in the nation to meet all 14 data quality indicators for excellence.