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Prenatal alcohol exposure, academic problems, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders , Brain Imaging, math performance, Brain Development In Children

Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol Have Academic Difficulties

Despite greater awareness of the dangers of prenatal exposure to alcohol, the rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders remain alarmingly high. This study evaluated academic achievement among children known to be prenatally exposed to maternal heavy alcohol consumption as compared to their peers without such exposure, and explored the brain regions that may underlie academic performance.

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An Increasing Proportion of Women Who Are 60 Years of Age and Older Are Drinking

Most older Americans drink alcohol. Given that this segment of the population is projected to almost double by 2050, reaching 112 million, in the future, there will likely be many more older drinkers in the United States than currently. Importantly, older individuals are more sensitive to alcohol’s effects than their younger counterparts, and are also more likely to take prescription medications that can interact negatively with alcohol, potentially leading to falls and other injuries. This study examined trends in drinking status among U.S. adults 60 years of age and older.

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Discovery Showcases Membranes That Can Fix Themselves

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University of Delaware scientists develop a self-healing membrane for hydrogen fuel cells. Typical membranes, a crucial component of the cells, are prone to cracks and pinholes. Discovery showcases membranes that can fix themselves.

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Sniffing Out a New Strategy Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Neurologists at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray – which is used to treat diabetes in some patients – in the Study of Nasal Insulin to Fight Forgetfulness (SNIFF).

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YouTube Co-Founder Cuts Ribbon to Open Innovation Center for All Illinois Students

On March 30, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and esteemed alumnus, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, unveil the Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation and Inquiry (IN2). The unveiling is at 4:30 pm, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora.

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Immunotherapy Drug Becomes First Therapy Approved by FDA for Rare Skin Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. Dr. Paul Nghiem, a senior investigator on the clinical trial that led to yesterday’s fast-track FDA approval and an expert on MCC is available for interviews, as is a patient who participated in the clinical trial.

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Surprising Twist in Confined Liquid Crystals: A Simple Route to Developing New Sensors

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Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have found a material used for decades to color food items ranging from corn chips to ice creams could potentially have uses far beyond food dyes.

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Valerie Taylor Named Argonne National Laboratory’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division Director

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Computer scientist Valerie Taylor has been appointed as the next director of the Mathematics and Computer Science division at Argonne, effective July 3, 2017.

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Which Drugs Effectively Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain?

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain. The research is being published simultaneously in the March 24, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and in a more comprehensive report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).







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