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Crowdsourcing with Mobile Apps Brings 'Big Data' to Psychological Research

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A fast-paced game app where players pretend they are baggage screening officers operating airport x-ray scanners has provided researchers with billions of pieces of data in record time, according to an article published by the American Psychological Association.

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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Uncover New, Fundamental Mechanism for How Resveratrol Provides Health Benefits

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells. The finding should dispel much of and controversy about how resveratrol really works.

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Coral Reveals Long-Term Link Between Pacific Winds, Global Climate

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New research indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation and are likely again influencing global temperatures. The study, led by NCAR and the University of Arizona, uses a novel method of analyzing coral chemistry to reveal winds from a century ago.

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Diverse Autism Mutations Lead to Different Disease Outcomes

People with autism have a wide range of symptoms, with no two people sharing the exact type and severity of behaviors. Now a large-scale analysis of hundreds of patients and nearly 1000 genes has started to uncover how diversity among traits can be traced to differences in patients’ genetic mutations.

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NDSU, Sanford Health Announce Research on Human Health, Nutrition

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North Dakota State University, Fargo, and Sanford Health will conduct collaborative research on human nutrition, weight management and other dietary-related areas as part of a seed-grant initiative developed between the two organizations. The research will address key objectives of the Profile by Sanford® program. Sanford will provide $250,000 annually for five years for the seed-grant program.

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Nation’s Longest Kidney Transplant Chain Reaches 34

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The UAB kidney chain, which began December 2013 and expects more transplants in January 2015, ‘showcases the power of the human spirit in every aspect.’

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The Wistar Institute Promotes Elyse Hoffmann to Director of Donor Relations and Special Events

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Elyse Hoffmann promoted to Wistar director of donor relations and special events.

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New Research Suggests an Existing Drug, Riluzole, May Prevent Foggy ‘Old Age’ Brain

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Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown that fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But new experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent these changes.

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Science News Tips from Johns Hopkins

Science news tips for reporters, including one story suggestion from Johns Hopkins Magazine on JHU and ETS and another on mistletoe and cancer.

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