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Body Temperature Triggers Newly-Developed Polymer to Change Shape

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Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten at the University of Rochester created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

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Allergy Shots Effective for Baby Boomers Suffering From Seasonal Allergies

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A new study shows immunotherapy (allergy shots) in older patients reduced allergy symptoms by 55 percent after three years of therapy, and decreased the amount of medication needed for relief of symptoms by 64 percent.

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Nasoalveolar Molding Use for Cleft Lip and Palate Reduces the Number of Surgeries and Cost of Care

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Patients with complete unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate (U/BCLP) who were treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM) required fewer surgeries and a reduction in overall healthcare costs compared to similar patients who did not have NAM treatment, according to a study in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, authored by Parit A. Patel, MD, Loyola University Health System.

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Researchers Resolve Longstanding Issue of Components Needed to Regenerate Muscle

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Findings clear path to devise new treatments for muscular injuries and dystrophies

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Conversion of Head and Neck Cancer Cells Into Radiation-Resistant Cancer Stem Cells Depends on HPV Status, UCLA-Led Study Finds

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Head and neck cancers that test positive for the herpes papilloma virus (HPV) are known to respond more favorably to radiation therapy than those that test HPV-negative, but an explanation for these differences has remained elusive.

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A CHILD’S CARDIAC ARREST SHOULD PROMPT CHECK-UPS FOR THE REST OF THE FAMILY

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With fewer than 3,500 episodes a year, cardiac arrest in children is decidedly rare, but it could be a dramatic signal that the victim’s family members may be at a heightened risk for sudden cardiac death. This is why, in the aftermath of such a traumatic event, clinical evaluation of the child’s parents and siblings could lead to lifesaving diagnoses and therapies, averting further tragedy, say cardiologists at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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U.S. Missile Plan in Korean Peninsula Makes Little Technical Sense

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The Future of Gaming: Create Your Own Character in Just Four Minutes

Want to see the future of gaming? Look in the mirror.

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Whistle While You Work

What is the key to being happy? More specifically, what is the key to being happy at work? More money, more time off, family benefits? University of Alabama professors at the Culverhouse College of Commerce may have just found the answers.

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Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

For the first time, investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have determined how antiretroviral therapy (ART) affects the way HIV disseminates and establishes infection in the female reproductive tract. These observations have significant implications for future HIV prevention, vaccine and cure studies.

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Expanding Use of Vaccines Could Save Up to $44 for Every Dollar Spent, Study Suggests

Vaccinations, long recognized as an excellent investment that saves lives and prevents illness, could have significant economic value that far exceeds their original cost, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.

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Venezuelan Economy Facing the Perfect Storm

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Sleep Deprivation Linked to False Confessions

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Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a groundbreaking study that has important implications for police interrogation practices.

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Secondary Tropical Forests Absorb Carbon at Higher Rate Than Old-Growth Forests

Researchers find that regenerated tropical forests exhibit a high level of resilience and play a much larger role in sequestering carbon than previously thought.

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UF/IFAS Researcher Says Some People Are Single on Valentine’s Day and Just Fine with It

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Once you learn to take care of and nurture yourself, only then can you be in a healthy, positive relationship. And it is perfectly fine to be by yourself on Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year.

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Three Takes on New Hampshire Primaries

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Study Shows National Underutilization of Pre-Emptive and Early Kidney Transplants, Despite the Benefits for Patients

A kidney transplant is a life-changing and life-saving procedure. Yet, a new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and the University of Michigan shows that only one-third of patients who ultimately receive a living donor kidney transplant receive it pre-emptively (i.e., before starting dialysis). Less than two-thirds receive a transplant either pre-emptively or within a year of starting dialysis.

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