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Researchers Uncover Immune Cell Dysfunction Linked to Photosensitivity

Hospital for Special Surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have discovered that a type of immune cell known as Langerhans appears to play an important role in photosensitivity, an immune system reaction to sunlight that can trigger severe skin rashes.

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Study links segregation, low birth weight in US cities

DePaul University

A recent study finds a strong association between low birth weight and racial and ethnic segregation in four U.S. cities — Chicago, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia. African-American babies are faring the worst, find researchers from the Center for Community Health Equity, a collaboration of DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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PARP inhibitor improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancers and BRCA mutations

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes.

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Breaking Down the Barriers of Human-Computer Communication

Iowa State University

With more businesses using artificial intelligence to engage with consumers, the industry is working to make those interactions more human-like. An Iowa State researcher is contributing to that effort by improving how machines, such as smartphones and computers, understand and generate language.

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IMSA Promise Receives Insight Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

National Recognition of Programs That Are Making a Difference for All Underrepresented Groups in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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Bird Communities Dwindle on New Mexico’s Pajarito Plateau

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Researchers have found declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites surveyed in northern New Mexico, where eight species vanished over time while others had considerably dropped.

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Making Sense, Pictures of Medical Data

Washington University in St. Louis

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what if you don't want a whole essay? A WashU computer engineer is building visualizations to clarify and condense health risk data for patients.

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University of Washington Forest Biologist Available to Discuss Wildfires in the Western States

University of Washington

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As Controversial EPA Rule Comment Period Comes to a Close, Data Management Expert Offers Recommendations for Implementation

Virginia Tech

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