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Dr. Denham Harman – Legendary Scientist – Dies at Age 98

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Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., the man who correctly theorized that free radicals cause aging and that antioxidants can reduce the effects of free radicals, died Tuesday at the age of 98.

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Milken Institute School of Public Health Launches Lecture Series on Health Policy Topics

Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH) in collaboration with the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy today launched a new seminar series on pressing topics in the arena of health policy. The dialogue series will include nationally-recognized speakers along with reaction and commentary by other leaders in the field as well as audience participation.

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Geriatricians and Surgeons Develop Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

A new guideline is available to help health care providers prevent and treat one of the most common postoperative complications in older patients, delirium, which is an episode of sudden confusion.

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Study Examines Communication and End-of-Life Decisions

A recent study by Allison Scott, assistant professor in the UK College of Communication and Information, examines how the quality of communication among family members and care givers impacts end-of-life decisions. Scott says family communication holds a great deal of potential for improving end-of-life health care.

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Process Converts Human Waste Into Rocket Fuel

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Buck Rogers surely couldn’t have seen this one coming, but at NASA’s request, University of Florida researchers have figured out how to turn human waste – yes, that kind -- into rocket fuel.

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Minimally Invasive Disc Surgery Is a Pain in the Neck

In comparison with open surgery, while minimally invasive surgery for cervical or lumbar discectomy may speed up recovery and reduce post-operative pain, it does not improve long-term function or reduce long-term extremity pain.

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It’s Particle-Hunting Season! NYU Scientists Launch Higgs Hunters Project

New York University scientists and their colleagues have launched the Higgs Hunters project, which will allow members of the general public to study images recorded at the Large Hadron Collider and to help search for previously unobserved particles.

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Leading Scientist Joins FAU in Jupiter

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Gregg Fields, a renowned researcher whose work focuses on the use of chemical approaches to better understand how protein three-dimensional structures influence cellular and enzymatic behaviors, has joined FAU as the new chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as the director for the Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

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Why Do People with Autism See Faces Differently?

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The way people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) gather information – not the judgement process itself – might explain why they gain different perceptions from peoples’ faces, according to a new study from Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies and the University of Montreal. "

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Pleasure at Another’s Misfortune Is Evident in Children as Young as Two

Even very young children will show signs of schadenfreude when an inequitable situation is rectified.

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