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Mount Sinai Researchers Find Signs of Exposure Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Exposure in Children

Children exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke show measurable amounts of the drug in their bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has found.

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MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Rabies, Virus, Vaccine, genes, Camel, bats, DNA, Protein

Researchers Combine MERS and Rabies Viruses to Create Innovative 2-for-1 Vaccine

In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and rabies.

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Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation, Data Visualization, Health, childhood growth

Rensselaer Data Project Addresses Childhood Stunting in Developing Nations

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Support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will lead to interactive data visualization platform

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Intimate and Social Relationships Important for Older Adults in Assisted Living, Study Finds

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Intimate and social relationships remain important for older adults residing in assisted-living facilities, according to a recent study.

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AMSSM International Traveling Fellows Journey to Italy

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) is pleased to send a contingent of leaders in the field sports medicine to Italy as part of the International Traveling Fellowship Program, which is in its third year.

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Epilepsy, Optogenetics, Neurobiology, Detecting pollutants, National Science Foundation (NSF) , Epscor

Four New NSF Grants — Three in Neuroscience — Deepen UAB’s Research Portfolio, Forge Collaborations

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Four teams of UAB researchers have been awarded National Science Foundation grants totaling $5.4 million for basic neuroscience research and new methods of environmental monitoring.

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Scientists Shed New Light on How the Brain Processes & Maintains What We Don’t See

A team of scientists has mapped out how our brains process visuals we don’t even know we’ve seen, indicating that the neuronal encoding and maintenance of subliminal images is more substantial than previously thought.

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Story Tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2016

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Almeria Analytics adds a capability with ORNL technology; Wireless sensor network provides insight into population density, movement; New ORNL technology quickly detects cracks in walls, roofs; ORNL motor boasts 75 percent power gain over competing designs; New microscopy technique features unprecedented resolution; Livestock feed gets a bioenergy boost

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Saturn’s Bulging Core Implies Moons Younger Than Thought

Freshly harvested data from NASA’s Cassini mission reveals that the ringed planet’s moons may be younger than previously thought.

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Critical Zone, Critical Research

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The critical zone extends from the top of the tallest tree down through the soil and into the water and rock beneath it. It stops at what’s called the weathering zone — or where soils first begin to develop. This zone allows crops to grow well and supports our buildings. It also allows for animals and microbes to live, and filters our water. A review of recent research is now available.

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Toy-Safety Research Started with Initiative to Protect Soldiers From Eye Injuries

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Research that helps protect soldiers from blast injuries on the battlefield can also prevent kids battling with foam swords in their basements from poking each others’ eyes out.

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German Government Honors Esteemed Medical Geneticist John M. Opitz, M.D., with National Honor

Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany give to recognize Opitz's lifetime of work as one of the world's foremost authorities in the field of medical genetics.

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IU Media School Reporting Project Raises Questions About Veracity of State Campaign Finance Data

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Since 2000, state-level political committees in Indiana have taken in nearly $1 billion in contributions to run campaigns and influence elections. A new reporting project by student journalists in The Media School at Indiana University raises questions about the quality of official data and the state's enforcement of rules and statutory limitations.

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TET Proteins Drive Early Neurogenesis

The fate of stem cells is determined by series of choices that sequentially narrow their available options until stem cells’ offspring have found their station and purpose in the body. Their decisions are guided in part by TET proteins rewriting the epigenome, the regulatory layer of chemical flags that adorn the genome and influence gene activity, report researchers at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and UC San Diego.

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Kansas State University, KSU, K-State, John Blair, Konza Prairie Biological Station, Ecology, soil carbon, Climate Change, Grassland ecosystems, Arctic ecosystems

Ecologists Publish Research on Soil's Potential to Increase the Earth's CO2

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Soil, an important part of the carbon cycle, might compound the world's carbon dioxide problem, according to a global study involving Kansas State University researchers and Konza Prairie Biological Station. The study, "Quantifying global soil carbon losses in response to warming," recently published in Nature, predicts that soils may release large quantities of carbon dioxide in response to warming, leading to even faster rates of warming globally.

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Neurobiology and Behavior, Olfactory Bulb, Olfactory Neuron

When Neurons Are ‘Born’ Impacts Olfactory Behavior in Mice

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Neurons generated at different life stages in mice can impact aspects of their olfactory sense and behavior.

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Liver Disease, Alcohol Addiction, Liver Transplantation, Screening, addiction specialist

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Three Degrees for Kennesaw State Graduate

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Cole Daniel will graduate from Kennesaw State University with not one degree, but three. With bachelor’s degrees in biology, economics and finance, he will become Kennesaw State’s first Honors Scholar to earn three degrees simultaneously.

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Blocks of Ice Demonstrate Levitated and Directed Motion

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Resembling the Leidenfrost effect seen in rapidly boiling water droplets, a disk of ice becomes highly mobile due to a levitating layer of water between it and the smooth surface on which it rests and melts. The otherwise random rotation and translation (sliding) of the ice block can be directed by controlling the flow dynamics of the melted ice-turned-water close to the disk surface.







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