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Federal Budget Proposal Addresses Hepatitis C Epidemic; Misses Opportunity to Reach Many at Highest Risk

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There is a significant correlation between the Hepatitis C and opioid abuse epidemics that has been overlooked in the FY 2017 budget proposals, and indicates a missed opportunity by the government to concurrently provide funding to address both of these public health concerns.

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New Hampshire Was a Double-Win for Trump as GOP Field Remains Crowded, UB Political Scientist Says

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MD Anderson’s Making Cancer History® Seminar Returns to Palm Beach

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will share novel research findings, cancer prevention tips and advances driven by the institution’s Moon Shots Program at an educational event in Palm Beach, Feb. 20 at The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave.

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Estrogen, Antibiotics Persisted in Dairy Farm Waste After Advanced Treatment, Research Finds

An advanced system for treating manure on a commercial dairy farm did not remove estrogens and antibiotics. This new research underscores how far waste treatment systems have fallen behind the times, failing to remove chemicals used routinely in modern society.

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Couch Potatoes May Have Smaller Brains Later in Life

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in the February 10, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Ability to Navigate Between Cultures Is Good for Mexican-American Youth

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Biculturalism is positively associated with prosocial behaviors such as helping others and self-esteem.

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ATS Expert Can Comment on US Supreme Court's ruling of EPA’s clean power plan

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Gaston College SPARC Program Wins Prestigious 2016 Community College Bellwether Award

Gaston College was announced this week as one of the winners of the 23rd annual Bellwether Awards at the annual policy summit of the 2016 Community College Futures Assembly in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The summit showcased competitively-selected leading-edge programs in community college practice worthy of replicating.

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Fish Fins Can Sense Touch

The human fingertip is a finely tuned sensory machine, and even slight touches convey a great deal of information about our physical environment. It turns out, some fish use their pectoral fins in pretty much the same way. And do so through a surprisingly similar biological mechanism to mammals.

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Researchers Find New Cause of Strong Earthquakes

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A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team.

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A Star's Moment in the Spotlight

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The glowing region in this new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope is a reflection nebula known as IC 2631.

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UF/IFAS – Saving the World One Great Idea at a Time at ONE WORLD Summit

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Today’s students will be the world’s leaders in 2050, when the population is expected to reach 9 billion people; they will face issues like overcrowding, food security, energy and water management, and climate change. UF's ONE WORLD summit addresses these issues by bringing together a diverse group of educators and students, Extension professionals, community development personnel, corporate partners and policy makers.

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Wellesley College Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

Wellesley College is taking a creative approach to celebrating the 200th anniversary Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' by screening films uniquely inspired by Shelley and her work.

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Baby’s Breath: A New Way to Study Neonatal Lung Disease

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Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have created a novel model for studying a lung disorder of newborn babies.

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Physics Plays Key Role in How White Blood Cells Fight Infection

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Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory fabricated model blood vessel systems that include artificial blood vessels with diameters as narrow as the smallest capillaries in the body. The systems were used to study the activity of white blood cells as they were affected by drugs that tend to make them softer, which facilitates their entry into blood circulation.