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ACOEM Urges Congress to Approve Funding for Opioid Abuse Measures

James A. Tacci, MD, JD, President of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), praised passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and called on Congress to approve funding for opioid abuse measures.

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DNA Sequencing Uncovers Latent Risk for Developing Cystic Fibrosis

A new research study suggests that all babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive additional screening in order to better predict the risk of developing CF later in life.

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Hot Desert Storms Increase Risk of Bacterial Meningitis in Africa

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Exposure to airborne dust and high temperatures are significant risk factors for bacterial meningitis, a new study by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health has found.

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Pain of Rejection Makes Us More Likely to Commit Fraud

People commit fraud because they are unhappy about being rejected, a new study in Frontiers in Psychology has found.

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Promising New Drug Could Help Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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According to studies, approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken over time. Researchers at the University of Missouri developed a new molecule in April 2014 that was found to be highly effective in animal models exhibiting SMA. Now, testing of that compound is leading to a better prognosis for mice with the disease and the possibility of potential drugs that will improve outcomes for patients with SMA.

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Antibodies Identified That Thwart Zika Virus Infection

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Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified antibodies capable of protecting against Zika virus infection, a significant step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies.

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Philadelphia Political Experts Available to Comment on DNCC and 2016 Campaign Topics

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First Discovery From 'New Riversleigh' -- a New Extinct Carnivorous Marsupial

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A new species of extinct flesh-eating marsupial that terrorised Australia's drying forests about 5 million years ago has been identified from a fossil discovered in remote northwestern Queensland.

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Trolls Often Waive Their Anonymity Online

From politicians and celebrities, companies and organizations to individuals of certain nationalities and the socially disadvantaged, the list of parties affected by hate speech in social media is long. Insulting, threatening or derogatory comments are commonplace in today's digital world. The potential consequences of such virtual witch-hunts - whether justified or otherwise - include a loss of reputation, resignations, losing one's job, social isolation or falling share prices. Predominant opinion suggests that it is the supposed online anonymity which decreases the inhibitions of trolls on the internet.

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New Advances in Robotic Surgery Now Offered in Brooklyn by NYU Lutheran

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Among the first clinical upgrades at NYU Lutheran since joining the NYU Langone Health System has been the installation of the da Vinci surgical system, one of the most advanced technologies used in robot-assisted surgery.

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First Diagnosed Case of Alzheimer’s Disease in HIV Positive Individual Presented at AAIC

The first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual will be presented in a poster session at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto July 27. The finding in a 71-year-old man triggers a realization about HIV survivors now reaching the age when Alzheimer’s risk begins to escalate.

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Unusual New Zoantharian Species Is the First Described Solitary Species in Over 100 Years

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A very unusual new species of zoantharian surprised Drs Takuma Fujii and James Davis Reimer, affiliated with Kagoshima University and University of the Ryukyus.

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BrandTech® Scientific featuring BRAND Liquid Handling Products at AACC 2016

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Uncovering a New Principle in Chemotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

A laboratory study has revealed an entirely unexpected process for acquiring drug resistance that bypasses the need to re-establish DNA damage repair in breast cancers that have mutant BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The findings, reported by Andre Nussenzweig, Ph.D., and Shyam Sharan, Ph.D., at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and colleagues, appeared July 21, 2016, in Nature.

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Virginia Tech Awarded $2.5 Million From NSF to Advance Future Wireless Technologies

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The National Science Foundation has awarded more than $2.5 million in research funding to Wireless@Virginia Tech, aligning with the recently announced White House initiative on advanced wireless research in efforts to provide faster wireless networks.

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