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Article ID: 693377

What Can a Tasty Milkshake Teach Us About the Genetics of Heart Disease?

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A genomic analysis of a large study population has identified uncommon gene variants involved in responses to dietary fats and medicine. Although these variants are rare, they may play a large role in a carrier's risk of heart disease.

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Article ID: 693319

Smithsonian Snapshot: Ginger Smock, Trailblazing Jazz Violinist

Smithsonian Institution

Jazz violinist Emma “Ginger” Smock was born in Chicago in 1920. She moved to Los Angeles after her parents’ deaths and was raised by her aunt and uncle, and she soon displayed precocious musical talent. Smock spent the early 1940s performing light concert music before becoming a protégé of veteran jazz violinist Stuff Smith in 1943.

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Article ID: 693354

Virginia Mason Receives Another ‘a’ for Safety From Leapfrog Group

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Virginia Mason Medical Center has again earned an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, maintaining the distinction as the only hospital in Washington state to receive an “A” in every grading cycle since the program began in 2012.

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Article ID: 692670

Soaking in Hot Tub Improves Health Markers in Obese Women

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

According to new research, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be able to improve their health outlook with a particularly enjoyable form of therapy: regular sessions in a hot tub.

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Article ID: 693369

Americans Ramp Up Use of Solar and Wind Energy in 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Americans used more solar and wind energy in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Overall, energy consumption by the residential and commercial sectors dropped a bit.

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Future Wearable Device Could Tell How We Power Human Movement

University of Wisconsin-Madison

For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right back to physical therapy. However, a new technology developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could one day help tell whether your tendons are ready for action.

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Article ID: 693359

Breast Cancer Research Gets $2 Million Boost

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

A $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) will allow TTUHSC El Paso to create a new lab focusing on breast cancer.

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Article ID: 693368

Death of Great Barrier Reef: Environmental Engineer Available

Northwestern University

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Stephen Colbert and Celebrity Alumni Spend ‘a Starry Night’ at Northwestern

Northwestern University

CommFest finale: School of Communication reunion launches next generation of leaders

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