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Scientists Re-Define What’s Healthy in Newest Analysis for Human Microbiome Project

A new look at the Human Microbiome Project by the University of Michigan shows wide variation in the types of bacteria found in healthy people. Based on their findings in today’s Nature, there is no single healthy microbiome. Rather each person harbors a unique and varied collection of bacteria that’s the result of life history as well their interactions with the environment, diet and medication use.

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Massage Therapy Improves Circulation, Alleviates Muscle Soreness

Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Fish From Acidic Ocean Waters Less Able to Smell Predators

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Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.

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UC Davis Personalizing Outreach to Address Asian Cancer Health Disparities

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In an effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Asian-Americans, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center now offers individual, in-language education and culturally sensitive materials for every Asian-American cancer patient.

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Bio-Engineered Vaginas, How Do They Work? UPDATE: Watch Pre-Recorded Q&A

Newswise hosts the first live, interactive virtual event for major research finding for journalists. Newswise and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are collaborating to offer direct access to the investigator via Newswise Live, an interactive virtual event.

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SUNY-ESF Celebrates Earth Week with Music Video

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry introduces a music video to focus on our planet.

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Two Penn Researchers Receive Prestigious National Award for Breakthroughs in Cardiovascular Science

Two researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) are among the 2014 recipients of the prestigious Clinical Research Achievement Award for their work in cardiovascular science. The awards are presented by the Clinical Research Forum to physician scientists from across the country. Ten projects are selected annually that represent outstanding examples of research projects that benefit the health and well-being of the general public. This is the first time that one academic institution has had two recipients honored in one year.

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3D Implantable Marker Reported to Clearly Identify Surgical Area in Breast Cancer Patients

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The BioZorb™ three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual Meeting.

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Doctor Uses Crowdfunding to Launch Anti-Food Choking Campaign

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A doctor's new crowdfunding project aims to raise money to launch an anti-food choking campaign.

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