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Conditions Right for Complex Life May Have Come and Gone in Earth's Distant Past

Conditions suitable to support complex life may have developed in Earth's oceans — and then faded — more than a billion years before life truly took hold, a new University of Washington-led study has found.

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Neuropathy, Pathology, pain, Drug Development, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Cell Biology, Neuroscience

Blocking Neuron Signaling Pathway Could Lead to New Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre in Canada, have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy in cell and rodent models of type 1 and 2 diabetes, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and HIV.

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Bird Populations, Bird Studies, Bird Studies Canada, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate Data , Cornell Lab Of Ornithology, Feeder Birds, Project Feederwatch, Technology

Citizen-Science Pioneer, Project FeederWatch Soars Into 30th Year

This winter, Project FeederWatch – a citizen-science program where participants track birds visiting their backyard feeders from November to April – celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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Hypertension, masked hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure

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'5-D Protein Fingerprinting' Could Give Insights Into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid.

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Racial Bias in a Heartbeat: How Signals From the Heart Shape Snap Judgements About Threat

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Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research published in Nature Communications.

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American College of Radiology (ACR), Nth Dimensions, Summer Internships

ACR Sponsorship Introduces Radiology to Medical Students

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First-year medical students interested in exploring radiology — particularly women and minorities — may apply for a summer internship, sponsored by Nth Dimensions and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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ABG Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Reaches Business Agreement with CRNAs

The AANA has reached an agreement with a company that helps healthcare professionals, collect, calculate, and measure data. This is very useful in research and determining benchmarks, etc.

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Kidney Disease, Healthcare Costs, Out-of-Pocket Costs

Kidney Disease Patients Have Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs than Stroke and Cancer Patients

Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to a study published in BMC Nephrology.

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U-M Expert Can Comment on Nigerian Military Accidentally Bombing Camp Killing 50

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Researchers Zero-in on Cholesterol's Role in Cells

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For the first time, by using a path-breaking optical imaging technique to pinpoint cholesterol's location and movement within the cell membrane, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have made the surprising finding that cholesterol is a signaling molecule that transmits messages across the cell membrane.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Oxycodone, RGS9-2, Chronic Pain, brain reward center, Analgesia, Mu Opioid, opioid receptor signaling, opioid receptors, acute pain, Morphine, Neuropathic Pain

Key Signaling Protein Associated with Addiction Controls the Actions of Oxycodone in Pain-Free and Chronic Pain States

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states

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Children’s Beliefs About Talent Influence Music Participation

Many adults who believe they can’t carry a tune likely formed those beliefs in elementary school, according to new Northwestern University research.  

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UC Davis and Nation's Cancer Centers Jointly Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

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Recognizing a critical need to improve national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has again united with each of the 69 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in issuing a joint statement in support of recently revised recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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As Thyroid Cancer Rates Rise, Focus on Detection - UCLA Health Advisory

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Thyroid cancer typically affects more women than men and can be difficult to diagnose.

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Medical, Medical Regulation, medical license, Report, Regulatory, Statistics, Physicians, Osteopathic

FSMB Releases U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has released its 2016 U.S. Medical Regulatory Trends and Actions Report. The report provides the most comprehensive compendium of information available about the make-up, policies and work of state medical boards as they go about their mission of public protection.

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Study Challenges Potential Pancreatic Cancer Target

A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds. PDX1 is critical for cancer growth, but blocking it may lead to more aggressive tumors.

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Death Penalty, Execution, Lethal Injection, lethal injection drugs, Capital Punishment, Supreme Court, American Univerity, Crime, Murder, Robbery, School of Communication, Justice, Law And Society, grief and loss, Richmond, Virginia, Richmond, Va., Chesterfield County, Virginia

Expert Available to Join Lethal Injection Debate and Discuss Ricky Gray Execution

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Largest Populus SNP Dataset Holds Promise for Biofuels, Materials, Metabolites

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have released the largest-ever single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) dataset of genetic variations in poplar trees, information useful to plant scientists as well as researchers in the fields of biofuels, materials science, and secondary plant metabolism.

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Transplant Milestone - UCLA Health News Advisory

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Going strong 50 years after receiving donor kidney transplants







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