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Does Advice for Managing Workplace Bullying Really Work?

In a new study featured in the National Communication Association’s Journal of Applied Communication Research, authors Stacy Tye-Williams and Kathleen J. Krone identify and re-imagine the paradox of workplace bullying advice. They interviewed 48 individuals from a variety of occupations and found that targets of workplace bullying frequently offered advice they had received to other targets, despite believing that the advice either made no difference or had made their own situations worse.

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Novel Gene Therapy Experiment Offers Hope for People with Certain Hearing Loss and Dizziness Disorder

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In a first-of-its-kind study published in the March 1, 2017 edition of Molecular Therapy, researchers from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine showed that gene therapy was able to restore balance and hearing in genetically modified mice that mimic Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition in humans characterized by partial or total hearing loss, dizziness, and vision loss that worsens over time. The hearing loss and dizziness is caused by abnormalities of the inner ear.

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A New Approach to Target an ‘Undruggable’ Prostate Cancer Driver

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When small-molecule inhibitors proved elusive, researchers developed a novel strategy: Using large molecule peptides to target a common prostate cancer driver. It may provide a path for developing new therapies against a challenging target.

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Duke University Medical Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University, Duke Health, Gender Identity, Transgender, transgender health, transgender medicine, College Student Drinking, College Student Health, College Freshmen, Binge Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, alcohol aggressive behavior, alcohol and violence, Alcohol, Blackouts, Scott Swartzwelder

Transgender College Freshmen Drink More, Experience More Blackouts

A survey of more than 422,000 college freshmen found that students who identified as transgender were more likely than their cisgender peers to experience negative consequences from drinking, including memory blackouts, academic problems and conflicts such as arguments or physical fights.

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Thousands Attend 2017 AAD Annual Meeting in Orlando

The American Academy of Dermatology’s 2017 Annual Meeting garnered the fourth-highest attendance in the organization’s history, drawing more than 18,800 registrants from 111 countries to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

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Voice Center Offers Screenings to Students Pursuing Singing Careers

This recent Saturday clinic, at which 11 students were examined, was part of an annual free screening the UAB Voice Center offers to students in the voice program, part of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music.

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Theoretical Physicist, Award Announcement

Brookhaven Lab's Bjoern Schenke Receives Zimanyi Medal

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Bjoern Schenke, a theoretical physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been awarded the 2017 Zimanyi Medal in Nuclear Theory.

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Discovery of New Ginger Species Spices Up African Wildlife Surveys

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Scientists from WCS have discovered a new species of wild ginger, spicing up a wave of recent wildlife discoveries in the Kabobo Massif – a rugged, mountainous region in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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