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One Common Genetic Variant and the Bacteria Inside Of Us Help Dictate Inflammation, Antitumor Activity, and Outcome in Cancer Patients

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New findings show how an inactivating polymorphism in the TLR5 Gene that occurs in more than one out of 15 people, plays important role in progression of luminal breast cancer and ovarian cancer

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Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety and Serotonin Transmission

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About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring as they mature into adults.

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UT Dallas Professor Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dr. James Coleman's contributions have impacted the processes and materials used in creating semiconductor structures and photonics.

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First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature Superconductivity

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Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise might pair up to carry current through a material with 100 percent efficiency.

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Yellowstone's Thermal Springs -- Their Colors Unveiled

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Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs and can visually recreate how they appeared years ago, before decades of tourists contaminated the pools with make-a-wish coins and other detritus. The model, and stunning pictures of the springs, appear today in the journal Applied Optics.

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IU Researchers to Study Balance Between Privacy and Public Use of Wearable Cameras

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The increasing presence of wearable cameras -- such as smartphones, Google Glass and lifelogging devices like the Narrative Clip and Autographer -- has facilitated benefits in a variety of societal areas, including police investigations, lifestyle monitoring, and aiding patients with memory loss and families with autistic children. But for two Indiana University professors, the trend toward pervasive, automatic image capturing raises new and important questions about privacy, surveillance and the use of technical data derived from those images. Assistant professors Apu Kapadia and David Crandall, both at IU Bloomington’s School of Informatics and Computing, along with Dartmouth College sociology professor Denise Anthony, will use $1.2 million in new funding from the National Science Foundation to advance their work developing new technologies to improve the privacy of people captured in those images. Those new technologies could also be designed to protect captured images from va

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Paul Langan to lead ORNL's Neutron Sciences Directorate

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Langan will lead the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's neutron science activities, which include two leading DOE Office of Science user facilities for neutron scattering analysis

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