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SLU Biologist Receives $480,000 to Study Singing Insects’ Serenades

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Saint Louis University scientist Kasey Fowler-Finn, Ph.D., and her research team will study treehoppers to learn how changing temperatures affect singing insects' ability to recognize the songs of potential mates.

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Cholesterol Crystals Are Sure Sign a Heart Attack May Loom

A new Michigan State University study on 240 emergency room patients shows just how much of a role a person’s cholesterol plays, when in a crystallized state, during a heart attack.

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Community Health Workers Lead to Better Health, Lower Costs for Medicaid Patients

As politicians struggle to solve the nation’s healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients. Researchers at Penn Medicine showed that patients who received support from community health workers (CHWs) had 30 percent fewer hospital admissions in one year compared to those who did not receive CHW support. The results also showed reductions in cigarette smoking, obesity, diabetes severity, and mental illness.

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Higher Rural Suicide Rates Driven by Use of Guns

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state’s urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Embargoed AJPH Research on Trump Voters and Life Expectancy, Premature Death Among White Americans, Urban/Rural Firearm Suicide Disparities, Tobacco in Rural America

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on the life expectancy of Trump voters, premature death among white Americans, rural tobacco and firearm suicide prevalence

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Girls More at Risk for ACL Tears and Other Sports Injuries #Kneesforlife

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New Study Validates East Antarctic Ice Sheet Should Remain Stable Even if Western Ice Sheet Melts

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A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts.

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AI Implications: Engineer’s Model Lays Groundwork for Machine-Learning Device

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An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has taken steps toward using nanocrystal networks for artificial intelligence applications.

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It’s All in the Hands: Researchers Find Correlation Between Athletic Ability and Finger Length

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Researchers at University of North Dakota and Sacred Heart School study the correlation between athletic ability and finger length







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