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Diesel Exhaust, SMOG, Air Pollution, Nitrogen Oxide

Researchers Discover New Chemical Process That Could Reduce Nitrogen Oxides From Diesel Exhaust

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Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.

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AARDA Seeks New York Autoimmune Warriors

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6th Annual New York Autoimmune Walk to feature speaker/author/journalist Nika Beamon on coping and family-friendly activities to engage and inspire

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Barsness Receives Second PCORI Award to Develop Patient and Family Advisory Board to Help Improve Patient Experience

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Katherine Barsness, MD, MS, pediatric surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has received a second funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The $25,000 award, provided through PCORI’s “Pipeline to Proposal” program, will support a project that brings together patients and clinicians to discuss ways to improve the pediatric surgery patient experience.

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Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking – or for FDA to continue allowing tobacco companies to do so, says Eric Lindblom, former director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office of Policy.

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Bipolar Disorder, Psychiatry, Resilience, Default Mode Network

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Brain Mechanism for Resilience in People with High Risk of Bipolar Disorder

Results suggest brain is able to adapt to biological risk of bipolar disorder

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Researchers Create Molecular Movie of Virus Preparing to Infect Healthy Cells

A research team has created for the first time a movie with nanoscale resolution of the three-dimensional changes a virus undergoes as it prepares to infect a healthy cell. The scientists analyzed thousands of individual snapshots from intense X-ray flashes, capturing the process in an experiment at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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Under the Redwoods, UC Santa Cruz Treehouse Initiative Fights Kids’ Cancer Using Computers

The City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Office recently sat down with Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative Founder Olena Morozova and UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Scientific Director David Haussler to learn more about how UC Santa Cruz is working to better understand and better treat cancer in children -- all without the benefit of a medical school.

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UC Santa Cruz Genomics Undergrad Awarded Prestigious NIH Research Scholarship

UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute scholar Stefanie Brizuela has been selected by the Scientific Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) as a UGSP Scholar. As a UGSP Scholar, Brizuela will receive a scholarship for qualified educational and living expenses up to $20,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Arizona State University and Amazon Bring First-of-Its-Kind Voice Technology Program to University Classrooms and Campus

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Students at Arizona State University this year are taking part in a first-of-its-kind voice technology program on a university campus, with support from the Amazon Alexa team.







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