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Tiger Breakthrough: Camera Trap Time Stamps Provide Valuable Data for Conservationists

Spatial capture-recapture model analysis is often used to estimate tiger abundance. A new study led by Dr. Robert Dorazio of the United States Geological Survey, and co-authored by WCS’s Dr.Ullas Karanth, however, finds that dates and times of animal detections are often not factored into the analysis. This is despite the fact that this data is available when using “continuous-time” recorders such as camera-traps

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bone grafts, Bone Fractures, bone-inducing gene , ultrasound-mediated gene delivery , nonhealing bone fractures

Injured Bones Reconstructed by Gene and Stem Cell Therapies

A Cedars-Sinai-led team of investigators has successfully repaired severe limb fractures in laboratory animals with an innovative technique that cues bone to regrow its own tissue. If found to be safe and effective in humans, the pioneering method of combining ultrasound, stem cell and gene therapies could eventually replace grafting as a way to mend severely broken bones.

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Study Shows Novel Device Significantly Reduces Blood Draw Contamination, Reduces Risks to Patients

A study at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) found that a novel device can significantly reduce contamination of blood cultures, potentially reducing risky overtreatment and unnecessary use of antibiotics for many patients. This approach could also substantially reduce healthcare costs, according to the study. Thousands of U.S. patients get their blood drawn every day for blood cultures in order to diagnose serious infections such as sepsis, which can be a deadly condition. A small but significant percentage of the blood cultures are contaminated, due in part to skin fragments containing bacteria that are dislodged during a blood draw. This leads to false results that can mislead clinicians into thinking a patient has a potentially serious bloodstream infection. The consequences are costly and put patients at risk.

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Blood culture, Contamination, Bacterial Infection, Infectious Disease, Emergency Room, blood sample contamination

Virtual Press Briefing: Novel Device Reduces Blood Sample Contamination, Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Newswise hosts a virtual live press briefing on upcoming journal study with research results concerning a new blood collection technique that reduces contamination of blood samples and improves treatment outcomes.

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Pediatric, Caffeine, caffeine and health risks, Caffeine and Kids, Caffeine Overdose, caffeine safety, Neurology, energy drink, Energy Drink Consumption, Energy Drinks

Experts Available to Discuss Dangers of Caffeinated Drinks

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Education, Diversity, Culture, Classroom, Cornell College, Jill Heinrich

Professor Researches Cultural Clashes in the Classroom

A Cornell College professor just wrapped up a three-year project to research the story behind one Iowa public school’s struggle to deal with diversity and cultural differences following the initiation of a controversial federal program.

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Psychology, Bruce Compas, Vanderbilt, Children, Chronic Illness, Cancer, Leukaemia, Leukemia, Brain Tumor, Sickle Cell Anemia, Congenital Heart Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Traumatic Brain Injury, Memory, IQ, PTSD, Chemotherapy, Radiation, Vumc, mental therapy, mental and cognitive disorders

Sick Kids Live Longer, but Brain Function May Suffer

Hundreds of thousands of children with chronic illnesses who used to die are now surviving their disease and treatment—which is amazing. But their brains are being damaged in the process of keeping them alive. This first ever research quantifies the IQ impact of six main illnesses and looks and the common threads that connect them. It also takes next steps on how psychologists can team up with surgeons/oncologists, etc. to help treat kids and their parents, so they can thrive in school and life.

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ionic liquids, Energy Storage, Electrochemical energy storage, photoemission electron microscopy

Scientists Demonstrate New Real-Time Technique for Studying Ionic Liquids at Electrode Interfaces

This electron microscope-based imaging technique could help scientists optimize the performance of ionic liquids for batteries and other energy storage devices.

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Dermatology, Sunscreen, Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Sun Protection, broad spectrum, water resistant, Dermatologist

Research Highlights Common Sunscreen Mistakes

Sunscreen can be a valuable tool for skin cancer prevention — but only if it’s used correctly. When applying sunscreen, many people make mistakes that could compromise their protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which may increase their risk of skin cancer.

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Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, Uc San Diego, coral reef science

Rise of Aggressive Reef Predator May Impede Sea Urchin Recovery, Study Finds

A new study suggests that an aggressive reef competitor—the Threespot Damselfish—may have impeded the recovery of Caribbean long-spined sea urchin populations after a mysterious disease outbreak caused a massive die-off of these animals over three decades ago.







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