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Article ID: 694162

5 Facts Teens Should Know Before They Vape

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it is cracking down on the illegal sale of e-cigarettes to minors, including those under the Juul brand and other similar emerging brands such as myblue and KandyPens. The agency is also creating a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop the use of, and access to, Juul and other e-cigarettes. UCLA's Dr. Holly Middlekauff created an educational video to help teens understand the facts about e-cigs.

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7-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694128

Doctor Teams with Beaumont and GVSU: Invents Lifesaving Cough-Assist Device

Beaumont Health

Bassel Salman, M.D., wanted to create an affordable, portable machine to help people unable to cough. The Commercialization Center and Grand Valley students helped him transform his idea into a promising medical device.

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7-May-2018 12:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694110

Construction Begins on One of the World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiments

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved funding and start of construction for the SuperCDMS SNOLAB experiment, which will begin operations in the early 2020s to hunt for hypothetical dark matter particles called weakly interacting massive particles, or WIMPs. The experiment will be at least 50 times more sensitive than its predecessor, exploring WIMP properties that can’t be probed by other experiments and giving researchers a powerful new tool to understand one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.

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7-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694096

Nashvillians to Play Important Role in “All of Us,” Nation’s Largest Health Research Initiative

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The All of Us Research Program, which aims to accelerate the prevention and treatment of illness through precision medicine with the help of one million or more research participants from across the United States, officially opens for national enrollment on Sunday, May 6.

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4-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694030

Northwestern Medicine Mobile Stroke Unit Delivers Life-Saving Care 30 Minutes Sooner

Northwestern Medicine

During an acute stroke blood flow to the brain stops. Every minute that passes without oxygen, another 1.9 million neurons die. With two comprehensive stroke centers, clinical research and a growing telestroke program, Northwestern Medicine is focused on providing rapid diagnosis and treatment for the more than 1,600 patients the academic medical system treats each year.

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3-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693744

How a Light Touch Can Spur Severe Itching

Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at the Washington University Center for the Study of Itch have found that itching caused by touch is directly related to the number of touch receptors embedded in the skin. His team found, in mice, that fewer receptors make it more likely touching will induce itching.

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30-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693986

Cancer Center at BIDMC Launches Immunotherapy Institute

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) today announced the launch of a new clinical and research institute that will build on BIDMC’s long history of leadership in immunotherapy and cell therapeutics.

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3-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693981

Bacterial Toxins Wreak Havoc by Crippling Cellular Infrastructure

Ohio State University

Bacterial toxins can wreak mass havoc within cells by shutting down multiple essential functions at once, a new study has found. The discovery could one day open the door to exploring better ways to fight life-threatening infections.

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3-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693808

Neurons Use a Single Switch to Decide Whether to Make or Break New Connections

Thomas Jefferson University

Visualizing the signals that make brain cells connect reveals new insights into the developing brain.

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1-May-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693967

American Academy of Dermatology Provides Tips for Skin Self-Exams

American Academy of Dermatology

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour. In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May and Melanoma Monday® on May 7, the American Academy of Dermatology is encouraging the public to be a “Skin Cancer Hero” by learning how to detect skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable. The campaign aims to save lives by teaching the public how to identify the warning signs of melanoma, perform a skin self-exam and find free SPOTme® skin cancer screenings in their area.

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3-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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