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Dna Damage, chilling stress, selective cell death, stem cell survival

NUS Study: Plants Sacrifice “Daughters” to Survive Chilly Weather

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A new study by a team of plant biologists from the National University of Singapore found that some plants may selectively kill part of their roots to survive under cold weather conditions.

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maternal alcohol use, Children, justice system, social disadvantages, Marginalization, mental health and children , Substance Use, Indigenous, Socioeconomic Status

Heavy-Drinking Mothers Linked to Their Child’s Path Toward the Justice System

This study investigated whether children whose mothers had an alcohol-related disorder would be at risk of early-life contact with the justice system, which can lead to many negative outcomes across an individual’s life span. Such outcomes can include repeated contact with the justice system, social disadvantages and marginalization, and mental-health and substance-use issues.

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Blood Pressure, Chronic Kidney Disease

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Benefits Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg. • There was a slightly faster decline in kidney function in the intensive group, but no increase in rates of kidney failure or serious adverse events.

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Political Participation, Gender Gap, Presidential Election 2016, Political Science

Does Increased Political Activism Mean That More Women Will Run for Public Office?

New survey reveals surprising findings

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Guns and Violence, worker health, marijuana legalization, vehicle crash

Embargoed AJPH Research: US Gun Fatality Rate, Quality of Health by Occupation, Marijuana Legalization and Vehicle Crash Rates

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: U.S. gun fatality rate; health-related quality of life affected by occupation; and vehicle crash rates following marijuana legalization.

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Bills, Americans, Insurance

APA Voices Opposition to Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Senate bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would irreparably weaken Medicaid, significantly increase the number of Americans without health insurance coverage and allow states to waive essential health benefits, such as mental and behavioral health care and substance use treatment, according to the American Psychological Association.

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How a Single Chemical Bond Balances Cells Between Life and Death

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With SLAC’s X-ray laser and synchrotron, scientists measured exactly how much energy goes into keeping a crucial chemical bond from triggering a cell's death spiral.

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Sessions v Dimaya, Jennings v Rodriguez, Supreme Court, Immigration, Violent Crime, Jeff Sessions, Immigration Law

What Exactly Constitutes a “Crime of Violence” When It Comes to Immigration Law? Expert Available to Discuss SCOTUS Case

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Medical Oncology, University of Kansas School of Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine Names Weijing Sun Medical Oncology Division Director

New Division Director of Medical Oncology Announced

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Seafood Poisoning Bug Thwarts a Key Host Defense by Attacking the Cell’s Cytoskeleton

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The leading cause of acute gastroenteritis linked to eating raw seafood disarms a key host defense system in a novel way: It paralyzes a cell’s skeleton, or cytoskeleton.







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