New Study Shows Most Americans Confused on Olive Oil Benefits, Terminology and Uses

The NAOOA is sharing its findings, tips on how to help consumers increase their olive oil knowledge and reminding health experts at the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Atlanta of the mounting evidence of olive oil’s health benefits.

– North American Olive Oil Association|20-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Goldilocks Principle Wrong for Particle Assembly: Too Hot & Too Cold Is Just Right

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Microscopic particles that bind under low temperatures will melt as temperatures rise to moderate levels, but re-connect under hotter conditions, a team of New York University scientists has found. Their discovery points to new ways to create “smart materials,” cutting-edge materials that adapt to their environment by taking new forms, and to sharpen the detail of 3D printing.

– New York University|20-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Over-Organizing Repair Cells Set the Stage for Fibrosis

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The excessive activity of repair cells in the early stages of tissue recovery sets the stage for fibrosis by priming the activation of an important growth factor, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology.

– The Rockefeller University Press|20-Oct-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Males with IBS Report More Social Stress Than Females

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One of the few studies to examine gender differences among patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has found that males with the condition experience more interpersonal difficulties than do females with the condition.

– University at Buffalo|20-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Highly Connected CEOs More Likely to Broker Mergers and Acquisitions That Harm Firms

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A new study shows that CEOs with extensive social connections initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently, and these deals result in greater financial losses for both the acquiring firm and the combined entity.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|20-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

3-D Printed Facial Prosthesis Offers New Hope for Eye Cancer Patients Following Surgery

Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their novel process can create more affordable prosthetics for any patients who have hollow sockets resulting from eye surgery following cancer or congenital deformities.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)|20-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

iPad Screenings Effective for Detecting Early Signs of Glaucoma in Underserved, High-Risk Populations

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In this study, researchers from the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan and the Tilganga Eye Institute in Nepal used a free peripheral vision assessment app to screen approximately 200 patients in Nepal for glaucoma using an iPad®. The results show promise for screening populations that have limited or no access to traditional eye care and certain ethnic groups that have a high risk of developing the disease.

– American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)|20-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

ACG 2014 Virtual Press Briefing: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and C. difficile

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This year the College offers a series of pre-recorded virtual press briefings which feature the insights of leading gastroenterology experts on several key abstracts that will be unveiled at ACG 2014 in the areas related to fecal microbiota transplantation and C. difficile.

– American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)|20-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT
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