Using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82. These new data highlight streamers of material fleeing the disk of the galaxy as well as concentrations of dense molecular gas surrounding pockets of intense star formation.
– National Radio Astronomy Observatory|12/9/2013 2:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON D.C., December 9, 2013— Medications remain the mainstay of epilepsy treatment, and to date there are no FDA-approved devices that provide an accurate means of detection for generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS), or convulsions, during activities of daily living. Two new studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. provide data that warrants the development of non-invasive devices with the capability to signal the onset of an epileptic seizure and could be crucial to optimal patient dosing.
– American Epilepsy Society (AES)|12/9/2013 1:30 PM EST
A head injury can lead immune-system brain cells to go on “high alert” and overreact to later immune challenges by becoming excessively inflammatory – a condition linked with depressive complications, a new animal study suggests.
– Ohio State University|12/9/2013 1:00 PM EST
These pressures are particularly palpable during the holiday season. We often think our kids will be disappointed if we can’t measure up to their expectations at the holidays, and when we think it’s our job to keep them happy, we shudder at the thought of disappointing them. Dr. Aaron Cooper, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and author of I Just Want My Kids To Be Happy (Late August Press, 2008), provides expert tips to parents as they set and manage their children’s expectations during the holidays.
– Family Institute at Northwestern University |12/9/2013 1:00 PM EST
New Book about Virginia Mason’s Journey to Transform Health Care a Must-Read for Health Care Leaders
Virginia Mason’s quest to transform health care by using principles of lean manufacturing to identify and eliminate waste, improve quality and safety, and lower cost is the focus of a new book called a must-read for health care leaders.
– Virginia Mason Medical Center |12/9/2013 12:30 PM EST
Stony Brook Geosciences Professors Co-Author Papers that Shed More Light on Possibility of Life on Mars
Humankind is by nature inquisitive, especially about the prospect of life on other planets and whether or not we are alone. The aptly named Curiosity, a NASA Mars rover, has been scouring that planet’s surface as a potential habitat for life, either past or present. Stony Brook Department of Geosciences professors Scott McLennan and Joel Hurowitz just revealed some exciting findings, as lead and co-authors of six papers that appeared in the December 9 online issue of Science.
– Stony Brook University|12/9/2013 12:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON DC, December 9, 2013 – New research pertaining to the latest findings on the effects of epilepsy on both the mother and child were presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington DC. These studies explore folic acid use, the effect of surgery with intractable focal epilepsy, and antiepileptic drug exposure during breastfeeding.
– American Epilepsy Society (AES)|12/9/2013 11:45 AM EST
UF researchers say salmonella is more likely to spread on tomaoes only with certain tomato types and drier weather, and that's a key to curbing produce-associated outbreaks.
– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|12/9/2013 11:40 AM EST
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