Germanium Tin Could Mean Better and Cheaper Infrared Cameras in Smartphones

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University of Arkansas researchers have fabricated a new semiconductor material that can be used to build better and less expensive infrared cameras for smartphone and automobiles.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|18-Sep-2014 11:30 AM EDT

New Poll: Americans Fear Blindness More Than Loss of Other Senses, Strongly Support More Funding for Research

According to a new poll, Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life — more so than other conditions, including loss of memory, hearing and speech. A higher percentage of African-Americans (57%) cite this concern compared to non-Hispanic whites (49%), Asians (43%) and Hispanics (38%).

– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)|18-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Camera Developed at WUSTL Sheds Light on Mate Choice of Swordtail Fish

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A group of researchers have used a special camera developed by Viktor Gruev, PhD, to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on polarization signals from the males.

– Washington University in St. Louis|18-Sep-2014 10:25 AM EDT

An Update on Bacterial Meningitis and Other Important Vaccine News

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With school underway and flu season not far behind, vaccinations are on people’s minds again, or at least they should be – according to experts such as George DiFerdinando Jr. who keep track of how disease spreads and the best ways to prevent it. Rutgers Today asked DiFerdinando what people need to know this fall about several dangerous disease -- meningitis, influenza and shingles -- and the vaccines designed to prevent them.

– Rutgers University|18-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Melanoma Risk Found to Have Genetic Determinant

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A leading Dartmouth researcher, working with The Melanoma Genetics Consortium, GenoMEL, an international research consortium, co-authored a paper published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that proves longer telomeres increase the risk of melanoma.

– Norris Cotton Cancer CenterDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center|18-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Study Finds Few Physicians are Recommending HPV Vaccination for Boys

Research from Moffitt Cancer Center shows family physicians and pediatricians are not always recommending vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) for young male patients. Approximately 6 million people are newly infected with HPV each year, a virus that can lead to the development of cancer. There are also more than 600,000 new cases of cancer attributed to HPV each year worldwide.

– Moffitt Cancer Center |18-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Living in a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Worsens Musculoskeletal Pain Outcomes After Trauma Exposure

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People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collisions than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|18-Sep-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Lone Wolf Terrorists Target Police More, but Attacks Not More Frequent

Lone wolf terrorist attacks are not on the rise as popular culture might lead one to believe — but the attacks are more personal, use high-velocity firearms and targeting military and police.

– Indiana State University|18-Sep-2014 9:05 AM EDT
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