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Article ID: 719157

Preference for Fentanyl Higher Among Young, White, Frequent Opioid Users

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A minority of people who use illicit opioids indicated a preference for fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that accounts for much of the recent rise in U.S. overdose deaths, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Article ID: 719086

UChicago-led effort receives Grand Challenges Grant for research developing universal influenza vaccine

University of Chicago Medical Center

Patrick Wilson, PhD, professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Chicago, and a group of researchers from three other institutions have received aGrand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine Development grant – a $12 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Flu Lab.

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17-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 719013

UCI scientists project northward expansion of Valley fever by end of 21st century

University of California, Irvine

Valley fever is endemic to hot and dry regions such as the southwestern United States and California’s San Joaquin Valley, but scientists at the University of California, Irvine predict that climate change will cause the fungal infection’s range to more than double in size this century, reaching previously unaffected areas across the western U.

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16-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718919

Flavoring Ingredient Exceeds Safety Levels in E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

Duke Health

A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels in electronic cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to a new study from Duke Health.

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12-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: More Than Lyme: Tick Study Finds Multiple Agents of Tick-Borne Diseases

Article ID: 719004

More Than Lyme: Tick Study Finds Multiple Agents of Tick-Borne Diseases

Stony Brook University

In a study published in mBio,, Jorge Benach and Rafal Tokarz, and their co-authors at Stony Brook University and Columbia University, reported on the prevalence of multiple agents capable of causing human disease that are present in three species of ticks in Long Island.

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16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718992

American Society of Anesthesiologists Hosts ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Cutting-edge research aimed at improving the patient experience and safety for millions of people undergoing surgeries and seeking acute and chronic pain relief will be showcased at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Oct. 19-23, in Orlando.

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16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Starting HIV Treatment in ERs May Be Key to Ending HIV Spread Worldwide

Article ID: 718995

Starting HIV Treatment in ERs May Be Key to Ending HIV Spread Worldwide

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a follow-up study conducted in South Africa, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that hospital emergency departments (EDs) worldwide may be key strategic settings for curbing the spread of HIV infections in hard-to-reach populations if the EDs jump-start treatment and case management as well as diagnosis of the disease. A report on the findings was published in August in EClinicalMedicine.

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16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Eat for Climate Week: Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

Article ID: 718983

Eat for Climate Week: Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

Monday Campaigns

Eat for Climate Week is raising awareness about the climate benefits of shifting to a more plant-rich diet. In celebration of Climate Week NYC, restaurants all over New York City will be showcasing delicious and climate-friendly dishes.

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16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: How cells recycle proteins

Article ID: 718988

How cells recycle proteins

South Dakota State University

A team of scientists will use E. coli cells to help understand how human cells break down excess or unusable proteins into amino acids they can use.

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16-Sep-2019 4:10 AM EDT

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