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Article ID: 704212

Study Identifies How Hantaviruses Infect Lung Cells

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. In today’s issue of Nature, an international team including researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine reports that hantaviruses gain entry to lung cells by “unlocking” a cell-surface receptor called protocadherin-1 (PCDH1). Deleting this receptor made lab animals highly resistant to infection. The findings show that targeting PCDH1 could be a useful strategy against deadly hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).

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19-Nov-2018 4:25 PM EST
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Making Decisions Over Prolonged Periods Doesn’t Diminish Accuracy, New Study Finds

New York University

Making good decisions typically involves gathering information over at least several seconds, much longer than the time that individual brain cells take to process their inputs. However, this disparity does not reduce our ability to make accurate choices, finds a new study.

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14-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704096

New Research Suggests Your Imagination Really Can Set You Free From Fear

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai study discovers that imagining threats can weaken reactions to them by suppressing perceptual and learning neural mechanisms

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15-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 704290

Could the Behavior of an Invasive Species of Ants Explain the Way Humans Interact?

SUNY Buffalo State

A study on an invasive ant species in the Buffalo area could explain how other invasive species thrive.

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20-Nov-2018 2:20 PM EST

Article ID: 704297

Among Birds-of-Paradise, Good Looks Are Not Enough to Win a Mate

Cornell University

Male birds-of-paradise are justly world famous for their wildly extravagant feather ornaments, complex calls, and shape-shifting dance moves—all evolved to attract a mate. New research published in the open-access journal PLOS Biology suggests for the first time that female preferences drive the evolution of physical and behavioral trait combinations that may also be tied to where the male does his courting: on the ground or up in the trees.

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20-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 704252

Planetary Geologist and Undergrads Embedded at JPL for NASA’s InSight Mars Landing

State University of New York at Geneseo

Two undergraduate researchers will join Geneseo planetary geologist Nick Warner at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nov. 26 in Pasadena, Calif., for the scheduled 3 p.m. ET landing of InSight, NASA’s latest mission to Mars. The team will work for several weeks to characterize the area around the lander and make recommendations to NASA engineers on where to place the sensitive geological instruments that will explore the planet's crust, mantle and core.

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20-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704250

Cornell veterinarians treat thousands of animals in Puerto Rico ‘Spayathon’

Cornell University

After the Category 5 hurricane hit, family pets became separated from their owners, regular spay/neuter operations for strays ceased and few animal shelters could function because of the island’s fractured infrastructure. Now, veterinarians from the College of Veterinary Medicine are leading service trips as part of a national initiative to alleviate these conditions.

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19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704222

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Unveils New Master’s Degree in Biomedical Data Science

Mount Sinai Health System

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is pleased to announce a new Master of Biomedical Data Science (MSBDS) degree. Applications are open now through June 2019 for enrollment in the fall of 2019.

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19-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Education

Article ID: 704221

Mount Sinai Researchers Study Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke in Children

Mount Sinai Health System

In a study designed to evaluate second-hand marijuana smoke exposure among children—a topic that scientists have not yet widely addressed—researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that nearly half of children whose parents smoked marijuana showed evidence of second-hand marijuana smoke exposure. The study appears in the December issue of Pediatrics.

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19-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EST

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