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Article ID: 702626

Climate change, rising sea levels a threat to farmers in Bangladesh

Ohio State University

Rising sea levels driven by climate change make for salty soil, and that is likely to force about 200,000 coastal farmers in Bangladesh inland as glaciers melt into the world’s oceans, according to estimates from a new study.

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23-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702556

Database Funded to Help Researchers Understand the Effect of Bipolar Disorder throughout Adult Lifespan

Case Western Reserve University

Not much is known about how bipolar disorder (BD) affects people throughout their lives. Do women and men differ in the severity of their symptoms? Does a person’s age when a bipolar diagnosis is made have any bearing on how severe the symptoms are? How do other medical conditions affect symptoms of BD across the life-span? These questions and others like them are the focus of an international team of researchers, joined by Martha Sajatovic, MD, professor of psychiatry and of neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, who has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. She and her colleagues will develop the first-of-its-kind multi-national database that can be used to help researchers address questions about BD throughout the adult lifespan.

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22-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    22-Oct-2018 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702454

When Fathers Exercise, Children Are Healthier, Even As Adults

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Men who want to have children in the near future should consider hitting the gym. A new study from researchers at The Ohio State University finds paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into their adulthood.

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18-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702495

Cleveland Clinic Research Shows Better Cardiorespiratory Fitness Correlates to a Longer Life

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to longer life, with no limit to the benefit of aerobic fitness. Researchers retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 2014, to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness. The paper was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.

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19-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702416

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $3M NIH Grant for Health Disparities Research

Case Western Reserve University

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a three-year, $3,194,947 grant from the National Cancer Institute to investigate colorectal and breast cancer health disparities. The grant is one of only four Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) Planning Grant P20 awards given across the nation to address health disparities. It will provide the infrastructure for a new, comprehensive research program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to study cancer health disparities at both molecular and population levels.

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18-Oct-2018 10:35 AM EDT

Article ID: 702354

Case Western Reserve Researchers Cure Drug-Resistant Infections without Antibiotics

Case Western Reserve University

Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis in mice. Instead of killing causative bacteria with antibiotics, researchers treated infected mice with molecules that block toxin formation in bacteria. Every treated mouse survived. The breakthrough study, published in Scientific Reports, suggests infections in humans might be cured the same way.

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17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702122

ABMS Names Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Recipient of its First-Ever Quality Improvement Award

Nationwide Children's Hospital

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing physician certification in the United States, has awarded Nationwide Children’s Hospital its first-ever ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ (Portfolio Program) Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award.

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16-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702276

A Human Brain Model in a Petri Dish?

Case Western Reserve University

Research scientists around the world are now able to investigate the structural, cellular, and developmental intricacies of the human brain using bioengineered stem cell-based models called organoids. But the ethics to help guide researchers and regulators lag behind the technological capability to “grow” brains in a petri dish. That is about to change as a group of bioethicists and scientists chart the unexplored territory of neuroethics, which is quickly emerging from the ability to bioengineer models of the brain. The study, called “The Brainstorm Project,” will be led by Insoo Hyun, PhD, professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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16-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702272

College Junior Is a Six-Figure Digital Marketing Consultant

Bowling Green State University

Donovan J. Greening balances the demands of running a full-service digital marketing agency and being a full-time student.

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16-Oct-2018 9:05 AM EDT

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