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Newswise: Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Article ID: 714428

Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Iowa State University

New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease. Superoxide dismutase improves cognition, but its protective benefits weaken when levels of tau proteins – a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – increase.

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17-Jun-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 17 2019

Article ID: 714421

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 17 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story tips: New builders’ tool by ORNL assesses design performance before construction begins; new pressure technique to manipulate magnetism in thin films could enhance electronic devices; ORNL outlines quantum sensing advances for better airport scanning, other applications.

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17-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714304

Nurses more likely to test for HIV when practice setting supports routine screening

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Nurse practitioners are more likely to conduct HIV screenings if they feel that their colleagues support routine screenings, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. This comes in advance of National HIV Testing Day, taking place June 27.

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17-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Out of Many Ovarian Precancerous Lesions, One Becomes Cancer

Article ID: 714396

Out of Many Ovarian Precancerous Lesions, One Becomes Cancer

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a novel study of cancer genetics using fallopian tube tissue from 15 women, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have found evidence that the most common and lethal type of ovarian cancer arises not from a uniform group of precancerous lesions, but from individual growths found in groups genetically unrelated to each other.

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17-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714291

Terminally Ill Who Request Doctors Make Decisions For Them Undergo More Aggressive Final Treatments

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers study finds dying patients accept aggressive or experimental treatments even if it lessens their quality of life

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17-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Newswise: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Curative Therapies

Article ID: 714369

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Curative Therapies

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health, the official journal of ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, announced today the publication of a series of articles offering important insight regarding the current state of curative and transformative therapies.

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17-Jun-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New Study Examines the Association Between Race, Ethnicity and Exclusionary Discipline Practices

Article ID: 714367

New Study Examines the Association Between Race, Ethnicity and Exclusionary Discipline Practices

University of Kentucky

Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the U.S. continues to be a hotly debated topic. Now a University of Kentucky doctoral graduate’s expansive research on the subject has been published in the Journal of School Psychology and is gaining widespread attention from teachers, administrators, and researchers.

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17-Jun-2019 4:00 AM EDT

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