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Article ID: 603621

New Book Looks at How Social Class Shapes College Decisions

RTI International

Many valedictorians from less affluent families don’t even apply to prestigious colleges and universities, according to a new book by Alexandria Walton Radford, Ph.D., associate program director in postsecondary education at RTI International.

Released:
29-May-2013 1:45 PM EDT

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Article ID: 603619

Safe for Stroke Patients to Continue Blood Thinners before Minor Surgical Procedures

Loyola University Health System

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology advises that it is likely safe to continue taking blood thinners before minor procedures such as dental procedures, cataract surgery or dermatologic procedures. The guideline is published in Neurology.

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29-May-2013 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 603492

New Test Assesses Gestational Diabetes Risk Early in Pregnancy

Endocrine Society

Levels of a biomarker in a pregnant woman’s blood can help physicians gauge her risk of developing gestational diabetes during the first trimester, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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28-May-2013 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603495

Meditation, Stretching Ease PTSD Symptoms in Nurses

Endocrine Society

Practicing a form of meditation and stretching can help relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and normalize stress hormone levels, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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28-May-2013 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603497

Thyroid Conditions Raise Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Endocrine Society

Pregnant women who have thyroid disorders face greater risk of preterm birth and other complications that have short- and long-term consequences for the health of mother and child, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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28-May-2013 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603518

A New Kind of Cosmic Glitch

McGill University

Astronomers led by McGill research group discover new phenomenon in neutron star.

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27-May-2013 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 603543

Cholesterol Sets Off Chaotic Blood Vessel Growth

University of California San Diego Health

A study at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine identified a protein that is responsible for regulating blood vessel growth by mediating the efficient removal of cholesterol from the cells. Unregulated development of blood vessels can feed the growth of tumors.

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28-May-2013 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 603597

Genetic Engineering Alters Mosquitoes’ Sense of Smell

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

In one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes, HHMI researchers have altered the way the insects respond to odors, including the smell of humans and the insect repellant DEET. The research not only demonstrates that mosquitoes can be genetically altered using the latest research techniques, but paves the way to understanding why the insect is so attracted to humans, and how to block that attraction.

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29-May-2013 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 603608

Baseline Measurements Vital to Climate Change Research Says Expert

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Jeffrey Gaffney, an internationally known chemist specializing in atmospheric sciences, says there is a gap in knowledge about the effect of gases produced as a result of wildfires and our consumption of biofuels.

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29-May-2013 12:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 603593

Gene Therapies for Regenerative Surgery Are Getting Closer, Says Review in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Experimental genetic techniques may one day provide plastic and reconstructive surgeons with an invaluable tool—the ability to promote growth of the patient's own tissues for reconstructive surgery. A review of recent progress toward developing effective gene therapies for use in "regenerative surgery" appears in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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29-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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