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Newswise: Justified and unjustified movie violence evokes different brain responses, study finds

Justified and unjustified movie violence evokes different brain responses, study finds

University of Pennsylvania

The gun violence seen in popular PG-13 movies aimed at children and teenagers has more than doubled since the rating was introduced in 1984. The increasing on-screen gun violence has raised concerns that it will encourage imitation, especially when it is portrayed as "justified."

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Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away

Ohio State University

The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade – and possibly sooner – due to climate change, a new study has found. The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are “the canaries in the coal mine” for other mountaintop glaciers around the world, one of the senior authors of the paper said.

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Danforth Center Launches Ag Tech NEXT Conference

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced AgTech NEXT, a bold new food and agtech innovation summit that will be held May 4 – 6, 2020 at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO.

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Newswise: €4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

€4 Million Grant to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Health Professionals and Patient Safety

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The largest initiative to improve hospital work environments to date has officially begun, with an award of 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The grant will support the international partnership of some of the world’s leading Universities led by KU Leuven and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

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Mayo Clinic, W. L. Gore & Associates announce Avobis Bio, a joint venture for new regenerative therapies

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic and W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., a global materials science company, have formed a joint venture to advance the development of implantable cell therapies to treat debilitating conditions with no cure. Avobis Bio will combine Mayo Clinic's clinical and cell expertise and Gore’s expertise in material sciences to address some of the most challenging medical issues.

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Survey: Majority of Voters Surveyed Support Greater Oversight of Industrial Animal Farms

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A new survey released by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future finds that the majority of registered voters support greater oversight of industrial animal farms. The Center for a Livable Future is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Newswise: Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

University of California San Diego Health

People with cystic fibrosis who carry genetic variants that lower RNF5 gene expression have more mutant CFTR protein on cell surfaces. Even if the CFTR protein isn’t fully functional, it’s better than none, and may explain why some with cystic fibrosis are less prone to infection than others.

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