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Likelihood of Tick Bite to Cause Red Meat Allergy Could Be Higher than Previously Thought

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researcher Scott Commins, MD, PhD, and his team found the red meat allergy-causing alpha-gal – a sugar in nearly all mammal blood except for humans – is found in tick saliva regardless of whether the tick had recently fed on an animal, challenging previous theories.

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UNC Experts Call for More Action from FDA on E-Cigarette Flavors

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine professor and prominent tobacco researcher, Dr. Adam Goldstein, suggests the effect of e-cigarette flavors on youth tobacco product use is so great, the FDA should consider banning the sale of flavors.

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New Bacterial Signaling Language Offers Pathway to Treat Infections

Southern Research

Scientists at the microbiology lab led by Javier Campos-Gómez, Ph.D., in Drug Discovery at Southern Research discovered that Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium responsible for severe, drug-resistant infections in humans, uses a family of fatty acids, known as “oxylipins,” in a cell-to-cell signaling language critical for its virulence.

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Early Detection of Heart Valve Disease is Key to Avoiding Surgery

MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute and the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute

In recognition of National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on Feb.22, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute hosted a flagship event at MedStar Washington Hospital Center to raise awareness about heart valve disease, which affects thousands of people in the Washington, D.C. area and millions nationwide.

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Journalism Students Take to the Sky to Learn From a Bird's Eye View

University of Kentucky

In a drone journalism class in Kentucky, students are learning to use new drone technology for news gathering purposes.

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