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Changing what heart cells eat could help them regenerate

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Switching what the powerhouses of heart cells consume for energy could help the heart regenerate when cells die.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Pharmaceuticals,

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21-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations

Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don’t always last and can be costly for patients. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's College of Dentistry are using neutrons at ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor to change that.

Channels: Biotech, Oral Health, DOE Science News,

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21-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Lipid signaling from beta cells can potentiate an inflammatory macrophage polarization

Lipid signaling from beta cells can potentiate an inflammatory macrophage polarization

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas unwittingly produce a signal that may aid their own demise in Type 1 diabetes, according to a study of the lipid signals that drive macrophage cells in the body to two different phenotypes of activated immune cells.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Funded News,

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21-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
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Newswise: For Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking, Relapse is Common
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For Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking, Relapse is Common

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation. However, smoking prevalence steadily climbs to pre-surgery levels within seven years, according to new research.

Channels: All Journal News, Public Health, Smoking, Surgery, Weight Loss, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Grant Funded News,

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18-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends

Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends

Cornell College

Cornell College’s esports program is expanding into a new esport following a successful first semester competing in Overwatch.

Channels: Back to School, Education, Gaming,

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21-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: A genetic map for maize

A genetic map for maize

University of Delaware

Researchers have decoded the genetic map for how maize from tropical environments can be adapted to the temperate U.S. summer growing season. They’re attempting to expand the genetic base by using exotic varieties, which could help counter stresses associated with growing corn in a changing climate.

Channels: Agriculture, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Plants,

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21-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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