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Newswise: South Florida PBS and Florida Atlantic University Partner for New Season of Iconic Public Television Series STAR GAZERS
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Newswise: New screening method identifies inhibitors of cancer cell metabolism

New screening method identifies inhibitors of cancer cell metabolism

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new screening system developed by scientists at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center leverages redundancy in an important component of a cell – nucleotide metabolism – to help identify new drugs that specifically and potently block processes that are essential for cancer cell growth.

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Newswise: Food Trends 2020: Meal Kits, Convenience Store Nutrition and Drinkable Collagen

Food Trends 2020: Meal Kits, Convenience Store Nutrition and Drinkable Collagen

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Most people think of collagen as a protein used for cosmetic purposes that you get in a jar, but prepare for drinkable collagen. If you think that’s interesting, try going online to order meal kits – full of just-the-right ingredients for the dishes you want to prepare. Those are a couple of the fearless forecasts from UF/IFAS faculty experts as they predict food trends for 2020 – a popular list now in its sixth straight year.

Channels: Agriculture, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Food Science, Health Food, Nutrition, Technology,

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American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have developed new technology for transporting drugs within silicon nanostructures to the brain. These nanostructures release an essential protein, which can inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease, and provide targeted delivery in the brain with the use of a “gene gun.”

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Newswise: Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors

Mechanism connects early binge drinking to adult behaviors

University of Illinois at Chicago

Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults; blocking the molecule helps to reverse or reduce the lasting effects of youth drinking, such as increased alcohol use and anxiety.

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Newswise: Think Twice About Vaping

Think Twice About Vaping

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

With the nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries, now is the time to learn the facts about e-cigarette use among kids and young adults.

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What will make grandma use her Fitbit longer?

Michigan State University

For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family and friends decreases the odds of long-term use among older adults, perhaps because they feel it's demotivating, according to a new Michigan State University study.

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