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Deeper understanding of irregular heartbeat may lead to more effective treatment

Imperial College London

Researchers at Imperial have shown how the chaotic electrical signals underlying irregular heart rhythms lead to the failure of standard treatments.

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

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9-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Acoustic focusing to amass microplastics in water

Shinshu University

Microplastics are receiving a lot of attention lately due to its difficulty in removal from the environment.

Channels: All Journal News, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, Pollution,

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9-Dec-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Inspired by the Brain

American Technion Society

Researchers have developed a technology that can turn TowerJazz's commercial flash memory components into memristors—devices that contain both memory and computing power. Inspired by the operation of the human brain, the technology significantly accelerates the operation of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

Channels: All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Technology, Nature (journal),

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9-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
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New Function for Plant Enzyme Could Lead to Green Chemistry

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new function in a plant enzyme that could inspire the design of new chemical catalysts. The enzyme catalyzes, or initiates, one of the cornerstone chemical reactions needed to synthesize a wide array of organic molecules, including those found in lubricants, cosmetics, and those used as raw materials for making plastics.

Channels: All Journal News, Chemistry, DOE Science News, Green Tech, Plants, DOE Science News,

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9-Dec-2019 12:35 PM EST
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Wake Forest Baptist Awarded Federal Grant for Study Aimed at Predicting, Reducing Dropout Rates in Pediatric Weight-loss Programs

Wake Forest Baptist Health

The National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Health a five-year grant worth approximately $2.97 million to study the reasons for attrition in pediatric weight-management programs and develop better ways to predict and reduce dropout rates.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Obesity, Weight Loss, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Institutes of Health (NIH),

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9-Dec-2019 12:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Trustees

Strategic Plan Approved by Board of Trustees

Augustana University, South Dakota

Augustana University announced today that its Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new strategic plan – Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030.

Channels: All Journal News, Back to School, Education, In the Workplace,

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9-Dec-2019 12:25 PM EST
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Even light alcohol consumption linked to higher cancer risk in Japan

Wiley

In a study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. In the study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the overall cancer risk appeared to be the lowest at zero alcohol consumption.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Cancer, Public Health,

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9-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Study: Favorable Environments for Large Hail Increasing Across U.S.
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9-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Newswise: Yale Cancer Center study highlights challenges for care of AML patients during initial chemotherapy

Yale Cancer Center study highlights challenges for care of AML patients during initial chemotherapy

Yale Cancer Center

A new study by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows understanding treatment patterns for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is vital to develop strategies to improve outcomes.

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9-Dec-2019 11:20 AM EST
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