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Breaking the Communication Code

University of Delaware

Ever wonder how mice talk to each other? We don’t have a dictionary quite yet, but UD neuroscientist Josh Neunuebel and his lab have linked the ultrasonic vocalizations made by mice with specific behaviors. It’s a significant advance of our understanding of communication science.

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17-Feb-2020 1:55 PM EST
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A smart jumpsuit provides information on infants' movement and development

University of Helsinki

A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Cognition and Learning, Engineering, Neuro, Technology,

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17-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST
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Study identifies states with highest rates of melanoma due to ultraviolet radiation

American Cancer Society (ACS)

A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota.

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17-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up

Reducing the epilepsy treatment gap in Pakistan: Start small, stay flexible, never give up

International League Against Epilepsy

In retrospect, Pakistan's effort to reduce the treatment gap can appear painstakingly planned, like the blueprints for a shopping complex or a neighborhood. But the secret of the country's success is not rooted in elaborate planning. Nor did it rely on generous funding or government support.

Channels: Epilepsy, Healthcare, Middle East News, Local - Texas,

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17-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
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Newswise: Targeting Turncoat Immune Cells to Treat Cancer

Targeting Turncoat Immune Cells to Treat Cancer

Ludwig Cancer Research

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a mechanism by which regulatory T cells, which suppress immune responses, adapt their metabolism to thrive in the harsh microenvironment of the tumor.

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Newswise: Intratumoral heterogeneity may be responsible for chemotherapy resistance in patients with small cell lung cancer
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Intratumoral heterogeneity may be responsible for chemotherapy resistance in patients with small cell lung cancer

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that chemotherapy results in increased heterogeneity within small cell lung cancer, leading to the evolution of multiple resistance mechanisms.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nature (journal),

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Top-Earning Nonprofit Hospitals Provide Less Charity Care Than Low-Earning Hospitals Do, According to New Study

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

The highest-earning nonprofit hospitals in the United States provided less charity care to patients than lower-earning hospitals did, relative to the facilities’ respective profits, according to a new study.

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17-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST
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Hospitality, not medical care, drives patient satisfaction

Cornell University

Patients’ ratings of hospitals and willingness to recommend them have almost no correlation to the quality of medical care provided or to patient survival rates, according to new Cornell University research.

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17-Feb-2020 10:30 AM EST
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