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Newswise: $4M for open science drug screening

Article ID: 714233

$4M for open science drug screening

The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital) will lead an open science partnership to develop precision drugs for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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11-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Researchers grow bone at rib to restore facial bone

Article ID: 714231

Researchers grow bone at rib to restore facial bone

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bioengineers used bone engineered in 3D-printed mold and grown alongside the ribs of sheep to successfully replace a portion of the animals’ jaw bones. They hope to develop the tissue regenerative procedure for human application .

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11-Jun-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714224

Drug to Treat Malaria Could Mitigate Hereditary Hearing Loss

Case Western Reserve University

The ability to hear depends on proteins to reach the outer membrane of sensory cells in the inner ear. But in certain types of hereditary hearing loss, mutations in the protein prevent it from reaching these membranes.

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11-Jun-2019 11:50 AM EDT
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Newswise: Marine Oil Snow

Article ID: 714222

Marine Oil Snow

University of Delaware

Marine snow is the phenomena of flakes of falling organic material and biological debris cascading down a water column like snowflakes. But an oil spill like Deepwater Horizon will add oil and dispersants to the mix, making marine oil snow that is can be toxic to organisms in deep-sea ecosystems.

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11-Jun-2019 11:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713681

Eating More Vitamin K Found to Help, Not Harm, Patients on Warfarin

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

When prescribed the anticoagulant drug warfarin, many patients are told to limit foods rich in vitamin K, such as green vegetables. The results of a new clinical trial call that advice into question and suggest patients on warfarin actually benefit from increasing their vitamin K intake—as long as they keep their intake levels consistent.

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3-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Article ID: 714226

Inducing seizures to stop seizures

The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain region where seizures are coming from.

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11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714228

Motorized Scooter Head Injuries on the Rise, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study.

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11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Northwestern Univerity’s Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

Article ID: 714229

Northwestern Univerity’s Aldon Morris Elected President of the American Sociological Association

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Aldon Morris, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, was elected the 112th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California, has been elected Vice President.

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11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Tracking major sources of energy loss in compact fusion facilities

Article ID: 714227

Tracking major sources of energy loss in compact fusion facilities

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Analysis of energy loss in low-aspect ratio tokamaks opens a new chapter in the development of predictions of transport in such facilities.

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11-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors
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Article ID: 714203

Indoor Tanning May Be an Addiction Abetted by Both Genetic and Psychiatric Factors

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain’s pleasure and reward system, appear to influence an addiction to indoor tanning in young, white non-Hispanic women.

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11-Jun-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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