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Article ID: 700904

Willow’s strength: Parents work with UTSW to save daughter from deadly metabolic disease

UT Southwestern Medical Center

The family’s hope for Willow stems from a gene therapy center at UT Southwestern Medical Center where leading experts are engineering innovative treatments for some of the world’s rarest brain diseases.

21-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699317

Advancing Life Sciences Research with the Internet of Things

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

The internet of things (IoT) is allowing scientists to optimize laboratory operations and combine instruments to measure and respond to complex experimental conditions. As a result, IoT is enabling more detailed and more complex experimental designs.

17-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700892

Even toddlers weigh risks, rewards when making choices

University of Washington

A a new University of Washington study shows that 18-month-olds can make choices based on how much effort they want to expend, or on whether they like the people involved -- a form of toddler cost-benefit analysis.

20-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700878

Full, but Still Feasting: Mouse Study Reveals How the Urge to Eat Overpowers the Signal to Stop

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study explores the mystery of what drives eating past the point of fullness, at the most basic level in the brain. It shows that two tiny clusters of cells battle for control of feeding behavior -- and the one that drives eating overpowers the one that says to stop. It also shows that the brain’s own natural opioid system gets involved – and that blocking it with the drug naloxone can stop over-eating.

20-Sep-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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    20-Sep-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700574

Drug Overdose Epidemic Has Been Growing Exponentially For Decades

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Death rates from drug overdoses in the U.S. have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical growth trajectory for years to come.

16-Sep-2018 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700784

Chemists Demonstrate Sustainable Approach to Carbon Dioxide Capture From Air

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Chemists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide directly from air. If deployed at large scale and coupled to geologic storage, the technique may bolster the portfolio of responses to global climate change.

19-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700771

Crime, Not Money, Drives Migration From El Salvador and Honduras

Vanderbilt University

A new analysis of data from the Latin American Public Opinion Project's AmericasBarometer survey shows that immigration policies designed to deter economic migrants do not dissuade migrants fleeing crime from seeking asylum.

19-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 700744

Researchers Identify Potential Target to Improve Sleep in Children

Arizona State University (ASU)

Between 25 and 30% of children under the age of 18 in the United States do not get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation in children can lead to behavioral and mood problems that can negatively affect school performance, social interactions and physical wellbeing. Children from lower-middle-class families or families who live at or near the poverty line get less sleep and lower quality sleep than their peers from families with more income and resources. In a study that will be published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have uncovered a potential mechanism that explains why children living in lower socioeconomic situations experience less and poorer sleep than their wealthier counterparts. The study is currently available online.

18-Sep-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700698

Before the Fire: Large-Scale Study Aims to Improve Burning Management of Flint Hills

Kansas State University

Kansas State University researchers are part of a large collaborative project that is using unmanned aircraft to improve the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan.

18-Sep-2018 11:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 700694

First Particle Tracks Seen in Prototype for International Neutrino Experiment

Brookhaven National Laboratory

The largest liquid-argon neutrino detector in the world has just recorded its first particle tracks, signaling the start of a new chapter in the story of the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). DUNE’s scientific mission is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of neutrinos, the most abundant (and most mysterious) matter particles in the universe.

18-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

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