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Released: 22-Feb-2020 10:50 PM EST
New Alternative Spring Break Empowers Students in Climate Resilience and Local Activism
Humboldt State University

The program welcomes students from any major to enroll in HSU’s first alternative spring break with a specific focus on climate change.

Newswise: Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers
Released: 22-Feb-2020 10:45 PM EST
Professor’s Legacy Supports a New Generation of Wildlife Researchers
Humboldt State University

Professor Harris, along with his wife Lorene, who passed in 2012, were strong advocates of education and supporters of students.

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Released: 21-Feb-2020 4:20 PM EST
Changing what heart cells eat could help them regenerate
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Switching what the powerhouses of heart cells consume for energy could help the heart regenerate when cells die.

Newswise: Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Released: 21-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don’t always last and can be costly for patients. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's College of Dentistry are using neutrons at ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor to change that.

Newswise: Lipid signaling from beta cells can potentiate an inflammatory macrophage polarization
Released: 21-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
Lipid signaling from beta cells can potentiate an inflammatory macrophage polarization
University of Alabama at Birmingham

The insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas unwittingly produce a signal that may aid their own demise in Type 1 diabetes, according to a study of the lipid signals that drive macrophage cells in the body to two different phenotypes of activated immune cells.

Newswise: For Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking, Relapse is Common
Released: 18-Feb-2020 12:25 PM EST
For Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Who Quit Smoking, Relapse is Common
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation. However, smoking prevalence steadily climbs to pre-surgery levels within seven years, according to new research.

Newswise: Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Released: 21-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Cornell College

Cornell College’s esports program is expanding into a new esport following a successful first semester competing in Overwatch.



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