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Newswise: A Trojan Horse for Fusion Disruptions

Article ID: 714248

A Trojan Horse for Fusion Disruptions

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Thin-walled diamond shells carry payloads of boron dust; the dust mitigates destructive plasma disruptions in fusion confinement systems.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714631

People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers have developed a way to measure the impact of living with multiple chronic illnesses - a situation called multimorbidity. Among their first findings: those with higher multimorbidity scores experience faster decline in their thinking and memory, and have a higher risk of dying by suicide.

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Newswise: Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

Article ID: 714628

Study: Eyes hold clues for treating severe autism more effectively

University of Vermont

In a new study, researchers demonstrate that assessment tools capturing implicit signs of word knowledge among those with severe autism can be more accurate than traditional assessments of vocabulary, pointing the way toward better inventions and potentially spurring much needed new research.

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Newswise: Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3D models

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Neutrons get a wider angle on DNA and RNA to advance 3D models

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland used neutrons at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to capture new information about DNA and RNA molecules and enable more accurate computer simulations of how they interact with everything from proteins to viruses.

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Article ID: 714623

Scaffold Helps Cells Repair Torn Meniscus in Lab Tests

Duke Health

About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus get surgery, but certain tears don't heal well. Duke scientists have developed a scaffold from a pig’s meniscus that performed better in lab tests than healing without a scaffold.

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Article ID: 714618

In Making Treatment Decisions, American Women Prefer More Involvement than American Men

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Ethnic group and gender both influence patients’ experiences with treatment decision-making but in different ways, according to new research led by Henry S. Perkins, MD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health in San Antonio, Texas. That conclusion appears in an article in the July issue of Medical Care, published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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New Platform Flips Traditional On-Demand Supply Chain Approach on its Head

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Research recently published in Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, by systems engineers at Rensselaer, demonstrated how a hierarchical model that provides suppliers with a certain amount of choice could improve supply and demand matching for underutilized resources—and may even transform what’s become known as the sharing economy.

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