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Article ID: 706252

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages.

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9-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706189

National Geographic Features Cedars-Sinai’s Stem-Cell Science

Cedars-Sinai

A special edition of National Geographic on "The Future of Medicine" highlights the innovative stem-cell science of Cedars-Sinai, showing how investigators are seeking to use stem cells and Organ-Chips to tailor personalized treatments for individual patients. Downloadable video available.

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9-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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    9-Jan-2019 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706124

Ohio State Research Finds Toilet Stool May Solve Common Bowel Issues

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Most people aren’t eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on a stool.

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8-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706169

Giant Singers From Neighboring Oceans Share Song Parts Over Time

Wildlife Conservation Society

Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into the latest song, according to a newly published study in Royal Society Open Science that’s helping scientists better understand how whales learn and change their musical compositions.

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8-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706142

Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story tips: Automated pellet press speeds production of Pu-238 to fuel NASA’s deep space exploration; new memory cell circuit design may boost storage with less energy in exascale, quantum computing; free app eases installation, repair of HVAC systems that use low GWP refrigerants; and more.

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8-Jan-2019 12:45 PM EST

Article ID: 706140

Termites could power a 'clean coal' revolution

University of Delaware

Researchers have found that when termite-gut microbes eat coal, they are converting it into methane, the chief ingredient in natural gas. This discovery could lead to the transformation of a big polluting chunk of the global energy supply into cleaner energy for the world.

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8-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706119

How to Prevent Common Skin Infections at the Gym

As more people flock to the gym for their New Year’s resolutions, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology are offering words of caution for gym members. While working out has many benefits, including weight control, disease prevention and even mood improvement, germs can thrive at the gym. This could put gymgoers at risk for a variety of common skin infections — unless they take certain precautions.

Released:
8-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST

Article ID: 706047

Triangulum Galaxy Shows Stunning Face in Detailed Hubble Portrait

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has produced this detailed portrait of the Triangulum galaxy (M33), displaying a full spiral face aglow with the light of nearly 25 million individually resolved stars. It is the largest high-resolution mosaic image of Triangulum ever assembled, composed of 54 Hubble fields of view spanning an area more than 19,000 light-years across.

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7-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706071

Stuck on the couch? Good exercise habits derailed by common food additive

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Inorganic phosphate, a food additive and preservative used in up to 70 percent of food in the American diet, may be contributing to couch potato behavior.

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7-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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