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Team Builds First Living Robots That Can Reproduce

Scientists at UVM, Tufts, and Harvard discovered a new form of biological reproduction—and created self-replicating living robots. Made from frog cells, these computer-designed organisms gather single cells inside a Pac-Man-shaped...
24-Nov-2021 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Vermont is Getting Warmer and Wetter: Climate Change Study

Vermont's average annual temperature has warmed by nearly 2°F, and precipitation has increased by a whopping 21%, since 1900.
9-Nov-2021 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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U Vermont Research Leads to First-of-Its-Kind Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

A promising new therapy for mesothelioma and metastatic cancer, arising from laboratory investigations at the University of Vermont Cancer Center, is about to enter a Phase I clinical trial. he approach, published in PLOS ONE, targets a universal...
28-Oct-2021 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Improvement for Those Receiving Medication for Opioid Use Disorder With Contingency Management Used

A systematic review and meta-analysis found that using contingency management (CM) at end-of-treatment improved outcomes on six common clinical problems during medication for OUD (MOUD): psychomotor stimulant use, polysubstance use, illicit-opioid...
4-Aug-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Invention: The Storywrangler

Scientists have invented a first-of-its-kind instrument to peer deeply into billions of Twitter posts--providing an unprecedented, minute-by-minute view of popularity, from rising political movements, to K-pop, to emerging diseases. The tool--called...
16-Jul-2021 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Co-locating Contraceptive Services & Opioid Treatment Programs May Help Prevent Unintended Pregnancy

More than 75% of women with Opioid Use Disorder report having had an unintended pregnancy, but they are less likely to use effective contraception compared to women who do not use drugs. Results from a multi-year trial found that a two-part...
16-Jul-2021 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Supports Early Anticoagulant Treatment to Reduce Death in Moderately Ill COVID-19 Patients

Findings from an international multicenter trials showed that while a full dose of heparin didn't statistically significantly lower incidence of the primary composite of death, mechanical ventilation or ICU admission compared with low-dose heparin,...
14-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Using Computation to Improve Words: Model Offers Novel Tool for Improving Serious Illness Conversations

Conversations between seriously ill people, their families and palliative care specialists lead to better quality-of-life. Understanding what happens during these conversations – and how they vary by cultural, clinical, and situational contexts...
1-Jul-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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