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Pilot Study Finds Youth More Likely Than Adults to Report Seeing Alcohol Marketing on the Internet

Underage youth are nearly twice as likely to recall seeing alcohol marketing on the internet than adults, with almost one in three saying they saw alcohol-related content in the previous month, according to a new pilot survey led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Medication Adherence, medication research, Medication, Congestive Heart Failure, cardiovascuar disease

Interventions Improve Medication Adherence, Decrease Risk of Hospitalizations

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Poor adherence to medication regimens is a common problem among patients with cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart failure. Poor adherence is one reason mortality rates among those patients remain high. Todd Ruppar, associate professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, has found that a variety of interventions aimed at increasing medication adherence can help people with cardiovascular disease avoid the hospital. Ruppar will address the barriers to medication adherence during the Public Health Grand Rounds offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Atlanta.

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UChicago Medicine Opens Clinic in the South Loop

The University of Chicago Medicine will open its newest clinic in the South Loop on Tuesday, Feb. 21, adding to the academic medical center’s growing network of locations.

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Nominations Invited for $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience

Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) is now accepting nominations for two prestigious international prizes: the $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine and the $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2017.

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Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Higher Risk of ALS

Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017. However, fish and seafood consumption as a regular part of the diet was not associated with ALS.

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BRCA Gene Plus Breast Cancer History Leads to Preventive Strike Against Pancreatic Cancer

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More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance for a pre-emptive strike against this killer cancer.

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Study on Walking Ability Shows Path to Treatment for Stroke Survivors

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Stroke is the leading cause of disability in older adults in the United States, but research by Clarkson University Physical Therapy Professor George Fulk and his colleagues is pointing the way to recovery for people who are relearning how to walk.

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An Alternative to Opioids? Compound From Marine Snail Is Potent Pain Reliever

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A tiny snail may offer an alternative to opioids for pain relief. Scientists at the University of Utah have found a compound that blocks pain by targeting a pathway not associated with opioids. Research in rodents indicates that the benefits continue long after the compound have cleared the body.

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Experimental Malaria Vaccine Provides Durable Protection Against Multiple Strains in NIH Clinical Trial

An experimental malaria vaccine protected healthy subjects from infection with a malaria strain different from that contained in the vaccine, according to a study published today. The Phase 1 clinical trial is important because in places where malaria is common, there is usually more than one strain of malaria.

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St. Mary’s College of Maryland Earns National Recognition as College of Distinction

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National guide to colleges highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools.

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From Graduation to the Mayor's Office: Southeastern Alumna Serving as Mayor of Tangipahoa

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VILLAGE LEADER – Trashica Robinson left her commencement ceremonies at Southeastern last December to learn she was elected mayor of the Village of Tangipahoa. The recent graduate of the College of Business says the skills she learned at Southeastern have prepared her to meet the challenges facing the village.

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Autism, Autism Research, Autism Study, Autism Genetics, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Genes & Development, genes, SPARK Study

University of Missouri Thompson Center Recruiting Children, Adults with Autism for Landmark Genetic Study

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University of Missouri’s Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders already has enrolled 2,500 individuals with autism and their family members in the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) project, the nation’s largest autism study, but researchers are continuing to search for more participants.

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Hydraulic Fluids Hospitable for Microbes

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For the first time, scientists analyzed the genetic material of surface microbes that are colonizing the deep subsurface, where they are adapting and thriving.

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Unlocking Peptide Potential

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Powerful new computational methods now enable scientists to design a virtually unlimited variety of hyperstable peptide structures not found in nature. This research opens a new frontier in drug discovery.

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Soil Will Absorb Less Atmospheric Carbon Than Expected This Century

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Some global models underestimate the mean age of soil carbon. This underestimation results in an overestimation of soil’s carbon sequestration potential.

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Mighty Microbes Roil Oceans

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New model reveals the significant role of microbes in oceanic nutrient and energy cycling. The results of this work significantly improve the crude models of microbial activity in important oceanic zones and provide holistic insights into how microbes drive nutrient and energy flow.

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UT/TT Poll: Support for Trump Increases, Divisiveness Remains

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In the first public statewide poll since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, 46 percent of Texas voters approve of the job he is doing as president, and 44 percent disapprove. Texas voters’ opinions of President Trump have improved since he took office, though nearly half of Texans still think the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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UNC Researcher Finds Safer, Less-Invasive Method of Staging Endometrial Cancer

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A UNC-Chapel Hill researcher has published a study in Lancet Oncology online that identifies sentinel-lymph-node mapping as a safer and less-invasive method of staging endometrial cancer that is equally as accurate as the more traditional lymphadenectomy.

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Transportation Safety Expert Available to Discuss New Study on Deficient U.S. Roads and Bridges







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