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Veteran Night Shift Oncology Nurse: "I Still Love My Job"

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Tommy Covington is the kind of caretaker that his colleagues admire and his patients and families adore. Covington, a soft-spoken, teddy-bear-like veteran, is a legend at CHLA where he works the night shift (7 pm to 7 am) on the hematology-oncology floor. He and the rest of the CHLA nursing staff will be celebrated during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

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RAND/Harvard Study Shows Teledermatology Increases Patient Access to Specialized Skin Care

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Offering virtual dermatology care significantly improved access to specialized skin care for a group of patients that traditionally has limited options, according to an independent study led by researchers at the RAND Corporation and Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health. The findings appear in a JAMA Dermatology article published online May 4.

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Scientists Are First to Discover Sensory System That Detects Air Humidity

Most insects have dedicated sensory systems to detect water vapor in the air, but little has been known about how they work. Now, Northwestern University and Lund University (Sweden) researchers are the first to discover a sensory system that directly detects humidity. The scientists have identified key genes involved in the fruit fly’s ability to detect changes in external humidity, and they also discovered the sensory neurons -- the fly’s humidity receptors -- in a strange, small sac in the insect’s antennae.

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A View Through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications

Researchers at the University of Maryland have made a block of linden wood transparent, which they say will be useful in fancy building materials and in light-based electronics systems.

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Genetic Variants in Patients with Crohn's Disease Prevent 'Good' Gut Bacteria From Working

A major type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be caused in part by genetic variants that prevent beneficial bacteria in the gut from doing their job, according to a new study published today in the journal Science.

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Climate Change May Contribute to Rising Rates of Chronic Kidney Disease

• Chronic kidney disease that is not associated with traditional risk factors appears to be increasing in rural hot communities as worldwide temperature progressively rises. • The condition has likely increased due to global warming and an increase in extreme heat waves, and it is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations.

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FDA's New Tobacco Rules May Have an Unintended Effect, University at Buffalo Expert Says

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s long-awaited ruling Thursday establishing new regulations for e-cigarettes and other tobacco products will help better inform consumers, but there is a down side, according to University at Buffalo tobacco expert Gary Giovino. “There is concern that these regulations will put e-cigarettes back under the control of the multinational tobacco corporations.

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Study Shows Pain Causes Older Adults to Develop More Inflammation Over a Longer Period of Time

When older relatives complain about their pains, show a little empathy, because new research suggests that as we age, we may all become more sensitive to pain. A small, preliminary University of Florida Health study has suggested for the first time that inflammation may occur more quickly and at a higher magnitude — and stays around longer — when older adults experience pain versus when younger adults experience pain.

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Animal Study Shows Flexible, Dissolvable Silicon Device Promising for Brain Monitoring

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An implantable brain device that literally melts away at a pre-determined rate minimizes injury to tissue normally associated with standard electrode implantation. The researchers describe a new class of technology that provides greater resolution for measuring electrical activity in space and time that matches or exceeds existing methods.

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The Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio Established at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., has announced that the Institute has received a significant gift from The Lemelson Foundation to establish the Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio, reinforcing the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs. The studio will be formally dedicated on Friday, May 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the Rensselaer campus.

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Study Links Sleep Duration and Frequent Snoring to Poorer Breast Cancer Survival

A new study reports that short sleep duration combined with frequent snoring reported prior to cancer diagnosis may influence subsequent breast cancer survival.

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Researchers Track Critical Development in the Young Brain

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A recent study led by Doug Dean III of the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published in the journal NeuroImage combined two related but different imaging techniques to non-invasively track the rate at which nerve fibers in children’s brains become wrapped in myelin.

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Pattern Learning Key to Children's Language Development

A new study reveals children's language development is a learnt skill and is intricately linked to their ability to recognise patterns in their environment.

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Penn Veterinarians Develop New Tool to Unlock the Mysteries of Cat Behavior

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A new tool developed by Penn Vet researchers is designed to allow scientists to better understand the behavior of cats by tapping into the expertise of those who know them best: their owners.