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Want to Ace an Exam? Tell a Friend What You Learned

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Students who are given information and tell someone about it immediately recall the details better and longer — a strategy which could be a plus come test time, says a Baylor University researcher.

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Rutgers Study Finds Better Way to Test for Jaundice

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has found a more accurate test for jaundice, finding that measuring solely for the level of unbound bilirubin rather than total serum bilirubin would more accurately determine the risk of neurotoxicity.

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Candidates for Bionic Hand Reconstruction

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Researchers offer a treatment algorithm, or protocol, for identifying patients with global (flail arm) brachial plexus injuries who are likely to benefit from trading in their insensate and nonfunctional hand for a myoelectric prosthetic device.

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Fossils Found Reveal Unseen ‘Footprint’ Maker

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Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously unseen animals that left distinctive fossil ‘footprints’ around the ancient supercontinent Gondwana.

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UV Light Can Aid Hospitals’ Fight to Wipe Out Drug-Resistant Superbugs

A new tool -- a type of ultraviolet light called UVC -- could aid hospitals in the ongoing battle to keep drug-resistant bacteria from lingering in patient rooms and causing new infections.

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How Safe Is That Driver Next to You? A Trucker’s Poor Health Could Increase Crash Risk

As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, “How safe is that driver next to me?” If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in a crash than healthier drivers, reports a new study led by investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Creighton Expert Available to Talk About Antibiotic Resistant Infections and Antibiotics

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Ludwig Study Reveals Why Cancer Cells Spread Within the Body

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Findings uncover an ancient mechanism that makes cancer cells invasive, explains melanoma’s resistance to therapy and opens the door to development of novel cancer therapies

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Student, Professor Use Sports Analytics to Discover NCAA Ranking Patterns

Does conference size impact conference rankings in NCAA men’s basketball? According to research and analysis by one Cornell College student, it does.

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Biomarker Could Identify Patients With Potential for Recovering From Advanced Heart Failure

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Investigators at the University of Utah have identified distinct differences in the hearts of advanced heart failure patients who have defied the odds and showed signs of recovery from the disease. Published online in the journal Circulation, the new findings could help clinicians identify the best candidates for cardiac recovery therapies.

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SNEB Presents the 2017 Spring Journal Club Webinar Series

Beginning in February, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is launching the ninth Journal Club series of webinars. Based on member interest, the spring series will focus on the topic of Policies, Systems and Environmental Change Initiatives/Programs to Improve Health.

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Persistent Infection Keeps Immune Memory Sharp, Leading to Long-Term Protection

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Microbes can persist in people for years after an illness, even in people who are healthy and immune to recurrence. Now, researchers have found a clue to this seeming paradox: Persistent microbes are constantly multiplying and being killed, keeping the immune system prepared for any new encounters.

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New Study Reveals the Structure of DNA Helicase at the Replication Fork

Scientists at Van Andel Research Institute and Rockefeller University have successfully described a crucial structure involved in DNA replication, placing another piece in the puzzle of how life propagates.

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Steroid Originally Discovered in the Dogfish Shark Attacks Parkinson’s-Related Toxin in Animal Model

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A synthesized steroid mirroring one naturally made by the dogfish shark prevents the buildup of a lethal protein implicated in some neurodegenerative diseases, reports an international research team studying an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. The clustering of this protein, alpha-synuclein (α-synuclein), is the hallmark of Parkinson’s and dementia with Lewy bodies, suggesting a new potential compound for therapeutic research.

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For First Time Ever, X-Ray Imaging at Argonne Captures Material Defect Process

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new approach to detail the formation of material defects at the atomic scale and in near-real time, an important step that could assist in engineering better and stronger new materials.

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Harris Health Occupational Therapist Receives Horizon Award

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Catherine Graves, a registered occupational therapist at Harris Health System, received the Horizon Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association. The award is given to a practitioner with less than five years of experience and who has made great contributions to the profession.

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Access to Health Care Strengthens Communities

New research on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn’t really been discussed—the social impact on communities. Vanderbilt professor Tara McKay was able to control for income level and other factors and still finds issues with trust, support and other issues in communities where members are uninsured.

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Notre Dame Astrophysicists Discover Dimming of Binary Star

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A team of University of Notre Dame astrophysicists has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope.

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Penn State Engineer Authors New, Comprehensive Book on 3D Bioprinting

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Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, has authored a new book titled “3D Bioprinting: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications,” published by Elsevier (Academic Press).







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