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Researchers Develop Microneedle Patch for Flu Vaccination

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A National Institutes of Health-funded study led by a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has shown that an influenza vaccine can produce robust immune responses and be administered safely with an experimental patch of dissolving microneedles.

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Researchers Define Structure of Key Enzyme Implicated in Cancer, Neurological Disease

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A Stony Brook University-led team of researchers has determined the structure of a key enzyme involved with cell growth regulation in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sandia Method Supports Real-Time Warhead Verification Without Revealing Design Data

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Sandia National Laboratories physicist Peter Marleau has developed a new method for verifying warhead attributes. Called CONFIDANTE, for CONfirmation using a Fast-neutron Imaging Detector with Anti-image Null-positive Time Encoding, the method could help address the problem of conducting verification measurements while simultaneously protecting sensitive design information.

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'On Your Mark, Get Set' Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

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Producing biofuels like ethanol from plant materials requires various enzymes to break down the cellulosic fibers. Researchers from ORNL and NC State used neutrons to identify the specifics of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction that could significantly reduce the total amount of enzymes used, improving production processes and lowering costs.

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ACA: What’s next? DePaulU health law policy expert says market-based mechanisms need price transparency for consumers

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Announces Opposition to Better Care Reconciliation Act

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, opposes the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 under consideration by the U.S. Senate.

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Helping Dogs Deal with Fireworks and Other Noise Anxiety

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