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IU Study Finds Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hearing Loss After Cisplatin Therapy

Many testicular cancer survivors experience hearing loss after cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to researchers at Indiana University.

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Researchers Find a Likely Cause of Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumors

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found that a likely cause of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors is deficiency in nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD), a system cells use to control which genes are activated.

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Blocking Key Enzyme Halts Parkinson's Disease Symptoms in Mice

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have gleaned two important new clues in the fight against Parkinson’s disease: that blocking an enzyme called c-Abl prevents the disease in specially bred mice, and that a chemical tag on a second protein may signal the disorder’s presence and progression.

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Scientists Measure How Baby Bump Changes the Way Women Walk

Movie sets are normally the home of three-dimensional motion caption systems, but researchers used the same video recording system in a lab to measure the way pregnant women walk. This is the first research study to use 3D motion capture to create a biomechanical model of pregnant women. The results verify the existence of the "pregnancy waddle" and should enable future studies on how to make everyday tasks safer and more comfortable for pregnant women.

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Expert Says Supreme Court Immigration Decision Places Millions of Lives in Limbo

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Many Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer Experience Functional Decline After Initiating Treatment

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In a study of older women with newly diagnosed stage I to III breast cancer, approximately one in five lost the ability to complete some of the basic tasks necessary for independent living within one year of initiating treatment. Within 12 months, 34 of the 184 patients developed functional decline and seven died.

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New Pathway to Treat Heart Failure

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Researchers discover a new way to keep the heart pumping, which could lead to new drugs for heart disease.

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Researchers Develop Method to Map Cancer Progression

A team of scientists has developed a computational method to map cancer progression, an advance that offers new insights into the factors that spur this affliction as well as new ways of selecting effective therapies.

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Wind-Blown Antarctic Sea Ice Helps Drive Ocean Circulation

Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new study shows how that ice migration may be more important for the global ocean circulation than anyone realized.

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Researchers Discover the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic Originated in Mexico

The 2009 swine H1N1 flu pandemic — responsible for more than 17,000 deaths worldwide — originated in pigs from a very small region in central Mexico, a research team headed by investigators at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is reporting.

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Study Determines Needs of LGBTQ Youth in Rural Areas

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Adolescence and teenage years can be a tough time for many kids. For gender and sexual minority youths, it can be even more challenging. And for gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas without the resources and support for LGBTQ youths in urban areas, there are still more challenges. A University of Kansas professor has authored a study into the unique challenges gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas face and how social workers, communities and educators can help guide them.

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Building a Smart Cardiac Patch

Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems - particularly with the development in recent years of so-called "cardiac patches," swaths of engineered heart tissue that can replace heart muscle damaged during a heart attack.

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Text Messaging with Smartphones Triggers a New Type of Brain Rhythm

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Oxford, June 27, 2016 - Sending text messages on a smartphone can change the rhythm of brain waves, according to a new study published in Epilepsy & Behavior.

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Key to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is in Your Gut, Not Head

Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert. Now, for the first time, Cornell University researchers report they have identified biological markers of the disease in gut bacteria and inflammatory microbial agents in the blood.

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Stress Contagion Possible Amongst Students and Teachers: UBC Study

Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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Data Centers Continue to Proliferate While Their Energy Use Plateaus

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As the number of data centers continues to increase in the United States, the good news is that they are becoming much more energy efficient. A new report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that electricity consumption by data centers nationwide, after rising rapidly for more than a decade, started to plateau in 2010 and has remained steady since, at just under 2 percent of total U.S. electricity consumption.

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Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks to Fight Cytomegalovirus

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that an old drug once mostly used to treat amebiasis — a disease caused by a parasite — and induce vomiting in cases of poisoning appears to also halt replication of cytomegalovirus (CMV), a herpesvirus that can cause serious disease in immunocompromised individuals, including those with HIV or organ transplant recipients.

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Breathing New Life Into Public Schoolyards Benefits Entire Communities

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An Iowa State University landscape architecture studio is part of a collaboration that's breathing new life into more than 300 neglected schoolyards in Philadelphia. They represent a burgeoning national movement to green schoolyards.

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Mobile, Phone-Based Microscopes Work Well in the Field with Minimal Training

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Handheld, mobile phone-based microscopes can be used in developing countries after minimal training of community laboratory technicians to diagnose intestinal parasites quickly and accurately.