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Impulsivity Levels Help Identify At-Risk Offspring of Alcoholics

Researchers know that youth with a family history of alcoholism have a greater risk of developing an alcohol use disorder; this heightened vulnerability may be due to impulsive behavior. For this study, researchers examined “waiting” impulsivity – a tendency toward prematurely responding to a reward, and previously associated with a predisposition to drinking. The study sample comprised young, moderate-to-heavy social drinkers who were either positive (FHP) or negative (FHN) for a family history of alcoholism. Impulsivity was assessed after an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink.

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A Visual Nudge Can Disrupt Recall of What Things Look Like

Interfering with your vision makes it harder to describe what you know about the appearance of even common objects, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Undergraduate Interns Learn From Summer Research

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Thirty undergraduate students from around the country conducted hands-on research at SLAC this summer through the Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program.

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Shifts in the Microbiome Impact Tissue Repair and Regeneration

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Researchers at the Stowers Institute have established a definitive link between the makeup of the microbiome, the host immune response, and an organism’s ability to heal itself.

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A Better Way to Predict the Weather on Sea and Over Land

Scientists at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have made new updates to old technology that will enable weather forecasters to make improved predictions of severe weather.

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Tulane Researcher Finds Profound Improvements in Soil Lead Levels Following Katrina

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 11 years ago, but the storm’s legacy may have a silver lining: reduced levels of lead in soil across the city.

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Fusion Facilities at PPPL and Culham, England, Could Provide Path to Limitless Energy

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Article describes spherical tokamaks as models for next-generation fusion facilities

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Vaping: U.S. Teens Lured by Flavors, Not Nicotine

Whether their preference is Belgian waffle, kettle corn, sweet tea or endless other choices, it's the flavor—not the nicotine—that entices U.S. teens to vape, a new University of Michigan study indicated.

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OU Professor David A. Sabatini Named 2016 Recipient of National Award for Global Outreach

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University of Oklahoma Professor David A. Sabatini is the recipient of a national award for outstanding contributions and demonstrated leadership through involvement in environmental engineering and science outreach activities to the global community. Sabatini will receive the Steven K. Dentel Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Award for Global Outreach at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference in New Orleans on Sept. 26.

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Missouri S&T Expert to Present at Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit

A computer science professor from Missouri University of Science and Technology will join top government hackers, corporate risk managers and information technology professionals at the inaugural Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit this week in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Scientists Discover a ‘Dark’ Milky Way

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Using the world’s most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter.

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A Nanoscale Wireless Communication System via Plasmonic Antennas

Chestnut Hill, Mass. (8/25/2016) - The pursuit of next-generation technologies places a premium on producing increased speed and efficiency with components built at scales small enough to function on a computer chip.

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Louisiana Tech University Uses Underground Radar to Locate Post-Katrina Damage

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RUSTON, La. - An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.

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Biology, Fisheries and aquaculture, marine and freshwater biology, Zoology, veterinary science

Well-wrapped feces allow lobsters to eat jellyfish stingers without injury

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Lobsters eat jellyfish without harm from the venomous stingers due to a series of physical adaptations. Researchers from Hiroshima University examined lobster feces to discover that lobsters surround their servings of jellyfish in protective membranes that prevent the stingers from injecting their venom. The results are vial for aquaculture efforts to sustainably farm lobsters for diners around the world.

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Blending Wastewater May Help California Cope with Drought

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Researchers at UC Riverside have developed an economic model that demonstrates how flexible wastewater treatment processes which blend varying levels of treated effluent can create a water supply that benefits crops and is affordable.

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Physicist’s DNA Chip Offers Big Possibilities in Cell, Cancer Studies

A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more effective cancer treatments or early diagnosis of disease.

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