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Mount Sinai and GLG Announce 2017 Global Health Scholars

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The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) today announced the 2017 class of Mount Sinai-GLG Global Health Scholars. Three additional scholars will join the program, now in its second year.

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Sleep Apnea Can Influence Football Players' Performance, Concussion Recovery

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Little Tortoise, Big Range

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WCS scientists have discovered the impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa) in the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Myanmar, some 528 miles from its known range in that country.

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Biologists Identify Reproductive "Traffic Cop"

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University of Iowa researchers have found a protein that regulates how chromosomes pair up and pass genetic information. FDK-6 dictates the speed at which maternal and paternal chromosome strands move and join in roundworms. The findings were published online this month in The Journal of Cell Biology.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Named No. 1 Nursing Master’s Program by College Choice

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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked the nation’s Best Master’s Program in Nursing by College Choice. The school was ranked No. 1 out of the top 50 nursing institutions for its reputation in the field and return on investment.

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The Great Unknown: Risk-Taking Behaviour in Adolescents

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Adolescents are more likely to ignore information that could prompt them to rethink risky decisions. This may explain why information campaigns on risky behaviors such as drug abuse tend to have only limited success. These are the conclusions of a study conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, which has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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KU Reseachers Find Statins May Hold Keys to Future Cancer Treatment

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Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have found that high doses of drugs commonly used to fight high cholesterol can destroy a rogue protein produced by a damaged gene that is associated with nearly half of all human cancers

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The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Wins Innovation Grant From the American Society of Association Executives

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association’s (IFTSA) project, Go with Purpose Global Challenge: Elevating Student Engagement through Global Collaborations, was named one of four winners of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) Innovation Grant Program.

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WIU Professor Part of Groundbreaking Trilobite Research Team

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MACOMB, IL – For the past two years, Western Illinois University Assistant Professor of Geology Thomas Hegna has been part of a three-member team conducting research on what are believed to be the first-ever discovered trilobite eggs paired with a fossil of the segmented creature.

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Food Scientist Shares Insights on How to End Food Waste

Edward Hirschberg, President of Innovative Foods and recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists’ 2016 Babcock-Hart Award for his many contributions to food processing, shared some potential solutions to many of the world’s food waste problems in the January issue of Food Technology magazine.

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Study Suggests Color of Sweetener Packet Impacts Sweetness Perception and Liking

A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that the packet color of nonnutritive sweeteners may impact the sweetness perception and overall liking of the product.

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Don't Smile Too Big to Be Effective in Online Marketing Ads, Study Funds

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If you're seeking investments through online marketing or crowd-funding websites, be sure to smile in your profile photo or your post. But maybe not too big.

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Media Alert: Addressing Healthcare Gaps with Free Eye Screenings for Older Baltimoreans in Need

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The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute will provide free eye screenings for Baltimore seniors as part of its Screening to Prevent Glaucoma (SToP Glaucoma) program. It will be held during an event at the Mary Harvin Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 26. The free screening events is aimed at eliminating some of the barriers to accessing healthcare faced by Baltimore residents

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Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder

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Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, NIH-sponsored clinical trial has found objective physiological evidence that mindfulness meditation combats anxiety.

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Heart Surgery Is Excellent Option for Elderly Patients with Aortic Stenosis

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Elderly patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and medium surgical risk experienced better than expected results after undergoing traditional surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), according to research presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Lung Cancer Screening Programs in Communities Are Vital, but Challenges Exist

Implementing lung cancer screening as a high-quality preventive health service in a community setting is feasible, but comes with several key challenges, according to a scientific presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Parents of Children Born with Heart Defects Crave Disease Stats, Surgeon Info

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Survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience, and complication rates are the types of information most wanted by parents of children with congenital heart disease, according to a survey released at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Large Pre-ACA Medicaid Expansion Did Not Level Health Disparities in Cancer Surgery

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An analysis of the New York State’s Medicaid expansion, which predated the 2010 Affordable Care Act, finds substantial decrease in uninsured rate but little change in racial disparities when it comes to access to cancer surgery – a proxy for complex cancer care.







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