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Two-faced South Asian monsoons both propagate and purify pollution in the air

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
An airborne research campaign exploring the 'self-cleaning capacity' of the atmosphere has revealed summer monsoons in South Asia may both purify the air of some pollutants but disperse others.
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Undersea fiber optics: A new way to detect quakes

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Monitoring earthquake-induced changes in fiber optic cables on the ocean floor represents a new way to detect quakes, researchers say.
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Humans are causing mammals to increasingly adopt the nightlife

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Human activity is driving many mammals worldwide to be more active at night, when they are less likely to encounter humans, a new study reveals.
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Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Scientists get first direct images showing fast-moving jet of particles ejected as a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy shreds a passing star.
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Sorting ghosts

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
A team made of a scientific start-up company and academic researchers has invented a new cell identification and sorting system called Ghost Cytometry. The system combines a novel imaging technique with artificial intelligence to identify and sort cells with unprecedented high-throughput speed. The scientists leading the project hope that their method will be used to identify and sort cancer cells circulating in patients' blood, enable faster drug discovery, and improve the quality of cell-based medicine.
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The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Neuroscientists at EPFL have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience. The study is published in Science.
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Black + white = Not white

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
A new study suggests that the so-called 'minority bias' exerts a powerful influence -- important since one in five Americans is expected to identify as multiracial by 2050.University of Utah psychology professor Jacqueline M. Chen, lead author of the study published by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, that found observers were most likely to categorize someone who is black-white multiracial as non-white. The findings are the first to document minority bias as a guiding principle in multiracial categorization.
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Daily text message may improve adherence and treatment outcomes in patients with gout

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate significant improvements in adherence and clinical outcomes in gout patients who received a daily text message to remind them to take allopurinol.
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NASA finds heaviest rainfall north of Tropical Storm Bud's center

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Bud that revealed strongest storms were in a band extending from north to east of the center. That's where the heaviest rainfall was occurring. Despite the heaviest rain being over the Eastern Pacific Ocean, tropical storm force winds were lashing southern Baja California.
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TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Md., have developed a novel 'melt-cast' explosive material that could be a suitable replacement for Trinitrotoluene, more commonly known as TNT.
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Emergency departments help close gaps in opioid abuse and addiction treatment

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Following emergency care for an opioid overdose, an emergency department-facilitated transition to outpatient care is more likely to lead to healthier patient outcomes when it begins with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the emergency department, according to a review of current evidence published in Annals of Emergency Medicine.
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ACP calls for continued efforts in reducing physician burdens in Red Tape Roundtable

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Excessive administrative tasks divert physicians' time and focus away from patient care, the American College of Physicians (ACP) told a panel of members of Congress this afternoon.
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NASA finds small strength in newly formed Tropical Depression 08W

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Tropical Depression 08W formed around the same time as Tropical Storm 07W, and both are in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean basin. While 07W formed to the northeast of Taiwan, 08W formed to Taiwan's southwest. NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of the 08W that revealed a concentrated area of strong storms as it neared Taiwan.
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There's Waldo!

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Caltech researchers in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai and West Virginia University have discovered the neurons that activate when a person finds an item they are looking for.
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Racial differences uncovered in debilitating itchy skin condition

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known as prurigo nodularis (PN). Such studies collect information on a whole subset of people at once and at a particular point in time.
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Combining NSAIDs and TNFi may reduce radiographic progression in ankylosing spondylitis

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
The results of a cohort study presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) showed that, in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) taking tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, the addition of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) was associated with significantly less radiographic progression in a dose-related manner at four years.
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Financial literacy linked to lower hospitalization risk in older adults

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Could being more knowledgeable about finances help to keep you out of the hospital? Older adults with higher financial literacy are at lower risk of being hospitalized, reports a study in the July issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
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Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
Researchers at King's College London have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy that could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic.
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Rheumatoid arthritis in pregnancy associated with low birth weight and premature birth

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate that pregnancies in women with rheumatoid arthritis are associated with premature delivery and low birth weight.
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Youth-R-Coach: A peer-to-peer program for young people suffering with chronic disease

Jun 14 2018 - 00:06
The details of a youth project presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) demonstrate how, by empowering patients to become 'experts-by-experience,' young people can give support to peers as well as provide insights into living with a chronic illness as a young person.
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