Student groups receive grants to promote science in their communities

ARLINGTON, Va.- Research!America and the Rita Allen Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of microgrant awards of $1,000 to $3,000 provided to 15 graduate student and post-doc led science policy groups for a range of civic engagement activities in their local areas. The 2019 Research!America Microgrant awards focus on engaging both community leaders and…

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How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year’s resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. A new study by Purdue University nutrition scientists shows that eating more protein daily than what is recommended may benefit only a few — those who…

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Lack of specialists doom rural sick patients

Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they lack access to specialists, recent research found. The study, led by Kenton Johnston, Ph.D., assistant professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, looked…

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Highly sensitive epigenomic technology combats disease

Much remains unknown about diseases and the way our bodies respond to them, in part because the human genome is the complete DNA assembly that makes each person unique. A Virginia Tech professor and his team of researchers have created new technology to help in understanding how the human body battles diseases. In a recently…

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Transition to exhaustion: clues for cancer immunotherapy

Research on immune cells «exhausted» by chronic viral infection provides clues on how to refine cancer immunotherapy. The results are scheduled for publication in Immunity. Scientists at Emory Vaccine Center, led by Rafi Ahmed, PhD, have learned about exhausted CD8 T cells, based on studying mice with chronic viral infections. In the presence of persistent…

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How to treat female hair loss

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Female hair loss can happen for a variety of reasons, such as genetics, changing hormone levels, or as part of the natural aging process. There are various treatment options for female hair loss, including topical medications,…

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Perry Hoffman, 75, Dies; Saw Family Support as Key to Psychiatric Care

Perry Hoffman, a former elementary-school teacher and a mother of three with a degree in social work, was working part time in a psychiatric ward when she became fascinated by borderline personality disorder, a poorly understood condition characterized by extreme neediness and dark swarms of emotion. Her interest led her to perform research on the…

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The Snack You Need in Your Life

Crisp morsels of fried chicken skin can be an irresistible snack or a topping for salad or baked potatoes. These chicken “chips” — made by the Naked Market, a young company based in San Francisco — come in original (plain), sea salt and vinegar, and barbecue flavors. No, you cannot eat just one. They would…

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