UA College partners with Space Tango to test diagnostic tool in space

PHOENIX — Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix are partnering with Space Tango, a private aerospace company that designs, builds and operates facilities on the International Space Station, to develop an easy way to test astronauts’ health in space. Led by Director and Professor Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, the UA…

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Children’s NICU slashes unintended extubation rates by 60% over 10 years

IMAGE: This is Lamia Soghier, M.D., MEd, Children’s NICU medical director and the study’s senior author. view more  Credit: Children’s National WASHINGTON-(April 26, 2019)-A quality-improvement project at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Children’s National that included standardized taping methods, bedside review of events within 72 hours and reducing how often newborns received chest X-rays…

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Biological machinery of cell’s ‘executioner’ yields secrets of its control

IMAGE: Tudor Moldoveanu, Ph.D., an assistant member of St. Jude Department of Structural Biology, view more  Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital structural biologists have discovered how the cell switches on an executioner mechanism called necroptosis that induces damaged or infected cells to commit suicide to protect the…

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A spoonful of peppermint helps the meal go down

IMAGE: Leaves of the peppermint plant, from which peppermint oil is derived. view more  Credit: Image from dreamstime.com —Creative Commons Zero (CC0) public domain license. Imagine that while eating a delicious meal at your favorite restaurant, your joy is cut short because of difficulty swallowing your food, followed by chest pain. If you go see a…

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Unbuttoned: ‘Anna Delvey’ and the Art of Courtroom Fashion

Anna Sorokin, the fake heiress accused of being a society scammer, wore a little black dress to State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday evening as she was found guilty of second-degree grand larceny, theft of services, and one count of attempted grand larceny. Did she have an inkling of what was going to happen?…

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Medical News Today: Is drinking cold water bad for a person?

Staying hydrated is vital for our health, but there is some debate about the best temperature for water to be when people drink it. Some advocates believe that drinking cold water can be bad for you. Consuming enough water every day is essential for supporting all bodily functions, including digestion and metabolism, getting rid of…

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Trilobites: An Emperor Penguin Colony in Antarctica Vanishes

The Antarctic’s second-largest colony of emperor penguins collapsed in 2016, with more than 10,000 chicks lost, and the population has not recovered, according to a new study. Many of the adults relocated nearby, satellite imagery shows, but the fact that emperor penguins are vulnerable in what had been considered the safest part of their range…

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Rites of Passage: Vladimir the Jeweler

I peered into the glossy box trembling in Sam’s hands. Inside sat an oval-cut diamond engagement ring. Hand-engraved leaves and milgrain edges detailed the rose gold band, while a baguette and two smaller diamonds hugged both sides of the center stone. The ring was immaculately designed, flawlessly constructed and not at all me. “How did…

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Social Q’s: White Privilege Begets White Privilege

My good friend, who is white, is raising her young biracial daughter as a single mother. She is a loving mom, but in my opinion, she has not given enough thought to helping her daughter form a healthy self-image as a person of color. My friend is not a racist, but she was raised in…

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