Neural crest cell migration in Hirschsprung disease

Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has focused his research on determining the mechanisms underlying abnormal development of the enteric nervous system in Hirschsprung disease. Gosain recently published a new study in The FASEB Journal delineating interactions between migrating neural crest cells and the…

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Experiencing police violence worsens mental health in distinct ways

The experience of police violence is associated with mental and emotional trauma distinct from that caused by other kinds of violence, creating a public health crisis for communities most affected. Simply put, the experience of police violence puts Black, Latino, Indigenous, and sexual minority communities at higher risk of distinct mental health problems, in addition…

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Cover crop could solve weed problems for edamame growers

URBANA, Ill. — For vegetable growers, weeds can mean lost income from reduced yield and foreign plant matter contaminating the harvest. But for many crops, particularly vegetable legumes, weed management options are very limited. Cover crops such as cereal rye reduce weed competition in grain soybean, but most vegetable legume growers have yet to adopt…

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Entrepreneurial excellence

In recognition of his «innovative leadership in creating, developing, and commercializing revolutionary polymer-based therapeutics and personal-care products through multiple successful start-up companies,» Craig Hawker, professor of materials, chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Barbara, has received the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 2021 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success. «This is huge. I personally put…

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Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing, finds new study

Watching high quality nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods, reduce negative emotions, and help alleviate the kind of boredom associated with being isolated indoors, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The research has also shown that experiencing nature in virtual reality could have even larger benefits,…

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New online research database set to boost battle against COVID-19

Researchers around the world can tap into a new inter-disciplinary online database of COVID-19 research — allowing them to search for new partners, resources and funding to boost the global battle against the virus. Launched today, the international open-access database for ongoing research activity COVID CORPUS aims to encourage collaboration and reduce duplication between researchers…

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H.B.C.U. Homecomings Are Canceled, but Students and Alumni Will Feast Anyway

Matriculation at historically Black colleges and universities is more than late-night study sessions: It’s a balancing act between academics and discovering merriment, and learning how to be. It’s routine to walk the same grassy quadrant as ancestors who believed education was a weapon, while making plans to let off steam. At homecoming, the uniqueness of…

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Young People Are Stepping Up to Be Poll Workers

WASHINGTON — During the Wisconsin primary in April, Jacob Major, a high school student, noticed how the line for one of Milwaukee’s five polling locations dragged on for blocks. At the beginning of the pandemic, the city did not have enough volunteers and officials to staff its 180 polling sites, leading it to shutter 175…

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Chicken From Your Oven (and Eleven Madison Park)

A chicken roasted in your oven with the chef Daniel Humm looking over your shoulder is what Eleven Madison Park is offering for the first time. Its dinner kit, serving two to four, consists of a ready-to-cook Green Circle chicken (raised on restaurant scraps and stuffed with brioche, foie gras and black truffles), with sides…

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