Kansas State University awarded grant for juvenile justice initiatives

IMAGE: The Kansas State University Juvenile Justice Collaborative has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Advisory Group to work with local communities in developing support… view more  Credit: Kansas State University MANHATTAN, KANSAS — The K-State Juvenile Justice Collaborative, or K-State JJC, has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department…

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LSTM and Imperial College Researchers design new anti-influenza drugs

Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body. In a paper published today(link is external) in the Journal of Immunology the team, led by LSTM’s Professor Richard…

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Women gain weight when job demands are high

IMAGE: This is Sofia Klingberg, Ph.D. researcher in community medicine and public health, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. view more  Credit: Photo by Malin Arnesson Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. This is shown in a study of more than 3,800 people…

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Autism and theory of mind

Suppose you are helping your friend search for their missing phone and while they are looking around another room, you find it behind some cushions. When they return, you seize the opportunity to play a prank on them and pretend the phone is still missing. You are able to envision this prank because you know…

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New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

IMAGE: An image of capillaries taken with spectral contrast optical coherence tomography angiography, which is the first technology to capture blood flow and oxygen exchange. view more  Credit: Vadim Backman/Northwestern University EVANSTON, Ill. — More than 40 billion capillaries — tiny, hair-like blood vessels — are tasked with carrying oxygen and nutrients to the far reaches…

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Yale psychologists find that adults take girls’ pain less seriously

Gender stereotypes can hurt children — quite literally. When asked to assess how much pain a child is experiencing based on the observation of identical reactions to a finger-stick, American adults believe boys to be in more pain than girls, according to a new Yale study in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. The researchers attribute…

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MD Anderson study shows FGL2 protein may be an effective target for glioblastoma

IMAGE: This is Shulin Li, Ph.D. view more  Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON — Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered an immune regulator that appears to dictate glioblastoma (GBM) progression by shutting down immune surveillance, indicating a potential new area of therapeutic investigation. Findings from the preclinical study led…

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