36 Hours in Kobe, Japan

In 1868, after more than two centuries of isolationism, the opening of the port of Kobe brought a wave of international influences to this sunny city on the main Japanese island of Honshu. These days visitors will find Western-style mansions built by foreign diplomats, music influenced by the United States, and dim sum in the…

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Conflicting laws may keep contaminated needles in circulation, add to hep-C cases

IMAGE: Sharing contaminated needles is the most common reason people contract hepatitis C. A recent study led by Steve Davis, a researcher in the WVU School of Public Health, suggests fear… view more  Credit: WVU MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Acute hepatitis C infections rose 98 percent between 2010 and 2015 nationwide, largely because more people were injecting drugs. Using…

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ASHG announces 2019 winners of International DNA Day Essay Contest

IMAGE: First-place winner Sophia Chen and science teacher Dr. Devin Parry (courtesy Lakeside School) view more  Credit: Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington ROCKVILLE, Md. — As part of its celebration of National DNA Day, The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) announced today the winners of its 2019 DNA Day Essay Contest, which encourages high school students…

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Research calls for analysis of corporate ethics in the global sports industry

IMAGE: Dr Geoffrey Kohe view more  Credit: University of Kent A new book co-written by a University of Kent sports scientist recommends corporations and organisations engage more effectively with communities — rather than taking a ‘top down’ approach — to improve relationships and outcomes in the sport sector. Such outcomes include approaches to the financial resourcing…

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Researchers, patients meet to discuss Stevens-Johnson syndrome

Scientists and patients from all over the world are gathering in Vancouver, Canada, on Friday and Saturday to discuss new discoveries and future direction in the treatment of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), a drug-induced disease that has a mortality of up to 50%. SJS/TEN 2019 is co-chaired by Elizabeth Phillips, MD, professor of Medicine…

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Study in mice uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer tumors to recur

IMAGE: Staining shows collagen deposit, in blue, within a residual breast tumor following Her2 inhibition. view more  Credit: Duke Health DURHAM, N.C. — For many women who thought they had beaten breast cancer, the news that it has roared back years later comes as an especially cruel diagnosis with no clear answers for why or how…

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Healthy aging entails reorganization of function in prefrontal brain areas

Researchers from HSE University and York University have become the first to analyse the results of 82 functional neuroimaging studies on working memory mechanisms in different adult age groups. The meta-analyses showed that across studies the agreement of various areas of the prefrontal cortex decreases with ageing, suggesting reorganization of brain function during healthy aging.…

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