Adolescence: When a College Student Is Home for the Summer

Birds aren’t the only creatures migrating in spring. In May, many college students swoop home for the summer, landing with their loads of dirty laundry and cravings for the comforts of home. As glad as we may feel to have our children return to the nest, adding them back into family life is rarely as…

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Doctors can estimate patient adherence by simply asking about medication routine

IMAGE: Researchers used this monitoring system to track when and how often patients took their medications. They compared that information to patient reports about their medication routines. view more  Credit: Alison Phillips AMES, Iowa — A visit to the doctor’s office typically begins with a series of questions, including one about medications. An Iowa State University…

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Insilico to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference

IMAGE: Iraneus Ogu, Africa AI, Blockchain and Longevity Consultant at Insilico Medicine, to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 28-29, 2019. view more  Credit: Insilico Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its…

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UC studies links between air pollution and childhood anxiety

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths annually. Emerging evidence now suggests that air pollution may also impact…

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Multiple brain regions moderate and link depressive mood and pain

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed persons display an lessened ability to govern their ruminative thought process. In a new paper published online in advance of print, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine expand…

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Summit charts a course to uncover the origins of genetic diseases

IMAGE: The researchers used the new model to accurately identify clusters of gene mutations (spheres), which helped them study the emergence of various genetic diseases. view more  Environmental conditions, lifestyle choices, chemical exposure, and foodborne and airborne pathogens are among the external factors that can cause disease. In contrast, internal genetic factors can be responsible for…

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Female firefighters more likely to suffer PTSD, contemplate suicide

IMAGE: University of Houston professor of counseling psychology Consuelo Arbona provides much-needed information about work and mental health characteristics of women firefighters who make up an under-studied population. view more  Credit: University of Houston In the heavily male-dominated firefighting profession, females seem to take on a majority of stress. Consuelo Arbona, UH professor of counseling psychology…

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Developing biosecurity tool to detect genetically engineered organisms in the wild

IMAGE: Eric Young, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is part of a multi-institution research team that is developing a biosecurity tool to detect engineered microorganisms based… view more  Worcester, Mass. — If a genetically or synthetically engineered organism is released into the environment, how will we know? How can we tell…

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