When Grunge Made Blue-Collar Culture Cool

There were many reasons for a 16-year-old boy to love the noisy, brooding music known as grunge, but here’s a personal one: The bushy-bearded, drowsy-eyed guitarist for Soundgarden, Kim Thayil, looked like my uncle George. My father’s younger brother had been a sporadically employed welder and pot smoker who wore a ponytail, which was a…

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MDI biological laboratory receives $30,000 to support organoid course

IMAGE: A highly magnified image of a kidney organoid generated from stem cells. Participants in the MDI Biological Laboratory’s ‘Applications of Organoid Technology’ course will use such organoids to study kidney… view more  Credit: Leif Oxburgh Laboratory at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute. BAR HARBOR, MAINE — The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it…

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In cancer research, a winding road to discovery

In 1961, people in the suburb of Niles, Illinois, experienced what they termed a «cancer epidemic.» Over a dozen children in the town were diagnosed with leukemia within a short time. Fears quickly spread that the illness could be contagious, carried by some type of «cancer virus.» News coverage soon identified several other towns with…

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High-tech pets designed to care for seniors

VIDEO: University of Cincinnati professor Claudia Rebola is working with educational, health, and industry partners to improve robotic pets for the elderly. view more  It’s no secret that pets bring joy to their owners’ lives. Caring for animals keeps us active, gives us purpose, provides stress relief and builds a loving bond — studies show pets…

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Early term infants less likely to breastfeed

IMAGE: Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, is an authoritative, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal published 10 times per year in print and online. view more  Credit: (c) 2019 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, May 14, 2019—A new, prospective study provides evidence that «early term» infants (those born at 37-38…

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Immune system discovery could aid quest for stem cell therapies

A discovery of how stem cells are protected from viruses could inform the development of therapies for use in medicine, research suggests. The finding could help research aimed at boosting the immune response of stem cells — early stage cells with the potential to become specialised tissues — for use in treating disease or damaged…

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Children in Quebec are not diagnosed early enough with type 1 diabetes

IMAGE: Dr. Meranda Nakhla, senior author of the study, is a pediatric endocrinologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and a scientist from the… view more  Montreal, May 14 2019— Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly…

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Implementing a care pathway for spatial neglect to improve stroke outcomes

IMAGE: Dr. Barrett is a cognitive neurologist, is director of the Center of Stroke Rehabilitation Research at Kessler Foundation. view more  Credit: Kessler Foundation East Hanover, NJ. May 14, 2019. Spatial neglect remains a hidden disability despite the availability of effective tools for the diagnosis and treatment for this common complication of stroke. Addressing this implementation…

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Complete removal of tumor reduces risk of recurrence of cancer in dogs

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The relative risk of a recurrence of cancer is reduced by 60% in dogs whose tumors are completely removed, a new analysis by Oregon State University researchers has found. The researchers reviewed published veterinary studies and found a recurrence of less than 10% in dogs where the soft tissue sarcoma was completely…

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