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June 01, 2011
'Beyond Deep Blue: Chess in the Stratosphere'
The new book

Does baseline concussion testing really reduce risks to athletes?
Baseline concussion tests given to hundreds of thousands of athletes might, paradoxically, increase risks in some cases, according to a Loyola University Health System researcher.

Many migraine sufferers can predict their migraine attack -- may create new treatment possibilities
As many as one-third of sufferers of migraine with aura experience forewarning symptoms even the day before an attack that might create an opportunity for intervention and prevention.

Tapping into plants is the key to combat climate change, says scientist
The mechanics behind photosynthesis in plants could be used in the fight against climate change, a scientist at Queen Mary, University of London says.

Study shows that 7 in 10 UK schoolgirls aged 14-15 are iodine deficient, putting at risk their health and the health of any children they may have in future; Belfast has worst findings
An article published online first and in an upcoming Lancet shows that some 70 percent of UK school girls are iodine deficient.

Lymphocyte count indicates the prognosis of patients with renal cell carcinoma
The prognosis of kidney cancer patients often cannot be determined until tumor samples are surgically removed and evaluated.

Gifts from the Gila monster
Who would have thought that Gila monster saliva would be the inspiration for a blockbuster new drug for Type 2 diabetes?

A honey of a natural sunblock for UV-protective clothing: Honeysuckle extract
With those months of blazing summer sunshine head, scientists are reporting that an extract of the honeysuckle plant could make a highly effective natural coating for clothing designed to protect people from exposure to potentially harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Surgical removal of the tonsils and appendix associated with risk of early heart attack
Surgical removal of the appendix and tonsils in young people associated with an increased risk of premature heart attack in a large population study performed in Sweden.

EUREKA, the largest European network for industrial R&D and innovation, launches 'E!NNOVEST'
The first pan-European EUREKA investment platform is being launched today in Jerusalem at the Annual High-Tech Association Conference.

New technology could inspire brain implant for detecting and treating seizures
Tiny electrodes have been coated with a drug-loaded polymer in an attempt to design an implant capable of detecting a number of neurological symptoms, such as those associated with an epileptic seizure, and treating them simultaneously.

New electric car to be part of the research at DTU
A brand new, beautifully decorated Peugeot iOn has been put into use at Risoe DTU.

Medicare should employ new data sources, methods to ensure accuracy of geographic adjustments to payments
The rate of exceptions strongly suggests that the mechanisms underlying the adjustments are inadequate, noted the committee that wrote the report.

Women with BRCA mutations can take hormone-replacement therapy safely after ovary removal
Women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations, which are linked to a very high risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can safely take hormone-replacement therapy to mitigate menopausal symptoms after surgical removal of their ovaries, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented Monday, June 6 during the American Society for Clinical Oncology's annual meeting.

JCI online early table of contents: June 1, 2011
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, June 1, 2011, in the JCI: Reducing a severe side effect of a common anticancer drug; Subdivisions reveal effective therapies in triple-negative breast cancer; Not all breast tumor cells are created equal: how to target the bad guys; Combating exhaustion in immune cells; The protein GATA5 ensures one-way traffic in the heart; and others.

Shame and honor increase cooperation
Honor and shame work equally well in encouraging social cooperation, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Germany's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.

Veterans show a 50 percent reduction in PTSD symptoms after 8 weeks of Transcendental Meditation
Veterans of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars showed a 50 percent reduction in their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after just eight weeks of practicing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique, according to a pilot study published this week in Military Medicine.

'Gang of 4' receives $500 000 Gruber Cosmology Prize for reconstructing how the universe grew
Four astronomers who found a way to model the growth of the Universe are the recipients of the 2011 Cosmology Prize from The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation.

'Controlling' partners suffer more conflict with sexual desire
People who feel secure in in their relationship with their partner have a more satisfactory sex life and are more able to be sensitive in the affection they give.

New map reveals giant fjords beneath East Antarctic ice sheet
Scientists have used ice-penetrating radar to create the first high-resolution topographic map of one of the last uncharted regions of Earth, the Aurora Subglacial Basin, an immense ice-buried lowland in East Antarctica.

3-D model mimics volcanic explosions
A 3-D model of a volcanic explosion, based on the 1980 eruption of Mount St.

World Wars camouflage technique could have benefits in modern warfare
Painting army vehicles with high contrast geometric patterns --

EUREKA IPC Resolution commits growth in market-oriented R&D projects
Parliamentarians from 20 European states have adopted a resolution on R&D cooperation.

DFG to establish 21 new collaborative research centers
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will establish 21 new collaborative research centers as of July 1, 2011.

New incentive for biodiversity data publishing
A new tool to convert descriptions of biodiversity data into scientific journal articles is now available.

Sex matters -- more men with migraine suffer from PTSD than women
A recently published paper highlights that while the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common in those with migraine than those without migraine irrespective of sex, the risk is greater in male migraineurs than female migraineurs.

National High Value Healthcare Collaborative expands
The six-member national High Value Healthcare Collaborative, created in December 2010, has expanded, bringing in eight new member organizations to improve health care at lower costs and promote best practices.

College students respond better to positive anti-binge drinking messages
University of Missouri researchers have found that

Physicians call for new approach to address national 'epidemic of mass incarceration'
With 2.3 million people behind bars and an estimated 10 million Americans cycling in and out of correctional facilities each year, the United States is in the midst of an

Cancer drug holds promise as first treatment for common, inherited dementia
A drug already approved for people with cancer shows early potential as a therapy for a common form of dementia, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

Researchers map, measure brain's neural connections
Computer scientists at Brown University have created software to examine neural circuitry in the human brain.

Ben-Gurion U awards honorary doctoral degree to former NASA chief scientist France A. Córdova
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev awarded an honorary doctoral degree to former NASA Chief Scientist and Purdue University President France A.

Researchers develop strategy to improve patient adherence
Physicians can help their patients follow prescribed treatments and achieve healthier results -- particularly in chronic disease management -- by using a three-pronged strategy developed by a team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside, Texas State University-San Marcos, and La Sierra University in Riverside, Calif.

5 advocacy organizations win travel awards to attend World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam
Five advocacy organizations from India, Australia and the United States have been granted travel awards by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer to send representatives to the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, July 3-7 in Amsterdam.

New findings by UCR scientists hold big promise for fight against mosquito-borne diseases
To find human hosts to bite and spread disease, mosquitoes use exhaled carbon dioxide as a vital cue.

Unprotected sex more likely in serious gay relationships
Gay young men in serious relationships are six times more likely to have unprotected sex than those who hook up with casual partners, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Annual Meeting July 3-6, 2011, Stockholm
Reproductive medicine is one of today's most exciting scientific and clinical areas.

Algal turf scrubbers clean water with sunlight
By pulsing contaminated water over screens on which algae are allowed to grow, algal turf scrubbers can use sunlight to purify agricultural runoff while yielding byproducts that can be used as fertilizer, biofuel, or higher-value commodities such as nutraceuticals.

University of Houston develops method for creating single-crystal arrays of graphene
University of Houston researchers have developed method for creating single-crystal arrays of graphene.

New thermal battery manufacturing method to be industrialized under Sandia, ATB research agreement
A new thin-film coating process for manufacturing thermal batteries used in nuclear weapons and other munitions that was invented at Sandia National Laboratories will be industrialized under a new corporate partnership with a Maryland company.

Mother's body size and placental size predict heart disease in men
Researchers investigating the fetal origins of chronic disease have discovered that combinations of a mother's body size and the shape and size of her baby's placenta can predict heart disease in men in later life.

Advancing from ancient remedies to modern brain chemistry
Migraine researchers from all over the world are gathering in Washington, DC on June 2-5 to share important new scientific data on the disease at the annual conference of the American Headache Society, spotlighting

New antibiotics a step closer with discovery of bacterial protein structure
Scientists have uncovered the structure of the protein complex that assembles the tiny hair-like strands that cover the outside of bacteria.

Less toxic combination of erlotinib and bevacizumab is effective non-small cell lung cancer patients
The standard treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer is a combination of two old-fashioned cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs.

Imaging utilization affected by patient age and facility imaging capacity, study suggests
Imaging utilization on stroke patients is affected by age and imaging capacity -- the number of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography machines at any given facility, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Atlantic hurricane season sticks to the calendar: System 93L
Hurricane season starts today, June 1, in the Atlantic Ocean and the tropics are paying attention to the calendar.

Gulf of Mexico ecosystems 1 year after the Deepwater Horizon
This briefing will highlight advances in our understanding of complex Gulf ecosystems and gaps in our scientific understanding that must be addressed.

A pill to prevent migraine?
The discovery of a gene for migraine holds great promise in the quest for new approaches -- possibly even a pill -- for preventing the disease, says a panel of experts presenting data at the annual scientific meeting of the American Headache Society.

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge winners announced
The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge aims to encourage innovative ideas that improve access to safe and sustainable water supply.

Therapeutic melanoma vaccine improves response rate, progression-free survival
A vaccine for one of the most lethal cancers, advanced melanoma, has improved response rate and progression-free survival for patients when combined with the immunotherapy drug Interleukin-2, according to research led by scientists from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care.

1 in 4 new HIV infections in Ontario are among women: Study
Despite significant clinical advances in HIV care, an estimated 25 percent of new HIV infections in Ontario from 2006 to 2008 were among women, according to a health study by researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St.

Quantum knowledge cools computers
From a laptop warming a knee to a supercomputer heating a room, the idea that computers generate heat is familiar to everyone.

Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2011 report is now available
The American Geological Institute has just released the

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev awards honorary doctoral degree to Donna E. Shalala
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev awarded an honorary doctoral degree to former Clinton cabinet member and University of Miami President, Donna E.

Early hominin landscape use
Approximately three million years ago, females rather than males moved from the groups they were born in to new social groups.

Current opinion in structural biology and DNA repair
Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is organising the third Current Opinion conference, the Current Opinion in Structural Biology & DNA Repair.

Overuse of antimicrobials in livestock risks human health, warn experts
Excessive use of antimicrobials in livestock promotes resistance and risks the future health of both animals and humans, warn experts in an editorial published by Student BMJ today.

Young females are victims of violent injury
A new study from Rhode Island Hospital shows that a large proportion of victims of community violence are female.

Radiology benefit managers adversely affect referring physicians, study suggests
Radiology benefit managers -- which provide prior authorization for imaging services using proprietary algorithms to determine appropriateness -- shift significant costs to physicians and have the potential to either increase or decrease societal costs, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Saliva is effective in screening for CMV infection in newborns, says NIH-funded research
Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children.

ER visits persist for children with mental health problems despite regular outpatient care
Johns Hopkins Children's Center scientists have found that having a regular outpatient mental health provider may not be enough to prevent children and teens with behavioral problems from repeatedly ending up in the emergency room.

Re-admission rates via emergency rooms climbing among patients who have recently been hospitalized
Emergency department patients who have recently been hospitalized are more than twice as likely to be admitted as those who have not recently been in the hospital, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania which will be presented this week at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's annual meeting.

Randomness rules in turbulent flows
Computer experiments reveal that, in principle, two identical small beads dropped into the same turbulent flow at precisely the same starting location will end up at different -- and entirely random -- destinations.

Making complex fluids look simple
An international research team has successfully developed a widely applicable method for discovering the physical foundations of complex fluids for the first time.

Blast-related injuries detected in the brains of US military personnel
An advanced imaging technique has revealed that some US military personnel with mild blast-related traumatic brain injuries have abnormalities in the brain that have not been seen with other types of imaging.

GW researchers show host Mta1 gene is required for optimal survival of schistosome parasites, a leading global cause of cancer
By using mice lacking a crucial gene that controls the process of chromatin remodeling of cytokines including those responsible for inflammation and comparing them to normal wild type mice with the gene, researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences have shown that the gene, Mta1, is essential for the parasite Schistosoma haematobium to establish a productive infection and survival in the host.

Retina holds the key to better vision in deaf people
People who are deaf benefit from better vision due to the fact their retinas develop differently, experts at the University of Sheffield have shown.

Childhood abuse and migraine
A notable prevalence of childhood abuse -- physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional -- in migraine patients has been observed and documented over the last few years.

Two-thirds of newly diagnosed cancer patients unable to obtain oncology appointments
Newly diagnosed cancer patients often face hurdles in getting an appointment for care with an oncologist, according to new research from the University of Pennnsylvania that will be presented Saturday, June 4 at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Livestock risks from Wisconsin wolves localized, predictable
As Wisconsin's wolf population grows, intensifying the potential for conflicts with people, University of Wisconsin-Madison research is revealing that one of the most visible types of conflict -- attacks on livestock -- is highly localized and may be predictable.

Data publishing policies and guidelines for biodiversity data by Pensoft
Pensoft Publishers announced their data publishing policies and guidelines for biodiversity data in response to the increasing demands from institutions and scientists to open scientific data to anyone who would be interested to use them.

Safety of nanoparticles in food crops is still unclear
With the curtain about to rise on a much-anticipated new era of

Thalamus may play a key role in regulating migraine pain
The anatomy of migraine -- a close look at the neurobiology of the disease -- focuses on the thalamus, the area of the brain that is involved in sensory perception and regulation of motor functions, in one a major session of the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society meeting here this week.

Kidney cancer discovery could expand treatment options
Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute researchers uncovered a gene that may be the key to helping kidney cancer patients who don't respond to current therapies.

Patients with bowel disease eager to test 'fecal' therapy
The first study of the social and ethical issues associated with a provocative approach to treatment for ulcerative colitis has found that the majority of potential patients are eager for what is now called

1 world, 1 sound
Mihailo Antovic, a linguist and visiting researcher at Case Western Reserve University, proposes that musical conceptualization brings together a world of different people.

Study finds greenhouse gas reduction strategy may be safe for soil animals
A new study has found that an emerging tool for combating climate change may cause less harm to some soil animals than initial studies suggested.

Virginia Tech's Kathy Lu receives Humboldt Foundation research award
Peizhen Kathy Lu, who directs Virginia Tech's Innovative Particulate Materials Laboratory and conducts research on nanomaterials, fuel cell material design, composites, materials design, and powder synthesis, is a 2011 recipient of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award presented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Registration opens for first Middle East and Africa osteoporosis meeting
Online registration and abstract submission is now open for the largest bone meeting of 2011 to be held in the Middle East and Africa region.

Noisy operations associated with increased infections after surgery
Patients who undergo surgery are more likely to suffer surgical site infections if the operating theater is noisy, say researchers.

Springer offers free access to research articles on E. coli bacteria
Springer Science+Business Media is offering all journal articles and book chapters which deal with the E. coli bacteria free of charge on its online information platform www.springerlink.com.

A postcard from extragalactic space?
ESO astronomers have used the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope to capture an image of NGC 6744.

USC study locates the source of key brain function
Scientists at the University of Southern California have pinned down the region of the brain responsible for a key survival trait: our ability to comprehend a scene -- even one never previously encountered -- in a fraction of a second.

Deadly bacteria may mimic human proteins to evolve antibiotic resistance
Deadly bacteria may be evolving antibiotic resistance by mimicking human proteins, according to a new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

NIH-funded researchers find new ways to confuse blood-seeking mosquitoes
Female blood-feeding mosquitoes, some species of which can transmit deadly diseases such as malaria and dengue to humans, largely find their human blood meals by detecting carbon dioxide emitted when people exhale.

MARC Travel Awards announced for the 2011 ISMB/ECCB Conference
FASEB MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients for the 19th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology Conference and the 10th European Conference on Computational Biology, an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology in Vienna, Austria from July 15-19, 2011.

Bacterial protein caught in the act of secreting sticky appendages
New atomic-level

Fear of dying during a heart attack is linked to increased inflammation
Intense distress and fear of dying, which many people experience when suffering the symptoms of a heart attack, are not only fairly common emotional responses but are also linked to biological changes that occur during the event, according to new research published online today in the European Heart Journal.

New version of WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) launched
Version 3.3 of the WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) has just been launched.

Low-carb, higher-fat diets add no arterial health risks to obese people seeking to lose weight
Overweight and obese people looking to drop some pounds and considering one of the popular low-carbohydrate diets, along with moderate exercise, need not worry that the higher proportion of fat in such a program compared to a low-fat, high-carb diet may harm their arteries, suggests a pair of new studies by heart and vascular researchers at Johns Hopkins.

Survey shows young adults ready to change their behavior based on sustainable values
Young adults from Montreal, Halifax and New York City have very specific ideas about what it takes to build a more sustainable world.

INFORMS, MORS praise DoD counter-intelligence report on using analytics, operations research
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and Military Operations Research Society today commended the US Defense Department Board Task Force on Defense Intelligence for a report recommending, in part, that operations research and advanced analytics methods be harnessed to improve counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and other theaters.

Increased levels of fatigue and perfectionism are found in patients with functional dysphonia
Fatigue and poor health, anxiety and depression (physiological, affective and cognitive factors) may have a major impact on patients with functional dysphonia, leading to time off work, reduced activity, and social withdrawal, all of which could further perpetuate and/or cause anxiety, low mood, fatigue and reduced voice use, according to new research published in the June 2011 issue of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery.

Surgery deaths drop nationwide for high-risk surgeries, according to University of Michigan study
In the past decade, surgery death rates have dropped dramatically for even the most complicated surgeries.

BUSM names Deborah Frank, M.D., inaugural professors in child health and well-being
Boston University School of Medicine announces the establishment of an endowed Professorship in Child Health and Well-Being in the department of Pediatrics.

To boost customer satisfaction, owners should pay attention to employee job satisfaction
A new study from the University of Missouri has found that CEOs who pay attention to employees' job satisfaction are able to boost both customer satisfaction and

Penn study identifies genes that may help predict response to BRAF inhibitors for advanced melanoma
Genetic analysis of the tumors from patients with advanced melanoma can clue researchers in to how well patients will respond to therapies targeting the growth-promoting protein called BRAF, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will report on Monday, June 6 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Mayo Clinic finds discussion of end-of-life care helps heart to patients and families
For patients with severe heart failure, an implanted mechanical pump known as a Left Ventricular Assist Device can be a life-sustaining treatment.

Long emergency waiting times linked to increased risk of adverse events
Long emergency department waiting times are associated with an increased risk of hospital admission or death within seven days among non-admitted patients, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

Asian lung cancer patient survival exceeds Caucasians' on multiple regimens
Asian non-small cell lung cancer patients survive longer than Caucasians no matter how many drugs are given in a first-line setting, and the effect was apparent both before and after the introduction of targeted therapies in the early 2000s, according to research published in the June issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.

Scientists identify overactive genes in aggressive breast cancers
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified an overactive network of growth-spurring genes that drive stem-like breast cancer cells enriched in triple-negative breast tumors, a typically aggressive cancer that is highly resistant to current therapies.

Predictive model offers accurate remote mapping of plant communities
A Ph.D. student at the University of Leeds has developed a fast, accurate and inexpensive method of creating detailed vegetation community maps over very large areas, by coupling aerial photographs with data from maps.

Thomas Edison also invented the concrete house, says NJIT researcher
Afficionados of modern poured-concrete design were in for a rude awakening last month when they heard NJIT Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster's presentation at the 64th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Low-energy diet can improve sleep disorder
Sufferers of the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnea could benefit from following a low energy diet to lose weight, finds research published on bmj.com today.

Saliva test can reveal silent virus that steals babies' hearing
Two UAB researchers have found a testing method for CMV that they say is more reliable than the traditional method.

Stevens conference explores latest innovations in antimicrobial biomaterials research
On June 9-10, Stevens will host the Conference on Bacteria-Material Interactions, an event covering the latest multi-disciplinary research in the area of infection-resistant biomaterials.

Keeping warm: Coordinated movements in a penguin huddle
To survive temperatures below -50 ° C and gale-force winds above 180 km/h during the Antarctic winter, Emperor penguins form tightly packed huddles and, as has recently been discovered -- the penguins actually coordinate their movements to give all members of the huddle a chance to warm up.

SGO sets new standards to monitor recurrence of gynecologic cancer more effectively
Although gynecologic cancers account for only 10 percent of all new cancer cases in women, these cancers account for 20 percent of all female cancer survivors.

New report highlights diversity and value of Alaska's coastal forests
A new report published by the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station presents summaries of current southeast and south-central Alaska forest topics, ranging from carbon and forest products to lichens and invasive species.

Outstanding math and science teachers honored by the President
On May 20, a group of kindergarten thru sixth-grade teachers from accross the United States topped off a visit to the nation's capital by meeting with President Barack Obama.

Researchers cut machinery fuel consumption by half
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have found a way to cut the amount of fuel consumed by non-road mobile machinery by half.

IMRT cuts GI side effects from prostate cancer in half vs. 3D-CRT
Intensity modulated radiation therapy, a newer, more precise form of radiation therapy, causes fewer gastrointestinal side effects when combined with hormone therapy than using three-dimensional radiation therapy, according to a study published in the June issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Reducing a severe side effect of a common anticancer drug
Cisplatin is one of the most widely used anticancer chemotherapeutics.

ASGE and SHEA issue updated multisociety guideline on reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America have updated their 2003 joint guideline for reprocessing gastrointestinal endoscopes to reaffirm reprocessing methods and take into account evolved technology and disinfection systems.

Health data forum features dynamic apps, experts on June 9
A range of new apps and other technologies harnessing health data to improve people's and communities' well-being will be demonstrated at the Health Data Initiative Forum.

New substance may allow successful transplantation of 'marginal' livers
New research raises the possibility that the critically short supply of livers for organ donation could be expanded by treating so-called

Reducing revolving door hospital re-admissions
Currently, one in five elderly patients discharged from a hospital is readmitted within a month.

Ancient hominid males stayed home while females roamed, says CU-Boulder study
The males of two bipedal hominid species that roamed the South African savanna more than a million years ago were stay-at-home kind of guys when compared to the gadabout gals, says a new high-tech study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

New study looks at disconnect between medical and lay expertise
In a recent study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, Oregon State University sociologist Kristin Barker and graduate student Tasha Galardi looked at the reactions of breast cancer survivors in the wake of the new guidelines published in 2009 by the United States Preventative Service Task Force.

Study finds fire stations contaminated with MRSA
MRSA transmission may be occurring in fire stations, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC -- the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
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