Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 16, 2012
Fostering tomorrow's scientific breakthroughs: New American Chemical Society video
A new episode in the American Chemical Society's popular Prized Science video series features a virtuoso in teaching the next generation of scientists, who must discover tomorrow's life-saving medicines and new fuels and help solve other global challenges.

SEK 31 million to develop new methods for treating childhood obesity
By studying intestinal flora in newborn children, Professor Fredrik Backhed and his team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, aim to discover new methods to treat childhood obesity.

Reprogramming cell identity in the pituitary gland
A team of researchers at the IRCM, supervised by Dr.

New dissolvable oral strip provides instant pain relief for burns
A dissolvable oral strip has been developed to immediately relieve pain from burns caused by ingestion of hot foods and liquids, such as coffee, pizza, and soup.

Presidential debates say as much about US culture as candidates
American presidential campaigns provide a unique window into our society, according to a University of Michigan anthropologist.

New noninvasive test for colorectal cancer shows promise
Screening test measures DNA changes in three genes and detects occult blood.

NASA sees Hurricane Paul 'eye' Mexico's Socorro Island, coastline
NASA's Aqua satellite captured a stunning image of Hurricane Paul in the eastern Pacific Ocean that revealed Mexico's Socorro Island was just outside of Paul's eye.

2-Week Hackathon at NYU Wagner honors new digital apps with a public purpose
A digital app that makes it possible for trained citizen responders to work together in teams as soon as a civil disaster strikes is the winner of the Grand Prize awarded by

Shape of urine can indicate prostate issues
Scientists have discovered a simple test which uses the biomechanics of the shape of urine to help diagnose urinary problems.

UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a consortium that will help cultivate the next generation of global health clinicians and scientists, offering a 10-month training fellowship at one of 17 sites in 13 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.

Wiley congratulates the 2012 Nobel Laureates
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), congratulates the winners of all the 2012 Nobel Prizes, and is pleased to learn that eight winners have published their work with Wiley.

Novel insights into the physical basis of sickle cell disease could lead to better treatments
Sickle cell disease -- the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States -- causes red blood cells to distort into a crescent shape and block small blood vessels.

Abnormal involuntary eye movements in amblyopia linked to changes in subcortical regions of brain
The neural mechanism underlying amblyopia, also called

A family history of alcoholism may add to damaging effects of prenatal alcohol exposure
Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies, including deficits in spatial working memory.

Link between creativity and mental illness confirmed
People in creative professions are treated more often for mental illness than the general population, there being a particularly salient connection between writing and schizophrenia.

Green leaf volatiles increase plant fitness via biocontrol
To secure food resources, sustainability of agriculture must be increased.

SDSU receives Department of Energy grant for solar research
The grant, from the SunShot Initiative, will enable Dr. Fletcher Miller and his team of graduate and undergraduate student researchers to take a lab-scale model and, over the next four years, develops a full-scale model that will be tested at the National Solar Thermal Testing Facility in New Mexico.

Fruit fly's 'sweet tooth' short-lived: U of British Columbia research
While flies initially prefer food with a sweet flavor, they quickly learn to opt for less sweet food sources that offer more calories and nutritional value, according to new research by University of British Columbia zoologists.

No benefit from high-dose multivitamins seen for HIV patients receiving antiretroviral therapy
A new study by Harvard School of Public Healthresearchers suggests that, for HIV patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV, there is no benefit from high- vs. standard-dose micronutrient supplementation--and that, in fact, high-dose supplements may cause harm.

Great apes, small numbers
Sumatran orangutans have undergone a substantial recent population decline, according to a new genetic study, but the same research revealed the existence of critical corridors for dispersal migrations that, if protected, can help maintain genetic diversity and aid in the species' conservation.

Endoscopic mucosal resection before radiofrequency ablation is equally effective compared with RFA alone for advanced Barrett's esophagus
A new study shows that endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) before radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with nodular Barrett's esophagus and advanced neoplasia.

Genomic hitchhikers in birds shed light on evolution of viruses
The genomes of birds are riddled with DNA sequences from viruses, according to a study to be published on October 16 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

New radiation treatment significantly increases survival rate
A novel drug that mimics a naturally occurring molecule found in coffee and blueberries has been developed to treat radiation exposure.

Where the deer and the antelope cross
Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society announced the successful use of newly constructed overpasses that provide safe passage for thousands of migrating pronghorn over US Highway 191 in Trapper's Point, Wyoming, and surrounding areas.

Van Andel Institute, Saint Mary's Health Care and Mercy Health partners to expand biorepository
Van Andel Institute and two West Michigan hospitals within the national Trinity Health system and members of Mercy Health -- Saint Mary's Health Care and Mercy Health Partners -- have signed agreements paving the way for the expansion of a world-class biorepository utilizing the infrastructure of the VAI Program for Biospecimen Science.

The sound in Saturn's rings: RUB-Physicists explain nonlinear dust acoustic waves in dusty plasmas
In dusty plasmas, acoustic waves can propagate like sound waves in air.

Scientists to EPA: Include women in reproductive health research
EPA research on reproductive health is not being uniformly investigated in both sexes and across the lifespan due to out-of-date guidelines.

Less-invasive method of brain stimulation helps patients with Parkinson's disease
Electrical stimulation using extradural electrodes -- placed underneath the skull but not implanted in the brain -- is a safe approach with meaningful benefits for patients with Parkinson's disease, reports the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Political empowerment fading for black Americans in the 'Age of Obama'
Hailed by some as the

Stat5 predicts outcomes for prostate cancer patients after radical prostatectomy
Men who had high levels of the activated Stat5 protein in their prostate cancer after a radical prostatectomy were more likely to have a recurrence or die from the disease compared to men who had little to no presence of the growth protein.

Cholesterol levels improving among US adults
An analysis of nationally-representative data indicates that between 1988 and 2010 there has been a trend of declining average levels of total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol for US adults overall.

Scientists identify likely origins of vertebrate air breathing
University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists have identified what they think is the ancestral trait that allowed for the evolution of air breathing in vertebrates.

Patient-reported outcomes essential to comparative effectiveness research
Patient-reported outcomes should be a standard part of evaluating the comparative effectiveness of cancer treatments, according to recommendations put forward by a multi-institution research group.

NatureServe Surveyor, new web application for at-risk species, makes public debut
NatureServe has just released NatureServe Surveyor, a subscription-based web application that enables users across the United States and Canada to screen project sites and other areas of interest for the known presence of threatened and imperiled species.

Nearly one-third of kidney transplant patients readmitted to hospital within 30 days
Three in 10 patients receiving a kidney transplant require readmission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge following surgery, according to a Johns Hopkins analysis of six years of national data.

Novel intravaginal ring shows promise in HIV prevention
A new 90-day intravaginal ring has been developed -- that for the first time -- enables the long-lasting vaginal delivery of tenofovir, the only topical prophylactic shown to be effective at reducing the sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus when formulated in a short-lasting gel.

ORCID launches public registry for researchers
ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is excited to announce the launch of its Registry (www.orcid.org), where researchers can distinguish themselves by creating a unique personal identifier.

New findings illuminate basis in brain for social decisions, reactions
New insights into the wiring and firing of the

University of Kentucky physicians perform transcatheter aortic valve replacements
Interventional cardiologists at UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute have successfully performed the facility's first two transcatheter aortic valve replacements.

Vitamin D supplements may benefit lupus patients
A new clinical study published in BioMedCentral's open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy provides preliminary evidence that vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a debilitating autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation of tissue linings in the body.

Ice sheet retreat controlled by the landscape
Ice-sheet retreat can halt temporarily during long phases of climate warming, according to scientists.

Researchers discover new blood vessel-generating cell with therapeutic potential
Researchers believe they have discovered stem cells that play a decisive role in the growth of new blood vessels.

Eating lots of carbs, sugar may raise risk of cognitive impairment, Mayo Clinic study finds
People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found.

Immune response may link social rejection to later health outcomes
No matter how you look at it, rejection hurts. Experiencing rejection from a boss, a friend, or a partner is difficult for many adults to handle.

Study identifies strategy for improved screening for type of hereditary colorectal cancer
In a comparison of strategies to identify individuals with Lynch syndrome, the most common form of hereditary colorectal cancer (CRC), caused by mutations in certain genes (DNA mismatch repair [MMR] genes), universal tumor MMR testing among certain CRC patients had a greater sensitivity for the identification of Lynch syndrome compared with multiple alternative strategies, although the diagnostic improvement was modest.

Exercise may lead to better school performance for kids with ADHD
A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.

NASA sees rainfall pushed away from Tropical Storm Anais' center
Satellite imagery from NASA's TRMM satellite showed that wind shear is pushing the bulk of rainfall away from the center of Tropical Storm Anais.

Marriage, education can help improve well-being of adults abused as children
Researchers investigating the long-term consequences of child abuse report that being identified some protective factors that can improve the health of victims during their adulthood.

Clinical trials: Around half of new treatments perform better than existing treatments
On average, new treatments perform better in clinical trials only slightly more often than existing treatments, according to a new systematic review published in the Cochrane Library.

Tree of life branches out online
Exploring the evolutionary tree of life is now as easy as navigating an online map, thanks to a new interactive website called OneZoom, which goes live Tuesday 16 October at www.onezoom.org.

NYU researcher awarded $3.7 million NIH grant to study how older adults access oral health care
The research aims analyze how racial and ethnic older adults living in underserved urban communities in NYC overcome barriers to accessing oral health care services.

University of Missouri nursing faculty member admitted to Institute of Medicine
Marilyn Rantz, professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, has been admitted to the Institute of Medicine.

Alcohol dependence seems to shorten life more than smoking, especially among women
While researchers and clinicians know that the mortality rates among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals are high, most of that knowledge is based on clinical populations.

Obese teen boys have up to 50 percent less testosterone than lean boys, UB study finds
A study by the University at Buffalo shows for the first time that obese males ages 14 to 20 have up to 50 percent less total testosterone than do normal males of the same age, significantly increasing their potential to be impotent and infertile as adults.

Feds enlist Rice for nanocarbon project
The nascent industry of carbon-based nanomanufacturing will benefit from a new cooperative venture between scientists at Rice University and its Richard E.

Mother's touch could change effects of prenatal stress
Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, and Kings College, London, have found that mothers who stroke their baby's body in the first few weeks after birth may change the effects that stress during pregnancy can have on an infant's early-life development.

2-gene test predicts which patients with heart failure respond best to beta-blocker drug
A landmark paper identifying genetic signatures that predict which patients respond to a life-saving drug for congestive heart failure has been published by a research team co-led by Dr.

Starvation hormone markedly extends mouse life span, UT Southwestern researchers report
Restricting food intake has been shown to extend lifespan in several different kinds of animals.

Cold viruses point the way to new cancer therapies
Cold viruses generally get a bad rap -- which they've certainly earned -- but new findings by a team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggest that these viruses might also be a valuable ally in the fight against cancer.

Study advances understanding of volcanic eruptions
An international research team led by professor Don R. Baker of McGill University has published a new study in Nature Communications that suggests the difference between a small or large volcanic eruption depends on the first 10 seconds of bubble growth in molten rocks.

New study sheds new light on the progression and invasiveness of ductal breast cancer
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor lesion for invasive breast cancer if untreated, is found in approximately 45% of patients with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC).

Non-disclosure of geographic earnings can be a marker of tax avoidance
A recent study by Prof. Ole-Kristian Hope, who holds the Deloitte Professorship of Accounting at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, along with Mark Ma and Wayne B.

Dark matter filament studied in 3-D for the first time
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have studied a giant filament of dark matter in 3D for the first time.

Finnish researchers' discover new blood-vessel-generating cell with therapeutic potential
Researchers at the University of Helsinki believe they have discovered stem cells that play a decisive role in new blood vessel growth.

This is your brain on food: Studies reveal how diet affects brain functions
Studies released today explore the neurological component of dietary disorders, uncovering evidence that the brain's biological mechanisms may contribute to significant public health challenges -- obesity, diabetes, binge eating, and the allure of the high-calorie meal.

2012 International Presidential Forum on Global Research Universities in Seoul on Oct. 16, 2012
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology will host the 5th International Presidential Forum on Research Universities on Tuesday, Oct.

An extremely brief reversal of the geomagnetic field, climate variability and a super volcano
Magnetic studies on sediment cores from the Black Sea show that during this period, during the last ice age, a compass at the Black Sea would have pointed to the south instead of north.

New HIV prevention technology shows promise
CONRAD researchers, in collaboration with engineers at the University of Utah, have designed a 90-day intravaginal ring that can be used by women to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV.

Novel discovery links anti-cancer drugs to muscle repair
Research shows that the IAP-targeting drugs that promote the death of cancer cells also induce the growth and repair of muscle.

Envisioning novel approaches for eye disease: 'The new medicine' at UC Santa Barbara
By growing new retinal cells to replace those that have malfunctioned, scientists hope to one day create and fuse entire layers of fresh cells -- a synthetic patch akin to a contact lens -- as a treatment for age-related macular degeneration, the top cause of visual impairment among people over 60.

New NIH grant to advance joint UMCP and UMB brain surgery robot development
A research team from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, have been awarded a new $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue developing a small robot that could one day be a huge aid to neurosurgeons in removing difficult-to-reach brain tumors.

Many options available to help smokers kick the habit
Smokers who have tried to quit and failed may be tempted to just give up, particularly if they hear statistics like the fact that most quit attempts will be unsuccessful.

Foot, knee and hip pain a problem in obese children
Pain in the lower extremities -- feet, ankles, knees and hips -- contributes to both poor physical function and a reduced quality of life in obese children, according to a new study by Dr.

Virginia Tech's Amy Pruden to spearhead $250,000 investigation on the building plumbing microbiome
Amy Pruden, an associate professor in Virginia Tech's Charles E.

Pollenizer research should help seedless watermelon farmers
Research from North Carolina State University on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers.

New diabetes screening guidelines released
Routine screening for Type 2 diabetes in adults at low and moderate risk is not recommended, although it is recommended for people at high and very high risk of the disease, state new diabetes screening guidelines published in CMAJ.

1 by land and 1 by sea
NASA's Operation IceBridge got the 2012 Antarctic campaign off to a productive start with a land ice survey of Thwaites Glacier and a sea ice flight over parts of the Bellingshausen Sea.

Common birth control device may be cost-effective treatment for early endometrial cancer
An intrauterine device is effective in treating early-stage endometrial cancer in morbidly obese and high-risk surgery patients, said Dr.

Effort to mass-produce flexible nanoscale electronics
Case Western Reserve University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant to develop technology for mass-producing flexible electronic devices at a whole new level of small.

A change of strategy is needed to save the Sumatran orangutans
The orangutans in Sumatra are in danger of becoming extinct.

Common medical screen predicts liver cancer risk in general population
Enzyme levels in the blood routinely monitored by physicians as liver function indicators are also the best predictor of liver cancer risk for the general population, a team of scientists in Taiwan and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Bioengineers lead NIH center to map the gene activities of individual cells in human cortex
Bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego have received a $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a single-cell genomics center and develop a three-dimensional map of gene activities in individual cells in the human cortex.

Viral alliances overcoming plant defenses
Washington State University researchers have found that viruses will join forces to overcome a plant's defenses and cause more severe infections.

Nursing workloads multiply likelihood of death among black patients over white patients
Older black patients are three times more likely than older white patients to suffer poorer outcomes after surgery, including death, when cared for by nurses with higher workloads, reports research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Presidential candidate body language plays little role in voter perception
Viewer impressions of political candidates are heavily weighted to the content of their speech rather than the body language, a new study published in the Journal of Communication has found.

Children with ADHD find medication frees them to choose between right and wrong, study suggests
Children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder tend to feel that they benefit from medication to treat the condition and do not feel that the medication turns them into

New study aims to predict risk of cancer
New research at the University of Southampton aims to develop a way of predicting who is more at risk of getting cancer.

Cochrane Review finds no benefit from routine health checks
Carrying out general health checks does not reduce deaths overall or from serious diseases like cancer and heart disease, according to Cochrane researchers.

Findings reveal brain mechanisms at work during sleep
New findings presented today report the important role sleep plays, and the brain mechanisms at work as sleep shapes memory, learning, and behavior.

New paper reveals fundamental chemistry of plasma/liquid interactions
An interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Notre Dame has revealed a critical interaction that is occurring at this plasma-liquid interface in that the electrons in plasma actually serve to separate water, producing hydrogen gas.

Cranberry juice now unlikely to prevent cystitis
Cranberry juice is unlikely to prevent bladder and kidney infections, according to an updated systematic review published in the Cochrane Library.

Lower chloride use in intravenous fluids for critically ill patients may lower risk of kidney injury
In a pilot study assessing the effect of different levels of chloride in intravenous fluids administered to critically ill patients in an intensive care unit, restricting the amount of chloride administration was associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of acute kidney injury and the use of renal replacement therapy.

Non-coding antisense RNA can be used to stimulate protein production
While studying Parkinson's disease, RIKEN and SISSA made a discovery which can improve industrial protein synthesis for therapeutic use.

TEDxNJIT Event on Nov. 1
A TEDxNJIT event will take place again on Nov. 1, 2012 in the Jim Wise Theatre on the New Jersey Institute of Technology campus and also via an accompanying live simulcast broadcast available to viewers worldwide.

Targeting cancers' 'addiction' to cell-cycle proteins shuts down tumors in mice
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have safely shut down breast cancer and a form of leukemia in mice by targeting abnormal proteins that control cells' growth cycles, and to which the cancers are

Pitt engineers to design affordable CO2 thickener to augment oil extraction
Crude oil extraction could be improved significantly and accessible domestic oil reserves could be expanded with an economical CO2 thickener being developed by University of Pittsburgh engineers, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the US Department of Energy.

Drugs used to immobilize patients during surgery raise risk of respiratory complications
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have found that medications currently used to immobilize patients during surgery can increase the risk of postoperative respiratory complications.

Scripps Florida postdoctoral fellow receives prestigious career development award
Antonio Amelio, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Scripps Research Institute, has received the Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award in Cancer Research from the National Institutes of Health.

Carnegie Institution and UMass Medical School granted broad US Patent related to RNA interference
The Carnegie Institution for Science and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have been granted United States Patent 8,283,329, titled

Muscle relaxants linked with increased risk of breathing problems after surgery
Muscle relaxants given to millions of patients during general anaesthesia are associated with an increased risk of serious breathing problems after surgery, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

Attack! Silent watchmen charge to defend the nervous system
In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event -- cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.

Recovery of brain volumes with abstinence may vary for different brain regions
A new study examined what brain volume recovery may take place during the first 14 days of abstinence from alcohol.

Proteins in DNA damage response network targeted for new therapies, Moffitt researchers say
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the University of South Florida; Duke University; Johns Hopkins University; the Brazilian National Cancer Institute; and the Rio de Janeiro Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology have discovered that an intricate system to repair DNA damage called the

Satellite sees large Hurricane Rafael battering Bermuda
Hurricane Rafael is a large hurricane and Bermuda has battened down for Rafael's battering today, Oct.

Lupus Research Institute awards $1 million to University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty
The Lupus Research Institute has named University of Massachusetts Medical School Professor of Medicine Ann Marshak-Rothstein, M.D., one of two recipients of the first LRI Distinguished Innovator Awards.

Studies report early childhood trauma takes visible toll on brain
Trauma in infancy and childhood shapes the brain, learning, and behavior, and fuels changes that can last a lifetime, according to new human and animal research released today.

Physics explains how sickling cells make people sick
Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease.

New insights into how genetic differences influence breast cancer risk from low-dose radiation
Scientists from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified tissue mechanisms that may influence a woman's susceptibility or resistance to breast cancer after exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation, such as the levels used in full-body CT scans and radiotherapy.

NASA satellite indicates Tropical Storm Prapiroon's rains mostly south of center
Tropical Storm Prapiroon is still meandering in the western north Pacific Ocean, and NASA's TRMM satellite noticed that dry air and wind shear are adversely affecting rainfall north of the storm's center.

USDA announces regional biofuels system, meant to spur innovation and job creation in the Northeast
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today awarded Pennsylvania State University a five-year research grant valued at roughly $10 million to develop biomass supply chains for the production of liquid transportation and aviation biofuels in the Northeast.

Pluto's moons and possible rings may be hazards to New Horizons spacecraft
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now almost seven years into its 9.5-year journey across the solar system to explore Pluto and its system of moons.

First ever objective analysis of elderly falls could lead to improvements in fall prevention
Researchers have completed the first ever objective, real-life analysis of the causes and circumstances of falls in elderly people, which could lead to improvements in the understanding and prevention and of falls in this group.

Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D., elected member of prestigious Institute of Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center announced today that Dan R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D., the Helen L. and Martin S.

Genetic protection against arsenic
Evolution has not only controlled human development over millions of years, it also has an impact on modern man.

BGI forms partnership with GENNET for non-invasive fetal trisomy test
BGI forms a partnership with GENNET for non-invasive fetal trisomy test.

Prion protein hints at role in aiding learning and memory
Scientists from the University of Leeds have found that the protein called prion helps our brains to absorb zinc, which is believed to be crucial to our ability to learn and the well-being of our memory.

Boreal forest bends to development but there is a breaking point
Northern Alberta's boreal forest shows a surprising resiliency to human intrusion, but University of Alberta researchers warn the landscape has a definite breaking point.

NASA must reinvest in nanotechnology research, according to new Rice University paper
The United States may lose its leadership role in space to other countries unless it makes research and development funding and processes a renewed and urgent priority.

Shark social networking
University of Delaware researchers are using an underwater robot to find and follow sand tiger sharks that they previously tagged with transmitters.

Overcoming memories that trigger cocaine relapse
UWM researchers have identified mechanisms in the brain responsible for regulating cocaine-seeking behavior, providing an avenue for drug development that could greatly reduce the high relapse rate in cocaine addiction.

$1 million in federal funding for preventative healthcare
Two Concordia University professors have received new funding to advance their research in preventative healthcare.
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