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Newswise: Forensic Chemist Proposes Sweat Testing Strip as Breathalyzer Replacement

Forensic Chemist Proposes Sweat Testing Strip as Breathalyzer Replacement

University at Albany, State University of New York

Jan Halámek and his team of researchers at the University at Albany, led by Department of Chemistry graduate student Mindy Hair, are developing a sensing strip that can detect a person’s blood alcohol content (BAC) based on ethanol levels in a small sweat sample.

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11-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST
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Newswise: Mountain Goats’ Air Conditioning is Failing, Study Says
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10-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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The Songwriter Is Creative – the Singer, Not So Much

Ohio State University

Country music songwriters must perform a careful dance when they work with famous singers who may be less talented at writing songs but bring the needed star power to attract fans – and, importantly, to get the song recorded in the first place, research suggests. A study of 39 successful country-music songwriters found that they use two strategies to navigate creative collaboration with more famous artists.

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11-Dec-2019 9:45 AM EST
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Newswise: Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being
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Have You Found Meaning in Life? Answer Determines Health and Well-being

University of California San Diego Health

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that the presence of, and search for, meaning in life are important for health and well-being, though the relationships differ in adults younger and older than age 60.

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5-Dec-2019 12:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Why Doesn’t Deep-Brain Stimulation Work for Everyone?
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Why Doesn’t Deep-Brain Stimulation Work for Everyone?

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have mapped nine functional networks in the deep-brain structures of 10 healthy people, an accomplishment that could lead to improvements in deep-brain stimulation therapy for severe cases of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

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6-Dec-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Many technologies that are essential for daily life — from communications to GPS navigation to weather forecasting — rely on the thousands of satellites that are orbiting Earth. When those satellites run out of gas and stop working, there’s not much that can currently be done to fix them. It’s a costly, time-consuming, and increasingly problematic reality as broken-down satellites become part of the growing population of space debris. A team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, led by Wen, are working with NASA on a solution: a robot that could capture a satellite in space and pull it in to dock, where it would refuel.

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10-Dec-2019 9:40 AM EST
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Newswise: Study: Favorable Environments for Large Hail Increasing Across U.S.
9-Dec-2019 11:30 AM EST
Newswise: Have Your Health and Eat Meat Too: Making a Mediterranean Diet Work Down Under
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Have Your Health and Eat Meat Too: Making a Mediterranean Diet Work Down Under

University of South Australia

Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there’s no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat consumers worldwide. But with statistics showing that most Australians suffer from a poor diet, and red meat production adding to greenhouse-gas emissions, finding a balance between taste preferences, environmental protection, and health benefits is becoming critical.

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6-Dec-2019 3:00 AM EST
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