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Newswise: Shake, rattle, roll: Turbulence found to disrupt the crucial magnetic fields in fusion energy devices

Article ID: 720996

Shake, rattle, roll: Turbulence found to disrupt the crucial magnetic fields in fusion energy devices

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Scientists at PPPL have discovered that turbulence may play an increased role in affecting the self-driven, or bootstrap, current in plasma that is necessary for tokamak fusion reactions.

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Newswise: Scientists Discover Skin Keeps Time Independent of the Brain

Article ID: 720977

Scientists Discover Skin Keeps Time Independent of the Brain

University of Washington School of Medicine

A study published Oct. 10 in Current Biology has now found that a type of opsin known as neuropsin is expressed in the hair follicles of mice and synchronize the skin’s circadian clock to the light-dark cycle, independent of the eyes or brain. This means that skin can sense whether it is day or night even when it’s cultured by itself in a dish. Researchers now want to see if skin heals better if it’s exposed to certain types of light.

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Article ID: 720964

Study: First Evidence of Immune Response Targeting Brain Cells in Autism

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a paper published in Annals of Neurology, a physician-scientist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and colleagues report the presence of cellular features consistent with an immune response targeting specialized brain cells in more than two thirds of autistic brains analyzed postmortem. These cellular characteristics – not previously observed in autism – lend critical new insight into autism’s origins and could pave the way to improved diagnosis and treatment for people with this disorder.

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Article ID: 720965

New Genetic Link Found for Some Forms of SIDS

UW Medicine

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The new UW Medicine research study is the first such to make an explainable link.

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17-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720948

Researchers Receive $2.96M to Help Reduce Mental Health Stigma among Health Care Providers

George Washington University

A research collaborative including the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal, Duke University, and King’s College London will investigate the efficacy of the RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers toward individuals with mental illness.

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Newswise: DEET Gives Humans an ‘Invisibility Cloak’ to Fend Off Mosquito Bites

Article ID: 720901

DEET Gives Humans an ‘Invisibility Cloak’ to Fend Off Mosquito Bites

Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Since its invention during the Second World War for soldiers stationed in countries where malaria transmission rates were high, researchers have worked to pinpoint precisely how DEET actually affects mosquitos. Past studies have analyzed the chemical structure of the repellent, studied the response in easier insects to work with, such as fruit flies, and experimented with genetically engineered mosquito scent receptors grown inside frog eggs. However, the Anopheles mosquito’s neurological response to DEET and other repellents remained largely unknown because directly studying the scent-responsive neurons in the mosquito itself was technically challenging and labor-intensive work.

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Newswise: Changes in Chromosome Caps May be A Marker for Tumor Aggression in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Article ID: 720842

Changes in Chromosome Caps May be A Marker for Tumor Aggression in Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report that their study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has uncovered novel molecular clues about which tumors are most likely to be aggressive in those with NF1. According to the researchers, the clues could advance the search for more customized and relevant treatments that spare patients exposure to treatments unlikely to work.

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Newswise: Drug Treats Inflammation Associated With Genetic Heart Disease That Can Be Deadly in Young Athletes

Article ID: 720720

Drug Treats Inflammation Associated With Genetic Heart Disease That Can Be Deadly in Young Athletes

Johns Hopkins Medicine

When young athletes experiences sudden cardiac death as they run down the playing field, it’s usually due to arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM), an inherited heart disease. Now, Johns Hopkins researchers have shed new light on the role of the immune system in the progression of ACM and, in the process, discovered a new drug that might help prevent ACM disease symptoms and progression to heart failure in some patients.

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17-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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