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Article ID: 695154

Study: Exercise Helps Treat Addiction by Altering Brain’s Dopamine System

University at Buffalo

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction.

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25-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695145

Researchers Find Genetic Aberrations Responsible for Congenital Diseases That Are Undetectable by Conventional Genetic Screening

Mount Sinai Health System

The research team identified novel epigenetic mutations to be a significant contributor to neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital anomalies

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Article ID: 695049

NYU Professor Replicates Longitudinal Work on Famous Marshmallow Test for the First Time, Makes New Observations

New York University

A new replication study of the well-known “marshmallow test” – a famous psychological experiment designed to measure children’s self-control – suggests that being able to delay gratification at a young age may not be as predictive of later life outcomes as was previously thought.

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23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695138

New Report on the Global Landscape of Cancer Cell Therapy Highlights Robust International Pipeline Marked by Rapid Growth

Cancer Research Institute

Newly published report in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery that provides a comprehensive, independent analysis of the global landscape of cancer cell therapies, including all agents from preclinical to post-market stages.

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25-May-2018 7:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695116

Asteroid Impact Grounded Bird Ancestors

Cornell University

An international team of scientists has concluded the asteroid that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago not only wiped out the dinosaurs, but erased the world’s forests and the species that lived in trees. The researchers say only small ground-dwelling birds survived the mass extinction, profoundly changing the course of bird evolution.

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24-May-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695109

Optimizing Taxi Fleet Size the Subject of Multi-University Research

Cornell University

A study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Laboratory – with important input from Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University – offers a network-based solution to size and operate a fleet of taxis.

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24-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695008

Moody’s Investors Service Affirms Positive Credit Rating

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Rensselaer’s creditworthiness as A3, citing its large scale of operations, healthy student demand for its technology-oriented programs, growing net tuition revenue, strong fundraising, and President Shirley Ann Jackson’s transformative leadership.

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Article ID: 694424

Poor Seniors Less Likely to Survive Nursing Home After ICU Stay

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A first-of-its-kind study has found that seniors who are insured by Medicaid are less likely to survive in a nursing home after an ICU stay than seniors covered by Medicare and commercial insurance. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694406

Widely Used E-cigarette Flavoring Impairs Lung Function

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs’ anti-bacterial defense system. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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