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Using the Internet May Prompt Religious ‘Tinkering’ Rather Than Belief in Only One Religion

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Internet use may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true, according to a Baylor University study. The research is published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

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Researchers Offer New Model for Uncovering True HIV Mortality Rates in Zambia

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A new study that seeks to ascertain HIV mortality rates in Zambia could provide a model for improved national and regional surveillance approaches and, ultimately, more effective HIV treatment strategies.

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elite athletes, athlete care, athlete treatment, Dancer, Dancers, Ballet, Injured Athletes, Broken Bones, Inflammation, ballet dancers

The Joffrey Ballet Selects Doctors at Rush University Medical Center to be Company Physicians

The internationally-acclaimed Joffrey Ballet has chosen Rush University Medical Center as the Company’s preferred medical center for treatment.

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Penn Researchers Identify New Treatment Target for Melanoma

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Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better outcomes after a melanoma diagnosis. Now, a research team from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania says it may have determined the reason for the melanoma-protective effect.

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Who Uses Phone Apps to Track Sleep Habits? Mostly the Healthy and Wealthy in U.S.

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The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke.

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Confined Movements: How Cells Form Tubes in Confined Spaces

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A team of scientists from Singapore and France, led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, has described a novel ‘microtube’-based platform to study how tubular organs, such as the heart and the kidneys, form under the various topographical restrictions commonly experienced inside the body.

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Green Sea Turtles Could Face Extinction as Temperatures Rise in Great Barrier Reef

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Seismology, Montreal, Cells, University of Montreal, mechanobiology

Cellular Seismology: Putting Vibrations on the Map

Scientists in Montreal develop a unique technique to map, on a scale of milliseconds, the elasticity of the components inside a cell.







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