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March 27, 2017

Research Finds Patients Face Rising Costs for Epipen Allergy Drug

Mar. 27, 2017 — Commercially insured patients who use the life-saving epinephrine autoinjector known as ‘EpiPen’ have experienced skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs since 2007, according to ... read more

A Probiotic Stress Fix

Mar. 27, 2017 — An engineer is working to create a probiotic that would help protect the host from the negative health effects of adrenaline surges. The new probiotic could easily be mixed into yogurt or taken in ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent homes and altering the ecological balance in ways that allowed the common ... read more

Our Aging Scientific Workforce Raises Concerns

Mar. 27, 2017 — The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get older in coming years. Economists have found that the average age of ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have found a new way to precisely measure the vortices -- circular patterns of rotating air -- created by birds' wings during flight. The results shed greater light on how these ... read more

Research Addresses the Threat of Zika Virus to the US Blood Supply

Mar. 27, 2017 — Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus, investigators have ... read more

Researchers Create Artificial Materials Atom-by-Atom

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations could be used to predict whether someone ... read more

Rebuilding Middle Class Is the Key to Preserving Democracy

Mar. 27, 2017 — Steps must be taken to preserve middle-class America or the United States will cease to be a democracy, says a law professor in his new ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in the United States, and ... read more

Can Artificial Intelligence Detect Fake News?

Mar. 27, 2017 — An artificial intelligence course has been launched that includes two projects focused on using AI to detect and combat fake news ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — When it comes to creating new materials, single crystals play an important role in presenting a clearer picture of a material’s intrinsic properties. A typical material will be comprised of lots of ... read more

How Do Some Opioids Cause Severe Itching?

Mar. 27, 2017 — Opioids have long been an important tool in the world of pain management, but the side effects of these drugs -- from addiction and respiratory failure to severe itching and dizziness, can be ... read more

Implementing Large-Scale Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program

Mar. 27, 2017 — Can a large-scale, primary care-based teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening (TDRS) program reduce wait times for screening and improve the timeliness of care in the Los Angeles County Department ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say scientists. ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Brain size in primates is predicted by diet, an analysis by a team of anthropologists indicates. These results call into question “the social brain hypothesis,” which has posited that humans and ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — The same kind of large-scale planetary waves that meander through the atmosphere high above Earth's surface may also exist on the sun, according to a new ... read more

Largest Ever Brain Cancer Study Reveals New Secrets to Inherited Risk

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of brain cancer in the largest ever study of the ... read more

Drug Development: Subtle Steric Differences Reveal a Model for Ni Cross-Coupling Success

Mar. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a predictive model may enable challenging metal-catalyzed cross couplings reactions that are indispensable to drug ... read more

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