Navigating the clean energy transition during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic emerged at a time when climate and energy policies were experiencing greater attention and — in some cases — greater momentum. But…

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Scientists recreate DNA damage caused by toxins from smoking

Researchers from the University of York have recreated how toxins from smoking cause unique patterns of DNA damage. The discovery could help scientists better understand…

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Heart disease more likely for adults with dysfunctional childhoods

Children who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s, according to a…

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Variation in how side effects are reported clouds drug safety

An important goal of early-phase clinical trials is to discover a drug’s possible side effects. But despite FDA guidelines seeking to standardize this reporting, a…

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Antibiotic exposure can ‘prime’ single-resistant bacteria to become multidrug-resistant

Antibiotics save lives — but using them also helps antibiotic-resistant strains evolve and spread. Each year, antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect some 2.8 million people in the…

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Scientists unveil how general anesthesia works

Hailed as one of the most important medical advances, the discovery of general anesthetics — compounds which induce unconsciousness, prevent control of movement and block…

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Coupled magnetic materials show interesting properties for quantum applications

In order to find new ways to transmit and process information, scientists have begun to explore the behavior of electronic and magnetic spins, specifically their…

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Thalassemia Awareness

Did you know that beta thalassemia major, the most severe form of thalassemia, affects at least 1,000 people in the United States?  By staying committed…

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