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Pregnant Smokers May Reduce Harm Done to Baby’s Lungs by Taking Vitamin C

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm smoking does to their baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C, according to a new randomized, controlled trial presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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Palliative Care May Reduce Suicide Risk in Veterans with Advanced Lung Cancer

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Palliative care appears to reduce the risk of suicide in veterans diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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Real-World Evidence and the Transformational Role of Digital Health

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, opened its ISPOR 2018 conference in Baltimore, MD, USA this morning with the first plenary session, “Inflection Point for Real-World Evidence? The Transformational Role of Digital Health.”

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DHS S&T Partners with Local Communities to Improve Flood Resiliency

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with local communities to improve resilience to flood disasters. S&T announced today its latest community partnership with Howard County, Maryland and the National Weather Service (NWS).

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Dolly Parton and Niece Hannah Dennison Honored at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Legendary country music singer-songwriter Dolly Parton and her niece Hannah Dennison were honored Thursday at the dedication of the newly named Hannah Dennison Butterfly Garden at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Research Suggests Sweet Potatoes Didn't Originate in the Americas

Indiana University

Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World. New research by an Indiana University paleobotanist suggests it originated in Asia, and much earlier than previously known.

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Clues Found to Early Lung Transplant Failure

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern University have uncovered cells that flow into and harm the lung soon after transplant. The resulting dysfunction is the leading cause of early death after lung transplantation. The discovery, in mice, may lead to drug therapies that target the destructive cells.

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Ancient Sequence Motif Leads Researchers to Discover Novel Mode of Neurotransmitter-Based Communication

University of California, Irvine

This is the first example of a novel mode of neurotransmitter-based communication and challenges current dogma about mechanisms of signaling in the brain. The findings uncover new pathways for developing therapies for disorders like epilepsy, anxiety and chronic pain.

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NIBIB-Funded Team Designs Rapid Diagnostic System for Debilitating Nutrient Deficiency

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of NIH, have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to test blood for vitamin A and iron deficiencies.

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