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JDCU seeks Hometown Heroes

geology topix - May 1, 2018 - 8:52am

Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union is seeking nominations for its new Hometown Hero campaign to recognize community members who go "above and beyond." The campaign began April 25 and will run through May 25. Those interested in nominating candidates can do so with an explanation at any JDCU branch or at lovejdcu.com .

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Goats and beetles team up to tackle noxious weed in southern Alberta

CBC - May 1, 2018 - 8:38am

Insects and goats may seem like an odd pairing, but Ducks Unlimited is banking on the duo to tackle the spread of an invasive plant at a wetlands near High River, Alta.

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U.S. wants 1 million to share DNA, health habits for science

CBC - May 1, 2018 - 8:16am

Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science.

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Can the U.S. Get 1 Million People to Volunteer Their Genomes?

Scientific American - May 1, 2018 - 7:30am
A massive biobank effort, first planned under the Obama administration, launches this week

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Facebook investigating claim employee used access to stalk women

CBS - May 1, 2018 - 7:23am
"Although we can't comment on any individual personnel matters, we are aware of the situation and investigating," Facebook spokesperson says
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La Niña-like ocean cooling patterns intensify northwestern Pacific tropical cyclones

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:55am
Atmospheric researchers report that a strong connection between sea surface temperature patterns is associated with the Global Warming Hiatus and changes in cyclone activity over the northwest Pacific Ocean, particularly increasing intensities in coastal regions of East Asia.
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'Valleytronics' discovery could extend limits of Moore's Law

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:55am
Researchers have found useful new information-handling potential in samples of tin(II) sulfide (SnS), a candidate 'valleytronics' transistor material that might one day enable chipmakers to pack more computing power onto microchips. 
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Fracking the immune system

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:55am
Researchers are the first to report links between early life exposure to chemicals in ground water near fracking sites and immune system imbalances in mice. Their findings suggest that exposure to these chemicals during development may adversely affect the immune system's ability to fight diseases like multiple sclerosis later in life.
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Lightning carries potential danger to people with deep brain stimulators

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:55am
Patients receiving deep brain stimulation are warned that their neurostimulators may dysfunction when confronted by electromagnetic fields generated by particular electrical devices found at work, home, and in the hospital. A new and potentially dangerous source of dysfunction has been identified: nearby lightening.
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Acute and chronic changes in myelin following mild traumatic brain injury

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:55am
Preliminary research using mcDESPOT magnetic resonance imaging shows changes in the myelin content of white matter in the brain following mild traumatic brain injury. Myelin changes are apparent at the time of injury and three months afterward.
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Protein mimic developed to help injured lungs breathe

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:55am
Researchers have bioengineered an effective protein mimic that restored breathing capacity to the injured lungs of rats, according to a new study.
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Patients get faster life-saving treatment in states with policies allowing direct transport to specialized heart attack care hospitals

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:55am
People having heart attacks get faster life-saving treatment if they live in states that allow EMS to bypass closer hospitals that don't offer the specialized treatment, taking patients directly to those that do. Reducing the time from first medical contact to treatment that restores blood flow to the heart is the most critical factor in improving patient survival.
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American pikas tolerate climate change better than expected

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:53am
The American pika, a relative of rabbits, occupies rocky environments in the mountains of western Northern America. It has been widely thought that pikas could not survive extremes of temperature and thus were at risk of running out of space at the tops of mountains as temperatures rise due to climate change. But is there more to the story?
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Small earthquakes caused by migrating gasses in the underground

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:51am
The metropolitan area of Istanbul with around 15 million inhabitants is considered to be particularly earthquake-prone. In order to be able to assess the risk correctly, researchers must decipher the processes underground. Below the Marmara Sea, an international research team detected earthquakes that were not directly caused by tectonic stresses but by rising natural gas.
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Novel cancer vaccine strategy blocks death of tumor-specific cytotoxic T cells

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:51am
New research could serve as the stepping-stone in constructing vaccines with a greater likelihood of finding and attacking tumors in the human body.
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EEG signals accurately predict autism as early as 3 months of age

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:51am
Autism is challenging to diagnose, especially early in life. A new study shows that inexpensive EEGs, which measure brain electrical activity, accurately predict or rule out autism spectrum disorder in infants, even in some as young as three months.
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Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:51am
A study shows up to 65 percent of older adults who use medical marijuana significantly reduced their chronic pain and dependence on opioid painkillers.
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New insights into the origins of mutations in cancer

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:51am
Using worm experiments, scientists were able to study the processes generating cancer-causing DNA mutations in detail. The findings help identify the causes of human cancer. Such insights could be an important first step in identifying possible directions for new cancer treatments.
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Breakthrough for kinesiologists studying metabolic protein

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:38am
Researchers have discovered a new method for analyzing an important metabolic protein in muscles.
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Physicists find properties of magnetic soliton of interest for brain-inspired computing

Science Daily - May 1, 2018 - 6:38am
A team of physicists has uncovered properties of a category of magnetic waves relevant to the development of neuromorphic computing -- an artificial intelligence system that seeks to mimic human-brain function.
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