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Your Bra Size is Affecting How Much You Sweat, and It's Not What You'd Think
SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 18 (TNSres) -- The University of Southampton issued the following news:

A study by the University of Southampton has revealed a surprising link between breast size and the amount of sweat produced by the breast during exercise.

The study looked at 22 women of different ages and breast sizes while they ran in a warm climatic chamber - measuring how much sweat they produced across the breast, how much heat their bodies were producing and how many sweat glands they had on different parts of their breasts.

Sweat production is primarily influenced by factors such as body ... Show Full Article

UofL Announces College of Education and Human Development Dean
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, June 18 -- The University of Louisville issued the following news release:

The University of Louisville has selected an expert in student development, faculty governance and cultural inclusive practices to lead the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) as permanent dean.

Tabitha Grier-Reed, associate dean for graduate education and faculty development at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota (UofM), Twin Cities, will begin Aug. 5, pending a tenure vote by UofL's CEHD faculty and approval by the UofL Board of Trustees.

"Dr. Grier-Reed ... Show Full Article

Unexpected Diversity of Light-Sensing Proteins Goes Beyond Vision in Frogs
TORONTO, Ontario, June 18 (TNSres) -- York University issued the following news release on June 17, 2024:

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York U prof fills gaps in current understanding of opsins responsible for circadian rhythms

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This Thursday marks the first day of summer in the Northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year. Living beings have evolved over many millennia to react to varying amounts of sunlight exposure, governing everything from sleep-wake cycles, seasonal changes and more, but the proteins responsible for responding to different light environments for non-visual purposes are an under explored ... Show Full Article

UC-San Diego: New Approach to Neuroimaging Analysis
LA JOLLA, California, June 18 (TNSres) -- The University of California San Diego campus issued the following news:

Story by: Joseph McClain

A group of neuroscientists based at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has applied an approach to neuroimaging that they believe will reinvigorate the work of many of their fellow brain researchers.

Their work, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, outlines a method for the use of neuroimaging data to predict elements of cognition and behavioral variables. The technique involves examining widely used magnetic resonance images (MRIs) ... Show Full Article

Researchers Uncover Mechanism That Fuels Growth of Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma
HELSINKI, Finland, June 18 (TNSres) -- The University of Helsinki issued the following news release:

Researchers from the University of Helsinki and HUS Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered a molecular mechanism whose genetic disruption boosts the growth of the most common type of lymphoma.

Researchers from the University of Helsinki and HUS investigated the effects of recurring mutations in the KLHL6 gene in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common cancer of the lymphatic system.

The KLHL6 protein is part of a cellular system tasked with disposing of excess and unnecessary proteins. ... Show Full Article

Repurposed Drug May Help Stabilize Vision in Rare Disease
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, June 18 (TNSres) -- The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release:

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Clinical trial for RVCL-S patients tests drug already approved as sickle cell disease treatment

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Roughly 50 families scattered across the world share ultra-rare variants in a particular gene. Silent for years, the inherited mutations make themselves known when patients reach the fourth decade of life. Changes in vision start a cascade of symptoms. Five to 20 years later, the illness is fatal.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in ... Show Full Article

Georgetown Law COO David Mao, L'93, Named Librarian of the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Georgetown University Law Center issued the following news on June 17, 2024:

After seven years in leadership at his law school alma mater, Georgetown Law Chief Operating Officer David Mao, L'93, will be taking a new position this summer, as the 12th Librarian of the Supreme Court of the United States. He will be the first Asian American to serve in the role.

Mao, who spent more than a decade at the Library of Congress before returning to Georgetown in 2017 - including stints as Law Librarian of Congress and Acting Librarian of Congress - traces his interest in libraries ... Show Full Article