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Yale Study Reveals 'Hyperhotspots' for Identifying Skin Cancer Risk
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, Nov. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch-Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal]-- Yale University issued the following news release:

New research by Yale University scientists reports the discovery of "hyperhotspots" in the human genome, locations that are up to 170-times more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight compared to the genome average.

Exposure to UV radiation is the major cause of skin cancer. Screening the hyperhotspots could offer a new means of predicting a person's skin cancer risk.

The study was published in the November edition of ... Show Full Article

Opioid-Based Plant Might Not Be Best Solution For Those Seeking TO Curb Habitual Alcohol Use: Purdue University
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Nov. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch-British Journal of Pharmacology] -- Purdue University issued the following news release:

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- Scientists take closer look at use of 'drug of concern' kratom

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Lawmakers across the United States continue to debate the safety of kratom, an opioid-containing plant that has been listed as a "drug of concern" by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kratom is sold over the counter in specialty stores and online.

Substance use disorders are a major health concern in the U.S. and a growing number of people suffering from these diseases ... Show Full Article

New Technique Aims to Improve Imaging of Cells: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
TROY, New York, Nov. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch-Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal] -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute issued the following news:

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- Deep Neural Network developed at Rensselaer could improve cancer care

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Improving the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases like cancer will require more detailed, rapid, and agile imaging technology that can show doctors not just what a specific organ looks like, but also what's happening within the cells that make up those tissues.

In research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ... Show Full Article

How Giant Kelp May Respond to Climate Change: University of California
DAVIS, California, Nov. 14 [TNSbiologyresearch-Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology] -- The University of California Davis campus issued the following news:

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- In a Changing Ocean, Giant Kelp's Reproductive Success Depends on Where It's From

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When a marine heat wave hit California's coast in 2014, it brought ocean temperatures that were high for Northern California but fairly normal for a Southern California summer. Much of the giant kelp in the north died in the heat wave, while southern populations survived.

Jordan Hollarsmith was a National Science Foundation graduate ... Show Full Article

Fertilization Discovery Reveals New Role for the Egg: University of Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, Nov. 14 [TNSscientificresearch-Nature Communications journal] -- The University of Virginia issued the following news release:

An unexpected discovery about fertilization from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals new insights on how sperm and egg fuse and could have major implications for couples battling infertility - and may lead to a future male contraceptive.

The finding has the potential both to boost the success rate of in-vitro fertilization and reduce its cost. "The infertility experts here at UVA are very excited about this," researcher Jeffrey ... Show Full Article

Availability of Drugs as Implants Could Expand, Thanks to MRI Maps: Purdue University
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana, Nov. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch-Journal of Controlled Release] -- Purdue University issued the following news release:

What if a drug you need every single day of your life could be implanted into your body so that you don't have to remember to take a pill?

Unfortunately, chances are the drug you take isn't available in implantable form - even though drug implant technology has been around since the '60s. This is partly because it's challenging to design an implant that would work for every type of drug.

Purdue University researchers developed a new method that uses an MRI ... Show Full Article

Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts Life Expectancy in Heart Failure Patients: University of California
LA JOLLA, California, Nov. 14 [TNSmedicalresearch-European Journal of Heart Failure] -- The University of California San Diego campus issued the following news:

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- Algorithm developed by physicists and cardiologists achieved 88 percent success rate

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When Avi Yagil, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California San Diego flew home from Europe in 2012, he thought he had caught a cold from his travels. When a "collection of pills" did not improve his symptoms, his wife encouraged him to see a doctor.

Further tests revealed something far more life-threatening to ... Show Full Article