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A discovery made in the lab sparked the creation of Anatomic Inc., which sells human stem cell-derived sensory neurons to pharmaceutical companies for the possible creation of new, nonaddictive painkillers.
The $9 billion infrared telescope, built for NASA by aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp., is expected to revolutionize astronomy by allowing scientists to peer farther than before and with greater clarity into the cosmos, to the dawn of the known universe.
The animatronic attraction's crew had less than two days to turn the DECC's Pioneer Hall into a prehistoric playground.
The gut microbiome has been shown to play a role in ways that are both positive and negative in health. A team of researchers from Sanford Health and North Dakota State University will explore whether certain gut bacteria can trigger stress eating.
To do that, they need to bridge the gap between purely scientific researchers and clinical professionals. The SMHS has been emphasizing work in the area of translational research, which aims to “translate” scientific research into practical treatments. That work is being done through the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (DaCCoTA), a clinical translational research center (CTR), that pairs in teams doctors and researchers.
A breakthrough study by Johns Hopkins University researchers may aid doctors in determining which elderly patients will respond best to antidepressants and which may be at additional risks for memory decline.

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For college students in the United States, annual marijuana use has continued to increase over the past five years, with 44% of them reporting marijuana use in the past year, according to the NIDA study.
Review: Science journalist Sam Apple investigates the lost discoveries of Otto Warburg, a German scientist who defied Nazis.
Sanford Health researchers tracked a junior high football program for eight years, using electronic monitoring in football helmets to measure head impacts. They were surprised to find out how many hits kids were taking, and noted a marked decrease in head hits as coaches implemented new training approaches.

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