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GOP lawmakers, business groups slam Trump's Mexico tariff threat

The president's tariff threat was "hurried out the door" by White House aides to appease him, an administration official said, with no guidance on how to explain the move to the business community.

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Missouri's last abortion clinic to stay open until at least Tuesday, judge rules

A St. Louis judge on Friday temporarily blocked Missouri from taking action that would have made the state the first since Roe v. Wade to not have a single abortion clinic.

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More House Democrats are ready to impeach Trump, making Pelosi's job tougher

Analysis: There are strong signs that the pro-impeachment forces in the House are both larger than she portrays — and growing.

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Ohio middle school where radioactive contamination was detected closed through 2020

The contamination came from a nearby plant, but the Department of Energy has repeatedly refused to cease operations there.

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Kim Kardashian meets with California death-row inmate

Kevin Cooper was found guilty of the 1983 murders of Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter Jessica and 11-year-old neighbor Chris Hughes.

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Husband of missing mother allegedly owed $1 million to his in-laws

The children's father said they were whisked to New York City and are being held by his mother-in-law in an apartment watched by an armed guard.

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Trump recognizes LGBTQ Pride Month for first time

The president did not recognize Pride Month for the first two years of his presidency after promising he would support the LGBTQ community.

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Teacher under fire for labeling her students as 'illegal' in tweets to Trump

A high school teacher in Texas was put on leave after tweeting to President Donald Trump that her school had been "taken over" by "illegal students from Mexico."

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The Supreme Court knows the citizenship census question is bogus. It doesn't care.

This is looking less and less like an ideological battle between conservative and liberal judges and more like a Supreme Court controlled by partisan politicians in robes.

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It's rare for a tornado to hit a big city — but that may not always be the case

“These are very low probability events, but if and when they occur, they will likely be devastating."

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Kim Jong Un reportedly carries out deadly purge in wake of Trump summit

NBC News was not immediately able to independently verify the report. However, North Korea has previously executed scapegoats to atone for political flops.

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Husband of missing mother allegedly owed $1 million to his in-laws

The children's father said they were whisked to New York City and are being held by his mother-in-law in an apartment watched by an armed guard.

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Ocasio-Cortez gets back behind the bar to mix it up for a cause close to her heart

The freshman lawmaker said she was worried that she'd lost her touch with the cocktail shaker. But she hadn't.

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Scammers are manipulating caller ID. Here's how to fight back against robocalls.

You can't trust caller ID ... so how to do you stop the incessant ringing?

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Scottie Pippen accuses 5-year-old in lawsuit of defacing his home with crayons

The former Chicago Bulls star added the 5-year-old child to a suit against her parents, who were renting his Florida mansion.

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Virginia police probing triple-homicide

A toddler and infant were located unharmed in the house where the three were found slain

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Authorities searching for missing Maleah Davis in Arkansas

Derion Vence, 26, told police the girl was taken by three kidnappers as he was driving to pick her mother up from the airport.

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Arkansas officer put on leave after video shows him pointing gun at black man

“I thought I was going to lose my life right then and there,” Ed Truitt told NBC News.

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Colorado governor signs gay conversion therapy ban

Gov. Jared Polis, who is gay, said the bill underscores that “Colorado is a state where everyone can be their true selves and live the life they want.”

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Teacher under fire for labeling her students as 'illegal' in tweets to Trump

A high school teacher in Texas was put on leave after tweeting to President Donald Trump that her school had been "taken over" by "illegal students from Mexico."

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Passenger fatally shot by Uber driver in New Mexico after fight over vomit

James Porter's estate filed wrongful death lawsuit and the district attorney is weighing criminal charges against the driver, Clayton Benedict.

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'Vida' renewed for a third season

The show about a multi-generational neighborhood in Los Angeles has been widely praised for getting Latino representation right.

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Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro blasts Trump Mexico tariff plan

Castro called them economic sanctions that will “tank our economy.”

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How the immune system keeps the Epstein-Barr virus in check

A protein called PD-1, which is found on immune cells called CD8+ T cells, plays a key role in controlling infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study published May 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Christian Münz of the University of Zurich, and colleagues. The results from this study indicate that monitoring PD-1 signaling during future vaccination and immunotherapy studies may inform patient outcomes.

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Combination of three gene mutations results in deadly human heart disease

Scientists believe that more common forms of disease may be the result of a combination of more subtle genetic mutations that act together. Now researchers have used technological advances to prove that three subtle genetic variants inherited within a family worked together to cause heart disease in multiple siblings at a very young age.

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New way to protect against high-dose radiation damage discovered

Intensive radiotherapy can be toxic in 60 percent of patients with tumors located in the gastrointestinal cavity. Increases in levels of the protein URI protect mice against high-dose ionizing radiation-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and enhance mouse intestinal regeneration and survival in 100 percent of the cases. This finding could be useful to mitigate side effects of other sources of intensive radiation, such as nuclear accidents, nuclear warfare or the exposure to cosmic radiation during space explorations.

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Unknown mini-proteins in the heart

Scientists have observed the human heart cells' 'protein factories' in action, examining the entire tissue for the very first time. The group reveals their surprising discoveries and the possibilities they contain for the future treatment of heart disease.

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Transgenic fungus rapidly killed malaria mosquitoes in West African study

Researchers describe the first trial outside the laboratory of a transgenic approach to combating malaria. The study shows that a naturally occurring fungus engineered to deliver a toxin to mosquitoes safely reduced mosquito populations by more than 99% in a screen-enclosed, simulated village setting in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

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Circadian clocks: Body parts respond to day and night independently from brain, studies show

Researchers have suspected that the body's various circadian clocks can operate independently from the central clock in the hypothalamus of the brain. Now, they have found a way to test that theory.

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Scientists identify a novel strategy to fight viral infections and cancer in animal model

Researchers report on a potential therapeutic strategy to treat viral infection and boost immunity against cancer.

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Fishing among worst jobs for health

People working in the fishing industry have among the poorest health of all workers in England and Wales, new research suggests.

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A new mechanism for accessing damaged DNA

UV light damages the DNA of skin cells, which can lead to cancer. This process is counteracted by the DNA repair machinery. It has been unclear, however, how repair proteins work on DNA tightly packed in chromatin, where access to DNA damage is restricted by protein packaging. Using cryo electron microscopy, researchers from the Thomä group at the FMI have identified a new mechanism whereby repair proteins detect and bind to damaged densely packed DNA.

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Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly

Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug, according to researchers.

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Intranasal stem cell therapy restores smell in mice

A stem cell therapy delivered into the nose can restore the sense of smell in a mouse model of olfactory loss. The findings provide proof of principle for an approach that has the potential to be of broad utility for a range of clinical conditions causing loss of olfaction.

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Sunshine may decrease risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Children who spend half an hour a day outside in the sun reduce their risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Eating blueberries every day improves heart health

Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease -- according to a new study. Eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 per cent. The research team say that blueberries and other berries should be included in dietary strategies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease -- particularly among at risk groups.

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Five-year outcomes for face transplant recipients

Scientists present the longer-term outcomes for six face transplant recipients who had been followed for up to 5 years after surgery, representing the largest cohort of patients in the US.

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'Ecstasy' shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment

An international study has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study demonstrated substantial improvements in individuals who had not responded to prior treatments. This is also, he adds, the most comprehensive evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.

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Being teased about weight linked to more weight gain among children

Youth who said they were teased or ridiculed about their weight increased their body mass by 33 percent more each year, compared to a similar group who had not been teased, according to researchers. The findings appear to contradict the belief that such teasing might motivate youth to change their behavior and attempt to lose weight.

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Concussions in elite soccer not assessed according to expert recommendations

An average of at least one potential concussive event occurred per game during the 2016 UEFA European Championship and nearly three quarters of the head collision incidents did not result in a medical assessment by sideline health-care personnel.

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DNA tests for patients move closer with genome analysis advance

Diseases caused by genetic changes could be detected more readily thanks to an advance in DNA analysis software.

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International travelers experience the harmful effects of air pollution

Even a short stay for travelers in cities with high levels of air pollution leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recover, a new study shows.

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Scientists discover 'switch' that helps breast cancer spread around the body

Researchers have unveiled clues into how breast cancer cells spread around the body.

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New imaging tool for diagnosing heart disease

Scientists have shown that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can be used to measure how the heart uses oxygen for both healthy patients and those with heart disease.

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Circadian clock and fat metabolism linked through newly discovered mechanism

Researchers found that the enzyme Nocturnin, known for its role in fat metabolism and circadian rhythm, acts on two well-established molecules in metabolism. The discovery sheds light on how the enzyme's daily fluctuations aid in energy regulation in the body.

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Cold-parenting linked to premature aging, increased disease risk in offspring

New research suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years. The study found that the telomeres -- protective caps on the ends of the strands of DNA -- of subjects who considered their mothers' parenting style as 'cold' were on average 25% smaller compared to those who reported having a mother whose parenting style they considered 'warm.'

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Israeli politics is engulfed in chaos. Here are the key players.

Benjamin Netanyahu is still set to become Israel's longest-serving prime minister in July, but voters will now have their say again on Sept. 17.

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Biden's personal loss emerges as a touchstone on the campaign trail

Voters are sharing their own experiences with cancer and grief as the former vice president campaigns for the White House.

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E.U. demands cease-fire as civilians suffer in Syria's last rebel stronghold

The U.N. says an estimated 3 million people are caught in the crossfire.

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91-year-old pianist entertains travelers at one of London’s busiest stations

Twice a week for more than four years, Denis Robinson has entertained passersby by playing on a street piano at St. Pancras International train station.

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Rabid bat flies out of iPad case, bites elderly man

"I looked and there was the bat looking out at me," said Roy Syvertson, 86, of South Hampton, New Hampshire.

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Inside the White House, a muted response to Mueller but concern about creeping impeachment

Press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters, "We're always prepared, but I don't think the American people deserve that."

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It’s time to pay attention to Asian American voters

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. and one of the largest untapped political constituencies. Karthick Ramakrishnan, a public policy professor at UC Riverside and director of AAPI Data, joined THINK to discuss why Asian Americans could be pivotal in the 2020 elections.

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How to create a 'desk pantry' for easy and healthy last-minute lunches

Pressed for time, but want to save money and eat better at work? Become a pro at desk side dining with these dietitian-approved office drawer staples.

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Why are migrant children dying in U.S. custody?

"Children are not like adults. They get sick more quickly and each hour of delay can be associated with serious complications," says a doctor.

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AI just finished Franz Schubert's 'Unfinished Symphony'

Artificial intelligence is giving composers new tools for composing and collaborating, but some see a downside.

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Three things the Warriors must do vs. the Raptors in the NBA Finals

Golden State is the favorite, but that doesn't mean the Warriors don't need to come with a gameplan.

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World Trade Center construction official accused of taking bribes

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced charges against James Luckie, 58, and two former managers at an electrical contractor on the project.

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Husband out on bail after allegedly raping wife is charged with her murder

Fernando Jaramillo Llamas, 25, of Santa Ana, California, had been ordered to stay away from the victim. However, they were living together, police said.

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Disney CEO says it will be 'difficult' to film in Georgia if abortion ban takes effect

Asked if Disney would keep filming projects like "Avengers: Endgame" in Georgia if the law is enacted, Bob Iger said, "I rather doubt we will."

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Mueller turns up the heat on impeachment

Analysis: The special counsel's live-TV contradiction of Trump's 'total exoneration' claim may be enough to kick-start the process in the House.

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Louisiana passes fetal heartbeat abortion ban, Democratic governor says he will sign into law

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has indicated that he will break with his party and sign the ban if it crosses his desk.

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Trump denies asking military to move USS John S. McCain 'out of sight'

Meghan McCain, the late senator's daughter, calls the president "a child," saying her grief is "unbearable."

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Netanyahu fails to form new government, forcing new election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could not secure support from far-right lawmakers.

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Body of hiker missing for more than a week in Maui is found

"We ask that you continue to live life to the fullest," said the father of Noah "Kekai" Mina, whose body was found Wednesday.

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Blues tie Stanley Cup Final, break Bruins' streak

St. Louis ended Boston’s eight-game playoff winning streak Wednesday with a 3-2 overtime win in Game 2.

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At least 7 dead, 21 missing after boat touring Budapest sinks in Danube

The sightseeing vessel had at least 33 South Korean passengers when it collided with another vessel and sank in Hungary.

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Body of missing 5-year-old Utah girl found, uncle charged with murder

“There are not words to express the sadness and the heartbreak we feel today," said the mother of Elizabeth Shelley.

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Pelosi slams Facebook for refusing to take down doctored videos

Hillary Clinton called the Pelosi video "sexist trash" during a commencement speech at Hunter College in New York on Wednesday.

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Mueller is making the Democrats look like cowards

Trump sees a Democratic Congress reluctant to wield the impeachment power voters gave it in the midterms. And he may be right.

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California's voting makeover: All 58 counties race to update voting systems by 2020

Most California counties think they will make the deadline to update their voting systems, but 10 are requesting exemptions or extensions.

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Remember freedom fries? Now there's 'freedom gas'

In announcing increased exports of a vital fuel, Energy Department officials also renamed liquefied natural gas "molecules of U.S. freedom."

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Armstrong: My mistake led to the most colossal meltdown in sports

Lance Armstrong talks with Mike Tirico about career, cancer, and trying to move forward from one of the biggest scandals in sports.

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97-year-old woman attends prom for the first time

"My favorite part was being there with all the kids, and having such a good time.”

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World's smallest surviving baby born in San Diego

At 8.6 ounces, or 245 grams, the newborn known as Saybie weighed 7 grams less than the world's previous smallest surviving baby.

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Humpback whale likely dead after it was hit by ferry near Seattle

"At 5 to 10 feet, there’s no chance to even try to maneuver the vessel," the director of operations for the Washington state ferries system said.

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Humpback whale likely dead after it was hit by ferry near Seattle

"At 5 to 10 feet, there’s no chance to even try to maneuver the vessel," the director of operations for the Washington state ferries system said.

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Cubs batter distraught after foul ball appears to injure young girl

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora hit a line drive foul into the stands just beyond the netting at Minute Maid Park in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Astros. The ball appeared to strike a small child, who had to be carried out of the stands to receive medical attention.

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Wife of NFL quarterback Nick Foles announces couple's miscarriage

"We’ve endured some unique challenges as a couple so far, but never quite knew what something like this felt like and now we do."

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High school graduate meets dad on border bridge

"It's like I fulfilled the dreams of both my mom and dad to find better opportunities that they didn't have," Sarai Ruiz said.

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Moby cancels book tour amid Natalie Portman controversy

A message on his website said the musician was canceling "all upcoming public appearances for the foreseeable future."

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At least 7 dead, 21 missing after boat touring Budapest sinks in Danube

The sightseeing vessel had at least 33 South Korean passengers when it collided with another vessel and sank in Hungary.

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'Ultraprocessed' foods linked to higher risk of heart disease, death

Why you should try to cut these highly-processed foods from your diet.

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Years after facial transplants, patients' faces can move and feel again

A happy side effect of face transplants? Blending in. "Finally, nobody is paying attention to them."

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Pelosi slams Facebook for refusing to take down doctored videos

Hillary Clinton called the Pelosi video "sexist trash" during a commencement speech at Hunter College in New York on Wednesday.

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Study could lead to 'cognitive therapy in your pocket'

People living with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist.

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Among older women, 10,000 steps per day not needed for lower mortality

A new study found that older women, taking as few as 4,400 steps per day was significantly associated with lower risk of death compared to taking 2,700 steps per day. Risk of death continued to decrease with more steps taken but leveled off at around 7,500 steps per day -- less than the 10,000 steps default goal in many wearables.

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Tempted to cheat on a written exam? Artificial intelligence is 90% certain to nab you

Combining big data with artificial intelligence has allowed researchers to determine whether you wrote your assignment or whether a ghostwriter penned it for you -- with nearly 90 percent accuracy.

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Genetic analysis of cannabis is here

Research could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD products become more commonplace. The new analysis of the genetic and chemical characteristics of cannabis is believed to be the first thorough examination of its kind.

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From viruses to social bots, researchers unearth the structure of attacked networks

Researchers have developed a machine learning model of the invisible networks around us including, how viruses interact with proteins and genes in the body. Their work, they believe, can help across the disciplines from the design of future medicines or gene therapies against viruses and diseases like cancer or help understand how to address cyber attacks.

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How to quell a cytokine storm: New ways to dampen an overactive immune system

BRCA DNA-repair proteins interact with a molecular complex that is also responsible for regulating the immune system. When certain players in this pathway go awry, autoimmune disorders arise. An international team has deciphered the structure of the complex and have found new molecular targets for fighting autoimmunity.

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New regulator of immune responses discovered

Scientists have identified a new internal regulator which helps control the body's response to fight infection. The discovery could be a target for new drugs to tackle autoimmune diseases.

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Key link discovered between tissue cell type and different forms of arthritis

Different types of fibroblasts -- the most common cells of connective tissue in animals -- are organized in different layers in the joint and are responsible for two very different forms of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, new research shows.

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New blood test uses DNA 'packaging' patterns to detect multiple cancer types

Researchers have developed a simple new blood test that can detect the presence of seven different types of cancer by spotting unique patterns in the fragmentation of DNA shed from cancer cells and circulating in the bloodstream.

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How microbiome is disrupted during IBD: Human Microbiome Project

A new study is the first to have observed the complex set of chemical and molecular events that disrupt the microbiome and trigger immune responses during flare-ups of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Unveiling how the genome has condensed itself inside the virus

Scientists have deciphered how a virus genome is condensed inside the capsid of a virus.

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Patterns of chronic lymphocytic leukemia growth identified

In patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the rate of disease growth is apt to follow one of three trajectories: relentlessly upward, steadily level, or something in between, scientists report in a new study.

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Intelligent algorithms for genome research

In order to find out which genes are responsible for diseases such as cancer or diabetes, scientists nowadays frequently resort to using machine-learning models.

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Sugar taxes and labelling are effective

Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a new study. The study, which included more than 3,500 people aged 13 and over on their purchasing behavior last spring, also found that taxes could have the greatest impact if 100 per cent fruit juice was included in reduction efforts.

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Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections

Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary work.

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Hands that see, eyes that feel? Brain study reveals the mathematics of identifying objects

Researchers demonstrate that our brain need only perform a few lightning-fast statistical calculations to detect key properties of unknown objects.

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Seeing disfigured faces prompts negative brain and behavior responses

A new study finds that people have implicit negative biases against people with disfigured faces, without knowingly harboring such biases.

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When drug treatment for social anxiety is insufficient

A study group clarified that cognitive therapy maintained its effects more than a year after the end of therapy for patients with a social anxiety disorder even for those who did not respond to antidepressant drugs.

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Nanoscale bioabsorbable wound dressing

Scientists are harnessing the combined power of organic nanomaterials-based chemistry and a natural product found in crustacean exoskeletons to help bring emergency medicine one step closer to a viable solution for mitigating blood loss, from the hospital to the battlefield.

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Researchers standardize test for predicting transplant rejection

Researchers have developed a standardized method of measuring the immune response in islet transplant recipients, helping predict patient outcomes.

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Cognitive behavior therapy shown to improve multiple menopause symptoms

Although hormone therapy (HT) is the most commonly recommended treatment for menopause symptoms, research is ongoing for alternatives, especially nonpharmacologic options. Cognitive behavior therapy has previously been proposed as a low-risk treatment for hot flashes, but a new study suggests it may also effectively manage other menopause symptoms.

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Kratom's reputed pain-relief benefits could come from one of its metabolites

Kratom is a Southeast Asian tree with a long history of use in traditional medicine. In the region, the plant's leaves are widely consumed for pain relief, treatment of opioid addiction and other uses. Though its efficacy and safety are unproven, kratom use has spread to the US and Europe. Now, researchers report that a metabolite of a kratom alkaloid could be responsible for the treatment's therapeutic effects.

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Artificial intelligence boosts proteome research

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have succeeded in making the mass analysis of proteins from any organism significantly faster than before and almost error-free. This new approach is set to provoke a considerable change in the field of proteomics, as it can be applied in both basic and clinical research.

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Cycling lanes reduce fatalities for all road users, study shows

The most comprehensive study of bicycle and road safety to date finds that building safe facilities for cyclists is one of the biggest factors in road safety for everyone. Bicycling infrastructure -- specifically, separated and protected bike lanes -- leads to fewer fatalities and better road-safety outcomes for all road users.

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Extroverts enjoy four key advantages according to science; here they are

Researchers have determined that extroverts enjoy four key advantages over their more introverted peers.

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New light shed on the harms of air pollution

A new study based on levels before, during and after the Beijing Olympics reveals how air pollution affects the human body at the level of metabolites. Researchers found that 69 metabolites changed significantly when air pollution changed.

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Epigenetics of daytime sleepiness

A new, multi-ethnic study explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications -- measurable, chemical changes that may be influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. The team finds tantalizing clues about Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, laying a foundation for larger scale studies of diverse populations.

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Healthy, stress-busting fat found hidden in dirt

Thirty years after scientists coined the term 'hygiene hypothesis' to suggest that increased exposure to microorganisms could benefit health, researchers have identified an anti-inflammatory fat in a soil-dwelling bacterium that may be responsible.

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Guiding plants towards obtaining iron

A team relates the presence of beneficial organisms in plant roots to their response to iron deficiency.

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Targeting inflammation to better understand dangerous blood clots

Forty percent of people who develop venous thromboembolism don't know what caused it. New preclinical research further explores inflammation's role in inciting the clots.

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Study could lead to 'cognitive therapy in your pocket'

People living with anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions may soon be able to use a smartphone app to deliver on-demand cognitive bias modification for interpretation (CBM-I), a way to change mental habits without visiting a therapist.

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