Toxicants linked to lipid metabolism

While working for an environmental nonprofit organization in India, Namrata Sengupta investigated how poor waste management and sanitation practices can impact the environment and public health. Her work sparked an interest in environmental toxicology and led her to Clemson University in 2011 as a doctoral student in the field. Sengupta spent her time in graduate school using Daphnia magna, or ...

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4 Portable Air Conditioners to Keep You Cool

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When you’ve spent all day outside in the heat, the last thing you want is to come home to an inferno. Portable room air conditioners that don’t require installation in a window or through a wall can be a great way to keep cool in sweltering temperatures when central air conditioning isn’t an option. They’re helpful for apartment dwellers whose ...

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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

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On 19 May 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of 17 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 26 May 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of nine additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. Details of the case patients On ...

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Apple New, Faster iMacs & MacBooks Plus macOS High Sierra

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If you were planning on buying a new Mac, now’s the time: Apple has just refreshed its iMac and MacBook lines. The latest Macs are faster and, soon, they’ll run macOS High Sierra, which is packed with great new features. What you get with the updated iMacs The biggest upgrade went to Apple’s iMac line, all of which will get ...

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How the brain recognizes what the eye sees

If you think self-driving cars can’t get here soon enough, you’re not alone. But programming computers to recognize objects is very technically challenging, especially since scientists don’t fully understand how our own brains do it. Now, Salk Institute researchers have analyzed how neurons in a critical part of the brain, called V2, respond to natural scenes, providing a better understanding ...

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Cancer cells send signals boosting survival and drug resistance in other cancer cells

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that cancer cells appear to communicate to other cancer cells, activating an internal mechanism that boosts resistance to common chemotherapies and promotes tumor survival. The findings are published online in the June 6 issue of Science Signaling. Six years ago, Maurizio Zanetti, MD, professor in the Department of Medicine ...

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The Best Way to Take Notes

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Whether you’re at school or in business, taking notes at lectures and meetings is the best way to keep track of what’s happening. But traditional paper notes can turn into a disorganized mess. Pages may get mixed up or lost, and there’s no way to edit or organize them. Fortunately, technology offers plenty of solutions; it’s just about picking the ...

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