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Research finds patients face rising costs for epipen allergy drug

Commercially insured patients who use the life-saving epinephrine autoinjector known as ‘EpiPen’ have experienced skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs since 2007, according to research.

A probiotic stress fix

An engineer is working to create a probiotic that would help protect the host from the negative health effects of adrenaline surges. The new…
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The economic case for wind, solar energy in Africa

To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants…
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Mouse in the house tells tale of human settlement

Long before the advent of agriculture, hunter-gatherers began putting down roots in the Middle East, building more permanent homes and altering the ecological balance…
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Our aging scientific workforce raises concerns

The science and engineering workforce in the United States is aging rapidly, according to a new study. And it is only going to get…
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Basic microbiology research study unexpectedly uncovers practical findings for growers

Researchers initially set out to describe the microbiology of rye cover crop roots and how they changed over time in a field setting. Among…
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A little nudge may provide a big boost to flu vaccination rates

Currently, only 44 percent of adults in the United States receive an annual flu vaccination. But, a new study suggests that a simple behavioral…
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For the birds: New prediction method sheds brighter light on flight

Researchers have found a new way to precisely measure the vortices — circular patterns of rotating air — created by birds’ wings during flight….
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Research addresses the threat of Zika virus to the US blood supply

Certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the…
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Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression

Cognitive neuroscientists are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety. They have been able to…
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Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom

Researchers have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices…
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New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis

Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of…
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