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Jun

15

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Babies Can Tell Face-Like Images Inside the Womb

Posted by on June 15th, 2017 0 comments Tags: ,

Parents may have noticed that their babies were often more fascinated with faces than with human objects, researchers did too. But new research shows that facial recognition for babies actually starts in the womb–as early as the 34th week of pregnancy. Researchers have known that fetuses can distinguish between different shapes in the womb, but… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, General (all entries), Research

Apr

25

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A Second Cancer is Worse for a Younger Person than an Older One

Posted by on April 25th, 2017 0 comments

A new study published in JAMA Oncology finds that for those people who develop a second cancer (meaning a new cancer, not a recurrence), it’s the older patients that are more likely to survive. Previous studies have been done to learn more about second cancers, but little has been done linking age as a factor… Read More »

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Mar

29

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Random DNA Cause of Many Cancers

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

While diet, environment, habits and more are some of the reasons certain people develop cancer, chance plays a pretty big role as well. New research shows that most tumors develop simply because of a genetic “mistake,” also called DNA copying errors. Johns Hopkins University investigators looked at abnormal cell growth in 32 different types of… Read More »

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Mar

15

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Funding Databases

Posted by on March 15th, 2017 0 comments

When considering applying for a funding opportunity it is often helpful to know what types of projects that have been funded in the past. Every RML in the NNLM includes listings of the Past Funded Projects on their website for this reason. But did you know that you can also find this information for NIH,… Read More »

Posted in: Grants and Funding, Research

Mar

06

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Hearing Loss Predicted to Grow Tremendously by 2060 in U.S.

Posted by on March 6th, 2017 0 comments

According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine, hearing loss among the U.S. population could jump from 44 million in 2020 to 73.5 million by 2060; the 2060 number would comprise 23 percent of the adult American population, compared to 15 percent in 2020. And in 2060, 55 percent of adults with hearing loss… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Disabilities, General (all entries), Research

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