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Think This Summer Was Hot? Wait Till Next Year (And the Year After That)

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Think This Summer Was Hot? Wait Till Next Year (And the Year After That)


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Scientists from Latin America to diffuse advances in neurosciences

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:52

Mexico, Aug. 15 (Notimex).- With the participation of scientists from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and Mexico, the symposium "The challenge of neurosciences in Latin America" ​​will be held, with the purpose of disseminating the advances that  the research has had in this area. The event is organized by the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav, for its acronym in Spanish) and the Latin American Regional Committee of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO-LARC). In a statement, the Cinvestav reported that this meeting aims to "analyze the understanding gap between society and governments with neuroscientists, as well as the relevance of their research mainly in countries with emerging economies." The meeting will be held next Friday, August 17, and the general public can attend with previous registration on the website https://desafioneurocienciaslatinoamerica.eventbrite.com.ar Luisa Rocha Arrieta, researcher at the Department of Pharmacobiology of the center, explained that this meeting will expose the need to project their research to solve health problems, as well as to discuss the distance between the neurosciences, governments and supports designated to science. The event is divided into two sessions, the first of them will address the importance of basic science in solving health problems. They will present cutting-edge topics such as the use of stem cells for the repair of the nervous system, or the effective use of new drugs for diseases such as Parkinson, among others. The second session will focus on the importance of science policy and neurosciences in Latin America. "What we consider to be a point in common throughout Latin America, is the need to educate politicians and the population in general, since we believe that as the relevance of doing studies in neurosciences becomes known and disseminated, it will be understood why a drug study can save or improve the quality of a patient´s life,” said the Cinvestav specialist through a statement from the institution. She explained that at a Latin American level, Uruguay may be one of the most advanced countries in this area "for example, they have studies on how to apply marihuana derivatives in different disorders, the government's support is reflected in the quality of their research. NTX/MSG/BBF


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Colorado Police Searching for 'Endangered Missing' Pregnant Mom and 2 Daughters

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:51

"I'm just hoping right now that she's somewhere safe," her husband said


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Research Network on Telomeres as Sentinels of Environmental Exposures, Psychosocial Stress, and Disease Susceptibility (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:46
Funding Opportunity RFA-AG-19-022 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for a U24 Telomere Research Network/Collaboratory. This U24 will coordinate activities of a telomere length (TL) methods comparison study involving multiple labs supported under U01 awards made in response to FOA (RFA-AG-19-023) to address the need for cross-validation between protocols and samples for establishing best practices for population-based TL research. The U24 will serve as the central resource for the organization of meetings and other activities of this coordinated program, including support for the methods study, dissemination of its results and resultant recommendations. It will also develop and foster an extended Telomere Research Network (TRN) connecting the broader field through a flexible range of activities that will advance an interdisciplinary research agenda on telomeres and activities directly associated with TL maintenance as sentinels of environmental exposures, psychosocial stress, and disease susceptibility.
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Telomeres as Sentinels of Environmental Exposures, Psychosocial Stress, and Disease Susceptibility: A Methods Comparison Study (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIH Funding Opportunities - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:46
Funding Opportunity RFA-AG-19-023 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This U01 Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support 3-4 U01 Methods Comparison Projects to serve three main functions: (1) to conduct a joint effort among telomere researchers to determine the relationship between different telomere length (TL) methods, inter-assay variability, and the factors that influence results; (2) Contribute to development of best practice recommendations for assay protocols for TL measurement for different types of studies, with a focus on population-based health research, including biological sample collection, storage, and processing; laboratory methods; data analysis; and reporting requirements; and (3) Repurpose existing methods or develop new methods to enhance the use of TL measurement. The U01 Methods Comparison Projects will be expected to conduct cross-validation involving other labs (3-4) supported under this cooperative agreement to develop a set of recommendations for assay protocols for telomere measurement for different types of studies and development of best practice guidelines for population-based TL research. This will be done in coordination with the U24 Telomere Research Network/Collaboratory award made in response to FOA (RFA-AG-19-022). Please refer to the NIA website regularly for updates, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and other announcements related to this FOA and the companion FOA.
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Trump Tower Operators Are Being Sued for Using Water From the Chicago River

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:44

Illinois’ attorney general is suing the operators of Trump International Hotel and Tower for removing water from and releasing water into the Chicago River in violation of federal environmental laws


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Taylor Swift Speaks Out About Believing Sexual Assault Victims on Anniversary of Her Trial Verdict

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:39

Taylor Swift addresses sexual assault case during concert in Tampa, and what it means for victims of sexual assault who people don't believe.


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This Habit Will Make You Better At Your Job

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:22

You might not even know it


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Red Tide Is Killing Marine Life and Scaring Away Tourists in Florida. Here's What to Know About It

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 08:00

Tourists and residents alike have been chased away from Florida’s famous beaches by an ominous-sounding ecological occurrence: red tide.


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Watch: Mystery ‘hairy sea monster’ washes up on Siberian beach - and no one know what it is

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:54

The remains were discovered on the shore of the Bering Sea, on the Pacific side of the Kamchatka peninsula.


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At Least 30 Killed in Taliban Fire Attack in Afghanistan, Officials Say

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:10

The attack comes amid days-long insurgent violence


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Parkland Students Begin First Day of School—With New Classroom Locks and Upgraded Video Surveillance

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 07:00

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High will use heavy security, video surveillance


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Turkey Escalates Feud With U.S. By Increasing Tariffs on American Imports

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 06:47

The products include rice, cars, alcohol and coal


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Germany confirms aid for animal feed after drought

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 05:28

Germany has confirmed it will relax some environmental conservation rules to help farmers overcome a sharp rise in animal feed prices after this summer's drought, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday. Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner also said she would await official crop figures before deciding on a response to calls for 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) in crisis state aid requested by German farmers. Kloeckner, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, added she would make a decision about state aid next week when the cabinet is expected to approve the annual harvest report on Aug 22.


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Scientists Predict 'Anomalously Warm' Climate Until 2022

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:44

Forget about cooling down -- according to a new scientific forecast, the


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Darwin's theory of evolution owes more to his garden than the Galápagos

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:41

Was Darwin inspired by the tropical wildlife of his travels to discover natural selection? Actually, pigeons, worms and barnacles were far more prominent in his thinking.


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Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer Concedes GOP Primary to Secretary of State Kris Kobach

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:12

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, losing by a razor-thin margin to Secretary of State Kris Kobach in a race so close it took a week to determine the winner.


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Alert level raised for tiny volcanic isle in southern Japan

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 04:05

TOKYO (AP) — Japan raised alert levels on a small southern volcanic island on Wednesday, urging its 105 residents to prepare for an evacuation amid growing risks of an eruption.


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British Media Say U.K. Parliament Crash Suspect is a Briton of Sudanese Origin

Yahoo Science News feed latest items - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 03:32

Local media identified him as 29-year-old Salih Khater


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