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Polyurethane foam, long used in products such as bedding, furniture and insulation to make people more comfortable, someday also may save lives.
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That's a change from the current policy, which in UPMC's words "strongly encourages" employees to get the immunization before the beginning of the flu season that starts in the fall.
This is part of a series of travel stories, based upon the experiences of me and my wife, on our tour across America.
In a study of dialysis patients, those who reported that they had discussed the option of transplantation with clinicians were more likely to be put on the transplant waiting list; however, clinician-reported discussions of transplantation did not increase patients' likelihood of being waitlisted.
For more than 50 years, scientists have puzzled over rocks that seemed to move across the dry landscape of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park.
Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.
George Hoyt Whipple was an American physician, pathologist, biomedical researcher, and medical school educator and administrator.
A multidisciplinary program that spanned the phases of perioperative care helped reduce surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery at an academic medical center.
Regardless of their stage or type, cancers appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the so-called epigenome , according to a team of researchers.
The key to battling depression in teens may lie in the concerted efforts of parents, specialized mental health care providers, and primary care physicians, a recent study suggests.
For some people, environmentalism is a lifelong passion. That would be true of Michael Beer, retired biophysics professor at Johns Hopkins University, who died Friday at age 88. He was devoted to protecting and restoring the Jones Falls, the stream that runs through the heart of Baltimore, as well as one of its most popular tributaries, Stony Run.
Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and hidden handguns were all used in concealment techniques and tricks that enabled a group of researchers to hide banned and dangerous weapons and substances from Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints, and which are currently used at ... (more)
Humans' listening skills are poor on average. We retain less than half of what we hear, and evidence shows that these skills are getting worse.
The Mes Aynak mine in Afghanistan garnered much attention when surveyors discovered cultural artifacts at the site.
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