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The new health science center improves learning experiences for students

The new health science center improves learning experiences for students

Students studying nursing, MRI diagnostics, and other health care roles will soon learn in a new and innovative space, with the opening of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Health Sciences Center in September. The new space will support students in 32 health programs and will feature classrooms that enhance learning by simulating real …

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Preparing for the future: UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences sees a boost

The state has allocated $ 68 million, with additional fundraising, for a new $ 102 million engineering building for 7,400 and growing undergraduate and graduate students. AMHERST, NY – As we look to the future here in Western New York, the University at Buffalo’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences could play a leading role …

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Study shows key process that allows pancreatic cancer cells to grow and spread throughout the body can be reversed – ScienceDaily

Scientists have shown that it is possible to reverse a key process that allows pancreatic cancer cells to grow and spread throughout the body. These results, published in Natureshow that a protein called GREM1 is critical for regulating the type of cells present in pancreatic cancer, and manipulating their levels can both fuel and reverse …

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Native Hawaiian High School Students Immersed in Science, More on UH-Mānoa: Kauai Now: Kauai News & Information

Students are adorned with traditional kīhei which they have hand-dyed. (Photo courtesy of the University of Hawaii) Nearly 20 high school haumānas from across the islands and the mainland are immersed in science, Native Hawaiian culture, and more as part of a 12-day summer residential program at a University of Hawaii campus in O’ahu. Eighteen …

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Humans have tamed the microbes behind cheese, soy and more | Science

The flavor explosion of the first summer sweetcorn and the proud attitude of a show dog both testify to the power of domestication. But also the microbial alchemy that transforms milk into cheese, cereals into bread and soy into miso. Like the ancestors of corn and dogs, the fungi and bacteria that drive these transformations …

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Wolf DNA sheds light on where dogs were domesticated

About 30,000-15,000 years ago, the first dogs emerged from the gray wolves. It is not known exactly when, where and how this monumental event occurred. For decades, geneticists and evolutionary biologists have been unable to reach a consensus on the long-standing mystery. However, a study published June 29 in Nature can help narrow down the …

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Food science inspires a new approach to treating intestinal and liver injuries

IInspired by the way coffee shops froth milk, as well as gummy candies and sizzling Pop Rocks, the researchers designed three gas-trapping materials to deliver a low dose of carbon monoxide into the body to potentially treat gastrointestinal upset. Carbon monoxide is fatal when inhaled at high concentrations, but the team’s results, published Wednesday in …

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Scientists identify new brain target for anti-nausea drugs | Science

Whether we have the flu or drank too much, most of us have been nauseous. Unlike other universal sensations like hunger and thirst, however, scientists still don’t understand the biology behind the sensation or how to stop it. A new study in mice identifies a possible key player: specialized brain cells that communicate with the …

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