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7/22/2019

Pain from muscle spasms related to endometriosis might be relieved by an injection of Botox into the pelvic floor, according to a small study published online by Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. Thirteen endometriosis patients were given Botox, and all said they felt less pain in the weeks after injections and 11 said their pain was mostly gone or gone entirely, with the relief lasting several months, researchers say.

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7/22/2019

An Arizona high school offers a Corporate Work Program, which allows students to work with an area business for four years. Students were placed with companies during a recent Draft Day event, including several students who are working at a local TV news station.

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7/22/2019

Scientists have created liquid magnetic material that could have applications in medicine or in robots, according to findings published in Science. "We've made a new material that has all the characteristics of an ordinary magnet, but we can change its shape, and conform it to different applications because it is a liquid," said researcher Thomas Russell.

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7/22/2019

A small pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico is a new species, according to researchers at Tulane University. The rare shark attracts prey with a bioluminescent fluid that it releases from a gland.

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7/22/2019

A gene that supports long life and facilitates reproduction in worms may suppress immune response, making that longer life less healthy, according to findings published in Nature Communications. Suppressing the TCER-1 gene, which extends the worms' life spans, helped them fight off infections, say the researchers.

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7/22/2019

The NIH has awarded a $1.84 million grant to the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria to study drug resistance in some tumors. Research focuses on preventing resistance to cancer drugs given to inhibit mechanistic Target of Rapamycin, or mTOR.

7/22/2019

As electric trucks make inroads in the transportation industry, technicians and tools will have to evolve, adapting to diagnose the new powertrains and work with products from new manufacturers. The industry transformation "will be painful in the short term, but pay off with operational and maintenance benefits in the long term," writes Phil Romba.

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7/22/2019

Madison Area Technical College in Wisconsin hosts a welding camp for middle-school students. The college -- which hosts the program with support from an area manufacturer -- is planning to expand to offer an advanced welding program for high-schoolers later this year.

7/22/2019

Seventh- through ninth-grade students in a New York state district recently learned about five career pathway programs offered to high-school students in the district. Students gained first-hand experiences in tech, culinary, carpentry, automotive and nursing skills.

7/22/2019

High-school students in Michigan worked in teams to develop solutions to business problems as part of the iChallengeU event. The team that won the contest worked with local companies to improve injection molds efficiently and safely.

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