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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Health News;30 Salmonella cases under investigation in Boise ♦ College students who binge drink have more delayed sleep timing ♦ A protein provides emergency aid

Around 30 Salmonella cases under investigation in Boise ID Approximately 30 confirmed cases of Salmonella are under investigation in Boise, ID, according to local news station KTVB. Boise’s Central District Health Department is looking into the potential that the outbreak originated from the Boise Co-Op. The health department says the business is cooperating with the investigation as it works to find the source.
Virtual reality sheds new light on how we navigate in the dark A series of immersive virtual reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain's internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals
College students who binge drink have more delayed sleep timing, variable sleep schedules A new study suggests that students who initiate and/or continue drinking and engage in binge drinking in college have more delayed sleep timing and more variable sleep schedules.
Twitter data may help shed light on sleep disorders Researchers have built the beginnings of 'digital phenotype' of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter
A protein provides emergency aid Small heat shock proteins ensure that other proteins do not clot, allowing the cell to survive stress. Defects in these 'small helpers' are associated with medical conditions like cataracts and cancer. Now, scientists have characterized a small heat shock protein responsible for embryonic development in the Caenorhabditis elegans nematode. Presumably, a similar protein exists also in humans.

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