Imperial Valley News Center
- Written by American Cancer Society
Atlanta, Georgia - A new study finds tobacco users would pay more for a health insurance plan from the Affordable Care Act exchanges than non-tobacco users in nearly every county of the 37 states that used healthcare.gov to sell their plans in 2015. In some instances, tobacco users would pay up to 46% more. The authors say future research may determine how many enrollees facing these surcharges will simply decide not to be truthful about their smoking status, or perhaps avoid buying health insurance altogether.
- Written by APA
Washington, DC - Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
- Written by Joy Daniels
Hollywood, California - "The Martian" is one of the best Space Movies I have ever seen. Matt Damon deserves an Oscar for his performance, indeed every character in this film resonates *Real*. The Ode to Science and Math that resonates through this story makes up for the plot line Suspensions of Disbelief on some unlikely stuff (like the Weather on Mars) hey, it's a Movie, after all.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - The 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to National Institutes of Health grantees Paul Modrich, Ph.D., of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.; and Aziz Sancar, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA and safeguard the genetic information. They share the award with Tomas Lindahl, Ph.D., of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
- Written by Amy F. Reiter
Washington, DC - Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) have expanded a recently launched online library, called a knowledge portal, which allows open-access searching of human genetic and clinical information on type 2 diabetes. Individual data will remain confidential.
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - Seventy-eight grants have been awarded to scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research, under the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supported by the NIH Common Fund.
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