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Dejan Matlak

Policing and Public Health
July 11, 2021

Policing and Public Health: What is the Link?

How can we measure the impact of policing on public health? Recent killings of unarmed civilians in the U.S. sparked an outcry from the public that led to the Black Lives Matter movement. However, this issue may be more pervasive than we think. The way the law enforcement officers interacts…
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July 4, 2021

Macropinocytosis: Is this the Target of Future Cancer Research?

Macropinocytosis is a cellular process that occurs in cancer cells. Even though this process may help cancer as it spreads through the body, new research also gives hope for treatment. What is Macropinocytosis? All cells, including cancer cells, have a membrane that serves as a protective layer. The membrane has…
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June 27, 2021

Milk Chocolate May Help with Weight Regulation

The title of this news article sounds like science fiction, but there is truth in the claim. Recent research suggests that chocolate is not just tasty. It also has a real impact on our metabolism. Especially if we eat it at the right time of day. What's this all about?…
Youths with Diverse Gender
May 12, 2021

Diverse Gender Youths are Bullied More Often

The inclusion of diverse gender identities into society is part of the global effort to enhance equality. Even though many countries celebrate the progress toward a more diverse society, there are still milestones to complete. The research from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign clearly illustrates the need for new policies,…
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May 7, 2021

‘The Gate of Consciousness’ Maybe Discovered

What is the 'gate of consciousness?' If you go to a buzzy city square during a workday and stand, your brain will register all the commotion. However, your conscious mind will only register the most important aspects in the surrounding. For instance, if a car is approaching you at high…
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May 5, 2021

Heart Health Misdiagnosis for Women Because of Prejudice

The organism often gives signals that can indicate the onset of heart health problems. However, new research shows that cultural preconceptions about gender play a role in whether those signals are correctly interpreted. Symptoms that would gain a complete set of tests in a male patient are ignored when a…