A Rare Condition Is Causing a Boy’s Skin to Turn to ‘Stone.’ What Is Stiff Skin Syndrome?

A Colorado boy has an extremely rare condition that’s causing his skin to harden “like stone,” his parents say. The 12-year-old boy, Jaiden Rogers, has stiff skin syndrome, and his parents are hoping to stop the spread of the disease

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Simultaneous coherence enhancement of optical and microwave transitions in solid-state electronic spins

Abstract Solid-state electronic spins are extensively studied in quantum information science, as their large magnetic moments offer fast operations for computing1 and communication2,3,4, and high sensitivity for sensing5. However, electronic spins are more sensitive to magnetic noise, but engineering of their

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Malignant triton tumor of the gluteal region in a patient unaffected by neurofibromatosis: A case report

Abstract Malignant triton tumor (MTT) is a rare variant of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) made up of both malignant schwannoma cells and malignant rhabdomyoblasts. A 26-years-old male patient was admitted with an asymptomatic gluteal mass. Magnetic resonance imaging showed heterogeneous soft tissue mass and he

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PUBLISHING DELEGATION ATTENDS WIPO COPYRIGHT COMMITTEE

Negotiations on possible future international treaties on copyright dominated the last week of May at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). IPA reported daily on the discussions

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Antibiotic resistance lurks below the surface of fish-farm ponds

Consumption of aquaculture products linked to likelihood of harbouring resistant bacterium. A bacterial gene that bestows resistance to an important antibiotic has been linked to both fish consumption and aquaculture. Bacteria with the gene mcr-1 shrug off the effects of the potent

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NFAIS Open Access Conference Call for Presentations

18 June – 31 July Free Details                                                                                                                  Organiser Start:                                                                   

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The Postdoc Crisis: An interview with Liz Silva

Universities are churning out newly minted PhDs much faster than they create faculty positions for them. In this episode, Elizabeth Seiver speaks with Liz Silva, the Director of the MIND Program at University of California, San Francisco, about the postdoc

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Top 50 Open Access Political Science Journals

Rankings Journal Title Publisher h5-index 1 Journal of Religion and Health Kluwer Academic/Human Sciences Press Inc. 28 2 International Journal of the Commons Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (Publishing Services) 19 3 Estudios Gerenciales Universidad ICESI 18 4 Revista

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One Author’s Novel Approach to Article Self-Publishing: An Interview with Allyson Mower

Allyson Mower (Head of Scholarly Communication and Copyright in the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library) recently wrote an article on the history of the University of Utah, demonstrating that some of the commonly-held assumptions about its origins weren’t

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