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Athlete Safety, Smart Concrete, and the Dangers of Sugary Drinks; Top Stories for 30 June 2015

Other topics include; grape seed oil to reduce obesity, gender differences in chronic pain, workplace wellness, healthcare in rural Africa after Ebola, cancer treatment, and finding a cure for MERS.

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Research Finds Males and Females Process Chronic Pain Differently

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Male and female mice use different immune cells to process chronic pain, indicating that different therapies for different genders could better target the problem.

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His and Her Pain Circuitry in the Spinal Cord

New research reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for chronic pain, and the way we execute basic biomedical research using mice.

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Women on the $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

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Some notable but lesser-known women in American history might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill. Who are the other women who merit consideration on the $10?

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Girls at Higher Risk for Overuse Injuries in High School Sports

A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that when it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur when athletes are required to perform the same motion repeatedly.

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FEMMES Encourages Middle-School Girls to Acquire Coding Skills

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Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science (FEMMES) is introducing computer science and teaching coding skills to middle school girls in a series of entertaining and hands-on activities that continue throughout the year.

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“We Are HeForShe”: Stony Brook University Commits to Take Action for Gender Equality

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Following IMPACT 10x10x10’s launch earlier this year, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD today announced that he has joined UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion, making Stony Brook University one of 10 universities around the world committing to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions. This work will be done in partnership with UN Women, the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. On Sept. 20, 2014, UN Women introduced HeForShe, which aims to mobilize one billion men and boys in support of gender equality.

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Female Managers Do Not Reduce the Gender Wage Gap, Study Finds

new study finds that having a female manager doesn’t necessarily equate to higher salaries for female employees. In fact, women can sometimes take an earnings hit relative to their male colleagues when they go to work for a female manager.

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Study: Misperception Discourages Girls From Studying Some Stem Fields

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The belief that the ability to do difficult mathematics is something that you either have or you don't prevents many American girls from pursuing a college degree in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or computer science (PEMC), suggests a new study by Florida State University researchers.

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Sojourner Center Launches First-of-its-Kind Effort to Study Link Between Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

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Sojourner Center, one of the largest and longest running domestic violence shelters in the United States, announced plans to develop the first world-class program dedicated to the analysis and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women and children living with domestic violence, a largely unrecognized public health issue.