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New NIH/DOE Grant for Life Science Studies at NSLS-II

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A new grant just awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will fund the operation of a suite of powerful experimental tools for Life Sciences research at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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University of Utah Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

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University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don’t overheat. This new “topological insulator” behaves like an insulator on the inside but conducts electricity on the outside.

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Rutgers Receives $2 Million Grant to Prepare Top Biomedical Students for Greater Roles in Industry

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Rutgers' School of Engineering and Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are joint recipients of a $2 million 2014 BEST grant from NIH. Once upon a time, students seeking advanced degrees in the biomedical sciences generally expected to find careers in academia, and their mentors expected them to do so. No longer. Fewer than half of those students now end up in academia. So NIH created the BEST grant, just awarded to Rutgers and six other universities, aimed at broadening the perspectives of advanced science students to include thoughts of working in private industry, as well as added skills to enable them to do so.

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AHRQ Grant Awarded to Study the Impact of Health IT on Patient Safety at Montefiore and Einstein and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have received a $300,000 grant from The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to study the impact of health Information Technology (IT) on patient safety.

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New Rules for Anticancer Vaccines

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Scientists have found a way to find the proverbial needle in the cancer antigen haystack. The results have the potential to completely change current approaches to generating anticancer vaccines.

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Classroom Intervention Helps Shy Kids Learn

A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual’s temperament helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical thinking skills.

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Mayo Researchers Reveal Pathway that Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at Jacksonville’s campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons — both significant contributors to this type of dementia.

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Wireless Sensor Transmits Tumor Pressure

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Researchers at Purdue University have developed a novel sensor that can wirelessly relay pressure readings from inside a tumor.

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Nuclear Spins Control Current in Plastic LED

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University of Utah physicists read “spins” in hydrogen nuclei and used the data to control current in a cheap, plastic LED – at room temperature and without strong magnetic fields. The study in Friday’s issue of Science brings physics a step closer to practical "spintronic" devices: superfast computers, more compact data storage and plastic or organic LEDs, more efficient than those used today in display screens for cell phones, computers and televisions.

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