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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Public Reporting, Congenital Heart Surgery Database , Congenital heart surgery, STS National Database, pediatric and congenital heart surgery , Congenital Heart Disease

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Heart Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Vinod H. Thourani, MD, SAVR, TAVR, PARTNER-IIA, Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves , medium surgical risk , Elderly Patients, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 53rd Annual Meeting

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lung cancer screening, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Lung Cancer, Primary Care Physicians, LDCT screening

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General Thoracic Surgery Database , Public Reporting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Lung Cancer, Lobectomy, surgery outcomes, David M. Shahian, MD, general thoracic surgery, Benjamin D. Kozower, MD

Public Reporting of Lung Cancer Surgery Outcomes Provides Valuable Information About Quality of Patient Care

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy.

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Public Education in U.S., South Africa Topic of Forum

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Yearlong seminar series exploring the meaning of freedom in three international and social contexts.

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Urban Planning, Urban Policy, geographic information systems, Spatial Planning, Chicago, Urban Development, geo-spatial applications, Cities, Land Use

Spatial Planner to Head Urban Planning and Policy at UIC

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Zorica Nedović-Budić, an expert in spatial planning and technologies, is the new head of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Northwestern to Lead Trial for Rare Cancer Patients

CHICAGO --- A novel national trial for people with no established alternative to treat their rare cancers is being co-led by Northwestern Medicine investigators, who helped conceive of and develop the project.The clinical trial called DART will offer eligible cancer patients a combination of two immunotherapy drugs that help reactivate the patients’ own immune system to fight cancer.

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Chicago Community Trust, Terry Mazany, Chicago Biomedical Consortium, Searle Funds, Biomedicine

Support for Chicago Biomedical Consortium Renewed

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The Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust has renewed its funding commitment to the Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC), an innovative research and education collaboration of Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago that has helped establish the Chicago area as a leader in biomedical sciences.

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Plate Techtonics, Mid Ocean Ridges, East Pacific Rise

Heat From Earth’s Core Could Be Underlying Force in Plate Tectonics

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For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from the Earth’s core. The new findings also challenge the theory that underwater mountain ranges known as mid-ocean ridges are passive boundaries between moving plates. The findings show the East Pacific Rise, the Earth’s dominant mid-ocean ridge, is dynamic as heat is transferred.

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EMS, Triage, Gunshot, gunshot wounds, Emergency Response

Gunshot Victims in Cook County ‘Under-Triaged’ to Community Hospitals

Only one in six Cook County gunshot patients with injuries serious enough for treatment in a designated trauma center are taken to these specialized hospitals, according to a new report in JAMA Surgery.

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Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields.

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miserable malalignment syndrome, torsional abnormality, Limb Lengthening

Orthopaedic Surgeon Corrects Rare Leg Deformity Called Miserable Malalignment Syndrome

A rare condition called miserable malalignment syndrome involves an abnormal rotation of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone) or both the femur and tibia. The condition, which can cause pain in the knees and other joints, can be corrected with surgery.

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Kidney Disease, Healthcare Costs, Out-of-Pocket Costs

Kidney Disease Patients Have Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs than Stroke and Cancer Patients

Patients who have chronic kidney disease but are not on dialysis have higher out-of-pocket healthcare expenses than even stroke and cancer patients, according to a study published in BMC Nephrology.

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QCDR, Qualified Clinical Data Registry, aana, CRNAs, measurable data, business agreement

ABG Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) Reaches Business Agreement with CRNAs

The AANA has reached an agreement with a company that helps healthcare professionals, collect, calculate, and measure data. This is very useful in research and determining benchmarks, etc.

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Cholesterol, Membranes, Signalling

Researchers Zero-in on Cholesterol's Role in Cells

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For the first time, by using a path-breaking optical imaging technique to pinpoint cholesterol's location and movement within the cell membrane, chemists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have made the surprising finding that cholesterol is a signaling molecule that transmits messages across the cell membrane.

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Bienen School of Music, Singing, Research, Music Education

Children’s Beliefs About Talent Influence Music Participation

Many adults who believe they can’t carry a tune likely formed those beliefs in elementary school, according to new Northwestern University research.  

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X-ray science, Materials Science, Advanced Photon Source, Energy Sources, Hydrogen, Defects in materials , Nanoscience, Superconductivity, Synchrotron Radiation, Synchrotron Instruments and Techniques, X-ray Scattering and Detection

For First Time Ever, X-Ray Imaging at Argonne Captures Material Defect Process

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a new approach to detail the formation of material defects at the atomic scale and in near-real time, an important step that could assist in engineering better and stronger new materials.

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Materials Science, Energy

Flexible Ferroelectrics Bring Two Material Worlds Together

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Thanks to a new discovery by Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University, scientists have pioneered a new class of materials with advanced functionalities that moves the idea of flexible ferroelectrics from the realm of oxymoron into reality.

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Ben Stiller's Surgeon Edward Schaeffer, MD Is Available to Discuss New Prostate Cancer PSA Testing Study

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Environment, Biology, Environmental Science, Technology, Ecology, Geochemistry

Study of Microbes Reveals New Insight About Earth’s Geology and Carbon Cycles

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Tiny microbes play a big role in cycling carbon and other key elements through our air, water, soil and sediment. Researchers who study these processes at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that these microbial communities are significantly affected by the types of carbon “food” sources available. Their findings reveal that the type of carbon source affects not only the composition and activity of natural microbial communities, but also in turn the types of mineral products that form in their environment.







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