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Article ID: 695793

When Local Newspapers Close, Government Runs Unchecked, Costs Increase

University of Notre Dame

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows the loss of city newspapers affects more than those nostalgic for print — it also leads to poorly run government and higher costs.

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7-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694182

Volcanic Eruption Impacts Environment and Economy, Raises Questions About Zoning and Development, Says University of Redlands Professor Nicholas Reksten

University of Redlands

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Article ID: 695669

Academic Study Finds Brokered Deposits Are Safe and Important Deposit Funding for 21st-Century Banking Operations

The Utah Center for Financial Services, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah

An academic study conducted for the Utah Center for Financial Services demonstrates that brokered deposits are a secure source of funding for banks.

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5-Jun-2018 9:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695593

Life Science Professionals and Futurists Join Top Real Estate Developers and Designers to Reimagine Life Sciences Development in New York

Symposium for Life Sciences Real Estate Development

Scientists, and biotech, engineering and commercial building and design professionals are gathering at the Life Sciences Real Estate Development Symposium at The New York Academy of Sciences on June 12, to reimagine New York City using biology and thoughtfully plan for building new environments to accommodate projected rapid expansion of applied life sciences. The Symposium will examine the progress and potential that New York City holds for the life sciences, and that industry’s innovations poised for growth, requirements of space, adaptability, transportation, live/work proximity, nearby funding sources and “clustering” of facilities to accommodate expansion and collaboration among scientists, designers, engineers and tech experts working in public and private settings.

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5-Jun-2018 2:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695587

UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business Part of $50M Blockchain Innovation Program Launched by Ripple

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin will participate in a new university program founded by the distributed-ledger currency exchange company Ripple to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payment methodologies.

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4-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695379

Preventable Deaths from Lack of High-Quality Medical Care Cost the World More Than $6 Trillion in 2015 Alone

Harvard Medical School

Eight million largely preventable deaths from treatable diseases cost $6 trillion in lost economic welfare in low- and middle-income countries in 2015. If current conditions persist, low- and middle-income countries could lose collectively $11 trillion in gross domestic product by 2030, or 2.6 percent of total GDP in low-income countries. New analysis believed to be first to quantify global economic toll due to inadequate access to high-quality medical care. Findings stem from analysis of diseases in 130 low- and middle-income countries that are treatable with approaches commonly available in higher-income settings.

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31-May-2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695502

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley Partners With Ripple to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley today announced its participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a new program founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital payments.

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4-Jun-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695499

Fred Hutch Tip Sheet: Cancer care costs and delivery, partnering with Microsoft, Mt. Everest fundraiser climb, more

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

This month's tip sheet from Fred Hutch includes information about cancer care delivery and costs, partnering with Microsoft, understanding/changing cancer's genetics and a Mt. Everest climb for cancer research fundraising. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the individual listed for each.

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1-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695381

Parenting, child care services have most potential to help low-income families

Washington University in St. Louis

Child care, parenting and child health/health care are important factors in improving the lives of children in low-income families, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers conducted a national survey of staff at helplines where consumers dial 211 for community information and referral services.

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31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695338

Price Competition for Generic Drugs Linked to Increase in Manufacturing-Related Recalls

Indiana University

Researchers from three universities have found that extreme price competition in the generic pharmaceutical market -- designed to make medications more affordable -- may be putting more patients at serious health risk, as evidenced by a higher number of product recalls caused by manufacturing-related problems.

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30-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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