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Timing Everything with NFL Contracts

When renegotiating a contract in the NFL, timing is of the essence — the player can benefit financially the earlier in the offseason the contract is signed, while the team can benefit by waiting — and can mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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New Partnership Brings More Personalized Cancer Treatment to Philadelphia

Thomas Jefferson University joins an international genomic medicine collaborative to help offer the newest innovations in cancer care through clinical trials.

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UT Southwestern Cardiologists Among Elite Group Awarded Millions to Prevent Heart Disease

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Researchers and clinicians at UT Southwestern Medical Center are among a small, select group at U.S. universities to receive inaugural funding from the American Heart Association (AHA) for work that takes aim at heart disease and stroke.

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Los Angeles Medical Team Performs California’s First Auditory Brainstem Implant Surgery on Toddler at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Part of Only NIH-funded Study of Device’s Safety and Use In Young Children

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A Los Angeles team of scientists and surgeons from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) reported that sound registered in the brain of a deaf Canadian boy for the first time after doctors activated a hearing device that had been surgically implanted in his brainstem.

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Binghamton University Awarded Grant for Battlefield Preservation Project

While not as famous or as grand in scale as the Battles of Saratoga or Yorktown, the Battles of Newtown and Chemung played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. With the help of a new grant, a team of archaeologists at Binghamton University hopes to ensure these historic battlefields are properly preserved.

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ACR Offers New Fellowship in Medical Journalism and Publishing

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is now accepting applications for the Bruce J. Hillman Fellowship in Scholarly Publishing. The fellowship is designed to provide a concentrated, two week experience in medical editing, journalism and publishing for an interested and qualified staff radiologist.

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MH17: GW Experts on Situation in Ukraine

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Beyond the “Go Kit”: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters

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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

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Peter Tessier Named Richard Baruch Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier has been named the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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