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Throwing Money at Data Breach May Make It Worse

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Information systems researchers at the U of A studied the effect of two compensation strategies used by Target after a large-scale data breach and found that customers reacted favorably to a 10-percent discount on purchases.

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Research to Prevent Blindness Awards to University of Louisville Reach Almost $4 Million

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UofL Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has won $3,959,800 over 50 years to support a variety of research in eye diseases and conditions.

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Gregg Fields Named as National Academy of Inventors Fellow

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Gregg Fields, Ph.D., in FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

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Researchers Discover New Genetic Anomalies in Lung Cancer

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By analyzing the DNA and RNA of lung cancers, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that patients whose tumors contained a large number of gene fusions had worse outcomes than patients with fewer gene fusions. In addition, the researchers identified several new genetic anomalies that occur in lung cancer, including in patients with a history of smoking.

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First Successful Vaccination Against "Mad Cow"-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

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Boy Battling Cancer Gets Treated as UCLA's No. 1 Sports Fan

A new Kid Captain program will recognize pediatric patients from Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA who face life-threatening illnesses with courage, strength and determination.

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One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-Diagnosis

About one-third of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin production, even upward of forty years from initial diagnosis, according to a first-of-its-kind, large-scale study conducted by researchers from T1D Exchange. This sheds new light on the long-accepted belief that these patients lose all ability to produce any insulin; this could have significant policy implications, said researchers from T1D Exchange, whose Clinic Network involves a national consortium of diabetes centers. The findings were published online this week in Diabetes Care.

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These Holiday Ho, Ho, Hos Are Really No, No, Nos; Temple Psychologist Dispels Popular Holiday Myths

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Just like holly wreaths, twinkling lights, Santa Claus, flying red-nosed reindeer and decorated evergreen trees, myths and superstitions have become part of our holiday lore. A Temple University psychologist offers the truth behind some of these false holiday beliefs.

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Accusing North Korea of Sony Hack Raises Cybersecurity Incident to New Level

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