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Sociologists Available to Discuss Refugees and Immigration

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the latest news related to refugees, Muslims, and immigration.

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NMSU Partners on Regional Transportation Research Center

New Mexico State University is a member of a consortium of universities that have received a nearly $2.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to establish a regional transportation research center.

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Organ-on-a-Chip Mimics Heart’s Biomechanical Properties

Scientists at Vanderbilt University have created a three-dimensional organ-on-a-chip that can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties in order to study cardiac disease, determine the effects that different drugs have on the heart and screen for new drugs to treat heart ailments.

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In Rare Disorder, Novel Agent Stops Swelling Before It Starts

Mount Sinai researcher who treats hereditary angioedema says the drug, a potential game changer, is being studied in larger clinical trial

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Northwestern Student Designs Heart Health Workshop for College-Aged Women

A Northwestern University undergraduate student has developed a workshop to show young women why heart disease isn’t only a problem for older men. The free workshop will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Wildcat Room (room 101) in Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive in Evanston. It is open to the public.

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Federal Judge to Speak to Northwestern Law Community

The Honorable Gerard E. Lynch of the 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
 will visit Northwestern Pritzker School of Law as the Howard J. Trienens Visiting Judicial Scholar.He will participate in a moderated conversation with Northwestern Law Dean Daniel B. Rodriguez at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in Lincoln Hall, 357 E.

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OCD-Like Behavior Linked to Genetic Mutation

A new Northwestern Medicine study found evidence suggesting how neural dysfunction in a certain region of the brain can lead to obsessive and repetitive behaviors much like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).repetitive actions.

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NMSU Range Science Professor Receives Fulbright Award to Australia NMSU Range Science Professor receives Fulbright award to Australia

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On vast rangeland, livestock is difficult and expensive to manage. But Derek Bailey, professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range Sciences, is working to find ways to help such ranchers better manage their livestock and improve animal welfare. His efforts include collaborating with researchers in Australia, where the rangeland is similar to that in New Mexico and other western states. Bailey will further his research at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton with the help of the prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholarship he was recently awarded.

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NMSU Expert Gives Tips on Safe Water Storage, Treatment in Case of Crisis

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In the case of emergencies affecting potable water supplies, New Mexico State University water expert Rossana Sallenave released a guide on how to properly treat and store water for long periods of time.

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Landscape Ecologist to Research, Teach Dryland Ecology.

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NMSU Forest Researchers Evaluate Nursery Protocol to Improve Survival Rate of Seedlings

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Because of the increasing severity of forest fires in New Mexico and Arizona in recent years, there are approximately 118,000 acres of high severity devastation that need reforestation, according to a white paper by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Chemist Nathan Gianneschi to Join Northwestern

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Chemist Nathan C. Gianneschi, whose interdisciplinary research has the potential to make a significant impact in human health, will join the Northwestern University faculty, effective July 1, the University announced today. Gianneschi, a Northwestern alumnus, has developed new methods for creating nanomaterials that can sense and respond to biological signals.

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Self-Driving Vehicle Development Needs a Moral GPS, Says University of Delaware Researcher

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Texas Tech Observatory Director Can Discuss Newly Found Planets

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Professor Examines HIV Prevention with a Focus on Communication Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men and Their Friends

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Professor of sociology Matt G. Mutchler’s research over the past 20 years into HIV prevention and treatment issues, especially within the African American community, has garnered him more than 15 external research awards and respect as an expert in the field.

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Masdar Institute Files Patent for Innovative Cloud Seeding Material that Could Trigger More Rainfall from Clouds

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First Time Nanotechnology Leveraged to Increase Rainfall, Would Support Greater Water Security in the UAE.

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Go here for the latest political experts, features and research in U.S. Politics

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‘Atmospheric Rivers’ Associated with California Flooding Also Common in the Southeast

Much of the flood-inducing rainfall that has pummeled California over the last month flowed into the region via a river in the sky. But these so-called atmospheric rivers, which transport large quantities of water vapor poleward from the tropics, can wreak havoc in the Southeast as well.

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Masdar Institute Pioneering Innovative Wastewater Treatment System

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Assistant Professor Shadi Wajih Hasan is Working to Develop Wastewater Treatment Systems for the Sustainable Production of High-Quality Water.







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