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Psychopathic Violent Offenders’ Brains Can’t Understand Punishment

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Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood.

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Study Identifies Common Elements of STEM Schools

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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics schools vary in many ways, but they share eight major common elements. So finds a nationwide study of 23 STEM schools conducted by the University of Chicago’s Outlier Research & Evaluation group.

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Don't Blame De Blasio for Aggressive Storm Response, Says Political Expert

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Researchers Advance the Science Behind Treating Patients with Corneal Blindness

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Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have devised a novel way to generate transplantable corneal stem cells that may eventually benefit patients suffering from life-altering forms of blindness.

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Institute of Medicine of Chicago Health Diversity Initiative Funding Announced

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The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) has announced the receipt of initial funding to pursue its new initiative designed to help eliminate health disparities in Chicago’s underserved communities. More than $290,000 has been raised.

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Measles Outbreak Was Inevitable but Can Be Halted, UAB Doctor Says

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UAB’s David Kimberlin, M.D., who also is president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, urges parents to speak with their child’s doctor about immunizations.

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Paul Canfield Earns Prestigious Humboldt Award to Conduct Research in Germany

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Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University physicist Paul Canfield has won a Humboldt Fellowship to study fragile magnetic states

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Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Difficult-to-Treat Parkinson’s Symptoms

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Parkinson’s disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment.