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Nova Southeastern University Celebrates Earth Day All Week Long

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NSU's Weeklong Festivities Will Feature Faculty Talks, Film Festivals, Tree-Planting, More—April 16–22

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Vanderbilt Participates in National Study of Group Prenatal Care

Vanderbilt University hopes to enroll about 400 women in a national study to evaluate the effectiveness of a new model of group prenatal care designed to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies during pregnancy, birth and infancy.

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Society for Women’s Health Research Co-Sponsors the Upcoming National Institutes of Health Forum on Microbiome and Autoimmunity

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®), the leading voice on the study of the biological differences between women and men, is co-sponsoring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Forum on the Microbiome and Autoimmunity on Thursday, April 24, at the NIH in Bethesda, Md. Experts from research institutions from across the country will discuss how the microbiome—the collective population in the human body of all non-human cells and genes, such as bacteria, viruses and other pathogens—influences the development of autoimmune disease.

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Local Homicide Rate Increases Cause More Elementary Students to Fail School

A new study finds that an increase in a municipality’s homicide rate causes more elementary school students in that community to fail a grade than would do so if the rate remained stable.

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U.Va. Students Pursue the Pleasures of Multilingualism

Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nishat Jabin’s first language was Bengali. But one of her great pleasures was watching English-language cartoons. She ranks “Tom and Jerry,” “Hey Arnold!” and “Scooby-Doo” among her childhood favorites.

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Immune System Genes Activated by Estrogen May Hold Clues to Lupus Origin

Most autoimmune diseases disproportionately affect women, but scientists do not know why. Researchers say they’ve discovered a group of immune-regulating genes that increase activity in the presence of estrogen, which could help explain why women are better able to fight off infectious disease – and why they are more at risk for developing autoimmune diseases like lupus. The discovery also opens the door for new therapies that could help regulate estrogen’s impact on these hormone-sensitive genes.

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Gregory Barnes Named Director of UofL Autism Center

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Gregory Barnes, M.D., Ph.D., is the inaugural permanent director of the University of Louisville Autism Center. Barnes comes to UofL from Vanderbilt University.

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