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UT Dallas Team Infuses Science into 'Minecraft' Modification

The 3-D world of the popular “Minecraft” video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, “Polycraft World,” created by UT Dallas professors, students and alumni.

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Ag Water Management Network Honored for Innovation

An innovative network that has helped farmers save water and energy is honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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Startups Should Seek Quality — Not Quantity — in Partnerships, Study Finds

When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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JAMA Viewpoint: Price Displays for Physicians – Which Price Is Right?

In response to research indicating that healthcare costs go down when physicians are shown the cost of tests at the time of ordering, a pair of medical ethicists at Johns Hopkins have outlined the ethical issues that need consideration when designing and displaying prices for physicians.

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From Rock-'n'-Roller to Biomedical Scientist

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When Tom Stratton was a college sophomore in 2004, his indie-rock band, Socratic, did a show in Los Angeles, and a record company offered them a contract that night. He left school, played drums and guitar on tour in Asia and Australia and throughout the U.S., recorded albums, and now – 10 years later – is still earning high praise for his work, though not as a musician. Tom Stratton has become a very talented biomedical scientist conducting top-level pharmaceutical research in a lab at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

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Loyola Earns Highest Honor for Nursing Excellence Again

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) today announced that it received Magnet redesignation for its hospital and outpatient clinics. Loyola is among 5 percent of health-care organizations with the elite redesignation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an affiliate of the American Nurses Association.

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