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The Science of Consciousness - 2016 Tucson Conference

April 25-30, 2016 Tucson, ARIZONA Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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Fortifying Computer Chips for Space Travel

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One of the most long-lived and active space-chip testing programs is at the Berkeley Lab. Since 1979, most American satellites and many major NASA projects including the Mars Rover Curiosity, the space shuttles, and the new Orion capsule, have had one or more electronic components go through Berkeley Lab's cyclotron.

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September Launch Could Give UW Team Rare Measurements of 'Dusty Plasmas'

Researchers from the University of Washington are awaiting the launch an over 50-foot-long rocket from a launch site in Norway into the upper reaches of the atmosphere to observe and measure a puzzling phenomenon.

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University of Delaware Expert Has Tips for Families to Help Get Back-to-School Routines on Track

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Saint Joseph's University Experts Available to Comment on Papal Visit

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Genetics Society of America Supports Symposia Organized by Student and Postdoc Members

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The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is pleased to announce the inaugural group of GSA Trainee-Organized Symposia, which are organized by student and postdoctoral members of the Society. These outstanding workshops will receive up to $2,000 in funding to cover direct meeting costs, such as speaker travel, facility rental, and promotion supplies.

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UChicago Medicine Earns Prestigious Pancreas Center Designation

The University of Chicago Medicine has been named a National Pancreas Foundation Center, one of only 30 facilities in the country to receive the prestigious designation from the health advocacy group. The National Pancreas Foundation created the NPF Center designation in order to help patients find high-quality, multidisciplinary care.

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IV Administration of Endothelin B Receptor Drug Reduces Memory Loss, Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease

An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying disease. In a new study, researchers used IRL-1620, a chemical that binds to endothelin B receptors, to treat AD in rats.

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Vitamin C: The Exercise Replacement?

Exercise improves health in overweight and obese adults but can be hard to incorporate into a daily routine. New findings show that taking vitamin C supplements daily instead can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in these adults.

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Common Antidepressant May Change Brain Structures Differently in Depressed and Non-depressed Individuals

A commonly prescribed antidepressant may alter brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, according to new research at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Saint Joseph's University Celebrates 50 Years of Jewish-Catholic Relations with Sculpture Dedication

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SJU with the Philadelphia Jewish community will dedicate “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time,” an original bronze sculpture portraying feminine allegorical figures signifying both religions on Friday, Sept. 25. Rabbi Skorka, the longtime friend of Pope Francis, with whom he co-authored a book about their interreligious dialogue, will deliver the keynote.

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Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos Selected Dean of Stony Brook University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Following a competitive national search, Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos has been appointed Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University, effective October 15, 2015. Dr. Sotiropoulos is the James L. Record Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, and Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). Prior to his appointment at UMN, Dr. Sotiropoulos was on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.

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Bring on the Night, Say National Park Visitors in New Study

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A new study published in Park Science shows that nearly 90% of visitors to a major national park value viewing the night sky and want the National Park Service to reduce light pollution. The study also established a threshold below which visitors found light pollution of the night skies unacceptable.

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Saint Louis University Enrolls First U.S. Patient in Rare Heart Disease Trial

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Earlier this year, investigators at Saint Louis University enrolled the first U.S. patient in a worldwide Phase 3 clinical trial of a medication to treat patients who have a rare form of heart failure due to a gene mutation.