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Article ID: 699063

First Mouse Model to Mimic Lung Disease Could Speed Discovery of More Effective Treatments

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A team of researchers from Penn Medicine has developed the first mouse model with an IPF-associated mutation, which induces scarring and other damage similar to what is observed in humans suffering from the condition.

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15-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699058

WashU Expert: Transgender Candidate’s Gubernatorial Nomination Opportunity to Learn

Washington University in St. Louis

Christine Hallquist became the first transgender candidate to be nominated for a governorship by a major party when she won Vermont’s Democratic primary Aug. 14. The nomination marks an historic moment in transgender activism, said an expert on transgender aging at Washington University in St. Louis.“Christine Hallquist’s nomination provides an opportunity to appreciate and learn from the ways that collective social action on the part of trans activists brings forth both opportunities for individuals, but also impacts the social and cultural forces that we all navigate,” said Vanessa Fabbre, assistant professor at the Brown School, who studies LGBTQ aging.

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Article ID: 699060

Columbus State University to Offer First Ever Nexus Degree in Film Production

Columbus State University

Columbus State University was recently approved by the Board of Regents to offer the first ever nexus degree in film production. With courses to be offered as early as spring 2019, the 60-credit-hour degree emphasizes hands-on learning to prepare students for Georgia’s high-demand film industry.

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Article ID: 698978

Fred Hutch Wins $1.26 Million Grant to Boost Science and Education Efforts

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced it received a five year Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), worth $1.26 million.

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15-Aug-2018 2:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699054

UVA Darden Welcomes Eight New Professors for 2018-19 Academic Year

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business welcomed eight new professors to its top-ranked faculty ahead of the 2018–19 academic year. The new professors will bolster ranks in the academic areas of Quantitative Analysis, Accounting, Global Economies and Markets, and Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

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Climate Change Sea Level Rises Could Increase Risk for More Devastating Tsunamis Worldwide

Virginia Tech

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech.

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15-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT
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This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

Georgia Institute of Technology

Muscles of the elderly and of patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy have trouble regenerating. A new nanohydrogel with muscle stem cells has boosted muscle growth in mouse models while protecting the stem cells from immune reactions that usually weaken or destroy them.

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How Forests Improve Kids' Diets

University of Vermont

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition—when they live near forests.

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13-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT
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Physicist Tristan Smith to Explore Dark Universe with NASA Grant

Swarthmore College

Assistant Professor of Physics Tristan Smith has received a NASA grant to support his work in developing new ways to identify and measure the physics of the dark universe.

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