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Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics Publishes Guidelines for the Treatment of Pediatric Hydrocephalus

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“Pediatric hydrocephalus: systematic literature review and evidence-based guidelines,” a supplement to the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, offers a thorough evaluation of the current treatments for pediatric hydrocephalus as well as up-to-date evidence-based recommendations for their use.

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More Penalties on the Way for Hospitals That Treat the Poor? New U-M Study Suggests So

The federal government will fine more than 2,600 hospitals, because too many Medicare patients treated at these hospitals for chronic lung disease and other conditions are ending up back in the hospital within 30 days of going home. Now, a new analysis shows that penalties for chronic lung disease will have a greater impact on hospitals that care for poor and minority patients.

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Are My Muscular Dystrophy Drugs Working?

People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a smartphone-linked device, a new study in mice suggests. The study used a new method to process ultrasound imaging information that could lead to hand-held instruments that provide fast, convenient medical information.

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Lally School of Management Set to Host Startup Business Model Day Program

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For many aspiring entrepreneurs, transforming an idea into an actual product is a difficult hurdle to surmount. To help area college students move their business ideas from printed page to the global marketplace, the Lally School of Management, the business school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will host a Startup Business Model Day event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Heffner Alumni House on the Rensselaer campus.

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Wayne State’s Michigan Area Health Education Center Receives $1.1 Million Grant From U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to Enhance Statewide Network of Regional Centers

The Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a Wayne State University program that seeks to increase access to quality primary care providers in underserved communities, today announced that it has been awarded a one-year, $1.16 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Michigan AHEC will use the funds to continue developing its infrastructure — which includes maintaining its four existing regional centers and launching a fifth — and to promote and provide health care career preparation initiatives, clinical experiences and continuing education programs across Michigan.

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Student Inventors Get Boost to Commercialize Color 3-D Printing, iPhone App

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Applying a similar approach to the 3-D printer, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison students are commercializing a device that adds color to a printer that now dominates the market. Their business idea was one of two student projects to receive an Igniter grant from the university’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office.

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Midterm Elections: Florida State University Experts Discuss 2014 Elections

Come Tuesday, Florida may find itself at the center of national attention once again as voters decide the winner in a closely contested governor’s race and the fate of a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana. Florida State’s nationally recognized experts are available to provide analysis and commentary on the election.

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New Board Members Elected to American Thyroid Association

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Robert C. Smallridge, M.D., will become the new ATA president, as Hossein Gharib, M.D., completes his term as president. Antonio Bianco, M.D., Ph.D., will become the new president-elect, and Victor J. Bernet, M.D. accepts the position of secretary/COO-elect. Joining the Board are three new directors: Julie Ann Sosa, M.D., Christine Spitzweg, M.D., and M. Regina Castro, M.D.

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2014 Van Meter Award Winner Announced

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The recipient of the 2014 Van Meter Award, established in 1930 by the American Thyroid Association for outstanding contributions by a young clinical scientist to research on the thyroid gland is Christine Spitzweg, M.D., Professor in Internal Medicine/Endocrinology, Chair of the Thyroid Center, Co-chair of the Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors, and Head of the research laboratory for Molecular Endocrinology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.

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Iron-Based Superconductor Simulations Spin Out New Possibilities on Titan

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Researchers studying iron-based superconductors are combining novel electronic structure algorithms with the high-performance computing power of the Titan supercomputer to predict spin dynamics, or the ways electrons orient and correlate their spins in a material.

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