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FAU to Develop Unmanned Marine Vehicles for Bridge Inspections

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Florida has approximately 11,450 bridges. Inspecting and maintaining them is arduous, especially since so many of the state’s bridges span rivers, canals and saltwater areas. Researchers at FAU are developing unmanned marine vehicles for on-water bridge inspections.

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AACC Announces 2015 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2015 Corporate Supporter Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes the companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine.

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Movement Tracking Technology Sheds Light on Different Speech Disorders in Children

Facial motion capture – the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies – has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of speech and those with other types of speech disorders, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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First Aortic Valve Procedure with Newly Approved Device Performed at NYU Langone

NYU Langone Medical Center this week became the first academic medical center in the United States to implant a newly FDA-approved heart valve for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a serious condition that occurs when the heart’s aortic valve narrows, obstructing blood flow from the heart to the aorta, which can severely weaken the heart muscle. If left untreated, it can lead to heart failure and even death.

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Report Documents Unmet Need for Expanded Family Planning Services at CHCs

As part of a unique survey of nearly 2,000 women of childbearing age who receive health care at the nation’s community health centers, 90 percent reported that they were not actively seeking to become pregnant in the next 12 months. Yet more than 3 out of 10 were not using contraceptives at the time of the survey.

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UF/IFAS Study: Few Science Museums Use the Word “Agriculture” to Teach

Walk into a science museum, and you may read the words “paleontology” or “astronomy.” But you’re not likely to find the word “agriculture” in any science museum, even though many exhibits relate to agricultural content or practices. Katie Stofer found this gap when she surveyed 29 science museums in cities of all sizes across the U.S. Stofer hopes to help bridge that gap.

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Prediction Model Created to Protect Piping Plovers

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Virginia Tech student Katherina Gieder created a model to help land managers protect the threatened piping plover, a tiny shorebird, against habitat damage and predation.

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Nutrition and Pregnancy: Scientists Challenge “Eat for Two” Myth

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Scientists have shown that women may not need to “eat for two” during pregnancy because the body adapts to absorb more energy from the same amount of food. The findings may also help to explain why some women struggle to lose weight after giving birth.