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Iowa State Physicists Among Teams Preparing for New Energy Department Supercomputer

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Iowa State researchers will scale up their nuclear physics studies for Cori, the Energy Department's next-generation supercomputer. What the researchers learn could one day lead to safer, more efficient forms of nuclear power.

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National Dementia Association Launches Awareness Month

Lewy Body Dementia Association launches month of Awareness. October is LBD Awareness Month, nationwide series of events will take place.

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Radiologist-Led Education Increases Understanding of Cancer Screening Tools, Role of Radiologist

The October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) focuses role of radiology and radiologists in evolving health care delivery systems, the quality and safety of radiological care worldwide as well as a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education and training.

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To Improve Oral Health of Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Improve Support for Caregivers

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The first large-scale study in the U.S. to investigate at-home oral care for adults with developmental disabilities suggests that future policy initiatives should focus on improving sources of support for caregivers, in addition to addressing access to care. Led by researchers at Tufts University, the study is published in The Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

– A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.

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Microbes in Central Park Soil: If They Can Make It There, They Can Make It Anywhere

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Researchers led by Colorado State University uncovered more than 167,000 kinds of bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes in the soil beneath one of the nation's iconic urban environments. That’s 260 times as many species of birds, plants and invertebrates that live in the Park - combined.

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Non-Traditional Donor Lungs Appear Safe for Transplant

Patients receiving lungs from donors whose cause of death was asphyxiation or drowning have similar outcomes and long-term survival as patients receiving lungs from traditional donors

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Strict Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery May Not Be Necessary

Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery

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Non-Citizens Face Harsher Sentencing Than Citizens in U.S. Criminal Courts

Non-Americans in the U.S. federal court system are more likely to be sentenced to prison and for longer terms compared to U.S. citizens, according to a new study.

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Improving Babies’ Language Skills Before They’re Even Old Enough to Speak

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In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds “might” be language, accelerating the development of the brain maps which are critical to language acquisition and processing, according to new by April Benasich and colleagues of Rutgers University-Newark -- published in the October 1 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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