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New Neuro-Oncology Clinic Opens at Scott & White – Round Rock

Scott & White Healthcare-Round Rock, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has opened a comprehensive Neuro-oncology clinic to serve patients in the Central Texas community.

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CHOP Global Health Focuses on Children with Cerebral Palsy in Southern Africa

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Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of childhood disability in the world, but is understudied, especially in developing countries. An ongoing international partnership in Botswana has done the first rigorous study of CP outcomes in Africa.

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Grant from GE Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative Helps Expand Vanderbilt Surgical Safety Outreach Program in Kenya

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In an especially underserved region of western Kenya, expectant mothers requiring cesarean section are the focus of a new $2.6 million grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Kenya’s AIC Kijabe Hospital and the Kenya-based Center for Public Health and Development.

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Babson College Invites Women Entrepreneurs To June 4th Networking Soiree

Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab will host its Women’s Entrepreneurship Summer Soiree at the Fields Corner Business Lab in Boston on Thursday, June 4, 2015. The WIN Lab, a yearlong residency program within Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), invites entrepreneurs of all kinds to enjoy a free, one-of-a-kind networking event alongside local women business leaders and entrepreneurial resource providers.

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NASA Awards $5 Million to UTEP to Develop Next Generation Rocket Engines

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The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has been awarded a $5 million grant from NASA to develop the next generation of rocket engines using liquid methane.

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Food or Fuel? How About Both?

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In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research found encouraging, sustainable results when growing Camelina sativa with soybean in the Midwest.

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Measuring Kidney Health Could Better Predict Heart Disease Risk

Simple measures of kidney function and damage may be just as good at predicting who is at risk for heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke as traditional tests of cholesterol levels and blood pressure, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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UK-Based Academic Available to Talk About UK Government's Plans to Scrap European Human Rights Act for Their Own Act

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University of Utah Professor’s Research an Emerging Voice in “Conflict Minerals” Debate

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University of Utah law professor Jeff Schwartz is scheduled to publish new research in Harvard Business Law Review related to regulations intended to decrease the practice of mining minerals from war-torn areas of Congo. Schwartz's ongoing research will examine new data submitted to the SEC on June 1.

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Phase III Results of RTOG 0537 Indicate That Acupuncture-Like Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Provide Symptom Relief Comparable to the Current Treatment for Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth

Phase III results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0537 indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (ALTENS) may be equally effective as pilocarpine, the current prescription medication in a pill, to treat radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth), according to a study published in the June 1, 2015 issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics.