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Not Making Enough Money? Check Your Attitude

Holding cynical beliefs about others may have a negative effect on your income according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Study Shows Treatment for Genetically Caused Emphysema Is Effective

A landmark clinical study in the Lancet provides convincing evidence that a frequently overlooked therapy for genetically-caused emphysema is effective and slows the progression of lung disease.

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Babson College Achieves Gold Ratings in Sustainability

​Babson College’s collaborative sustainability program has earned a Gold Rating through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System™ (STARS) program.

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The Brain’s Autofocus System Helps Stabilize Vision Despite Motion

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Much like the automatic focus of a camera, our eyes and brains must constantly recalibrate so that we can get a clear view of the changing—and always moving—world around us. Two studies funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) show how the circuitry for this eye-brain coordination is assembled during early embryonic development.

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Award-Winning Neuroscientist and Leading Expert on Dementia Joins FAU

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James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H, an award-winning neuroscientist who has held clinical and research positions at some of the country’s major medical centers, and is one of the leading international experts on a specific form of dementia, has come to Florida Atlantic University.

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FAU Tech Runway Announces Second Class of Startup Companies

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Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway has selected its second Venture Vintage class of startup companies to participate in the business accelerator program. The four companies will receive a $25,000 non-equity grant, participate in a 16-week intensive boot camp, and will be provided collaborative workspace for one year.

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New Initiative Created to Break Ground for Heart Disease Patients with Rare Condition

Philanthropist and cardiac patient Heather Cartwright and family enable novel research with generous gift.

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Penn Nursing Study Cites Federal Policy as Key to Primary Care Access and Nurse Practitioner Workforce Development

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With demand for primary care expected to increase sharply over the next five years– due to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), population growth and aging – the role of advanced-practice nurses or nurse practitioners (NPs) is also increasing. But a new study illustrates how federal policies influence the NP workforce and practice, and how misalignment of those policies with state mandates can affect workforce supply and patient access to care.

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The Medical Minute: Knowing When Infant Tummy Troubles May Be Serious

Spitting up and occasional constipation are unfortunate – yet normal – facts of life for most infants. While those symptoms are seldom cause for concern, there are several more serious – albeit rare – warning signs that can present in the first hours and days of life that can indicate any of a number of congenital conditions.

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Primates’ Understanding of Quantities Offers Clues to the Origins of Human Counting

Monkey see, monkey count—almost. New research from the University of Rochester shows that while monkeys don’t have words or symbols for numbers like we do, they do understand the basic logic behind counting—and that can show us how humans first learned to count.