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Open Innovation Found to Be Basic Ingredient of Chez Panisse’s Success

Study concludes that Chez Panisse restaurant's open innovation strategies made owner Alice Waters a cultural entrepreneur and created an “ever-growing global ecosystem” in the world of slow, sustainable food.

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Older Kidney Donors with Hypertension May Have Good Kidney Health Following Donation

Kidney donors with hypertension had slightly fewer nephrons (the kidney’s filtering units) at the time of donation than similarly aged donors with normal blood pressure; however, 6 months following their surgery, hypertensive and non-hypertensive donors both maintained excellent blood pressure control and had similarly robust compensatory kidney responses.

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Public Opinion in Russia: Russians’ Attitudes on Economic and Domestic Issues

A poll of the Russian public, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, was released today. The poll, which includes a nationally representative in-person survey of 2,008 Russian adults taken between November 22 and December 7, 2014, found that President Vladimir Putin is extremely popular. Few say the economy is in good condition and most say that sanctions are hurting the Russian economy.

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Science Behind Bars

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The University of Utah partners with the Utah Department of Corrections to provide monthly lectures for the inmates at the Utah State Prison.

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Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Negatively Affects Immigrant Hispanics’ Use of Health Care

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws can have an adverse impact on the use of health care services by immigrant Hispanics, according to a North Carolina-based study by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers.

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EMBARGOED AJPH Research: Generous Unemployment Benefits, Education Level and Smoking, ‘Water Jets’ in Schools

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about the effect of generous unemployment benefits; education level and smoking cessation; and ‘water jets’’ impact on student water intake in schools.

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Research Aims to Improve Rechargeable Batteries by Focusing on Graphene Oxide Paper

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A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.

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University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago Partner to Provide Specialized Pediatric Care

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance their existing partnership and provide expanded pediatric specialty medical services to their patients.

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