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Scientists Study Ways to Integrate Biofuels and Food Crops on Farms

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Planting bioenergy crops like willows or switchgrass in rows where commodity crops are having difficulty growing could both provide biomass feedstock and also limit the runoff of nitrogen fertilizer into waterways — all without hurting a farmer’s profits. This is what a group of Argonne National Laboratory scientists has discovered through careful data collection and modeling at a cornfield in Fairbury, Illinois.

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Impact of Greek Debt Crisis on National Security and Global Community

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Euro-Free Greece: Hyper-Inflation, Shrinking Real Wages and Demand, and Unemployment

A Euro-free Greece looks more likely to be quickly engulfed by a vicious spiral of a rapidly depreciating new-drachma, hyper-inflation, shrinking real wages and demand, and unemployment; drachma depreciation and hyper-inflation would certainly benefit Greek debtors (in so far as the Greek government unilaterally converted its Euro liabilities in the new drachma at convenient terms): debasing the currency to wipe out debts is after all one of the oldest tricks in a government's sleeves.

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$1.25 Million NIH Grant to Study Diabetes Drug’s Role in Reversing Preeclampsia

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– Sascha Drewlo, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has secured a $1.25 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the role of approved drugs to improve placental function.

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Celebrities Add Spice to 5th Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer

The Much Music Video Awards (MMVA) boast their celebrity quotient. So does the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). But hockey has its own parade of celebrities, as Road Hockey To Conquer Cancer stages its fifth annual event, and along with 2,000 participants, will host more than 50 celebrities.

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Johns Hopkins and the Queen’s Health Systems Collaborate to Advance Patient Safety and Quality in Hawaii

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and The Queen’s Health Systems in Honolulu have entered into a collaboration agreement to improve patient safety and quality of care initiatives at hospitals in the state of Hawaii.

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Adolescent Exposure to E-Cigarette TV Ads Increases Likelihood of Future Use

Adolescents who are exposed to e-cigarette TV advertising are more likely to try e-cigarettes in the future, according to a groundbreaking experiment from researchers at RTI International.

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Extended-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cervical and Endometrial Cancers Does Not Increase Risk of Duodenal Toxicity

A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) without increased risk of duodenal toxicity, according to a study published in the July-August 2015 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) journal focused on the clinical practice of radiation oncology.

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Unlocking Lignin for Sustainable Biofuel

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In an effort to further the commercial viability of cellulosic ethanol, a team led by ORNL’s Jeremy Smith used the Titan supercomputer to model the interaction of lignin and hemicellulose in the plant cell wall of a genetically modified aspen tree. The team’s conclusion—that hydrophobic, or water repelling, lignin binds less with hydrophilic, or water attracting, hemicellulose—points researchers toward a promising way to engineer better plants for biofuel. Published in the November 2014 edition of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, the results add context to experiments conducted by researchers at DOE’s BioEnergy Science Center, who demonstrated that genetic modification of lignin can boost the amount of biofuel derived from plant material without compromising the structural integrity of the plant.