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Are College Football Coaches Overpaid? New Study Compares Salaries of Coaches to CEOs

Two Vanderbilt professors compared salaries and contracts of more than 950 college football coaches to top CEOs to see if college football coaches are overpaid in comparison to the value they bring to their university.

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Policy Summit Examines Impact of ACA on People with Diabetes

Diabetes experts, policymakers and patient advocates will gather to discuss how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is affecting people with diabetes at the Endocrine Society’s policy summit.

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Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million to Develop Software to Process Solar Astronomy Data on Larger Scale

Researchers in Georgia State University’s new Astroinformatics program have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to develop software tools that can process large sets of solar astronomy data and allow scientists to perform analyses on scales and detail levels that have not been possible.

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Family Conflicts, Other Non-Physical Worries Before Cancer Surgery Raise Patients’ Complication Risk

How well patients recover from cancer surgery may be influenced by more than their medical conditions and the operations themselves. Family conflicts and other non-medical problems may raise their risk of surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

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So…Do You Know What’s in Your Water, Ask Virginia Tech Engineers?

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Andrea Dietrich and Amanda Sain of Virginia Tech’s Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering estimated that 50 percent of the population taste threshold for manganese II in water, the simplest ionic manganese oxide, to be more than 1000 times the current EPA allowable level. Their findings appear in the Journal of the American Water Works Association, and they are now looking into possible secondary pollution issues with the release of manganese in air through its use in humidifiers.

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Scientists Find Possible Neurobiological Basis for Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-Interest

A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of California at Berkeley used advanced imaging techniques to study how the brain makes choices about honesty.

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War Between Bacteria and Phages Benefits Humans

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In our battle with cholera bacteria, we may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. Researchers from Tufts University and elsewhere report that phages can force cholera bacteria, even during active infection in humans, to give up their virulence in order to survive.

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Access to Breast Imaging Varies Across United States

The September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) focuses on a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education and training.

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Grandpop and Prostate Cancer

Covers prostate cancer-related information and statistics.

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