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Iron-Based Superconductor Simulations Spin Out New Possibilities on Titan

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Researchers studying iron-based superconductors are combining novel electronic structure algorithms with the high-performance computing power of the Titan supercomputer to predict spin dynamics, or the ways electrons orient and correlate their spins in a material.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Un Altar para Los Muertos

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El Día de los Muertos es una oportunidad para conmemorar y honrar las vidas de aquellos quienes han fallecido, con tradiciones que incluyen fiestas, música, vigilias y ofrendas temporales como esta. La ofrenda tradicionalmente incluye fotos y objetos que conmemoran a los seres queridos para así honrarlos y recordarlos.

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The Largest Gift Made to CHLA in Support of Spiritual Care

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The donation establishes The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Interfaith Center and The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Spiritual Care Program Endowment.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: An Altar for the Dead

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The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is a holiday to commemorate and honor the lives of dead loved ones, with traditions that include feasts, music, vigils and creating temporary ofrendas or altars, such as this one. The ofrenda is composed of mementos, photographs and objects of loved ones who have died and is intended to honor and remember their lives.

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New AACI President to Focus on “The Academic Difference” at Top Cancer Centers

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George J. Weiner, MD, director of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, will focus on "The Academic Difference" at leading cancer centers as he begins a two-year term as president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes.

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Case Western Reserve, Cuyahoga County, YMCA of Greater Cleveland Collaborate for $13 Million in Public Health Grants

The Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN) at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is a key player in nearly $13.32 million in federal grants awarded to improve community health in Northeast Ohio. CDC renewed the PRCHN’s grant for $4.35 million over five years.

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Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Old Aortas

Sargent College of Boston University researchers look for the root cause of age-related aortic stiffness—an early sign cardiovascular disease—and uncover a potential therapeutic target for reducing or preventing its development. The article is published in AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology and is highlighted as part of the APSselect program.

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MINER Shines in Urban Emergency Response Exercise

In a field test in downtown Chicago, Sandia National Laboratories' mobile imager of neutrons for emergency responders (MINER) system identified the exact location of a sealed laboratory radiation source through shielding and at a distance. MINER detects fast neutrons that emanate from special nuclear material and can discriminate the device signature from background radiation and to measure the spectrum of neutrons emitted by it.

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