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ORNL Study Reveals New Characteristics of Complex Oxide Surfaces

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A combination of microscopy and data processing has given researchers an unprecedented look at the surface of a material known for its unusual physical and electrochemical properties.

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Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment.

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The SWAMP: A Key Resource in Improving Software Assurance Activities

The Software Assurance Market Place, or SWAMP, is an online, open-source, collaborative research environment that allows software developers and researchers to test their software for security weaknesses, improve tools by testing against a wide range of software packages, and interact and exchange best practices to improve software assurance tools and techniques.

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Study Shows Role of Media in Sharing Life Events

To share is human. And the means to share personal news — good and bad — have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as “social sharing,” or the act of telling others about the important events in our lives, has been restricted to face-to-face interactions.

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New Imaging Agent Provides Better Picture of the Gut

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.

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Atomic Structure of Key Muscle Component Revealed in Penn Study

Adding to the growing fundamental understanding of the machinery of muscle cells, biophysicists describe in minute detail actin filaments are stabilized at one of their ends to form a basic muscle structure called the sarcomere.

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Media Advisory: GW to Host Conference on Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Physical Therapy Program is pleased to host, in conjunction with Woods Duncan Consulting, “Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists for Innovative Practice,” July 25-26.

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New Study Draws Links Between Wildlife Loss and Social Conflicts

Citing many sobering examples of how wildlife loss leads to conflict among people around the world, a new article co-authored by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director Dr. Christopher Golden, calls for an interdisciplinary approach to tackle global biodiversity decline.

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Farmers Market Vouchers May Boost Produce Consumption in Low-Income Families

Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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