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WIU Emergency Management Faculty and Grad Student Help Farmers with Tornado Debris Problems

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A faculty member and students in the Western Illinois University Emergency Management Program are looking at ways to help farmers address debris management in the aftermath of tornado disasters. According to WIU Emergency Management Program Coordinator Jack Rozdilsky, who is also an assistant professor in Western's health sciences and social work department, farmland areas in northern Illinois continue to be affected by the April 9 EF-4 tornado.

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Which Is Best?

Review concludes that intramuscular injection of testerosterone replacement therapy confers greater health benefits and lower cardiovascular risks than transdermal administration by skin patch or gel.

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Survey Finds That Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Signs, Symptoms Of Stroke

A national survey released today by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that most women don’t know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey of 1,000 women was released in time for Stroke Awareness Month in May.

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Nerve Cells and Blood Vessels in Eye ‘Talk’ to Prevent Disease

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A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly “talk” to each other to maintain healthy blood flow and prevent disease.

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Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Only One Type of Heart Attack

Refining the results of a 2013 study, researchers have found that atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is associated with only one type of heart attack – the more common of the two types.

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ORNL Scientists Generate Landmark DOE Hydropower Report

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For the first time, industry and policymakers have a comprehensive report detailing the U.S. hydropower fleet’s 2,198 plants that provide about 7 percent of the nation’s electricity.

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Earthquake Researcher Familiar with Nepal

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Boise State Economist Gets to the Root of Urban Tree Cover

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A new study shows a correlation between the number of city trees and overall income levels in seven U.S. cities.

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Unexpected Success

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While experimenting with a heat treatment process he modified by eliminating a couple of steps, Klett made a discovery that caused quite a stir and prompted hundreds of inquiries from scientists, academia and industry.

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Sticky Fingers

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Researcher applies materials science techniques to the field of forensics, and some of her research has helped crime scene investigators rebuild fingerprints after they have faded over time.