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Model Helps City Planners Prepare to Weather Large Storms

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a modeling tool to help local communities better understand their vulnerabilities to large storms stoked by climate change.

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DePaul University 2015 Commencement Speakers Include Humanitarian Activist, Public Relations Innovator and World-Renowned Pianist

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DePaul University 2015 commencement speakers include humanitarian activist, public relations innovator and world-renowned pianist. Leaders in fields spanning law, music, education, business and chemistry to address graduates at DePaul University’s 117th commencement ceremonies May 17 and June 13-14.

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Call for Entries to ASTRO’s Annual Survivor Circle Award

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) seeks to recognize an individual cancer survivor in San Antonio and the surrounding area who has committed his or her time and energy to volunteering in their local community.

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Loyola to Offer Help for Couples Dealing with Sexual Dysfunction

Loyola University Health System's Sexual Wellness Clinic will offer another six-week session beginning Wednesday, April 8. It will run every Wednesday through May 13 from 6:30 – 9 pm in the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center located at 2160 S. First Ave. in Maywood. The program will combine the expertise of various specialists to address common emotional and physical challenges that couples face in their sexual relationships.

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Skin Tough

A collaboration of Berkeley Lab and UC San Diego researchers has recorded the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms behind the ability of skin to resist tearing. The results could be applied to the improvement of artificial skin, or to the development of thin film polymers for flexible electronics.

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New Incisionless Surgery to Treat Enlarged Prostate

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By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that leads to annoying changes in urinary flow. While medical therapy is usually the first line of treatment, a new minimally invasive implant can dramatically reduce symptoms for men.

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12 Projects Certified by Nation’s Most Comprehensive Landscape Sustainability Rating System

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The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program has certified sustainable landscapes at a dozen new locations across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance. These 12 landscapes include a historic Maryland home of George Washington, a pocket park in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and a public children’s garden in Austin, Texas.