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NDSU Professors Receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

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Peter Bergholz, Ph.D., assistant professor in Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, and Wei Jin, Ph.D., assistant professor in Computer Science at North Dakota State University, Fargo, each are receiving five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation. Bergholz and his research team will sequence the genomes of 1,200 bacteria and look for associations between changes in the genome and changes in the soil environment. Jin's research will be conducted to develop smarter, more efficient methods to search for connections across documents in a large-scale setting.

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Florida State Experts Available to Comment on Nepal Earthquake

The 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal about 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu April 25 has caused thousands of deaths, injuries and massive damage. Geological experts from Florida State University are available to comment on the earthquake and the deadly avalanches that followed.

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New UW App Can Detect Sleep Apnea Events via Smartphone

Diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans — typically requires an overnight hospital stay and costs thousands of dollars. A new smartphone app developed at the University of Washington can wirelessly test for sleep apnea events in a person's own bedroom without needing special sensors attached to the body.

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Your Adolescent Brain on Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team at Duke Medicine that used a rodent model as a surrogate for humans.

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$4.5 Million Grant to Fund Research Literacy for Hospital Chaplains

Health care chaplains have embraced the importance of evidence-based practice but lack the training to use it. More interdisciplinary collaboration means chaplains must "speak the langauge of outcomes."

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Trending Stories Report for 27 April 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: Bruce Jenner and transgender health, agriculture and pesticide alternatives, new tick-borne disease, internal dissent in Iran over nuclear deal, listeria ice cream recalls, changing mammography recommendations, immunology, materials science, and healthcare education.

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Media Registration Now Open for TCT 2015

TCT 2015 (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) is the annual Scientific Symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). TCT is the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine.

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Veterinarians, Diagnostic Lab Prepared for Dog Flu

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The new strain of flu that affected more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago has not yet spread to South Dakota, but South Dakota State University veterinarians advise owners to be vigilant. To test for the virus, veterinarians will swab the animal's nose and throat and send the samples to the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU, which typically processes them the same day they are received.

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Mount Sinai Experts Offer Tips on Stroke Warning Signs and Treatment

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke).