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Young Scientists Soar with Help of Florida State Meteorology Professor

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FSU Professor Henry Fuelberg joined a research project spearheaded by high school students on a tiny Caribbean island. Fuelberg helped them build and launch a weather balloon.

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General Thoracic Surgery Database , Public Reporting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Lung Cancer, Lobectomy, surgery outcomes, David M. Shahian, MD, general thoracic surgery, Benjamin D. Kozower, MD

Public Reporting of Lung Cancer Surgery Outcomes Provides Valuable Information About Quality of Patient Care

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy.

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Lap Band Surgery Benefits Very Obese Adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Brian Grimberg Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Brian T. Grimberg, PhD, assistant professor of international health, infectious diseases, and immunology at the Center for Global Health and Diseases at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award.

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center Joins Other National Cancer Institute-Designated Centers to Endorse Updated HPV Vaccine Recommendations

Statement supports shorter dosing schedule, urges action to increase national vaccination rates

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Climate Change Prompts Alaska Fish to Change Breeding Behavior

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A new University of Washington study finds that one of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate.

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The Medical Minute: Joint Cracks and Pops Usually Not Cause for Concern

It’s not unusual for your body to make “popping” or “cracking” sounds as you lean over, twist or reach for something. Fortunately, it’s also typically not a cause for worry.

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Study Shows 1 in 8 Americans – 17 Million – Have “Masked” Hypertension

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals that the U.S. prevalence of masked hypertension is 12.3 percent. Based on the U.S. population, this translates to approximately 17.1 million people, or 1 in 8 adults

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Critical Care, ICU, Family-centered care, Critical Care Medicine

New Guidelines Seek to Promote Family-Centered Care in the ICU

Critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects on the health of patients and families, even months after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). A new set of guidelines for promoting family-centered care in neonatal, pediatric, and adult ICUs will be presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) 46th Critical Care Congress, to be held January 21 to 25, 2017, at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu. The guidelines also appear in Critical Care Medicine, SCCM's official journal, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Mayor of Buffalo Honors President Conway-Turner at MLK Scholarship Breakfast

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, ’83, honored Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner earlier this week with a proclamation declaring that January 16, 2017, was “Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner Day” in the City of Buffalo.

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UC Researchers Hypothesize: Could Better Eye Training Help Reduce Concussion in Women’s Soccer?

In a photo analysis study of soccer headers, University of Cincinnati researchers noticed female soccer players had their eyes closed 90 percent of the time. As a first step toward determining if less visual awareness might expose players to a higher risk of injury, the study wanted to quantify whether female athletes closed their eyes more frequently than male counterparts.

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Public Education in U.S., South Africa Topic of Forum

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Yearlong seminar series exploring the meaning of freedom in three international and social contexts.

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Spatial Planner to Head Urban Planning and Policy at UIC

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Zorica Nedović-Budić, an expert in spatial planning and technologies, is the new head of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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$1.8M Grant Aids Exploration of Chronic Stress Role in Cancer Development

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A five-year, $1.8 million grant (R01CA203965) from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey resident research member Wenwei Hu, PhD, will support research to further explore how chronic stress impacts cancer development.

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Saint Louis University to Teach Skills to Intervene When Child Discipline Crosses the Line

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Should a bystander intervene if he or she sees an adult screaming at or hitting a child? Saint Louis University is studying how and when to take action.

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Structure of Atypical Cancer Protein Paves Way for Drug Development

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has helped uncover the elusive structure of a cancer cell receptor protein that can be leveraged to fight disease progression.

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Mapping Brain in Preemies May Predict Later Disability

Scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later, according to a new study published in the January 18, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Research Trials Focus on Winter Pasture Stocking Strategies

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Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. And research trials at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton are focusing on identifying optimal strategies and stocking rates for producers.

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American Society of Nephrology Welcomes GAO Report Confirming Urgent Need for Greater Research Funding

Report Details Imbalance between Kidney Disease Research and Health Impact.

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