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Managing Negative Emotions Can Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.

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CPRIT Awards $34M to UTSW for Cancer Research, Recruitment

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The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded UT Southwestern researchers more than $34 million for cancer research and faculty recruitment, including support for programs in pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and melanoma.

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Daniel Rodriguez to Step Down as Law School Dean

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Daniel B. Rodriguez, dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, will step down as dean at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today.

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UF Experts Offer Tips for Tree, Lawn Survival Post-Irma

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Researchers and Extension faculty suggest resetting uprooted palms and trees only after they have been examined for safety and deemed worthy of replanting. For hardwood trees, if a majority of major anchor roots have been fractured, it is unlikely that such trees will successfully reestablish themselves, and they will likely fail in future storms. Uprooted trees and palms in good condition should be replanted as soon as possible and watered frequently.

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Efforts to Help Bats Survive Deadly Disease Get a Boost

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Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

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Assessing Falls Can Help Seniors Avoid Leading Cause of Serious Injuries Among Older Americans

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Every year, millions of senior citizens fall — threatening their health, independence and even their lives. Fall injuries also rack up $31 billion annually in medical expenses, which is expected to rise as 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day. The seniors behind those statistics are the reasons why Cedar-Sinai Medical Group now is offering increased access to comprehensive falls assessments in time for Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22.

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Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Cardiac, Vascular, Cardiovascular, Peter Munk , Melanie Munk, Munk Charitable foundation, Donation, Commitment, gift, Barrick Gold, Vector Institute, vector institute of artificial intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, digital cardiovascular health platform

Transformative Gift from The Munk Charitable Foundation Propels the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre into the Future, Cementing its Role as a Global Leader in Cardiovascular Care

University Health Network (UHN) announced today that The Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundation is increasing its support to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) with a transformative gift of $100 million.

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Landmark Study Suggests Risks Vary Widely in Drone-Human Impacts

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Virginia Tech’s world-renowned injury biomechanics group and its FAA-approved UAS test site in Blacksburg, Virginia, have just released the first peer-reviewed academic study to offer quantitative data on injury risk associated with potential drone-human collisions.

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whispering gallery, micro-laser, whispering gallery mode, Resonators, tunable laser, Laser, Optics, Photonics, T. Siegle, M. Remmel, S. Krammer , H. Kalt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, APL Photonics

Tiny Lasers from a Gallery of Whispers

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Whispering gallery mode resonators rely on a phenomenon similar to an effect observed in circular galleries, and the same phenomenon applies to light. When light is stored in ring-shaped or spherical active resonators, the waves superimpose in such a way that it can result in laser light. This week in APL Photonics, investigators report a new type of dye-doped WGM micro-laser that produces light with tunable wavelengths.







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