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English Nursing Students Visit Loyola University Chicago

Advanced practice nursing students and a faculty member from University of Coventry, U.K., toured Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing last week.

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Berkeley Lab's Ann Almgren, Esmond Ng Named as 2015 SIAM Fellows

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Ann Almgren and Esmond Ng of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computational Research Division (CRD) are among the 2015 class of 31 mathematicians named as Fellows of SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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Sniffing Safer!

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One of the biggest challenges in the training and testing of canine teams results from the explosives materials themselves - especially new homemade explosives. S&T funded training aid that matches the scent of explosive materials but poses no danger to the trainers, the canines or the environment.

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Premature Aging of Stem Cell Telomeres, Not Inflammation, Linked to Emphysema

Lung diseases like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis are common among people with malfunctioning telomeres, the “caps” or ends of chromosomes. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins say they have discovered what goes wrong and why.

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Exercise for Older Mouse Mothers Lowers Risk of Heart Defects in Babies

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In people, a baby’s risk of congenital heart defects is associated with the age of the mother. Risk goes up with increasing age. Newborn mice predisposed to heart defects because of genetic mutations show the same age association. A new study demonstrates that older mouse mothers reduce this risk for their offspring to that of younger mouse mothers through exercise alone, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Longer DNA Fragments Reveal Rare Species Diversity

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In the April 2015 issue of Genome Research, a team including DOE JGI researchers compared two ways of using next generation Illumina sequencing machines to help with a metagenomics challenge where the more commonly used sequencing machines generate data in short lengths, while short-read assemblers may not be able to distinguish among multiple occurrences of the same or similar sequences, making it difficult to identify all the members in a microbial community.

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New Jersey Health System Launches Affiliation with the Country’s No. 1 Heart Hospital, Cleveland Clinic

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Valley Health System today announced an affiliation with Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. This affiliation combines the academic, clinical, and research components of the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute with one of the New York/New Jersey area’s leading regional cardiac care providers. Under the agreement, the systems will share best practices, coordinate care and develop programs to improve quality and patient safety.

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Springing Ahead of Nature: Device Increases Walking Efficiency

It’s taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking. But research results published today in the journal Nature show that humans can get better ‘gas mileage’ using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their ankles.

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BPA Exposure during Pregnancy Linked to Mothers’ Future Diabetes Risk

Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A during pregnancy may raise a mother’s susceptibility to weight gain and diabetes later in life, according to a new animal study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology.

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Night Owls Face Greater Risk of Developing Diabetes than Early Risers

Night owls are more likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia than early risers, even when they get the same amount of sleep, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.