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Van Andel Research Institute Installs World-Class Microscopes to Enable Discovery of the Molecular Basis of Disease

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Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is now home to one of the world’s most powerful microscopes—one that images life’s building blocks in startling clarity and equips VARI’s growing team of scientists to push the limits of discovery in search of new treatments for diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s.

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Researchers Find Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes

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The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Iowa State and French researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more than 13,000 adolescents.

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ENDO 2017 News Conferences to Feature Obesity/Diabetes Technologies, Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Thyroid and Men’s Health Research

News conferences will explore the latest research advances in obesity and diabetes technologies, thyroid conditions, men’s health and endocrine-disrupting chemicals at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society’s 99th Annual Meeting & Expo. The meeting will take place April 1–4 in Orlando, Fla.

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ECS Partners with Research4Life to Help Close the Knowledge Gap in the Developing World

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) is partnering with Research4Life to provide accessibility to over 132,000 articles and abstracts published in the ECS Digital Library. All papers published by ECS will be free to access for more than 8,200 institution in an effort to reduce the scientific knowledge gap between high-income and low- and middle-income countries by providing free or affordable access to critical scientific research.

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Alumnus Taner Halicioglu Kicks off Campaign for UC San Diego with $75 Million Gift

The computer science alumnus hopes that the new institute will promote a cross-disciplinary field that is considered the backbone of many other disciplines. His gift contributes to the $2 billion Campaign for UC San Diego, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the university’s history.

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Recent Evolution of German Politics Is Window Into Fringe Parties' Gains

A University of Kansas professor examines conditions in German politics dating back to 2013 to find a window into the recent gains of fringe parties in Europe and the United States, which includes the Trump election and the Brexit vote.

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Case Western Reserve University Researchers Turn Urine Into Research Tools

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a breakthrough technique to harvest cells directly from urine, and grow them into durable, clinically relevant stem cells to study Down syndrome.

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New, Viable Female Politicians Become Role Models for Women, Study Finds

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University of Notre Dame professors Christina Wolbrecht and David Campbell studied female candidates for major offices — U.S. House, U.S. Senate and governor — and their effects on female political engagement using data from the 2006-07 Faith Matters survey.

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5,000 and Counting: Penn Medicine Celebrates Reconstruction Milestone

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Doctors in Penn Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery recently performed their 5,000th free flap reconstructive surgery – in which tissue is taken from another part of the body and used to improve the appearance of a wound or scar. Focusing on breast reconstructions, as well as head and neck surgeries and leg surgeries, Penn has become the largest free flap reconstruction center in the United States by volume.







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