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UW-Milwaukee Researcher Helps Discover New Genetic Variations

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The research identifies 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases.

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UTSW Scientists Find Lethal Vulnerability in Treatment-Resistant Lung Cancer

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Researchers working in four labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a chink in a so-called “undruggable” lung cancer’s armor – and located an existing drug that might provide a treatment.

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New Echolocation App on Google Play

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A new app developed by Clarkson University faculty and students allows users to use echolocation to better understand their surroundings.

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Study of North Atlantic Ocean Reveals Decline of Leaded Petrol Emissions

A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic Ocean provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades.

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Ocean Conditions Contributed to Unprecedented 2015 Toxic Algal Bloom

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A study led by researchers at the University of Washington and NOAA is the first published paper to connect the unprecedented West Coast toxic algal bloom of 2015 to the unusually warm ocean conditions — nicknamed “the blob” — in winter and spring of that year.

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Spiral Arms Embrace Young Star

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Swirling around the young star Elias 2-27 is a stunning spiral-shape pinwheel of dust.

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New Technique for Finding Weakness in Earth’s Crust

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Scientists have developed a method to estimate weakness in the Earth’s outer layers which will help explain and predict volcanic activity and earthquakes.

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MSU Contributes to Autonomous-Vehicle Research

At Michigan State University, researchers are involved in the work that will someday make self-driving vehicles not just a reality, but commonplace.

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Department of Energy selects LLNL to lead development of manufacturing training program for energy entrepreneurs

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The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) has tapped Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to lead development of the training program for the new Build4Scale Manufacturing Training for Cleantech Entrepreneurs (Build4Scale) initiative, funding $1 million over the next 10 months. The program will teach entrepreneurs and engineers the tools they need to scale up production, and will be offered nationally through startup incubators, Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEPs), universities, community colleges, or DOE national laboratories.

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UW-Madison Geoscientist Offers Free Geologic Exploration App

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"Rockd" serves both amateur rock lovers and professional geologists. For amateurs, "the goal is to help people discover the natural history that is recorded all around them. People see rocks at highway cuts, and some may wonder what they are and when they formed. The answers to many of these questions exist in the databases that we tap into."

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New Evidence Shifts the Timeline Back for Human Arrival in the Americas

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Ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought.

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Contrary to Popular Belief – Coca Not the Driving Force of Deforestation, Report Reveals

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Most of the world’s coca—the plant source of cocaine—grows in the Amazon forests of the Andean countries of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, where many think this illicit crop causes deforestation. However, a team led by Stony Brook University Professor of Ecology and Evolution Liliana M. Dávalos, shows most deforestation isn’t caused by coca cultivation. In fact, the study, published in Bioscience, found that deforestation and coca both share a common origin in the implementation of an infrastructure plan from the 1960s to open the Amazon frontier through road construction and development projects.

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Food Additive Key to Environmentally Friendly, Efficient, Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created an efficient, semi-printed plastic solar cell without the use of environmentally hazardous halogen solvents.

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Sandy’s Surge Topped by ‘Rogue’ 1950 Storm in Some Areas

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In November 1950, a freak storm spawned a record storm surge in Atlantic City and a near-record surge at Sandy Hook. Rutgers scientists are studying weather systems known as extratropical cyclones or nontropical storms, and the storm surges they have generated along the northern East Coast.

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A Novel Way to Power Greener Homes

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DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, Colorado-based Air Squared, Inc., Mississippi State University and Purdue University launched efforts to develop the first residential CHP system that uses small generators. The group’s proposal to optimize combined heating and power systems (CHP) for residential housing earned $2.7 million in seed money in October from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).

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Paving the Way: Sandia Researchers Earn Top Hispanic Science and Engineering Honors

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The technical achievements of two Sandia National Laboratories innovators will be recognized with 2016 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) Awards from Great Minds in STEM, an organization supporting careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Identifying Children and Saving Lives One Thumbprint at a Time

MSU Prof. Anil Jain and his team of biometrics researchers demonstrated in a first-of-its-kind study that digital scans of a young child's fingerprints can be correctly identified one year later. A child could be identified by a simple fingerprint scan at each medical visit, allowing them to get proper medical care such as life-saving vaccinations or food supplements.

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Kansas State University Contributes to Potential Zika Virus Vaccine Development

A research team that includes scientists with Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute has developed a promising Zika virus vaccine.

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New Research Could Help Build Better Hearing AIDS

Scientists at Binghamton University, State University of New York want to improve sensor technology critical to billions of devices made every year. With a three-year, $359,958 grant from the National Science Foundation, they will start by making a high-performance sensor and applying it to hearing aids.

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FAU and Sancilio & Company, Inc. Join Forces to Train Drug Development Workforce

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In its first-of-its-kind university/industry partnership, FAU and scientists from Sancilio & Company, Inc. are working together to train highly skilled workers in biopharmaceuticals and drug development.







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