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PPPL Delivers New Key Components to Help Power a Fusion Energy Experiment

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Article describes PPPL's design and delivery of pole shields for DIII-D neutral beam injectors.

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‘This Is Perfect’: WFU Launches Engineering Program Enriched by Liberal Arts

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Like any aspiring engineer, first-year student Meredith Vaughn gets excited about building something from the ground up, so Wake Forest University’s new undergraduate engineering program immediately appealed to her. Vaughn is one of approximately 50 students in Wake Forest’s first cohort of undergraduate engineering students who will begin taking classes at Wake Downtown later this month.

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Global Corporations and Cleantech Startups Begin Testing Innovations at Washington’s Open-Access Clean Energy Facility

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Global corporations, U.S. solar companies, and Washington startups have signed up to test their cleantech at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds, created by the University of Washington (UW) Clean Energy Institute (CEI), during the facility’s first six months of operation.

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Researchers Discover New Chemical Process That Could Reduce Nitrogen Oxides From Diesel Exhaust

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Chemical engineers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a catalytic process that could help curb emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel-powered vehicles, a priority air pollutant that is a key ingredient in smog.

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AARDA Seeks New York Autoimmune Warriors

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6th Annual New York Autoimmune Walk to feature speaker/author/journalist Nika Beamon on coping and family-friendly activities to engage and inspire

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Barsness Receives Second PCORI Award to Develop Patient and Family Advisory Board to Help Improve Patient Experience

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Katherine Barsness, MD, MS, pediatric surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has received a second funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The $25,000 award, provided through PCORI’s “Pipeline to Proposal” program, will support a project that brings together patients and clinicians to discuss ways to improve the pediatric surgery patient experience.

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Is There Any Reason to Allow Cigarette Companies to Send Coupons (or Any Other Advertising) to Nonsmokers?

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Because cigarettes are inherently and inescapably harmful and deadly to smokers and to exposed nonusers there cannot be any public health justification for tobacco company efforts to encourage nonsmokers to begin smoking – or for FDA to continue allowing tobacco companies to do so, says Eric Lindblom, former director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office of Policy.

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Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Brain Mechanism for Resilience in People with High Risk of Bipolar Disorder

Results suggest brain is able to adapt to biological risk of bipolar disorder







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