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UC San Diego’s Center for Peace and Security Studies Receives $3.3 Million Grant

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How can humans best cooperate in an increasingly complex world? The Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS) at the University of California San Diego is working to find out by studying new and emerging modes of conflict—cybersecurity, military automation, weapons of mass destruction, cross-domain deterrence, and intelligence derived from big data.

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The Medical Minute: An Especially Challenging Brain Cancer Diagnosis

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Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form – glioblastoma – originates in the brain itself.

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New Computational Model of Chemical Building Blocks May Help Explain the Origins of Life

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A research team from Stony Brook University and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed a computational model explaining how certain molecules fold and bind together to grow and evolve from chemistry to biology.

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Charles Bentley, Pioneering UW-Madison Glaciologist Who Measured West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Dies

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Charles R. Bentley, an intrepid University of Wisconsin-Madison glaciologist and geophysicist who was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s, died Aug. 19 in Oakland, California. He was 87.

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New Method of Isolating Tumor Cells Could Improve Cancer Research and Treatment

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Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University have created a microfluidic device to isolate tumor cells quickly and efficiently

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University of Utah Researchers Present at European Cardiology Conference

Four University of Utah Health researchers will present their research and clinical trial findings, as well as engage in critical discussions around cardiovascular medicine at the 2017 European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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Bioengineer’s Study Shows Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons Improve Walking for Children with Cerebral Palsy

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A study lead by Northern Arizona University bioengineer Zach Lerner found that wearing a robotic exoskeleton—a leg brace powered by small motors—could alleviate crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy.

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Scientists Discover Common Obesity and Diabetes Drug Reduces Rise in Brain Pressure

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Research led by the University of Birmingham, published today in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered that a drug commonly used to treat patients with either obesity or Type II diabetes could be used as a novel new way to lower brain pressure.

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UNC Health Care CEO William Roper Named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

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Modern Healthcare has named Dr. William L. Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care, dean of the UNC School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2017.

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Smells Like Queen Spirit

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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have begun to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind how ants use their sense of smell to distinguish between colony members so they can work together in a complex, hierarchical society.







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