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Wake Forest University, WFU, golf, Todd McFall, sports economics, sports economist, The Masters, Augusta National, risk, Sports Psychology, Loss aversion, Behavioral Economics, Sports, PGA Tour

Pros Penalized Off the Tee at the Masters Are More Likely to Take Risks

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Research shows pros on par fives with tee-shot penalties are likely to take greater risks in their approach shots — leading to disastrous consequences for the golfers' performances. Wake Forest sports economist Todd McFall uses PGA Tour's ShotLink data for findings.

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Nanotechnology, Plants, Crops, University of Arkansas at Little Roc, nanotechnology research

Khodakovskaya Co-Edits Book on Benefits of Nanotechnology for Crops

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock Biology Professor Mariya Khodakovskaya, her collaborators, and her graduate students are among a handful of scientists around the world pioneering research on the potential benefits of nanotechnology for crops. Their research was recently published in a book by Springer International Publishing, “Plant Nanotechnology: An Overview on Concepts, Strategies, and Tools.”

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Social Work Month, oncology social workers, cancer caregivers, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Caring for the Caregiver

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During cancer treatment, the main focus is on the patient. However, a cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, including caregivers, whose needs often can be overlooked. During this Social Work Month, members of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s Social Work Department share some tips on how caregivers can keep their bodies and minds healthy – without breaking the bank or spending a lot of time – in order to provide the best care for the patient.

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Economic Forecast, John Connaughton, Barings, Asset Management, Belk College of Business

Slow Economic Growth Projected to Continue

The national and state economies will continue the slow growth pattern in 2017 that has continued for the past seven-plus years, but North Carolina will need to focus on productivity growth this year, said UNC Charlotte economist John Connaughton. Connaughton emphasized during his quarterly talk that productivity growth should be the focus of the state in 2017.

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Biomimetics

"From Finding Nemo to Finding Patents — Adventures in Biomimetics"

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International expert on fish biomechanics and consultant to Disney Pixar's hit animated movies, "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory," Adam P. Summers, headlines Upcoming Symposium

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Cardiology, Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Arrythmia, Pacemaker, Stent, Cardiovascular care

Two New Devices Enhancing Treatment for Certain Cardiovascular Problems

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A miniaturized pacemaker that doesn’t have any wires and a coronary stent that gradually dissolves in the body – both approved by Food and Drug Administration within the past year – are being put to good use by heart and vascular specialists.

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Microgrid, Energy Storage, Battery, Energy technology, Electrical Grid, Renewable Energies, Energy Grid

Microgrids Could Pave the Way for Future Energy Distribution

Electrochemical engineering expert, Venkat Subramanian, discusses the potential for implementing bottom-up renewable grid control with microgrids.

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Falling, geriatic medicine, Fraility, Broken Bones

Falls Researcher Breaks Ankle

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A Saint Louis University nursing professor who studies the debilitating impact of falls became the victim of her own scholarship in August, when she slipped and broke her ankle. She shares lessons learned.

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Nursing, Nursing Homes, Nursing Homes, Seniors, , Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Senior Care, Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiovascular aging, Care Improvement

Nursing Home Improvement Program Identifies Ways to Improve Care for People with Heart Disease

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Heart disease is one of the most common chronic health conditions among nursing home residents. Results from the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI), a partnership between the University of Missouri and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, indicate that advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in nursing homes to perform primary care duties are improving health outcomes for nursing home residents with heart disease.

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Early Childhood, Parenting

How to Best Prepare Children to Succeed in the 21st Century Is Focus of Pediatrician's Book

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Her book, which applies beyond toddlerhood, has less to do with the alphabet or numbers and more to do with ME, WE, WHY, WILL, WIGGLE, WOBBLE and WHAT IF. Dr. Jana calls them QI skills, and identifies them as necessary for 21st century success, and their development starts much earlier than most people realize -- in the first five years. In connecting with business leaders, economists and entrepreneurs, she discovered that the skills most coveted in today’s workforce are the very same as those that are best nurtured in the first five years of life.







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