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Article ID: 694880

Bulldogs in Australia: CHARGE Syndrome Conference Takes MSU Faculty, Grad Students on Research Adventure

Mississippi State University

School psychology doctoral students in Mississippi State’s College of Education are participating in the 13th Biennial CHARGE Syndrome Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Accompanying the students is MSU Assistant Professor of School Psychology Kasee Stratton-Gadke, a leading researcher of CHARGE Syndrome and founder and director of MSU’s Bulldog CHARGE Syndrome Research Lab, one of only two in the world where researchers are uncovering breakthroughs in treatment and prevention and providing crucial support to parents, families and physicians caring for individuals with the rare genetic condition.

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21-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 692391

Will the 2018 Midterm Elections Result in a Party Shift or a Divided Government?

University of Redlands

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21-May-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 694509

Researchers Operate Lab-Grown Heart Cells by Remote Control

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on a material called graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes.

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14-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694802

New Mechanism Essential for Eye Lens Development Identified

University of Delaware

A team led by a University of Delaware researcher has identified the protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision. Without the protein, eyes will form cataracts; with it, lens cells are cleared and ready to see. The work is providing fundamental new knowledge on the basic underlying mechanisms involved in eye development.

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18-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694788

Science Diplomacy Center Expands Reach After a Year of Connecting Policymakers and Scientists

Tufts University

Arriving at a critical time in global governance and foreign affairs, the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University capped its first year working to bridge the gap between policymakers and the scientific community as a way to contribute to informed decision-making across borders.

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17-May-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 694734

Excitement Over Royal Wedding Is Normal (Even if You’re Not Invited)

West Virginia University

A lot of people are excited to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married, even though they’ve never met them. Some people might think that parasocial attachments to celebrities and royalty is bizarre, but research suggests it’s actually quite normal and can even be healthy.

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17-May-2018 9:20 AM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 694661

Flexible, Highly Efficient Multimodal Energy Harvesting

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support provides a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezo composites, according to Penn State researchers.

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17-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694729

NUS Researchers Lead Effort to Turn Food Scraps Into Green Energy Resource

National University of Singapore

A team lead by researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a self-sustaining anaerobic digester system that recycles food scraps to produce electrical energy, heat and fertilisers.

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17-May-2018 2:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694645

Economist: Marketing Plans Can Help Central Texas Farmers Capitalize on Grain Markets

Texas A&M AgriLife

The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.

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15-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694631

How a Telestroke Program Saved the Life of a 30-Year-Old Stroke Patient

Loyola University Health System

Chris Scholten arrived at a community hospital with stroke-like symptoms. Using telemedicine technology, a Loyola Medicine stroke specialist examined Mr. Scholten remotely and recommended he be transferred to Loyola, where he underwent life-saving brain surgery.

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15-May-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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