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Gunshot Victims in Cook County ‘Under-Triaged’ to Community Hospitals

Only one in six Cook County gunshot patients with injuries serious enough for treatment in a designated trauma center are taken to these specialized hospitals, according to a new report in JAMA Surgery.

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Does Right to Work Expansion Signal the Demise of Big Labor?

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Which Facebook “Friends” Help Most When Looking for a Job? Depends Where You Live in the World

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Research from Tufts University used anonymous Facebook data from almost 17 million social connections in 55 countries to determine that the role of weak and strong ties in job searches is important around the world, but the value of a single strong tie is even more important for job seekers in countries with pronounced income inequality.

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Heartbeat Could Be Used as Password to Access Electronic Health Records

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Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have devised a new way to protect personal electronic health records using a patient’s own heartbeat.

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Extreme Space Weather-Induced Blackouts Could Cost US More Than $40 Billion Daily

New study finds more than half the loss occurs outside the blackout zone

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New Avenue for Anti-Depressant Therapy Discovered

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Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery revealing new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety. In so doing, they identified a new molecule that alleviates anxiety and depressive behaviour in rodents. The research, led by Eleanor Coffey, Research Director at Åbo Akademi University in Finland is a collaborative effort between scientists in Finland and the US.

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Challenges Face LGBT Community In 2017, But A Backlash Unlikely to End Trend Toward Inclusiveness, Researcher Says

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OSHA Head Returns to GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health

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Dr. Michaels, the longest serving Assistant Secretary in OSHA's history, returns to GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health

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New Data Show Heightened Risk of Birth Defects with Antidepressants Prescribed During Pregnancy

A new Université de Montréal study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects.

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Delirium Could Accelerate Dementia-Related Mental Decline

When hospitalised, people can become acutely confused and disorientated. This condition, known as delirium, affects a quarter of older patients and new research by UCL and the University of Cambridge shows it may have long-lasting consequences, including accelerating the dementia process.

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7 Things to Keep in Mind About the US Economy in 2017

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Darden School of Business Professor Rich Evans and UVA economics professor Edwin Burton offer insights on what 2017 may bring for the U.S. economy

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Super-Resolution Imaging Offers Fast Way to Discern Fate of Stem Cells

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Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new way to identify the state and fate of individual stem cells earlier than previously possible.

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Researchers Use Weather Radar to Track Migrating Waterfowl, Avian Influenza

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University of Delaware researchers are part of an effort that will use weather radar to identify wetland hotspots used by waterfowl during the winter, which in turn can alert poultry growers about the potential risk of avian influenza. The lab at UD is one of the only labs anywhere using weather radar data to map bird distributions at the ground level.

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Temple University School of Media and Communication to Be Named in Honor of Broadcasting Legend and Teacher Lew Klein

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The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University will be formally dedicated at a ceremony in spring 2017.

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Researchers Develop Ways to Improve Machining, Milling Processes

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Fixing flaws introduced during the machining of large components used in the aircraft and heavy equipment industries can be time-consuming for manufacturers – and costly if they must scrap the flawed parts after they’ve been fabricated. A new approach developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology is helping manufacturers eliminate those flaws before the parts are created.

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UF/IFAS Model Delivers Growers Severe Weather Data Specific to Their Farms

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“Growers kept asking us, ‘What is the probability of getting an extreme weather event on my farm when my crop is ready to harvest,’” said Caroline Staub, a post-doctoral researcher in the UF/IFAS agricultural and biological engineering department.

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UVA Slashes Opioid Use While Improving Pain Scores, Study Finds

A study of more than 100,000 surgical cases at University of Virginia Health System found patients’ pain scores improved even as doctors gave fewer opioids. As health officials across the U.S. look for ways to combat a opioid addiction crisis, UVA researchers believe their findings highlight one way to address the problem.







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