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Article ID: 694287

Caterpillar ‘Road Rage’ Could Affect Migration

University of Georgia

Monarch butterfly caterpillars living next to roads may be stressed by the sound of passing cars and trucks, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

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9-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694276

UTSW Genetics Specialist Helps Mom Regain Her Life

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Becoming a mother was her greatest joy, but just days after giving birth to her daughter, Jessica Hitt’s mental state was severely affected by a rare genetic disorder. She became delirious, agitated, and hysterical. UT Southwestern researchers and physicians were able to quickly diagnose and treat the disease, and now she’s looking forward to expanding her family.

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9-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694263

UAB Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Transplant in Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Since 1968, UAB Medicine has performed more than 14,000 life-saving organ transplants.

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9-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694260

CFN Scientist Spotlight: Ashley Head Brings Surface Studies out of the Realm of Physics into Chemistry

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemist Ashley Head of the Interface Science and Catalysis Group at the CFN studies the interesting chemical processes and phenomena that take place on surfaces—an understanding relevant to designing efficient catalysts, developing more sophisticated gas masks for soldiers, and other applications.n the

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Article ID: 693561

From the Mouths of Babes: Infants Really Enjoy Hearing From Their Peers

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Sorry, new parents -- even though your infants appreciate your coos, they prefer to hear sounds from their peers -- other babies. Even at the pre-babbling stage, infants recognize vowel-like sounds, but they tend to dwell on these sounds when from the mouths of babes. At the 175th ASA Meeting, researchers will present from a new line of research focusing on one aspect of infant speech development: how babies perceive speech with infant vocal properties.

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26-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 694235

University of Nebraska Partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

Goal is to make University of Nebraska go-to place for biodefense education for students hoping to work for the Department of Defense. Vision is to build an education pipeline that starts at the undergraduate level and continues through the graduate level, providing unique opportunities for brightest students from Nebraska and around the country.

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9-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 694250

Profiles in Student Success: Anthony Karambelas

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Anthony Karambelas was just 14 when he started at Cal State LA. Now 16, the third-year English student says he’s found the ideal place to learn.

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8-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693596

Can Chimpanzee Vocalizations Reveal the Origins of Human Language?

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Fossil primates provide important clues about human evolution, but the sounds they made and the soft tissue involved in making those sounds weren’t preserved. So chimpanzees can provide important points of comparison for inferring the sorts of sounds our early ancestors may have made. During the 175th ASA Meeting, Michael Wilson, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, will present his group’s work searching for similarities between the vocal communications of chimpanzees and humans.

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26-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694171

Study Provides Robust Evidence of Sex Differences with Alzheimer’s Gene

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to new research from the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center.

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7-May-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694149

SimEarth

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne joins its sister national laboratories in powering a new earth modeling system with supercomputers. The system features weather-scale resolution and can help researchers anticipate decadal-scale changes that could influence the U.S. energy sector in years to come.

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7-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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