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Article ID: 532322

Physicist Takes a Trip to Nuclear 'Island of Inversion'

Florida State University

Far from the everyday world occupied by such common elements such as gold and lead lies a little-understood realm inhabited by radioactive, or unstable, elements. Recently, a nuclear physicist from Florida State University collaborated with other scientists from the United States, Japan and England in an experiment that illustrated how the "normal" rules of physics don't apply for some of these radioactive elements.

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9-Aug-2007 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532227

Researchers Developing Diagnostic 'Lab on a Chip'

Florida State University

If you have ever marveled over the orderly process by which cars, buses and other modes of transportation are directed toward their destinations in a big city, you'll really appreciate the work of one Florida State University chemist. Thomas Fischer, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at FSU, is designing a "smart" traffic system similar to those in major metropolises.

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6-Aug-2007 2:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532210

Fat Is the New Normal

Florida State University

American women have gotten fatter as it has become more socially acceptable to carry a few extra pounds, according to a new study.

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6-Aug-2007 11:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532062

Back-to-school Season Can be Tough on Kids with Asthma

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Many of the 9 million U.S. children who have asthma need more than just pencils and paper when they return to class each fall. U-M pediatric allergy specialists say these kids require easy access to their inhalers and other medications, and the awareness of teachers and school officials about their condition.

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6-Aug-2007 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532059

Living with Dangerous Food Allergies

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Testing children with serious food allergies can be an extremely stressful and even dangerous situation. These concerns have prompted the U-M Health System to create an innovative Food Allergy Clinic that offers families a safe and relaxing facility to test or challenge for food allergies.

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6-Aug-2007 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532057

A Parent's Guide to Understanding Tonsils and Strep

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

When is a tonsillectomy the right choice for your child? To help answer that question, a U-M Health System expert offers parents a seven-step guide to better understand tonsils, tonsillitis, strep and tonsillectomies before the start of the school year.

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6-Aug-2007 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532056

Expert Offers Parents Facts About the HPV Vaccine

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Millions are parents are struggling to decide if the HPV vaccine is right for their child. To help, a University of Michigan pediatrician looks into the fact and fiction of this controversial vaccine, and offers parents some advice and guidelines.

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6-Aug-2007 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 532140

IUDs Safe and Effective in High-Risk Patients

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

IUDs found to be safe and effective in women considered at high risk for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy. That population was previously considered not good candidates for the contraceptive device. Findings could lead to updated guidelines for physicians providing IUDs.

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2-Aug-2007 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 531918

Discredited Korean Embryonic Stem Cells' True Origins Revealed

Boston Children's Hospital

A report from researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute sheds new light on a now-discredited Korean embryonic stem cell line, setting the historical record straight and also establishing a much-needed set of standards for characterizing human embryonic stem cells. The report was published online August 2 by the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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26-Jul-2007 8:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 532097

Students Should Use Common Sense When Posting to Facebook.com, Says Expert

Washington University in St. Louis

As Facebook.com continues to gain popularity, it's become easier for students to post information that may or may not always be true, which can pose problems for professors, friends and future employers. Students need to remember that a Facebook.com posting becomes public information, says Karen Levin Coburn, associate dean for the freshman transition at Washington University in St. Louis and a leading expert on the college experience.

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1-Aug-2007 4:00 PM EDT
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