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New Method Uses DNA, Gold Nanoparticles and Top-Down Lithography to Fabricate Optically Active Structures

Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices — news to make the ears of Star Trek’s Spock perk up.

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NAU Scientists Lead DoD Project to Assess Environmental Impact of Changing Climate on Boreal Forests

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Professors Scott Goetz and Michelle Mack earned a $2 million grant to study the resiliency and vulnerability of the boreal forest in central Alaska.

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Finally, Data About Alternative Medicine and Cancer

According to Altmetric, which tracks the distribution and discussion of research papers online, a July article by several Yale physicians is the most-discussed paper ever published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). The title of this blockbuster: “Use of Alternative Medicine for Cancer and Its Impact on Survival.”

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109 Healthcare Groups Urge Congress to Immediately Reverse CMS Policy Linking Physician Payment Adjustments to Part B Drug Costs

More than 100 of the nation’s leading patient and provider organizations – including the American College of Rheumatology – are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that will create enormous financial uncertainty for specialty providers and jeopardize patient access to vital Part B drug therapies.

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ACLU Deputy Legal Director to Speak at UCI About Racial Bias in America

Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and director of the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice & Equality, will discuss “Racial Bias in America: How Did We Get Here & Why Are We Stuck?” as part of the Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice & Bigotry lecture series at UCI.

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One Giant Step Behind for Mankind

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Researchers analyzed the archived mission reports from the Apollo moonwalks to see how well moonwalkers were able to stick to their expected timelines. On nearly every extravehicular activity, activities took longer than predicted to complete.

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Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Announces 2018 Grant Funding to 10 Physician-Scientists

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Announcement of the 2018 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award recipients by the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.

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President Trump’s First Year in Office: American University Experts Available for Comments

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Detect Locally, Protect Globally

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Argonne’s Cyber Fed Model provides a community-based system for near-real-time dissemination of cyberthreat indicators, defensive measures, and tools to simplify use of this information. Once the system detects an attack, it rapidly repairs the local damage while also preventing its spread.

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