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International Scientific Summit Will Spotlight the Surgical Treatment of Diabetes and Propose New Directions for Research

On March 28, leading experts across multiple disciplines will convene at the 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes to review the latest research on bariatric surgery as a treatment option. The three-day meeting, hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, will bring together physicians, scientists and policymakers representing 60 countries. The Congress director is Dr. Francesco Rubino, one of the world's leading authorities on bariatric surgery for diabetes.

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NFL Network Chooses Law School Dean as On-Air Analyst

The NFL Network has chosen Gary R. Roberts, dean of the law school on the IUPUI campus, as on-air analyst for the dabor disputes that are threatening the 2011 football season.

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Statement from ATS President Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, on the EPA’s Power Plant Air Toxics Rule

American Thoracic Society President, Dean Schraufnagel, M.D.'s statement in support of the EPA’s Power Plant Air Toxics Rule.

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Gender Stereotypes Could Push Women Away From Entrepreneurship

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Vishal Gupta believes the way that entrepreneurship is presented, discussed and taught must change — especially for women. “Where are the role models for women?” asks Gupta, an assistant professor of strategy at Binghamton University. “Pick up any book on entrepreneurship: It’s all about men. Switch on the TV, and when it comes to entrepreneurs, it is Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Where are the women entrepreneurs? They’re not being talked about.”

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Arts and Humanities

Baldwin-Wallace College Hosts Oldest Collegiate Bach Festival

World-renowned soloists, Cleveland Orchestra musicians and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory faculty/students will gather to perform some of the world’s greatest music at the 79th Annual Bach Festival on April 15-17. This landmark event features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries.

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Construction Begins on America’s Largest Coral Reef Research Center

Coral reef ecosystem research center at Nova Southeastern University only one in the nation.

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Three In Four Domestic Violence Victims Go Unidentified In Emergency Rooms

More than three quarters of domestic violence victims who report the incidents to police seek health care in emergency rooms, but most of them are never identified as being victims of abuse during their hospital visit. These findings, from a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study, point to a missed opportunity to intervene and offer help to women who suffer violence at the hands of an intimate partner. The findings are published online this week in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Public Health Risks from Japanese Radiation

Airborne radiation from a meltdown at Japanese nuclear plants poses no immediate risk to the continental United States, say University of Maryland public health and atmospheric scientists. Drawing on research from Chernobyl, they add that for most Japanese, the long term risk may lie in ingestion of milk, as well as direct exposure to contaminated soil.

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Crisis Offers Chance to Re-Examine, Upgrade Nuclear Plants

A fresh look at the safety systems for current and future nuclear power plants may be the silver lining in the current crisis involving nuclear reactors damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. Physicist Robert J. McTaggart, the coordinator of nuclear education at South Dakota State University, is available to discuss the safety and future design considerations of nuclear power plants.

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Planetary Exploration Suit Will be Tested in Antarctica

"Spaceward Bound" mission unites University of North Dakota, NASA, Argentine Air Force in Antarctica. Follow the team's tests at http://spacesuitlab.blogspot.com .







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