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Scientists Link Protein to the Insulation of the Nervous System’s Wiring

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a crucial function for a key player in the development of the nervous system.

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academic careers, Mentoring, dental faculty, faculty development, faculty recruitment, faculty retention, Indiana University

"Growing Our Own" Report Offers Solutions to Address Decline in U.S. Dental Faculty

A new report is calling for quick and creative solutions to address the growing scarcity of full-time faculty members within the nation's dental school programs.

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HIV, AIDS, Cell Biology, Senior Citizens, age-related illnesses

HIV Causes Rapid Aging in Key Infection-Fighting Cells

Study suggests that HIV pushes a specific subset of the CD4+ “helper” T-cell toward more rapid aging by as much as 20 to 30 years over a three-year period. These findings could partially explain why older HIV-positive people progress to AIDS more rapidly than younger ones, and why younger ones develop illnesses more common to older people.

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Jose Holguín-Veras Named William Howard Hart Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Transportation engineering expert Jose Holguín-Veras has been named the William Howard Hart Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member.

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Ovarian Cancer, Metastasis, Nanoparticles, Magnetic, Georgia Tech, Filtration, John McDonald

Study Suggests New Ovarian Cancer Treatment Option

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A paper published in the January issue of the journal Nanomedicine could provide the foundation for a new ovarian cancer treatment option – one that would use an outside-the-body filtration device to remove a large portion of the free-floating cancer cells that often create secondary tumors.

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Bach to the Future: Cornell Inaugurates Its New 18th Century Pipe Organ March 8-13, 2011

Cornell University will celebrate its new baroque pipe organ – built based on the plans of the renowned 18th-century Schnitger organ in the Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, destroyed in World War II – with a series of concerts and lectures from March 8-13, 2011 at Anabel Taylor Hall and other campus venues.

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New Transistor for Plastic Electronics Exhibits the Best of Both Worlds

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Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a transistor with excellent stability and performance for use on plastic electronics.

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Water No Match for New Self-Healing Sticky Gel

Scientists can now manufacture a synthetic version of the self-healing sticky substance that mussels use to anchor themselves to rocks in pounding ocean surf and surging tidal basins.

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Tobacco: Still a Smoking Gun for Kids’ Asthma Attacks

In spite of efforts in recent years to bring awareness to the dangers of exposing kids to cigarette smoke - especially those with asthma - American parents report most exposure to smoke is by parents or family members, event though it can cause asthma attacks, according to a report released today by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.

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Men More Likely to Stick with Girlfriends Who Sleep with Other Women than Other Men

Men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated with another man.







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