Accelerator physicist Stephen Brooks uses custom designed software to create a 3-D virtual model of the electron accelerator Brookhaven physicists hope to build inside the tunnel currently housing the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).
– Brookhaven National Laboratory|4/21/2014 10:00 AM EDT
Today, if you hear, “Knock, knock,” on your cyber door, be sure to answer, “Who’s there?” You’ll hear Whoopi Goldberg say, “Lewy.“ To which you respond, of course, “Lewy who?” Glad you asked. The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) launched this month an awareness campaign – “Lewy Who?” – to educate the public about Lewy body dementia (LBD), the most misdiagnosed form of dementia and, following Alzheimer’s disease, the second most common cause of progressive dementia.
– Lewy Body Dementia Association|4/21/2014 9:40 AM EDT
In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
– American Psychological Association (APA)|4/21/2014 9:20 AM EDT
The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries. But, scientists are continually studying other, less-understood forces that may also shed light on matters not yet uncovered. Among these is quantum turbulence, writes NYU's Katepalli Sreenivasan in a special issue of PNAS.
– New York University|4/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT
As the school year winds down and final exams loom, teachers may want to avoid reminding students of the bad consequences of failing a test because doing so could lead to lower scores, according to new research published by APA.
– American Psychological Association (APA)|4/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers have found a common link between muscle weakness in alcoholics and mitochondrial disease: mitochondria that are unable to self-repair. The research could lead to both a new diagnostics for mitochondrial disease and a new drug target.
– Thomas Jefferson University|4/21/2014 9:00 AM EDT
A unique and low cost method to coat materials is the subject of a pending international patent. Ranga Pitchumani of Virginia Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Department and Atieh Haghdoost, a recent doctoral graduate from Pitchumani’s Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory developed the process.
– Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)|4/21/2014 8:05 AM EDT
Four of the NFL’s finest will join University of Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino on the red carpet at The Julep Ball.
– University of Louisville|4/21/2014 7:30 AM EDT
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