Are College Football Coaches Overpaid? New Study Compares Salaries of Coaches to CEOs

Two Vanderbilt professors compared salaries and contracts of more than 950 college football coaches to top CEOs to see if college football coaches are overpaid in comparison to the value they bring to their university.

– Vanderbilt University|2-Sep-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Video: Can a stack of computer servers survive an earthquake?

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In high-seismic regions, new facilities often are engineered with passive protective systems that provide overall seismic protection. But often, existing facilities are conventional fixed-base buildings in which seismic demands on sensitive equipment located within are significantly amplified. In such buildings, sensitive equipment needs to be secured from these damaging earthquake effects.

– University at Buffalo|2-Sep-2014 9:25 AM EDT

Family Conflicts, Other Non-Physical Worries Before Cancer Surgery Raise Patients’ Complication Risk

How well patients recover from cancer surgery may be influenced by more than their medical conditions and the operations themselves. Family conflicts and other non-medical problems may raise their risk of surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

– Mayo Clinic|2-Sep-2014 9:00 AM EDT

So…Do You Know What’s in Your Water, Ask Virginia Tech Engineers?

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Andrea Dietrich and Amanda Sain of Virginia Tech’s Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering estimated that 50 percent of the population taste threshold for manganese II in water, the simplest ionic manganese oxide, to be more than 1000 times the current EPA allowable level. Their findings appear in the Journal of the American Water Works Association, and they are now looking into possible secondary pollution issues with the release of manganese in air through its use in humidifiers.

– Virginia Tech|2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Scientists Find Possible Neurobiological Basis for Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-Interest

A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of California at Berkeley used advanced imaging techniques to study how the brain makes choices about honesty.

– Virginia Tech|2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

War Between Bacteria and Phages Benefits Humans

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In our battle with cholera bacteria, we may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. Researchers from Tufts University and elsewhere report that phages can force cholera bacteria, even during active infection in humans, to give up their virulence in order to survive.

– Tufts University|2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Access to Breast Imaging Varies Across United States

The September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) focuses on a variety of issues relating to clinical practice, practice management, health services and policy, and radiology education and training.

– American College of Radiology (ACR)|2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Grandpop and Prostate Cancer

Covers prostate cancer-related information and statistics.

– Pennsylvania Medical Society|2-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT
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