UNC Researchers Pinpoint Protein Hub Necessary for Proper Brain Development

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Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have found that the protein glycogen synthase kinase-3, or GSK-3, is crucial for proper brain development early in life.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|29-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Flexible Metamaterial Absorbers

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A research team in Korea has created flexible metamaterial absorbers designed to suppress electromagnetic radiation from mobile electronics -- work appearing in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)|29-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Can Summer Camp be Key to World Peace?

A new longitudinal study shows that campers who formed a close relationship with at least one member from the "enemy" side at camp, and who maintained those relationships once the program was over, retained the strongest feelings of positivity toward the other side

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business|29-Jul-2014 10:10 AM EDT

Study Shows Kill Switch in Mobile Phones Could Save Consumers More Than $3.4b Annually

Study shows consumer savings from the Kill Switch legislation exceed initial projections and now points to well over $3B. This savings to consumers comes at the expense of insurance and wireless industry profits.

– Creighton University|29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Data Visualization Challenge Lets Students Portray Data in Innovative Ways

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Thirteen teams participated in the first University of Chicago Data Visualization Challenge, a competition to create insightful, novel and well-designed visual representations of raw social science data.

– University of Chicago|29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Discovery of Pro-Metastasis Protein Reveals Mysterious Link to Neurodegeneration

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Researchers have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize. What’s more, the protein appears to trigger cancer’s spread in part by blocking two other proteins normally linked to neurodegeneration, a finding that suggests a tie between two of the most common diseases of old age.

– Rockefeller University|29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Florida’s Consumer Confidence Hits New Post-Recession High

Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.

– University of Florida|29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Want to Live Longer? Go for a Run, Says Iowa State Researcher

Need an incentive to go for a run? A new Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found running for just five to 10 minutes a day can significantly reduce your risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

– Iowa State University|29-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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