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Older Donor Lungs Should Be Considered For Transplantation

The use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable outcomes and should be considered as a viable option.

– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2017 at 00:00 ET

Theranostic Nanoparticles for Tracking and Monitoring Disease State

A new SLAS Technology review article by researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, sheds light on the growing number and more sophisticated designs of theranostic nanoparticles.

– SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET

Mount Sinai Researchers Develop First Mathematical Model for Predicting Patient Response to Immunotherapy

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created the first mathematical model that can predict how a cancer patient will benefit from certain immunotherapies, according to a study published in Nature.

– Mount Sinai Health System

Nature, Nov-2017

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 13:00 ET

Reduced Blood Flow from Heart May Reduce Blood Flow in Brain’s Memory Center

Older people whose hearts pump less blood may have reduced blood flow in the memory-processing areas of the brain, according to a study published in the November 8, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neu...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET

Research Links Heart Function to Brain’s Memory Center

Research by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists suggests that older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe regions of the brain, where Alzheimer’s pathology first begins.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 16:00 ET

Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Lingers Years After Treatment Ends

Even 20 years after a diagnosis, women with a type of breast cancer fueled by estrogen still face a substantial risk of cancer returning or spreading, according to a new analysis from an international team of investigators published in the New Englan...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 17:00 ET

Red Blood Cell Function, Creation and Renewal the Focus of Sickle Cell Conference Symposium

Researchers will meet to discuss the physiology, function and future of red blood cells (RBCs) in sickle cell disease (SCD) at the “Red Cell Physiology” symposium during the American Physiological Society’s Physiological and Pathophysiological ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 13:30 ET

Endocrine Society Experts Examine How Diabetes Harms Body’s Smallest Blood Vessels

The Endocrine Society issued a new Scientific Statement today examining how diabetes damages the body’s smallest blood vessels as well as how the condition affects the body’s natural repair processes designed to protect the eyes, kidneys, nerves ...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

How Chronic Inflammation Tips the Balance of Immune Cells to Promote Liver Cancer

Chronic inflammation is known to drive many cancers, especially liver cancer. Researchers have long thought that’s because inflammation directly affects cancer cells, stimulating their division and protecting them from cell death. But University of...

– University of California San Diego Health

Nature; R01AI043477; P42ES010337

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 13:00 ET

How Cells Detect, Mend DNA Damage May Improve Chemotherapy

Human cells have a way of detecting and mending DNA damage caused by some common chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings could have important implications for treating canc...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature, Nov-2017; R01 GM108648; R01 GM109102; R01 CA193318; IRG-58-010-56; 15-FY17-01; MC-II-2015-453

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 13:00 ET

Gene Breakthrough on Lithium Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Genes linked to schizophrenia in psychiatric patients suffering from bipolar disorder are the reason why such patients don't respond to the "gold standard" treatment for bipolar – the drug lithium – according to international research led by the ...

– University of Adelaide

JAMA Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

Novel Approach Could Limit Common Complications of Immunotherapy

Connecting cancer immunotherapy drugs such as anti-CTLA4 and anti-PD-L1 to peptides that bind to tissues in and around tumors enhanced their effects while limiting adverse events.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

New Study Findings Unlock the Secret of Why Some People with Pancreatic Cancer Live Longer than Others

The pancreatic cancer and immunotherapy experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have shown for the first time why some people with pancreatic cancer live many more years than others with the deadly disease.

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 13:00 ET

How the Skin Becomes Inflamed

Publishing online this week in Cell Host & Microbe, researchers at Johns Hopkins report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why to how our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly kno...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cell Host & Microbe

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET

Chronic Stress Hormones May Promote Resistance to EGFR Inhibitors in Lung Cancer Patients

Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat lung cancer patients with EGFR mutations, according to new research from The University of Texas MD A...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Science Translational Medicine

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

Survey Finds That Pediatric Care Doctors Attempt to Address Parental Health Issues That Affect Children, but are Limited by Practice-Related Barriers and Physician Attitudes

A national survey of more than 200 pediatric primary care physicians found that while over three-quarters addressed at least one parental health issue, such as maternal depression or parental tobacco use, during child health visits and a majority rec...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of Pediatrics

The “Healthier” Version of Smoking is More Harmful to Youthful Users Than It Seems

There is a general perception among the public that e-cigarettes or vaping products are safer than conventional cigarettes. While smoking has fallen significantly, public health questions arise about vaping, especially about youth usage and other vul...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

Aging Water Systems Nationwide Pose Threats to Health

Legionnaires disease outbreaks in New York City and toxic levels of lead in Flint, Michigan have raised questions about how to manage risks in aging water systems. Multiple studies assessing the risk of opportunistic pathogens in water systems and th...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

Majority of Hospice Workers Don’t Have End-of-life Wishes Themselves

One might assume that health care providers, especially those dealing with terminally ill patients, such as hospice workers would have a living will or advance directive. Surprisingly, Florida Atlantic University researchers found that the majority o...

– Florida Atlantic University

The American Journal of Medicine

Researchers Examine Fall Prevention Efforts for Seniors

Two NDSU researchers have published a paper giving high marks to a program designed to help aging adults prevent falls.

– North Dakota State University

Shining a Light on Rural Health in America

Nationwide Observance of National Rural Health Day 2017

– National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Live Virtual Press Briefing with NOSORH, RWJF, 4-H, and ARC

Adolescents Use Dietary Supplements to Increase Sports Performance and Improve Immunity

Adolescents in developed countries frequently use dietary supplements despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects or drug interactions. Often males turn to dietary supplements in an attempt to increase their performance for sports whil...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

New “Sugar-Glass” Film Uses Viruses to Kill Harmful Bacteria in Food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study appearing in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial “sugar-glass” co...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Early Breastfeeding Success Not Affected by Epidural Pain Relief With Fentanyl

Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a study published in Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical ...

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


Call for Europe-Wide Screening of Babies for Heart Defects

All babies across Europe should be routinely screened for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) within 24 hours of their birth, say a group of experts led by a University of Birmingham Professor and Honorary Consultant Neonatologist at Birmingham ...

– University of Birmingham

Lancet Child Adolescent Health

Early Postoperative Fever in Pediatric Patients Rarely Associated With an Infectious Source

Post-operative fevers in children are rarely due to infection, yet they are often subjected to non-targeted testing. This conclusion has been widely recognized in adult patients undergoing surgery, but this is the first large-scale study to verify th...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Video of Blood Clot Contraction Reveals How Platelets Naturally Form Unobtrusive Clots

The first view of the physical mechanism of how a blood clot contracts at the level of individual platelets is giving researchers a new look at a natural process that is part of blood clotting. The team describes how specialized proteins in platelet...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Communications; National Institutes of Health (U01HL116330, HL090774), a Scientist Development Grant from American Heart Association (17SDG33680

includes video

Scientists Find Missing Clue to How HIV Hacks Cells to Propagate Itself

Computer modeling has helped a team of scientists, including several scholars from the University of Chicago, to decode previously unknown details about the "budding" process by which HIV forces cells to spread the virus to other cells. The findings,...

– University of Chicago


Why Do Some Kids Die Under Dental Anesthesia?

Anesthesiologists call for more research into child deaths caused by dental anesthesia in an article published online by the journal Pediatrics. Little is known about pediatric deaths caused by dental anesthesia in part because of the lack of data su...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress Examines the Real Value in Health Care

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, recently concluded its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. The congress was held 4-8 November 2017 and facilitated discussion on the global challenge of d...

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress, Nov-2017

University of Birmingham Experts Unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support WHO's World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from November 13th to 19th 2017.

– University of Birmingham

Remembrance Day:Can Exercise Help with PTSD?

CIHR-promoted researchers explore Post-traumatic stress disorder

– Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Addressing the Digital Divide—mHealth in Cancer Care

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held an issue panel this afternoon that focused on mHealth in cancer care at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress, Nov-2017

Including the Patient Perspective in Health Care Decision Making

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a number of sessions focused on patient engagement at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress, Nov-2017

The Evolving Assessment of “Value” in Health Care

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research,held the third plenary session, “Evolution of Value: Perspectives From Both Sides of the Atlantic” at its 20th Annual European Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, UK this morni...

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress, Nov-2017

Could Scalpel-Free Surgery Help the Body Destroy Metastatic Breast Cancer?

UVA is testing the power of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to enable the body to identify and destroy metastatic breast cancer cells.

– University of Virginia Health System

Nurses Partner with Families for a Healthy Future

The program focuses on first-time mothers because it is during a first pregnancy that the best chance exists to promote and teach positive and enduring behaviors between a mother and her baby.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

New Gene Therapy Trial for Severe Neuromuscular Disorder in Children

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the few centers participating in ASPIRO, an international Phase 1/2 clinical trial of a gene therapy product called AT132 for X-linked myotubular myopathy – a rare disease characteriz...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Participation in Clinical Trials Improves Diabetes Care

The development of new therapies and cures would be impossible without patients volunteering for clinical research studies. In exchange, volunteers often receive care based on the latest research, while gaining the satisfaction of helping others. Tha...

– NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

The Medical Minute: Safe Cooking Over the Holidays

Holding the title of household chef or Thanksgiving host doesn’t bring automatic food safety knowledge – especially when transforming a several-pound piece of poultry into the centerpiece of mouthwatering meal.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Best Podium and Poster Presentations Awarded at ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), recognized the Best Podium and Poster Presentation Awardees from its 20th Annual European Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland, UK 4-8 November 2017.

– International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

ISPOR 20th Annual European Congress, Nov-2017

Researchers Put Youth Sports Safety and Concussion Awareness Ahead of the Game With Novel Program

Seattle Children’s researchers will launch an innovative program in early 2018 aimed at shifting the culture of safety in youth sports and building concussion awareness during competitive play with the help of pre-game safety huddles.

– Seattle Children's Hospital

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $175,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation hosted the second annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 13 and raised more than $175,000 in support of the hospital. The outdoor, tented cocktail...

– Hackensack Meridian Health

Baylor Scott & White Health Strengthens Executive Leadership Team with New Hire and Promotions

Baylor Scott & White Health – the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas — announced several key additions to its executive leadership team. All four women bring a wealth of experience to their new positions and will play vital roles i...

– Baylor Scott and White Health

Sepsis: The Body’s Deadly Response to Infection

Although not as well-known as other medical conditions, sepsis kills more people in the United States than AIDS, breast cancer, or prostate cancer combined. Sepsis is body-wide inflammation, usually triggered by an overwhelming immune response to inf...

– NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

includes video

Science News

Paradoxes in Microbial Economies

In a new paper in Nature Communications, three Santa Fe Institute researchers describe a trio of paradoxical dynamics that can arise in simple microbial economies. The work could be important for approaching engineered microbial communities and bette...

– Santa Fe Institute

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 17:00 ET

The Key to a Nut

The Goffin's cockatoo is not a specialised tool user in the wild but has shown the capacity to invent and use different types of tools in captivity. Now cognitive biologists from the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vien...

– University of Vienna


Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

includes video

The Society for Risk Analysis Presents New Research on Who Really Benefits from Energy Efficient Manufacturing

Regulators claim that the value of the energy savings to consumers exceeds the incremental costs to manufacturers for delivering greater energy efficiency. This energy paradox challenges fundamental notions of how markets work. Four studies presented...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

New Studies Present Models and Strategies for Creating a More Resilient Power System

Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all other critical infrastructures, disruption in the electric power sector can adversely affect our national security, public health, and the environment, and have ad...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

The Society for Risk Analysis Presents Research Solidifying the Need for Reformed Climate Policies

Four studies presented at the 2017 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting will conduct a critical review of approaches scientists are using to characterize the impacts of climate change and assess the resulting economic damages. Ultimately, t...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

UW Scientists Create a Recipe to Make Human Blood-Brain-Barrier

In a report published this week (Nov. 8, 2017) in Science Advances, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison detail a defined, step-by-step process to make a more exact mimic of the human blood-brain-barrier in the laboratory dish. The n...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Science Advances; R21 NS085351, R01 NS083699, and R01 EB007534

Cool Textiles to Beat the Heat

Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat. But creatingthat comfort comes with a cost to our wallets and the environment in the form of increased energy bills andgreenhouse gas emissions.

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Nano

Cleaning Up Aquatic Pollution with Mussels

Scientists and activists alike have been looking for a solution to the problem of aquatic nutrient pollution. Now one group reports in Environmental Science & Technology that ribbed mussels are up to the clean-up challenge.

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Environmental Science & Technology

Endurance Training Helpful in Recovery From Muscle Inflammation, New Study Shows

Endurance training can actually be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation, according to a new paper co-written by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sto...

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

PLOS ONE, Aug-2017

includes video

Visual Intelligence Is Not the Same as IQ

The first study of individual variation in visual ability has shown that there is a broad range of differences in people’s capability for recognizing and remembering novel objects and has determined that these variations are not associated with ind...

– Vanderbilt University

Current Directions in Psychological Science (in press); Cognition (Sep2017)

Bear or Chipmunk? Engineer Finds How Brain Encodes Sounds

When you are out in the woods and hear a cracking sound, your brain needs to process quickly whether the sound is coming from, say, a bear or a chipmunk. In new research published in PLoS Biology, a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St....

– Washington University in St. Louis

PLoS Biology

“Golden” Potato Delivers Bounty of Vitamins A and E

An experimental “golden” potato could hold the power to prevent disease and death in developing countries where residents rely heavily upon the starchy food for sustenance, new research suggests. A serving of the yellow-orange lab-engineered pota...

– Ohio State University


Risk Analysis and Emergency Management Vital to Cultural Preservation

As part of a symposium presented by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Applied Risk Management Specialty Group, five studies on cultural property risk analysis will be presented to help decision-makers from museums and other institutions ensure pro...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

New Data Suggests Increased Vulnerability for Island Countries

The latest data released by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN) shows that small island states face increasing challenges to address the impact of climate change.

– University of Notre Dame

Industrial Engineers Explore Drone-Enabled Services

Industrial engineering graduate students on a Service Engineering Academic Learning team explore drone-enabled services with a new initiative called SmartPark. This drone-based intelligent parking system aims to revolutionize the parking industry by ...

– Penn State College of Engineering

Climate Report: Get Ready for More Surprises in Warming Climate

The Climate Science Special Report, released last week by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, details the science behind global warming and its current and potential impacts on the American economy, communities, public health and infrastructure....

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today

UF/IFAS Researcher Named to Global Climate, Crop-Modeling Panel

A University of Florida professor known for his work in using computer models to predict crop yields has been named to a newly formed global leadership panel for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program, also known as AgMIP.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Chemical Detection Sensors to be Installed in the New World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City

DHS S&T entered into an agreement this spring with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to design, establish, operate and maintain a chemical detection testbed for identifying hazardous gases.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Hermann Grunder Recognized by IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

Dr. Hermann Grunder, Founding Director of Jefferson Lab, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2018 IEEE NPSS Particle Accelerator Science and Technology (PAST) Award.

– Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

DHS S&T Announces Biometric Technology Rallies

DHS S&T is initiating a series of Biometric Technology Rallies to support industry innovation and advance technologies that support DHS and Homeland Security Enterprise operations.

– Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

WCS, WWF, and Birdlife International to Launch Trillion Trees Partnership

Trillion Trees, an innovative new partnership among three of the world’s largest conservation organizations, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), WWF, and Birdlife International, will launch in London, United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 14, 20...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

Lifestyle & Social Sciences

Racial Profiling by Retailers Creates an Unwelcome Climate for Black Shoppers, Study Shows

Discrimination endured by black shoppers forces them to downplay their race or shy away from an activity among the most common and celebrated in American culture, according to new research.

– Case Western Reserve University

Journal of Consumer Culture

A Neighborhood’s Quality Influences Children's Behaviors Through Teens, Study Suggests

The quality of the neighborhood where a child grows up has a significant impact on the number of problem behaviors they display during elementary and teenage years, a study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggests. ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Social Science & Medicine; R01 RD0696909; 1157698

Learning Two Languages Does Not Limit Academic Potential for Head Start Students

Not all dual-language learners are at risk academically. A new Iowa State study found as dual-language learners gained English proficiency, they had significant growth in cognitive and academic development, eventually outperforming students who only ...

– Iowa State University

Early Childhood Research Quarterly

Should Exercise Be What the Doctor Orders for Depression?

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patient's treatment plans, a new study suggests. Michigan State University and University of Michigan researchers asked 295 patients receiving treatment at a m...

– Michigan State University

General Hospital Psychiatry

Is He Really That Into You?

New research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives — or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up — perceived g...

– University of Utah

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,

Giving Students Freedom In The Classroom In STEM Learning

Texas schools are attempting to solve problems associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. That’s where project-based learning (PBL) comes in – by serving as a teaching method that gives students...

– Texas A&M University

Society for Risk Analysis Explores Decision Making Strategies Regarding U.S. National Security

As world leaders confront old and new global security problems, they can use this understanding to face problems while also taking into account cognitive and behavioral shortcomings that affect their decision-making. Two papers presented at the Soci...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

SRA Annual Meeting, Dec-2017

New Online “Aging in Place Toolkit” Launches in Time for National Family Caregivers Month and Family Holiday Season

New easy-to-navigate website available to 700,000 Bay State family caregivers by providing online and phone support – an eldercare roadmap and helpline for aging-in-place planning

– Dennehy PR

UVA Darden’s Inaugural Resilience Week Develops Key Leadership Trait: How to Deal With Adversity

Second Year Catherine Aranda helped organize Darden's inaugural Resilience Week, which featured panels discussions, speakers and a variety of event.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How to Be Cool

What makes a product or person “cool”? Darden Professor Lalin Anik, Johnny Miles (MBA ’17) and Ryan Hauser present a theory of coolness and explain four traits that contribute to coolness.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Former UVA Basketball Player Transitions from Hardwood to Business

More than eight years after delivering a magical performance in his final basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena, Mamadi Diane is back at the University of Virginia, this time as a First Year at the Darden School of Business.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Kids in Tough Neighborhoods Face Joblessness, Lower Income as Adults

ITHACA, N.Y. – A new Cornell University study shows a child’s neighborhood impacts his or her economic well-being into adulthood.

– Cornell University

UVA Darden Professors, Campus Environment Ranked No. 1 by Princeton Review

The Princeton Review named UVA Darden among the best in the country in a number of key categories, including best campus environment.

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Faculty Member Joins U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as Visiting Researcher

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Aparna Gupta has been invited to join the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a visiting researcher.

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Marisa Tufaro Foundation Donation Supports Art Therapy and Child Life Programs at BMSCH

A hospital stay can be an anxious time for children and their families. The Marisa Tufaro Foundation helped make these stays less stressful for children when they recently made a generous donation to the child life program at The Bristol-Myers Squibb...

– Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

“The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70,” NYU’s Rose-Marie Lewent Conference—November 16-17

New York University’s Center for Ancient Studies will host “The Dead Sea Scrolls at 70,” a two-day conference that will address many of the central questions regarding the contribution of the Scrolls to our understanding of the Bible and the hi...

– New York University

Geopipe Technology Models the Real World for Training Simulations, Games, Architecture — Showcase Exhibition Nov. 14 on Capitol Hill

Geopipe, Inc., which allows professionals in simulation, gaming, architecture, and other fields to instantly download immersive virtual models of the real world, will feature its work as part of the inaugural “University Innovation & Entrepreneursh...

– New York University

University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Showcase

Business News

Babson College to Host First International Rocket Pitch in Chile

Babson College will host its first-ever international Rocket Pitch competition at Municipalidad de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

– Babson College

Innovation & New Technology Showcase Returns to ACI Convention

Innovative products and chemistries within the cleaning product supply chain will be highlighted at the 2018 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting & Industry Convention.

– American Cleaning Institute


B-Line Medical hosts 3rd Annual Client Symposium with Record Breaking number of Attendees

B-Line Medical, an industry leader in video-driven healthcare education and outcome improvement, is happy to announce they hosted their 3rd Annual Symposium, which was held on October 25th-27th in Washington D.C.

– B-Line Medical





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