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Population of Americans with Alzheimer’s Will More Than Double by 2060, UCLA Study Shows

About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer’s dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year. The findings highlight the need to develop preventive measures that could slow the progression of t...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 00:05 ET


Clot-Busting Drugs Not Recommended for Most Patients with Blood Clots

About half of people with blood clots in the deep veins of their legs develop a complication that involves chronic limb pain and swelling, making it difficult to walk and perform daily activities. A large-scale clinical trial has shown that a risky, ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

New England Journal of Medicine, Dec-2017; U01-088476 ; U01-088118; U54-HL112303; UL1-TR00044810

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET


Can Diet Help Reduce Disability, Symptoms of MS?

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), eating a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be linked to having less disability and fewer symptoms than people whose diet is less healthy, according to a study published in the December 6,...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 16:00 ET


One-Dose Gene Therapy Produces Clotting Factor, Safely Stops Bleeding in Hemophilia B Patients

A team of gene therapy researchers has reported positive results in a phase 1/2 clinical trial for the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia B. A single intravenous infusion of a novel bioengineered gene therapy treatment enabled adult participants ...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

New England Journal of Medicine, Dec. 7, 2017

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET


Surgery-Related Opioid Doses Could Drop Dramatically, Without Affecting Patients’ Pain Control, Study Suggests

Some surgeons might be able to prescribe a third of opioid painkiller pills that they currently give patients, and not affect their level of post-surgery pain control, a new study suggests. That would mean far fewer opioids left over to feed the ongo...

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

JAMA Surgery, doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4436

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 11:00 ET


Novel Regulation of Gene Expression in Brain Tumors Identified

Study results revealed previously unknown interplay between two key enzymes and a novel understanding of how brain cancer tumors form and spread, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Nature

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 13:00 ET


Needle in a Haystack

Overcoming a major hurdle in microbiome research, scientists have developed a method to elucidate cause-effect relationships between gut bacteria and disease. The approach could help identify disease-modulating microbes and open doors to precision-ta...

– Harvard Medical School

K08 AI108690; U19 AI109764

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 13:00 ET


Alzheimer’s Damage in Mice Reduced with Compound That Targets APOE Gene

People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant face a substantial risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Neuron

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET


Combating Eye Injuries with a Reversible Superglue Seal

A team of scientists and engineers at USC has developed an on-the-spot, temperature-sensitive gel that could seal eye injuries on the battlefield.

– Keck Medicine of USC

Science Translational Medicine; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; National Institutes of Health

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET


Spinal Tap Needle Type Impacts the Risk of Complications

There is a more than 50 per cent reduction in the occurrence of headaches with the atraumatic needles, and also more than a 50 per cent reduction in patient readmissions and return to emergency rooms for narcotics or blood patches.

– McMaster University

The Lancet

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 18:30 ET


Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography Comparable to Breast MRI in Evaluating Residual Breast Cancer After Systemic Neoadjuvant Therapy

Contrast-enhanced digital mammography is comparable to breast MRI in evaluating residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant endocrine therapy or chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers today at the 2017 San...

– Mayo Clinic

2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 18:00 ET


Some Video Games Are Good for Older Adults' Brains

Summary: Playing 3D-platform video games on a regular basis may improve cognitive functions in seniors and increase grey matter in a brain structure called the hippocampus, a Canadian study suggests

– Universite de Montreal

PLOS One

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 14:00 ET


Spark Therapeutics and Pfizer Announce Publication in The New England Journal of Medicine of Interim Data from Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Investigational Gene Therapy for Hemophilia B

Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ONCE), a fully integrated gene therapy company dedicated to challenging the inevitability of genetic disease, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine has published interim data ...

– Ten Bridge Communication

New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 17:00 ET


The Cancer Research Institute Announces Publication of Comprehensive Immuno-Oncology Landscape Analysis in Annals of Oncology

Comprehensive immuno-oncology landscape analysis conducted by nonprofit Cancer Research Institute quantifies global development of immunotherapy and identifies opportunities to advance the field to improve patient care

– Cancer Research Institute

Annals of Oncology, Dec-2017; European Society of Clinical Oncology IO Congress 2017

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 06:15 ET


Viviane Tabar, MD, Named Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Viviane Tabar, MD, has been named the new Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Tabar has been a vital faculty member at MSK for more than 15 years and is currently the Theresa C. Feng Chair for ...

– Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 12:00 ET


Brain Scans May Reveal Most Effective Anti-Drug Messages

What if you could look into the brains of potential drug abusers and see what messages would be most likely to persuade them to “just say no?” That’s the ultimate goal of researchers whose new study scanned the brains of people while they watch...

– Ohio State University

Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Dec-2017


Study Shows Acupuncture Decreased Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Aromatase Inhibitors

Acupuncture decreased joint symptoms in women with early-stage breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors, according to a randomized, multicenter clinical trial led by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Ce...

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium


Study Finds Colorectal Cancer Cells and Bacteria to Be Fellow Travelers During Metastasis

Like nomads who carry tokens of home on their travels, colorectal cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body appear to bring several of the species of bacteria that were their companions in the colon, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists ...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Science


Children on Sex Offender Registries at Greater Risk for Suicide Attempts, Study Suggests

A new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children who were legally required to register as sex offenders were at greater risk for harm, including suicide attempts and sexual assault, compared ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Psychology, Public Policy and Law


Short Intervention Boosts Safe-Sex Skills in Teen Girls

A recent study finds that a 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex.

– North Carolina State University

American Journal of Public Health, Nov-2017


A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) are proud to announce “A Blueprint to Advance Colorectal Cancer Immunotherapies”

– Cancer Research Institute

Cancer Immunology Research


US Medical Profession Unprepared for Nuclear Attack, Says Study

A study from the University of Georgia has found that American medical professionals are woefully unprepared to handle the needs of patients after a nuclear attack.

– University of Georgia

Frontiers in Public Health


Unique 3D Printer Creates Realistic Model of Patient Prostate, Aims to Vastly Improve Surgical Outcomes

NIBIB-funded scientists have developed a new technique for 3D-printing patient-specific organ models – here the prostate gland -- using polymers that accurately model the prostate’s dimensions and physical properties, while also providing quantit...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Advanced Materials Tech, Dec-2017; EB020537

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CLOCK Gene May Hold Answers to Human Brain Evolution

A gene controlling our biological clocks plays a vital role in regulating human-specific genes important to brain evolution. The findings from the O’Donnell Brain Institute open new paths of research into how CLOCK proteins produced by the CLOCK ge...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Genes & Development


Study: Parents’ Reports of Children’s Autism Symptoms Differ by Race

Racial differences in parents’ reports of concerns about their child’s development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a study led by Georgia State Universi...

– Georgia State University

Autism


Cryo-EM Reveals “Crown-Like” Structure of Protein Responsible for Regulating Blood Flow

A team led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute has revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure of a promising drug target for conditions such as stroke and traumatic brain injury.

– Van Andel Research Institute

Nature


Study First to Sequence DNA From a Single Mitochondria

DNA sequences between mitochondria within a single cell are vastly different, found researchers. This knowledge will help to better illuminate the underlying mechanisms of many disorders that start with accumulated mutations in individual mitochondri...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell Reports


Experts on CA Wildfires, Wildfire Smoke and Birthweight, Smoke and Pollution Link, and More in the Wildfires News Source

The lastest research and experts on Wildfires in the Wildfires News Source

– Newswise


Link Found Between Estrogens and Changes in Heart Physiology

Using zebrafish mutants in four different estrogen receptors, Daniel Gorelick has found a novel mechanism of estrogen action on heart physiology. Broader use of the mutants, he says, may have significant implications for studies of estrogenic environ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

PLOS Genetics; GM008111; GM008361 ; ES026337


Active Females: How Much Dietary Protein is Needed for Post-Exercise Recovery?

Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Classroom Physical Activity Increases Learning Time for School Children

Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise


Does Smoking Increase Risk of Musculoskeletal Injuries?

Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise


Finding Long Strands of RNA in Skin Development and Disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long pieces of RNA work in skin cells. The RNA pieces, called “long non-coding RNAs” or “lncRNAs,” help skin cells modulate connective tissue pr...

– Case Western Reserve University

Frontiers in Genetics; GAANN Fellowship ; Case Western Reserve University ENGAGE ; SOURCE Programs ; Case Genomics Core and Bioinformatics Core services; NIH P30 AR039750...


New Study: Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Intestinal Damage

Researchers have found a two-way link between traumatic brain injury and intestinal changes. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in these patients, and may also worsen chronic brain damage.

– University of Maryland School of Medicine

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity


NYU Dentistry Study Finds Evidence That a Protein, MCP-1, May Determine Bone Loss Responses to Parathyroid Hormone

Findings Could Have Implications for Systemic as Well as Bone Conditions

– New York University

Scientific Report, Nov 2017; UL1 TR001445


Ribociclib Extends Progression-Free Survival in Pre-Menopausal Patients with Metastatic Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer

The addition of ribociclib, an inhibitor of the cell cycle, to standard hormone therapy significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in pre-menopausal patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer, according to result...

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


Enhancing Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Using Novel Communication Technology

The Valley Hospital, an acute care, not-for-profit hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey is enhancing pre-hospital emergency care with the use of Twiage, a mobile app that lets first responders instantly communicate with the emergency room. After an init...

– Valley Health System


Study Uses Genetic Testing to Personalize Treatment for Deadly Blood Cancer

A clinical trial using genetic testing to match acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients with new therapies is now open at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC). The center is one of seven cancer ...

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine


What’s Changed: New High Blood Pressure Guidelines

High blood pressure (hypertension) is redefined for the first time in 14 years by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Firefighters at Risk: The Importance of Maintaining Exercise for Health and Fitness

Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Hackensack University Medical Center Team Members Reflect on an Essential and Meaningful Medical Mission

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center-affiliated doctors and nurses partnered with the LIG Global Foundation and a team from Saint Barnabas Medical Center to embark on an essential and meaningful medical mission this past Ju...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


The Medical Minute: Celebration Tempered with Grief at the Holidays

Although many songs insist the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, it can be the worst for families grieving the loss of a child.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Maura Polansky, PA-C, MS, MHPE, Named Chair of Physician Assistant Studies

Maura Polansky, PA-C, MS, MHPE, was appointed chair and associate professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

– George Washington University


Bayshore Medical Center Welcomes Muhammad Abbas, M.D., Psychiatrist

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, NJ is pleased to welcome board certified psychiatrist Muhammad Abbas, M.D., to the medical staff. Dr. Abbas is the associate attending, Director of Neuromodulation at Jersey Shore Univers...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


San Diego Team Wins $ 6.9 Million Grant to Establish PrecISE Network Clinical Center

A team of physicians, scientists and biostatisticians from La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and UC San Diego School of Medicine joined forces across institutions to successfully compete for an $6.9 million grant to establish one of only ...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

1 UG1 HL139117-01


Nobel Prize: Circadian Rhythm Field Poised for Medical Advances

The field of circadian rhythms is being recognized with a Nobel Prize this year for the discovery of a fruit fly gene controlling the biological clock. But a series of more recent advancements – notably the first circadian gene in mammals discovere...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Science News


Is There a Musical Method for Interpreting Speech?

Vocoded speech, or distorted speech that imitates voice transduction by a cochlear implant, is used throughout acoustic and auditory research to explore speech comprehension under various conditions. Researchers evaluated whether musicians had an adv...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Embargo expired on 07-Dec-2017 at 08:00 ET


ALMA Finds Massive Primordial Galaxies Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter

ALMA observations push back the epoch of massive-galaxy formation even further by identifying two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million years old, or about 5 percent its current age.

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Nature, Dec. 2017

Embargo expired on 06-Dec-2017 at 13:00 ET


UF Study: Screen Houses May Help Prevent Grapefruit Greening

A system known as Citrus Under Protective Screen (CUPS) could be crucial to Florida growers, UF/IFAS researchers say.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

HortTechnology


Breakthroughs in Understanding the Genetic Basis of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

New research shows how losing a ubiquitous gene opens genetic floodgates that make prostate cancer deadly, a finding that could apply to many cancers.

– Thomas Jefferson University

The Journal of Clinical Investigation


‘Stressed Out’ Cocoa Trees Could Produce More Flavorful Chocolate

Most people agree that chocolate tastes great, but is there a way to make it taste even better? Perhaps, according to scientists who looked at different conditions that can put a strain on cocoa trees. Reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and ...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry


Bioelectronic ‘Nose’ Can Detect Food Spoilage by Sensing the Smell of Death

Strong odors are an indicator that food has gone bad, but there could soon be a new way to sniff foul smells earlier on. As reported in ACS Nano, researchers have developed a bioelectronic “nose” that can specifically detect a key decay compound ...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS Nano


Diesel Vehicles in Oil Sands Operations Contribute to Regional Pollution

Wildfires, cigarette smoking and vehicles all emit a potentially harmful compound called isocyanic acid. The substance has been linked to several health conditions, including heart disease and cataracts. Scientists investigating sources of the compou...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Environmental Science & Technology


Study Finds Drones More Damaging Than Bird Strikes to Planes

As part of a multi-institution Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) study focused on unmanned aerial systems, researchers at The Ohio State University are helping quantify the dangers associated with drones sharing airspace with planes.

– Ohio State University


Heavy Metal: How First Supernovae Altered Early Star Formation

An international team of researchers ran multi-scale, multi-physics 2D and 3D simulations at NERSC to illustrate how heavy metals expelled from exploding supernovae held the first stars in the universe regulate subsequent star formation and influence...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Astrophysical Journal


Decades-Past Logging Still Threatens Spotted Owls in National Forests

Logging of the largest trees in the Sierra Nevada’s national forests ended in the early 1990s after agreements were struck to protect species’ habitat. But new research reported Dec. 6 in the journal Diversity and Distributions by University of...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Diversity and Distributions Dec. 6, 2017


Scientists Craft World’s Tiniest Interlinking Chains

For decades, scientists have been trying to make a true molecular chain: a repeated set of tiny rings interlocked together. In a study in Science published online Nov. 30, University of Chicago researchers announced the first confirmed method to craf...

– University of Chicago

Science, Nov. 2017


Uncovering Varied Pathways to Agriculture

Weizmann Institute and colleagues at the University of Copenhagen identify new dates for a 15,000-year-old site in Jordan, challenging some prevailing assumptions about the beginnings of permanent settlements

– Weizmann Institute of Science

Nature Scientific Reports, Dec-2017


Old Rules Apply in Explaining Extremely Large Magnetoresistance

Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory compared similar materials and returned to a long-established rule of electron movement in their quest to explain the phenomenon of extremely large magnetoresistance (XMR).

– Ames Laboratory

Physical Review B


NUS Researchers Uncover Novel Pathway to Suppress Virus-Induced Cancers

Researchers at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have identified a novel molecular pathway by which a tumour suppressor, TIP60, inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

– National University of Singapore

PLOS Pathogens


Reilly Center Releases Its 2018 Top 10 List of Ethical Dilemmas in Science and Technology

The annual list from the University of Notre Dame is designed to get people thinking about the ethics of potentially controversial technology, but the 2018 list shows that many of these issues are already here.

– University of Notre Dame


Beyond Politics: Private Industry Needs to Step Up on Climate Change

Two Vanderbilt experts show evidence that progress can continue to be made on climate change and other environmental issues regardless of what the government is doing.

– Vanderbilt University

Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change

includes video


Goodyear, Sandia Labs Mark 25 Years of Using Computer Simulations to Improve Tire Design

Sandia National Laboratories and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have worked together for 25 years to create better tires and more advanced computational mechanics.

– Sandia National Laboratories


PPPL Physicists Win Supercomputing Time to Study Fusion and the Cosmos

Feature describes supercomputer allocations of 210 million core hours to PPPL physicists.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


Churchill Marine Observatory Receives New Federal Funding

In Churchill today, the federal government, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced a significant investment to assist Canadians with the cost of food and to generate economic growth, particularly in northern Manitoba.

– University of Manitoba


Successful Startup Founder to Lead Entrepreneurship Program at Argonne

John Carlisle has been named the director of Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a program aimed at accelerating job creation through innovation, based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

– Argonne National Laboratory


Department of Energy Supports Argonne Nuclear Technologies

This fall, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced nearly $4.7 million in funding for the department’s Argonne National Laboratory across 16 projects in three divisions. Four of those TCF awards, representing more than $1 million i...

– Argonne National Laboratory


Applications Open: ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship 2018-2019

ECS, in a continued partnership with the Toyota Research Institute of North America (TRINA), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), is requesting proposals from young professors and scholars pursuing innova...

– The Electrochemical Society


WVU Receives $4 Million to Commercialize Work in Vaccines, Artificial Intelligence and Shale Gas Energy

From protecting us from dangerous infections to redefining the future of artificial intelligence to advancing the use of natural gas to bring economic benefit to the state, the depth and breadth of West Virginia University’s research and its potent...

– West Virginia University

Lifestyle & Social Sciences


LGBQ* Women’s Sexual Desire Particularly Impacted by Social and Cultural Pressures

After interviewing women who identify as bisexual, lesbian and heterosexual, a study from UK researchers is contributing to the understanding of how desire is influenced by issues such as sexism, religion, sexual orientation discrimination and more. ...

– University of Kentucky

Sexuality & Culture


Teen Girls ‘Bombarded and Confused’ by Sexting Requests

Adolescent women feel intense pressure to send sexual images to men, but they lack the tools to cope with their concerns and the potential consequences, according to new Northwestern University research.

– Northwestern University

journal of Sexuality Research and Social Policy


UAH Professors Find “Widespread Misattribution” in Research Publications and Grant Proposals

UAH business professors find a pattern of widespread misattribution in publications and in research proposals with significant variation by academic rank, discipline, sex, publication history, co-authors, and other factors.

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Fong EA, Wilhite AW (2017) Authorship and citation manipulation in academic research. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0187394


Five Wichita State University Student Teams Win Second Annual Koch Innovation Challenge

Five student teams from Wichita State won the university's second annual Koch Innovation Challenge.

– Wichita State University


Alumni Council Dedicated to Involving Grads in the Success of Graduation Initiative 2025

Alumni are giving back and supporting student success.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Grading Schools in Light of Hurricane Harvey Is "Unjust" According to Professor

At a House Public Education Committee hearing last month, superintendents asked the state to waive the accountability ratings that are tied to students’ scores on state standardized tests this spring.

Expert Available

– Texas A&M University


Bill D’Elia ’69 and David E. Kelley to Receive Serling Award

.Award-winning television producer/director Bill D’Elia ’69 and producer/writer David E. Kelley are this year’s recipients of the Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice Through Popular Media. The goal of the Serling Award is to recogniz...

– Ithaca College


Hazim Hardeman Becomes Temple University First Rhodes Scholar

The 2017 Klein graduate who grew up only blocks from Main Campus makes history as Temple's first recipient of the prestigious scholarship

– Temple University

includes video


State Dept. Honor Turns Student's 'Dream Into a Reality'

Thanks to a highly competitive U.S. State Department program, a University of Illinois at Chicago Honors College senior is one step closer to fulfilling a family and personal aspiration – to become a diplomat.

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Angela Merkel Biographer Mushaben on “Becoming the World’s Most Powerful Woman,” Dec. 11 at NYU’s Deutsches Haus

Joyce Mushaben, author of the recently released Becoming the World’s Most Powerful Woman: Angela Merkel and the Transformation of United Germany, will discuss the German chancellor’s life and impact on her country on Mon., Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. at N...

– New York University


Tickets for the 87th Annual Waa-Mu Show on Sale Now

The 87th annual Waa-Mu Show, Northwestern University’s entirely student written and orchestrated musical, announces a one-week holiday flash sale at the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts box office.

– Northwestern University

Business News


More Than Meets the Eye: How Operational Risk Rocked the Financial Sector Foundation

How banks respond to regulations and manage risk isn’t always what it seems. Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) by Brian Clark, assistant professor of banking and corporate finance at the Lally School of Management with Alireza Ebra...

Expert Available

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Twelve Startups Developing In The Babson College Hatcheries

A part of the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad, the undergraduate and graduate Hatcheries provide a vibrant atmosphere conducive to sharing ideas and information among student teams, faculty, executives-in-residence and visiting entrepreneurs. ...

– Babson College


Ceremony for New Adult ED Marks Milestone for UChicago Medicine

The University of Chicago Medicine celebrated the completion of what will be the city’s newest and most advanced adult emergency department when the $39 million facility opens to patients in late December. The bigger facility not only increases acc...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

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