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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

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

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

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


Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural hea...

– Newswise

Virtual Press Briefing - Closing the Rural Health Gap

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 08:55 ET

Tests Identify Onset of Out-of-Plane Buckling for Slender Wall Boundaries Subjected to Earthquake Loading

Analysis to evaluate the onset of global instability under tension/compression load shows that the onset of buckling can be identified using either a proposed buckling theory or computer simulations.

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

ACI Structural Journal November/December 2017

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 09:00 ET

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

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

Easing the Soil’s Temperature

Many factors influence the ability of soil to buffer against temperature changes. Recent research shows both perennial biofuel and cover crops help soils shield against extreme temperatures.

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Soil Science Society of America Journal, August 31, 2017 , 2017

Embargo expired on 08-Nov-2017 at 09:00 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

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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

New Study: Scientists Narrow Down the Search for Dark Photons Using Decade-Old Particle Collider Data

A fresh analysis of particle-collider data, co-led by Berkeley Lab physicists, limits some of the hiding places for one type of theorized particle – the dark photon, also known as the heavy photon – that was proposed to help explain the mystery o...

– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Physical Review Letters, Sept. 28, 2017

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

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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


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


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

Live Webcast to Explore the Ways “Useless” Discoveries Have Changed Our Lives

.In a live webcast on November 8, physicist Pauline Gagnon will explain how seemingly “useless” scientific discoveries, such as the Higgs boson, have changed the way we live our lives.

Expert Available

– Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

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....

Expert Available

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Today


How a “Flipped” Gene Helped Butterflies Evolve Mimicry

Scientists from the University of Chicago analyzed genetic data from a group of swallowtail species to find out when and how mimicry first evolved, and what has been driving those changes since then.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Nature Communications

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

Out of Balance: Gut Bacterial Makeup May Exacerbate Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

An overabundance of the bacteria Veillonella in the digestive tract may increase pain in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers from Howard University will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s Physiolog...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2017 at 14:00 ET

Energy Drinks Influence Alcohol-Induced Body Imbalance

Heavy drinking impairs balance and motor coordination, which is why increased body sway is a useful indicator to both police and bartenders that a person may be intoxicated. People often drink alcohol at the same time that they ingest stimulant drugs...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2017 at 10:00 ET

Man's Earliest Ancestors Discovered In Southern England

The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago in the shadow of the dinosaurs. They are the earliest undisputed fossils of mammals belonging to the line that led to human beings.

– University of Portsmouth

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2017 at 20:05 ET

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A Little Stress Is Good For Cellular Health and Longevity

Northwestern University molecular bioscientists have discovered that a little stress can be good for cellular health. The findings will help researchers better understand the molecular mechanisms that drive aging and risk for age-associated degenerat...

– Northwestern University

Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2017 at 12:00 ET

Improving Sensor Accuracy to Prevent Electrical Grid Overload

Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor’s magnetic permea...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

AIP Advances

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

Researchers Model Coulomb Crystals to Understand Star Evolution

Matter in the cores of old white dwarfs and the crusts of neutron stars is compressed to unimaginable densities by intense gravitational forces. The scientific community believes this matter is composed of Coulomb crystals that form at temperatures p...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Physics of Plasmas

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2017 at 11:00 ET

Inner Ear Stem Cells May Someday Restore Hearing

Want to restore hearing by injecting stem cells into the inner ear? Well, that can be a double-edged sword. Inner ear stem cells can be converted to auditory neurons that could reverse deafness, but the process can also make those cells divide too qu...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Stem Cell Reports ; Rutgers Today

Deer Prefer Native Plants Leaving Lasting Damage on Forests

When rampant white-tailed deer graze in forests, they prefer to eat native plants over certain unpalatable invasive plants, such as garlic mustard and Japanese stiltgrass. These eating habits lower native plant diversity and abundance, while increasi...

– Cornell University

AoB PLANTS, Sept-2017

UF Study Helps Discount Fluoride as a Danger for Tea Drinkers

If you drink too much tea, scientists are concerned you might get sick from dental fluorosis in children or skeletal fluorosis in adults. The situation can be aggravated if water used for brewing tea contains high amounts of fluoride.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Environmental Pollution

Lending Late Neurons a Helping Hand

University of Geneva researchers have discovered that delayed neuronal migration in the foetus causes behavioural disorders comparable to autism.

– Université de Genève (University of Geneva)

Nature Communications

Image Release: Shocking Results of Galaxy-Cluster Collisions

A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of shocks and energy.

– National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astrophysical Journal, Nov-2017

How Climate Change May Reshape Subalpine Wildflower Communities

An unseasonably warm, dry summer in 2015 on Washington state's Mount Rainier caused subalpine wildflowers to change their bloom times and form 'reassembled' communities, with unknown consequences for species interactions among wildflowers, pollinator...

– University of Washington

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Climate Change, Sparse Policies Endanger Right Whale Population

North Atlantic right whales – a highly endangered species making modest population gains in the past decade – may be imperiled by warming waters and insufficient international protection, according to a new Cornell University analysis published i...

– Cornell University

Global Change Biology, 30 Oct. 2017

Archaeological Researchers Find That Dental X-Rays Can Also Reveal Serious Vitamin D Problems in Living Patients

Human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found.

– McMaster University

International Journal of Paleopathology

New Approach to Geoengineering Simulations Is Significant Step Forward

Using a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth’s warming to a specific target while reducing some of the risks and concer...

– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres

New Approach to Geoengineering Simulations Is Significant Step Forward

Using a sophisticated computer model, scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a new research approach to geoengineering could potentially be used to limit Earth’s warming to a specific target while reducing some of the risks and concer...

– National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres

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Rival Sperm and Choosy Eggs: FSU Researcher Finds That When Sperm Compete , Eggs Have a Choice.

The delicately mannered dance between discerning eggs and vying sperm is more complicated than scientists once believed, and it may hold secrets about the evolution of new species.

– Florida State University

American Naturalist

Neutron Spectroscopy Reveals Common ‘Oxygen Sponge’ Catalyst Soaks Up Hydrogen Too

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their collaborators discovered that a workhorse catalyst of vehicle exhaust systems—an “oxygen sponge” that can soak up oxygen from air and store it for later use in oxidation reactions—may also...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Scientists See Fireworks From Atoms at Ultra-Low Temperatures

Scientists aren’t normally treated to fireworks when they discover something about the universe. But a team of University of Chicago researchers found a show waiting for them at the atomic level—along with a new form of quantum behavior that may ...

– University of Chicago

Nature, Nov 6

So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert

Information security is a white-hot career. Find out how campuses across the CSU are preparing students to fill these in-demand jobs.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Argonne-Based Startup Wins Ocean-Themed Competition

Startup in Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations wins international pitch competition Ocean Exchange.

– Argonne National Laboratory

Engineers Developing Data-Driven ‘Factboard’ to Improve Factory Operations

Iowa State's Guiping Hu is leading a research team developing data-driven, real-time software technology to help improve factory floor operations, including manufacturing processes, logistics, safety and energy management.

– Iowa State University

Closing the Gap: Argonne, Partners Putting Charge Into EV Battery Technology

Argonne researchers are partnering with Idaho National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory to identify and fill gaps hindering the commercialization of extreme fast charging — for electric vehicles that can be charged in minutes ins...

– Argonne National Laboratory

NUS-Developed Manta Ray Robot Swims Faster and Operates Up to 10 Hours

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created MantaDroid, an aquatic robot that emulates the swimming locomotion of manta rays. The robotic manta ray, which swims at the speed of twice its body length per second and can ope...

– National University of Singapore

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Cool Idea: Magma Held in ‘Cold Storage’ Before Giant Volcano Eruption

Long Valley, California, has long defined the “super-eruption.” About 765,000 years ago, a pool of molten rock exploded into the sky. Within one nightmarish week, 760 cubic kilometers of lava and ash spewed out in the kind of volcanic cataclysm w...

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

PNAS Nov. 6, 2017

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2017 at 15:00 ET

Researchers Report First-Ever Protein Hydrogels Made in Living Cells

Johns Hopkins cell biologists report what they believe is the first-ever creation of tiny protein-based gelatin-like clumps called hydrogels inside living cells. The ability to create hydrogels on demand, they say, should advance the long scientific ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nature Materials; GM092930, DK102910, CA103175, DK089502, T32GM007445, CCF-1217213

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

Climate Change Likely to be More Deadly in Poor African Settlements

Conditions in crowded urban settlements in Africa make the effects of climate change worse, pushing temperatures to levels dangerous for children and the elderly in those areas.

– Johns Hopkins University

PLOS ONE, Nov-6-2017; DGE1069213; ES023029 [

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

Stress, Fear of Pain May Be Cause of Painful Sickle Cell Episodes

Mental stress and the anticipation of pain may cause blood vessels to narrow and trigger episodes of severe pain (vaso-occlusive crisis, or VOC) in sickle cell disease (SCD). A team of researchers from California will present their findings today at ...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease

Embargo expired on 06-Nov-2017 at 18:45 ET

Scientists Find Potential “Missing Link” in Chemistry That Led to Life on Earth

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a compound that may have been a crucial factor in the origins of life on Earth.

– Scripps Research Institute

Nature Chemistry, Nov. 2017; 327124; NNX14AP59G

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

First-Ever U.S. Experiments at New X-Ray Facility May Lead to Better Explosive Modeling

For the first time in the U.S., time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering (TRSAXS) is used to observe ultra-fast carbon clustering and graphite and nanodiamond production in the insensitive explosive Plastic Bonded Explosive (PBX) 9502, potentially ...

– Los Alamos National Laboratory

Journal of Physical Chemistry (C)

Age-Old Malaria Treatment Found to Improve Nanoparticle Delivery to Tumors

A new study shows that a 70-year-old malaria drug can block immune cells in the liver so nanoparticles can arrive at their intended tumor site, overcoming a significant hurdle of targeted drug delivery, according to a team of researchers led by Houst...

– Houston Methodist

Scientific Reports, Oct. 23

'Smart' Paper Can Conduct Electricity, Detect Water

A University of Washington team wants to simplify the process for discovering detrimental water leaks by developing “smart” paper that can sense the presence of water.

– University of Washington

Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Nov-2017

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White Roofing Isn’t Always Green, Virginia Tech Study Confirms

A study out of Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ Center for High Performance Environments presents a new scientific challenge to widely held industry assumptions that white roofing is the best option for commercial builde...

– Virginia Tech

Roofing; Home Energy

Researchers Discover New Pathway for Handling Stress

Researchers studying how animals respond to infections have found a new pathway that may help in tolerating stressors that damage proteins. Naming the pathway the Intracellular Pathogen Response, the scientists say it is a newly discovered way for an...

– University of California San Diego

Current Biology, Nov-2017

Beyond Good Vibrations: New Insights into Metamaterial Magic

Metamaterials have amazing potential—think invisibility cloaks and perfect lenses—but they are more likely to be found in a Harry Potter novel than a lab. To help bring them closer to reality, researchers delved into the complex fundamental physi...

– Michigan Technological University

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Oct-2017 ; National Science Foundation

Showing How Light Moves in Scintillators Could Help Enhance Medical Imaging

Scientists have not been able to describe how light moves within nontransparent scintillators – a key component in large area x-ray detectors. Now a new study describes how this light moves, a finding that may help to improve medical imaging.

– Stony Brook University


Circadian Clock Discovery Could Help Boost Water Efficiency in Food Plants

A discovery by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists in Dallas provides new insights about the biological or circadian clock, how it regulates high water-use efficiency in some plants, and how others, including food plants, might be improved for th...

– Texas A&M AgriLife

Genome Biology and Evolution, Sept-2017

The Flat and the Curious

Argonne researchers have simulated the growth of the 2-D material silicene. Their work, published in Nanoscale, delivers new and useful insights on the material’s properties and behavior and offers a predictive model for other researchers studying ...

– Argonne National Laboratory


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Where Did Those Electrons Go? X-Ray Measurements Solve Decades-Old Mystery

There’s been an unsolved mystery associated with mixed valence compounds: When the valence state of an element in these compounds changes with increased temperature, the number of electrons associated with that element decreases, as well. But just ...

– Cornell University

Nature Communications

Infrastructure Optimization Tool From Sandia Helps Design Future Bases

Sandia National Laboratories has been helping the Army’s Product Directorate Contingency Base Infrastructure identify the best equipment for temporary bases overseas since 2013. For the first time, a Sandia-designed software tool is being used to r...

– Sandia National Laboratories

Reaching New Heights: Physicists Improve the Vertical Stability of Superconducting Korean Fusion Device

Article describes international collaboration that has improved stability on KSTAR tokamak in South Korea.

– Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Students to Design an App Showing Region's Underground Railroad

Ithaca and the surrounding area are full of sites that are important to the history of the Underground Railroad movement, and the popular class is being offered this fall for the third time. But this year, students are adding a new component to the t...

– Cornell University

SciWire Announcements

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

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Announces Final Coastal Resilience Awards

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance is pleased to announce Coastal Resilience Awards for two community projects totaling $90,000. The community recipients are The City of Fairhope, Alabama and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana for a project benefiti...

– Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Save the Date: American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) Annual Meeting in Denver, Nov. 19-21

The fluid properties of liquid, gases and even particles are constantly at work in our lives and around us. Covering topics including citrus fruit microjets, sinus pathways for drug delivery, the spread of pathogens by rain, and even beer bubbles, th...

– American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS-DFD) Annual Meeting, Nov. 19-21

Hudson Shea Foundation Creates Research Fund to Support Study into Causes of Pregnancy and Early Infant Loss

Offering hope is the ultimate goal of two New Jersey families whose foundation has partnered with the state’s only facility solely dedicated to researching the underlying scientific causes of pediatric illness.

– Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

U-M Partners with Cavium on Big Data Computing Platform for University Researchers

A new partnership between the University of Michigan and Cavium Inc., a San Jose-based provider of semiconductor products, will create a powerful new Big Data computing cluster available to all U-M researchers.

– University of Michigan

Notre Dame to Lead NNSA-Funded Center Focused on Nuclear Chemistry

The University of Notre Dame will lead a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Actinide Center of Excellence (ACE) to conduct research in actinide and nuclear chemistry.

– University of Notre Dame

Penn State ESM Department Head Elected to ASM International Board of Trustees

Judith A. Todd, P.B. Breneman department head chair and professor of engineering science and mechanics, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of ASM International.

– Penn State College of Engineering

The Wistar Institute Awarded More Than $16.5M in Grants to Fund Cancer & Infectious Disease Research and Training

Wistar scientists have secured more than $16.5 million in funding throughout the summer and early fall of 2017.

– Wistar Institute





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