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Article ID: 706448

WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

For more than a decade, geology students at West Virginia University have used the same advanced software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Petroleum Experts Limited has furthered this access with an in-kind gift of its MOVE software, valued at $2.2 million.

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14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705906

How economic theory and the Netflix Prize could make research funding more efficient

University of Washington

Two scientists use the economic theory of contests to illustrate how the competitive grant-application system has made the pursuit of research funding inefficient and unsustainable. They say alternatives, such as a partial lottery to award grants, could relieve pressure on professors and free up time for research.

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2-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705641

Study Suggests Universal Meningitis Vaccination Is Not Cost-Effective For College Students

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A computer-generated model developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers adds to evidence that providing universal vaccination against meningitis B infection to students entering college may be too costly to justify the absolute number of cases it would prevent. The study also suggests that if vaccine developers could significantly lower the price, universal vaccination might be worth requiring on college campuses.

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19-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 705313

Multi-Million Grant from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation Will Fund National Implementation of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s Aging-in-Place Program

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) will receive the largest grant ever given by the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to a single nurse-driven innovation, marking JHSON’s leadership in transformative models of care that focus on social determinants of health. The grant, totaling nearly $3 million, will fund large-scale, national implementation of JHSON’s Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) program.

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12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704912

Emergency financial assistance reduces homeless shelter entry and violent crime

University of Notre Dame

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for people facing homelessness not only reduces shelter entry, but also reduces criminal behavior.

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4-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

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    27-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704422

College of Dental Medicine Receives $585,000 Grant from Delta Dental Community Care Foundation

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A new dental van will help Columbia University offer state-of-the-art care and reach previously inaccessible sites with children in need.

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27-Nov-2018 9:30 AM EST

Article ID: 702992

In Neuromuscular Disease, Intersection Between Big Data and Therapeutic Pipeline Will Be Life Changing for 250,000 Patients

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Neuromuscular diseases encompass a broad group of disorders that are individually rare but collectively impact an estimated 250,000 patients in the United States, breaking the rare disease threshold of 200,000. Currently, treatment options for these diseases are limited. But the financial impact is staggering, with costs related to neuromuscular disease exceeding $46 billion dollars annually.

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30-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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    30-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702995

Temple University's Katz School of Medicine, Hunter College Awarded $13.5M NCI/NIH Grant for Cancer Health Disparities

Temple University

This joint grant, a first of its kind for any Pennsylvania or New Jersey institution, will examine cancer health inequity across multiple ethnic populations

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30-Oct-2018 12:05 AM EDT

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