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Newswise: Garwood Medical Devices granted FDA ‘Breakthrough Devices’ designation for BioPrax™

Article ID: 721182

Garwood Medical Devices granted FDA ‘Breakthrough Devices’ designation for BioPrax™

University at Buffalo

BioPrax is a tool that is being developed to help eliminate biofilm infections on prosthetic knee implants during early intervention procedures, while also maintaining the current standard of care. The device was developed with strong, continuing support from UB.

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22-Oct-2019 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721162

Rethinking the role of technology in the classroom

University at Buffalo

Introducing tablets and laptops to the classroom has certain educational virtues, according to Annahita Ball, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, but her research suggests tech has its limitations as well. “You can’t simply throw technology at kids and expect positive outcomes,” says Ball, an expert in educational justice and school social work whose new study shows a decrease in academic motivation for students who participated in a technology-based intervention.

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22-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 721145

Browser Tool Aims To Help Researchers ID Malicious Websites, Code

North Carolina State University

Researchers have developed an open-source tool that allows users to track and record the behavior of JavaScript programs without alerting the websites that run those programs. The tool is designed to detect malicious programs that are capable of evading existing malware detection systems.

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22-Oct-2019 10:20 AM EDT
Newswise: Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $138,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

Article ID: 721118

Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $138,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation hosted the fourth annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 11, raising more than $138,000 in support of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center at the Holmdel-based medical center. More than 265 guests attended the soiree, which took place at Stillwell Stables in Colts Neck.

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22-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

Article ID: 721047

George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, Elected for Membership to the National Academy of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Election to the National Academy of Medicine is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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21-Oct-2019 10:35 AM EDT
Newswise: Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger

Article ID: 721049

Gimme Six! Researchers Discover Aye-Aye’s Extra Finger

North Carolina State University

Aye-ayes possess small “pseudothumbs” – complete with their own fingerprints – that may help them grip objects and branches as they move through trees. This is the first accessory digit ever found in a primate.

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21-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Information Theory as a Tool for Extracting Climate Signals

Article ID: 720904

Information Theory as a Tool for Extracting Climate Signals

Santa Fe Institute

During Earth’s last glacial period, temperatures on the planet periodically spiked dramatically and rapidly. A new paper in the journal Chaos suggests that mathematics from information theory could offer a powerful tool for analyzing and understanding these mysterious events.

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16-Oct-2019 4:35 PM EDT
Newswise: A Secret in Our Saliva: Food and Germs Helped Humans Evolve Into Unique Member of Great Apes

Article ID: 720881

A Secret in Our Saliva: Food and Germs Helped Humans Evolve Into Unique Member of Great Apes

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo researchers discovered that the human diet — a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture — has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.

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16-Oct-2019 2:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720836

Big Brands Can Handle ‘Fake News’ on Social Media

North Carolina State University

“Fake news” stories targeting corporations may be obnoxious, but a new study finds that they likely pose little threat to well-established brands.

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16-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Ocean Medical Center Welcomes Prashant Desai, M.D., as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Article ID: 720803

Ocean Medical Center Welcomes Prashant Desai, M.D., as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center is pleased to welcome Prashant Desai, M.D. to its medical staff. Dr. Desai is a specially trained radiation oncologist and has been appointed medical director of radiation oncology at Ocean Medical Center and Shore Radiation Oncology.

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15-Oct-2019 3:35 PM EDT

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