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Article ID: 702198

FAU Now Serves as Home to ‘Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors’

Florida Atlantic University

C-P.A.W.W. provides service to local and national veterans and is investigating protective factors for suicide in the military population and improving the understanding of palliative effects of animal-assisted interventions.

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16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701636

San Francisco Run For The Warriors® supports service members, veterans and military families

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk at 7 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, at Mission Creek Park in San Francisco. The race coincides with the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting and marks ASA’s ninth consecutive year of sponsorship.

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8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701626

UIC receives Department of Defense grant to lead clinical trial of stem cell therapy for eye injuries

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received a four-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to lead a multi-site clinical trial to test the efficacy of a stem cell-based treatment for eye injuries.The treatment uses mesenchymal stem cells — cells that can differentiate into fat, bone or cartilage, but which also produce an abundance of anti-inflammatory factors that have been shown to speed healing and reduce scaring in experimental models of eye injury.

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4-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701477

Sidney Peters Named to NCAA Top 9 Woman of the Year Honorees

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The NCAA announced its Top 9 Woman of the Year honorees and Air Force 2nd Lt. Sidney Peters, the four-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award recipient, is among those named.

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2-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700289

Disease ecologist receives $2.25 million grant to study potential biological warfare agent

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor David Wagner, who has studied Francisella tularensis for more than a decade, said because countries have developed the bacteria as a weapon, the United States must develop the tools and knowledge to protect Americans from this potential threat.

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10-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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    29-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699667

Prior Mental Health Diagnosis Not Often a Factor for Soldiers Who Attempt Suicide

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Regardless of whether or not they have had a prior mental health diagnosis, risk factors were still similar among soldiers who attempted suicide, according to a new JAMA Psychiatry study published Aug. 29.

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28-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699718

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Appoints Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Nurse and attorney Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, has been appointed to serve as Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this inaugural position, she will promote and strategically further the school’s values of diversity and inclusion by bolstering JHSON’s excellence, innovation, and impact within education, practice, and the profession.

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29-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 699289

CPMC Researchers to Present Findings at Military Health System Research Symposium

Coriell Institute for Medical Research

Researchers from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research will present preliminary research findings at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida this week. The Coriell scientists will disclose and discuss their work through both posters and breakout session presentations.

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21-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    21-Aug-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 698308

Nanobot Pumps Destroy Nerve Agents

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Once in the territory of science fiction, “nanobots” are closer than ever to becoming a reality, with possible applications in medicine, manufacturing, robotics and fluidics. Today, scientists report progress in developing the tiny machines: They have made nanobot pumps that destroy nerve agents, while simultaneously administering an antidote.

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7-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 699212

National Grief Study Launched to Help Military Families Manage Loss of a Loved One

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Participants are now being sought for a new study, Stepping Forward in Grief, which was motivated by key findings from USU’s National Military Family Bereavement Study (NMFBS), the first large scientific study on the impact of U.S. service member death on surviving family members. NMFBS findings suggest that surviving family members who have experienced the loss of a service member may benefit from help managing their loss and grief with programs that recognize their unique experience as military family members.

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20-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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