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Article ID: 708345

LLNL researchers reach into computing’s past to build ‘sentient’ material

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Taking a page from the past, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create “sentient” materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme environments that would destroy electronic components such as high radiation, heat or pressure.

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Article ID: 708348

Young Bone Marrow Rejuvenates Aging Mouse Brains, Study Finds

Cedars-Sinai

A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an emerging model that attributes cognitive decline, in part, to aging of blood cells, which are produced in bone marrow.

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Article ID: 708344

Monterey City Council Member Tyller Williamson to Keynote Super Sunday Event

California State University, Monterey Bay

SEASIDE, Ca., February 19, 2019 – California State University (CSU) leaders, trustees, campus presidents and alumni will visit nearly 100 churches across the state during the month of February to encourage students to pursue higher education during the CSU’s Super Sunday event. CSUMB’s Office of Admissions will host its own 'Super Saturday' event featuring keynote speaker and newly elected Monterey City Council member, Tyller Williamson, at the University Center Saturday, Feb.

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19-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 708291

UC Santa Cruz launches the country's first graduate program in serious games

University of California, Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz is launching the first professional master’s degree program in serious games offered in the United States, with an initial cohort of students starting in fall 2019. Serious games are designed to accomplish a purpose other than pure entertainment and aim to impact measurable social goals.

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19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708295

Common Acid Reflux Medications Linked to Increased Kidney Disease Risk

University of California San Diego Health

Mining a large database of adverse reactions to medications, UC San Diego researchers found that people who took proton pump inhibitors (e.g., Prilosec, Nexium) for heartburn and acid reflux were more likely to experience kidney disease than people who took other forms of antacid.

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19-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Study Offers Insight Into State of Nurses’ Work Environments

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Results from AACN’s fourth national survey of critical care nurses indicate work environments have improved overall but areas of concern persist, including staffing, job satisfaction and workplace abuse.

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Article ID: 708241

First evidence discovered of a gigantic remnant around an exploding star

San Diego State University

A San Diego State University astrophysicist has helped discover evidence of a gigantic remnant surrounding an exploding star--a shell of material so huge, it must have been erupting on a regular basis for millions of years.

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18-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Political and policy feedbacks in the climate system

University of California, Santa Barbara

Matto Mildenberger, University of California Santa Barbara explains how perceived experiences with climate change in the United States can be linked to political shifts in Congress, culture and society.

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