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Article ID: 699125

Trump’s ‘Vilification of the Press Harms This Country and Its People’

Northwestern University

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16-Aug-2018 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699123

ICARUS neutrino detector installed in new Fermilab home

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

For four years, three laboratories on two continents have prepared the ICARUS particle detector to capture the interactions of mysterious particles called neutrinos at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, ICARUS moved into its new Fermilab home, a recently completed building that houses the large, 20-meter-long neutrino hunter. Filled with 760 tons of liquid argon, it is one of the largest detectors of its kind in the world.

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Article ID: 698853

Reliable Point-of-Care Blood Test Can Help Prevent Toxoplasmosis

University of Chicago Medical Center

A new point-of-care test for the parasite Toxoplasma gondii can be performed with a drop of the mother’s blood. The test meets the WHO’s criteria. It is sensitive, specific, quick, easy to perform, and inexpensive.

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10-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699111

Aretha Franklin’s death puts spotlight on pancreatic cancer

Northwestern University

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16-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699096

Democratic Primaries Show ‘Sea Change’ in Party

Northwestern University

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16-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699017

Helping Your Kid Transition Back to School

Family Institute at Northwestern University

As we help our sons and daughters get ready to return to school, let’s reflect on our own readiness to promote our kids’ best emotional development during the school year. Consider these dimensions.

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16-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699072

Study Links Segregation, Low Birth Weight in US Cities

DePaul University

A recent study finds a strong association between low birth weight and racial and ethnic segregation in four U.S. cities — Chicago, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia. African-American babies are faring the worst, find researchers from the Center for Community Health Equity, a collaboration of DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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15-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699067

IMSA Promise Receives Insight Into Diversity Magazine’s 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

National Recognition of Programs That Are Making a Difference for All Underrepresented Groups in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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Evening Preference, Lack of Sleep Associated with Higher BMI in People with Prediabetes

University of Illinois at Chicago

People with prediabetes who go to bed later, eat meals later and are more active and alert later in the day — those who have an “evening preference” — have higher body mass indices compared with people with prediabetes who do things earlier in the day, or exhibit morning preference. The higher BMI among people with evening preference is related to their lack of sufficient sleep, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago-led study.

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15-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699040

When Lying Helps, and When It Hurts

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

If you think you’re helping someone by lying, you may want to think again. Telling a lie in order to help or protect someone—a practice known as prosocial lying—backfires if the person being lied to perceives the lie as paternalistic, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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15-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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