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Article ID: 708588

What Darwin’s Finches and Herring Tell Us About Evolution: Uppsala U. Scientist Andersson's March 22 Lecture

New York University

NYU will host Leif Andersson, a scientist at Sweden’s Uppsala University, for “How Darwin’s Finches and Atlantic Herring Genetically Adapt to Their Environment,” its annual Darwin Lecture, on Friday, March 22.

Released:
18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 708821

New Device Could Help Minimize Scarring in Cosmetic Surgery

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a new device that could help minimize scarring during surgery. The device can ascertain the orientation of skin tension lines, which is important for wound-healing post-surgery.

Released:
11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709017

Binghamton University earns “very high research” status in Carnegie Classifications

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York can now count itself among the 131 elite universities in the nation that have achieved the “very high research” classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Released:
6-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 709092

Carbon Capture Research Receives $3 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that a research project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of eight in the nation recently selected to receive federal funding geared toward the development of “novel and enabling carbon capture transformational technologies.”

Released:
5-Mar-2019 9:30 AM EST

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Article ID: 709055

Study: Climate Change is Leading to Unpredictable Ecosystem Disruption for Migratory Birds

Cornell University

Using data on 77 North American migratory bird species from the eBird citizen-science program, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology say that, in as little as four decades, it may be very difficult to predict how climate change will affect migratory bird populations and the ecosystems they inhabit. Their conclusions are presented in a paper published in the journal Ecography.  

Released:
5-Mar-2019 3:10 AM EST

Article ID: 709067

Nearly Half of Americans Have Had a Family Member Jailed, Imprisoned

Cornell University

In a groundbreaking Cornell-led study illuminating the extensive scope of mass incarceration in the U.S., nearly 1 in 2 Americans have had a brother or sister, parent, spouse or child spend time in jail or prison – a far higher figure than previously estimated.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EST

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Article ID: 709061

Gotcha! Scientists Fingerprint Proteins Using Their Vibrations

University at Buffalo

In the cells of every living organism — humans, birds, bees, roses and even bacteria — proteins vibrate with microscopic motions that help them perform vital tasks ranging from cell repair to photosynthesis. Now, scientists have developed a method for rapidly measuring proteins’ unique vibrations.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 709029

Neurodegenerative Diseases Identified Using Artificial Intelligence

Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence platform to detect a range of neurodegenerative disease in human brain tissue samples, including Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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4-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 709025

Study Finds Atypical Communications in Autism May Aid Diagnosis, Treatment Targets

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University autism researchers investigating atypical communications characteristics of children being treated for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) found that these youths experience a wider range of communication difficulties compared to youth with other psychiatric conditions.

Released:
4-Mar-2019 11:30 AM EST

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