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Article ID: 706642

Air Pollution Increases ER Visits for Breathing Problems, but Rate Depends on Age, Pollutant and Lung Disease

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest U.S. study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. The study was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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17-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706561

Innovative New Degree in Business Analytics Announced

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

A new undergraduate degree program in business analytics is coming to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this year. The major, approved by the New York State Education Department last month, will be offered through the Lally School of Management beginning in the fall semester of 2019.

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16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 706636

Scientists Confirm Pair of Skeletons are from Same Early Hominin Species

New York University

Separate skeletons suggested to be from different early hominin species are, in fact, from the same species, a team of anthropologists has concluded in a comprehensive analysis of remains first discovered a decade ago.

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17-Jan-2019 6:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706406

Survey Questions Cancer Doctors’ Awareness of LGBTQ Issues

NYU Langone Health

Most oncologists say they don’t know enough about how to treat patients with differences in sexual orientation or identity, but most are also interested in learning more, a new study finds.

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15-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706506

How Stem Cells Self-Organize in the Developing Embryo

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

New study uses live imaging to understand a critical step in early embryonic development—how genes and molecules control forces to orchestrate the emergence of form in the developing embryo. The study findings could have important implications for how stem cells are used to create functional organs in the lab, and lead to a better understanding of the underlying causes of gastrointestinal birth defects.

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Article ID: 706581

Urbanization May Hold Key to Tiger Survival

Wildlife Conservation Society

A new WCS-led study published in the journal Biological Conservation says the future of tigers in Asia is linked the path of demographic transition—for humans.

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16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706570

Most Parents Say Hands-on, Intensive Parenting Is Best

Cornell University

Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.

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16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706560

Good News About Glaucoma from Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild

There are new medications and procedures to treat glaucoma. Getting regular eye exams is the first step in protecting your eyes from glaucoma and other eye disorders that can lead to vision loss.

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16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST

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