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Article ID: 706854

Tufts University Names Nadine Aubry as Provost

Tufts University

Nadine Aubry, Ph.D., who leads Northeastern University’s College of Engineering and is an internationally recognized scholar and academic innovator, will be Tufts University’s next provost and senior vice president, effective July 1, 2019, the university announced today.

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22-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 706794

Is A Continuous Glucose Monitor Right for You?

Joslin Diabetes Center

Every person with diabetes knows that they can make themselves crazy self-testing their blood glucose levels. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are an important tool that can make daily diabetes management a lot easier.

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22-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 706749

Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South

Boston Medical Center

A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women.

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18-Jan-2019 12:20 PM EST

Article ID: 706651

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African Americans

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA -- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between that stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African Americans has not previously been examined.

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17-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST

Article ID: 706651

Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African Americans

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Boston, MA -- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between that stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African Americans has not previously been examined.

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17-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 706576

Massachusetts Eye and Ear appoints Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Anesthesia

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Following a nationwide search, Mass. Eye and Ear named Aalok Agarwala, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer, and Kathrin Bourdeu, MD, PhD, as Chief of Anesthesia.

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16-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706568

Olin College Announces Call for Participation in Tenth Session of the Collaboratory Summer Institute

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

In June 2019, Olin College will host the tenth session of the Collaboratory Summer Institute: Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences. This weeklong interactive workshop provides institutional teams of educators with the opportunity to conceive and catalyze change in their classrooms and their institutions. Summer Institute (SI) is specifically for teams of faculty, staff and administrators interested in working together on an existing or new educational innovation project.

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16-Jan-2019 10:15 AM EST

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Article ID: 706516

Fever alters immune cells so they can better reach infections

Cell Press

Fever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists in Shanghai have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes to make them better able to travel via blood vessels to reach the site of infection. Their work appears on January 15 in the journal Immunity.

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15-Jan-2019 12:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 706287

Zip Code or Genetic Code?

Harvard Medical School

• Analysis of insurance records of more than 56,000 twin pairs assesses the influence of genes and environment in 560 diseases • Going beyond the usual one-disease-at-a-time approach, the new method analyzes heritable and environmental factors across hundreds of common conditions • Insights can propel genetic and epidemiological research for a range of diseases, inform clinical decisions, health policy

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10-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706376

Renowned Energy Scientist Amory Lovins will be Olin College's Commencement Speaker

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Amory B. Lovins, co-founder and chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute and a world-renowned energy innovator and consultant, will be the featured speaker at Olin College’s fourteenth Commencement exercises on May 19.

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11-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

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