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Article ID: 603766

Even with Defects, Graphene Is Strongest Material in the World

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate that graphene, even if stitched together from many small crystalline grains, is almost as strong as graphene in its perfect crystalline form. This resolves a contradiction between theoretical simulations, which predicted grain boundaries can be strong, and earlier experiments, which indicated they were much weaker than the perfect lattice.

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31-May-2013 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 603748

Mother’s Level of Education Has Impact on Depression in Her Children

McGill University

Children of women who did not finish high school were twice as likely to experience a major episode of depression in early adulthood as children whose mothers obtained a high school diploma, according to a new study by researchers at McGill University.

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31-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603738

Mapping Sea Salt From Orbit: Building Better Ocean and Climate Models

University of South Carolina

Climate is greatly influenced by the flow of heat energy carried by ocean currents. But precisely quantifying the mixing between the ocean and the atmosphere is hampered by a lack of detail in models of the ocean and of the water cycle. And in both models, knowing the salt content of the water is essential.

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31-May-2013 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 603735

Chemical Causes Kidney Failure in Mosquitoes

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Researchers are targeting a possible new weapon in the fight against malaria, science that could also be applied in the fight against other devastating mosquito-borne illnesses, according to a Vanderbilt study published in PLOS ONE.

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31-May-2013 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603710

Researchers Focus on Dairy’s Carbon Footprint

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas researchers conducted a life-cycle analysis of fluid milk that will provide guidance for producers, processors and others throughout the dairy supply chain.

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31-May-2013 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603732

Facebook Profiles Raise Users’ Self-Esteem and Affect Behavior

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A Facebook profile is an ideal version of self, full of photos and posts curated for the eyes of family, friends and acquaintances. A new study shows that this version of self can provide beneficial psychological effects and influence behavior.

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31-May-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 603525

New Method to Test Breast Lesions Could Better Detect Cancer, Save Money by Reducing Repeat Biopsies

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

A newly developed, single-step Raman spectroscopy algorithm has the potential to simultaneously detect microcalcifications and enable diagnosis of the associated breast lesions with high precision.

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28-May-2013 9:40 AM EDT
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Article ID: 603727

Researchers May Have Found Key to Cushing Disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Testicular orphan nuclear receptor 4 (TR4) is overexpressed in pituitary tumors that spark the excess production of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). The scientists discovered that by knocking down TR4 in lab mice, they were able to reverse tumor growth and excess ACTH production.

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30-May-2013 9:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 603723

Transportation Fuels From Woody Biomass Promising Way to Reduce Emissions

University of Washington

Two processes that turn woody biomass into transportation fuels have the potential to exceed current Environmental Protection Agency requirements for renewable fuels, according to research published in the Forest Products Journal.

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30-May-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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