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Newswise: NSF Awards SDSC and Partners $5.9 Million to Host EarthCube Office

Article ID: 718454

NSF Awards SDSC and Partners $5.9 Million to Host EarthCube Office

University of California San Diego

The NSF has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego and its partners a three-year, $5.9 million grant to host the EarthCube Office as part of the ongoing NSF-funded EarthCube program aimed at transforming geoscience research.

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4-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718442

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress, Rutgers Studies Find

Institute for Health, Healthcare Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Oral health is an essential part of psychological well-being and overall health in older adults. Poor oral health is associated with decreased quality of life, depression, hypertension, and cognitive decline.

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4-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Researchers Move Beyond Sequencing and Create a 3D Genome
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    4-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718407

Researchers Move Beyond Sequencing and Create a 3D Genome

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have taken whole genome sequencing to the next level by creating a 3D map of the genome to better understand development and disease

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3-Sep-2019 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718406

Are Outsiders Influencing the Issues We Discuss Before Elections?

Washington University in St. Louis

A three-year grant will help a computer science researcher identify and mitigate the influence of outsiders on elections

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3-Sep-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 718311

Fat-Absorbing XX Chromosomes Raise Heart Disease Risk in Women

University of Kentucky

Research in mice has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood and by extension increased risk of heart disease for women.

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3-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Website Rates Security of Internet-Connected Devices

Article ID: 718332

Website Rates Security of Internet-Connected Devices

Georgia Institute of Technology

If you’re in the market for an internet-connected garage door opener, doorbell, thermostat, security camera, yard irrigation system, slow cooker – or even a box of connected light bulbs – a new website can help you understand the security issues these shiny new devices might bring into your home.

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3-Sep-2019 1:35 AM EDT
Newswise: Plant Gene Discovery Could Help Reduce Fertilizer Pollution in Waterways
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    2-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718318

Plant Gene Discovery Could Help Reduce Fertilizer Pollution in Waterways

Boyce Thompson Institute

Over-fertilization of agricultural fields is a huge environmental problem. Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute uncovered the function of two genes that could help farmers improve crop uptake of phosphate fertilizer, potentially reducing the environmental harm associated with fertilization.

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30-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    30-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718023

How to Simulate Softness

University of California San Diego

What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow, a piece of clay or a rubber ball? By exploring this question in detail, UC San Diego researchers discovered clever tricks to design materials that replicate different levels of perceived softness.

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26-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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    30-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 718203

Providing More Testing Choices Does Not Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A study showed that choice of screening options alone does not impact screening rates, but how the choice is offered can alter patient decision-making.

Released:
28-Aug-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Arthritis-Causing Virus Hides in Body for Months After Infection

Article ID: 718262

Arthritis-Causing Virus Hides in Body for Months After Infection

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a way to fluorescently tag cells infected with chikungunya virus. The technique opens up new avenues to study how the virus persists in the body and potentially could lead to a treatment.

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29-Aug-2019 5:00 PM EDT

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