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Article ID: 701457

Novant Health Leverages Wolters Kluwer’s Lippincott Solutions to Establish Nursing Care Standards and Exceed Quality Benchmarks

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that Novant Health is utilizing the Lippincott® Solutions suite to advance its wide-ranging quality improvement initiatives focused on standardizing care across 15 acute care hospitals and medical centers in four U.S. states. By equipping nurses with readily available evidence-based decision support and clinical education resources, Lippincott Solutions plays an important role in helping Novant Health facilities maintain Magnet Recognition®.

Released:
2-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701190

Cross-cutting issues in environmental quality and agriculture symposium

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Farmers and agronomists must continue to focus on yield when creating their management plans, as the world’s population keeps growing. However, environmental quality–especially water and soil quality–deserve as much focus as yield. Scientists present their findings with this environmental focus in agriculture.

Released:
2-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701340

High CO2 Levels Cause Plants to Thicken Their Leaves, Which Could Worsen Climate Change Effects, Researchers Say

University of Washington

When levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They thicken their leaves. Now two University of Washington scientists have shown that this reaction by plants will actually worsen climate change by making the global "carbon sink" contributed by plants was less productive.

Released:
1-Oct-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701333

What Is “Porous Pavement” and How Does That Help Soils Capture and Clean Water?

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Parking lots, sidewalks, streets, and rooftops: cities are full of water-shedding surfaces. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 1 Soils Matter blog explains why these surfaces are problematic, and how soil can be part of the answer.

Released:
1-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    28-Sep-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701274

Researchers Find Value in Unusual Type of Plant Material

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) with partners at the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) have shown that a recently-discovered variety of the substance, catechyl lignin (C-lignin), has attributes that could make it well-suited as the starting point for a range of bioproducts.

Released:
27-Sep-2018 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701311

UD Scientists Develop Low-Cost Flood Sensing System

University of Delaware

UD scientists have provided state transportation officials a vital new tool designed to help them monitor roadways prone to flooding and get the information they need to alert drivers to dangerous areas.

Released:
28-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701250

How Some Algae May Survive Climate Change

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland salt flats are expected to survive climate change, thanks to hardy genes they stole from bacteria, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Released:
28-Sep-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701235

S&T Supports FEMA with Comprehensive Flood Insurance Report

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Insurance is a valuable recovery tool for individuals and communities impacted by disaster. While it doesn’t prevent the unexpected from happening, it does provide financial peace of mind, a safety net when disaster occurs. Insurance offers critical financial protection and resources that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance programs do not provide.

Released:
27-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701230

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Respiratory Support as Source of Exposure to Phthalates in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai researchers identify source of phthalate exposure in NICUs. This is a big step forward in our understanding of how plastic equipment is impacting vulnerable newborns in the hospital environment.

Released:
27-Sep-2018 10:50 AM EDT

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