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Article ID: 694260

CFN Scientist Spotlight: Ashley Head Brings Surface Studies out of the Realm of Physics into Chemistry

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Chemist Ashley Head of the Interface Science and Catalysis Group at the CFN studies the interesting chemical processes and phenomena that take place on surfaces—an understanding relevant to designing efficient catalysts, developing more sophisticated gas masks for soldiers, and other applications.n the

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9-May-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694136

All of Us Research Program Ushers in New Era for Technology-Driven Citizen Science and Precision Medicine

Scripps Research Institute

Working with mobile technology and bioinformatics companies, STSI will lead integration of mobile apps and digital medical devices into the program to collect and analyze an unprecedented range and depth of health data.

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7-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics

Article ID: 695632

Self-Driving Cars: WFU Engineering Students Kick the Tires on Safety and Ethics

Wake Forest University

The future of self-driving cars seemed all but inevitable — until a fatal crash in Arizona last month prompted tech companies, automakers and lawmakers to pump the brakes.

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2-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 692702

NYU Launches Center for Environmental and Animal Protection

New York University

New York University has launched the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection, a research unit to inform policy related to these linked societal and scientific concerns.

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16-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Warwick-Backed State-of-the-Art Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility Opened

Article ID: 692656

Warwick-Backed State-of-the-Art Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility Opened

University of Warwick

A new state-of-the-art Cryo-Electron Microscope (Cryo-EM) facility that will advance the understanding of the processes of life has been officially opened.

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12-Apr-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692464

Scientists Decry Lack of Science in `Forensic Science’

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Many of the “forensic science” methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular police TV dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts, according to an editorial in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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9-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692323

Review of Vitamin D Research Identifies Ethical Issues in Placebo Use

George Washington University

George Washington University's Dr. Leigh Frame reviewed several studies using placebo groups in clinical trials that may pose ethical issues.

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5-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 689765

Early Results From Clinical Trials Not All They’re Cracked Up to Be, Shows New Research

Mayo Clinic

When people are suffering from a chronic medical condition, they may place their hope on treatments in clinical trials that show early positive results. However, these results may be grossly exaggerated in more than 1 in 3 early clinical trials, reports a new study led by Mayo Clinic and published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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19-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST

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