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Probiotic Bacteria: A Double-Edged Sword

American Technion Society

Israeli and American scientists have discovered that administering probiotics in hospital intensive care units may lead to blood infections, and in some cases the adverse effects could outweigh the potential benefits.

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Children's Health, Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety,

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12-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
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The Chinese Economy: Regulation vs. Shadow Banking

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Shadow banking is on the rise in China. This begs some important questions. Among them: Why? How is the shadow banking scene different in China vs. the U.S.? Do government regulations do what they intend to? Given the nature of shadow banking and the importance of the Chinese economy to the global economy, the situation bears examination.

Channels: All Journal News, Business Ethics, China Economics News, Government/Law, China News,

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12-Nov-2019 4:45 PM EST
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Newswise: UVA Investing Conference: Purpose-Driven and ‘Super Weird’ Strategies to Drive Future of Benchmark-Beating Returns

UVA Investing Conference: Purpose-Driven and ‘Super Weird’ Strategies to Drive Future of Benchmark-Beating Returns

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The 2019 University of Virginia Investing Conference, hosted by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management at the Darden School of Business, turned its attention to the prospects for differentiated returns with a conference themed around “the future of alpha.” T

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12-Nov-2019 4:35 PM EST
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$3M Gift Powers New Scholarships for Military Students at UVA Darden

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business today announced a new gift to support members of the military through full scholarships to the School.

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12-Nov-2019 4:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Engineers Make Tools for Data-Driven Decision Making

Engineers Make Tools for Data-Driven Decision Making

Michigan Technological University

From energy to water to food, civil engineering projects greatly impact natural resources. One engineer hopes that other engineers can step up to the challenge to help make decisions clearer, if not easier. Using a sustainability-based optimization algorithm, a Michigan Tech team examines biofuels, sea level rise, and other challenges.

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12-Nov-2019 4:25 PM EST
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PhRMA Foundation Centers of Excellence, 2019 Challenge Award Winners Featured at National Value Assessment Conference

PhRMA Foundation

New and innovative approaches to value assessment that aim to move beyond traditional metrics and better incorporate the patient voice were on display at a conference in Washington, DC. Jointly hosted by the PhRMA Foundation and the National Health Council, The Next Generation of Value Assessment: Including the Patient Voice conference brought together leading health economics researchers and patient advocates to discuss value assessment research.

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12-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Deep neural networks speed up weather and climate models

Deep neural networks speed up weather and climate models

Argonne National Laboratory

A team of environmental and computation scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are collaborating to use deep neural networks, a type of machine learning, to replace the parameterizations of certain physical schemes in the Weather Research and Forecasting Model, an extremely comprehensive model that simulates the evolution of many aspects of the physical world around us.

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12-Nov-2019 3:55 PM EST
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