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Article ID: 706540

Cop voice: Jay-Z, Public Enemy songs highlight police tactic to frighten people of color

Binghamton University, State University of New York

What do songs by artists like Jay-Z and Public Enemy have in common? They feature representations of ‘cop voice,’ a racialized way of speaking that police use to weaponize their voices around people of color, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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16-Jan-2019 8:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 706523

UIC ranked among top 5 in the nation for online degree programs

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s online bachelor’s degree program rankings continue to rise. According to the latest rankings in U.S. News & World Report, UIC’s online programs — in health information management, business administration and nursing — are fifth in the nation, up from 15th last year. UIC tied with Pennsylvania State University – World Campus and University of Florida.

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16-Jan-2019 8:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 706545

UNLV Startup Uses Genes to Create Personalized Diets

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Food Genes and Me is a site and software that lets users figure out health risks and how to solve them within minutes.

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16-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706336

Dry-cured ham bones –– a source of heart-healthy peptides?

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad that proponents claim fights inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. Simmering animal bones in water releases collagen and other proteins into the broth that may have health benefits, although more research is needed to validate these claims. Now, a new study in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown that ham bones contain peptides that could have cardioprotective effects.

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11-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706443

Study Finds Following Heart Health Guidelines Also Reduces Diabetes Risk

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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14-Jan-2019 2:30 PM EST
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Article ID: 706394

Dermatologists Prescribe the Most Antibiotics, but Which Uses Are Driving the Trend?

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The use of antibiotics to treat inflammatory skin conditions like acne and rosacea is decreasing over time, but there has been an increase in prescriptions associated with dermatologic surgical procedures.

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14-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 706559

Smartphones: are they just a pain in the neck?

University of South Australia

A large majority of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, according to new research involving the University of South Australia.

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15-Jan-2019 8:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706399

Poisons or medicines? Cyanobacteria toxins protect tiny lake dwellers from parasites

University of Michigan

The cyanobacteria blooms that plague western Lake Erie each summer are both an unsightly nuisance and a potential public health hazard, producing liver toxins that can be harmful to humans and their pets.

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14-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST
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Article ID: 706499

Unraveling threads of bizarre hagfish’s explosive slime

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jean-Luc Thiffeault, a University of Wisconsin–Madison math professor, and collaborators Randy Ewoldt and Gaurav Chaudhary of the University of Illinois have modeled the hagfish’s gag-inducing defense mechanism mathematically, publishing their work today in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

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