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Article ID: 689987

The Ninth: Destiny of a Symphony

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has become one of the most celebrated musical works. How has one musical work inspired so many? On Wednesday, February 28, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will present a film and panel discussion to consider how music can cross boundaries and also mean very different things to different people.

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22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 689975

Sandhoff Disease Study Shows Proof of Principle for Gene Therapy

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

NIH researchers studying a fatal childhood illness called Sandhoff disease uncover new details about how it develops in utero that indicate gene therapy has potential.

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22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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All Journal News, Children's Health, Genetics, Local - Maryland, Local - DC Metro

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Article ID: 689988

Pulling Needles Out of Haystacks: With Computation, Researchers Identify Promising Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Materials

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Using advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin–Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.

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22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689996

Age Matters Behind the Wheel – but Not How You Might Expect

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills to age, gender and playing organized sports or video games. The results suggest all novice drivers should undergo mandatory training, not just teenagers. Age: Among males, the older the student, the worse his driving skills score.

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22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Gaming, Sports, Travel and Transportation, PLoS One, Local - California, Local - LA Metro

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 689993

Climate Researchers: No Simple Trigger for Soil Carbon ‘Bomb’

Texas Tech University

A new study led by Texas Tech’s Natasja van Gestel shows the complicated relationship between soil carbon and global warming.

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22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689642

Artificial Intelligence Quickly and Accurately Diagnoses Eye Diseases and Pneumonia

University of California San Diego Health

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, researchers at Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in China, Germany and Texas, have developed a new computational tool to screen patients with common but blinding retinal diseases, potentially speeding diagnoses and treatment.

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15-Feb-2018 3:00 PM EST
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Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases, Technology, Vision, All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Cell (journal), Local - California

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Article ID: 689976

Transforming Patient Health Care and Well-Being Through Lighting

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers. Recently, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, together with the Illumination Engineering Society (IES), sponsored a workshop to explore pathways to define and promote the adoption of lighting systems specifically for health-care environments.

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22-Feb-2018 11:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 689981

Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami Appoints New Director, Michelle Abbs

Babson College

Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®Miami - a venture accelerator specifically for women entrepreneurs - welcomes a new director, Michelle Abbs. The accelerator is looking forward to an exciting spring of programming and the second annual finale event.

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22-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689980

New Insight Into Plants' Self-Defense

University of Delaware

Researchers at the University of Delaware and the University of California-Davis have uncovered new details of how chloroplasts move about in times of trouble. It's the fundamental kind of research information that helps scientists understand plant biology and could help farmers prevent crop loss.

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22-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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