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Article ID: 700751

College students have unequal access to reliable technology, study finds

Indiana University

Smartphones and laptops seem ubiquitous at U.S. universities, but there is still a "digital divide," with some students less likely than others to have consistent access to reliable technology, according to a study co-authored by an Indiana University sociologist.

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19-Sep-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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BlackDoctor.org Honors Cedars-Sinai for Diversity

Cedars-Sinai

BlackDoctor.org, the popular online health information resource for African-American consumers, has named Cedars-Sinai to its 2018 Top Hospitals for Diversity List. BlackDoctor.org specifically cited Cedars-Sinai for its strong commitment in promoting equity and inclusion in the health system's operations, programs, services and staffing. The honor recognizes Cedars-Sinai's ongoing commitment to build and sustain excellence in its diverse academic and medical community.

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Nucleation a boon to sustainable nanomanufacturing

Washington University in St. Louis

Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and Quingun Li, a former doctoral student in her lab, are the first to measure the activation energy and kinetic factors of calcium carbonate’s nucleation, both key to predicting and controlling the process.

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New Research Helps to Instill Persistence in Children

New York University

Encouraging children “to help,” rather than asking them to “be helpers,” can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study.

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12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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New COPD guidelines from international panel provide updated recommendations

Mayo Clinic

For many people, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a distressing and recurrent illness that affects breathing ability and quality of life. While treatable, COPD remains the third leading cause of death in the U.S. In the latest issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers take a closer look at new findings and recommendations from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to assess updates and address the role of treatment in the disease.

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18-Sep-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Looking Back in Time to Watch for a Different Kind of Black Hole

Georgia Institute of Technology

A simulation done by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its early stages.

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18-Sep-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Social Animals Have Tipping Points, Too

Santa Fe Institute

Quantitative tools developed in math and physics to understand bifurcations in dynamical systems could help ecologists and biologists better understand -- and predict -- tipping points in animal societies.

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18-Sep-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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How Machine Learning Can Sharpen Environmental Research

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne recently hosted a workshop that brought together computational and natural scientists to discuss opportunities for applying machine learning and geospatial statistics to challenging problems in environmental research.

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Ketogenic diet reduces body fat in women with ovarian or endometrial cancer

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the ketogenic diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels compared to those who followed the low-fat diet. Researchers say ketogenic diets limit the ability of cancer to grow, which gives the patient’s immune system time to respond.

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