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Article ID: 704133

How to Convert Climate-Changing Carbon Dioxide into Plastics and Other Products

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers scientists have developed catalysts that can convert carbon dioxide – the main cause of global warming – into plastics, fabrics, resins and other products. The electrocatalysts are the first materials, aside from enzymes, that can turn carbon dioxide and water into carbon building blocks containing one, two, three or four carbon atoms with more than 99 percent efficiency.

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Article ID: 704183

New Jersey Weather Observers Sought for Rutgers-Coordinated Network

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Do you want to help scientists at Rutgers University keep track of the weather in New Jersey? The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), a nationwide volunteer network for observing precipitation, is seeking volunteer weather observers throughout the Garden State.

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Article ID: 704234

MRI scans shows promise in predicting dementia

Washington University in St. Louis

Doctors may one day be able to gauge a patient's risk of dementia with an MRI scan, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Francisco. Using a new technique for analyzing MRI data, researchers were able to predict who would experience cognitive decline with 89 percent accuracy.

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Article ID: 704186

National Comprehensive Cancer Network Announces Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania as New Member Institution

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

The Abramson Cancer Center joins 27 other leading academic cancer centers from across the United States in creating the most frequently updated cancer care guidelines worldwide, as an NCCN Member Institution.

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19-Nov-2018 10:10 AM EST
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Abramson Cancer Center Joins National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania announced today that it is joining the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® as its 28th member institution.

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Tiny Footprints, Big Discovery: Reptile Tracks Oldest Ever Found in Grand Canyon

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A geology professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has discovered that a set of 28 footprints left behind by a reptile-like creature 310 million years ago, are the oldest ever to be found in Grand Canyon National Park.

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19-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST
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The Subtle Science of Wok Tossing

American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

Wok tossing is essential for making a good fried rice -- or so claim a group of researchers presenting new work at the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-20. The researchers became interested in the physics of cooking and, seeking to satiate their curiosity, they focused on stir-fry, which lies at the heart of Chinese cuisine. The team set out to isolate the key elements of this venerable cooking technique.

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13-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
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New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer

University of Adelaide

Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer - a disease which kills over 1000 Australian women and 150,000 globally each year.

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Marina Alberti of the University of Washington to lead new research network to study impact of cities on Earth's evolutionary dynamics

University of Washington

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant to a multi-institution research network team to advance understanding of global eco-evolutionary dynamics.

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Cornell veterinarians treat thousands of animals in Puerto Rico ‘Spayathon’

Cornell University

After the Category 5 hurricane hit, family pets became separated from their owners, regular spay/neuter operations for strays ceased and few animal shelters could function because of the island’s fractured infrastructure. Now, veterinarians from the College of Veterinary Medicine are leading service trips as part of a national initiative to alleviate these conditions.

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