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Article ID: 709919

Climate Change Communication: Building Consensus

DePaul University

From frigid cold in the Midwestern U.S. to melting heat in Australia, extreme weather and climate change are making news around the world. Yet, the topic of climate change continues to be politicized, and journalists often struggle to cover it in a way that’s accurate and evidence-based, according to Jill Hopke, an assistant professor of journalism in DePaul University’s College of Communication.

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19-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709918

Are There Zika Reservoirs in the Americas?

Washington University in St. Louis

Most emerging infectious diseases affecting people are zoonotic — they make the jump from other animals to humans. Transmission, however, is a two-way street. These zoonotic diseases can also jump from humans to other animals. Even if a disease is eradicated in humans, it can live on in animals that act as reservoirs, ensuring that the risk of human infection is never entirely eradicated.

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Article ID: 709915

PPPL’s Young Women’s Conference Offers Girls Fun and Inspiration in STEM Fields

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL's Young Women's Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on Friday, March 22, at Princeton University, seeks to change the statistics that show women still lag far behind men in the STEM fields. The conference offers 7th to 10th-grade girls hands-on science activities, exciting experiments, and talks and a keynote speech by early-career female scientists.

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19-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709828

Acceleration of UN High-Level Meeting Commitments on TB Focus of International Respiratory Societies

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

On World TB Day, the American Thoracic Society, along with our partners in the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), urges governments to leverage the success of the first-ever United Nation (UN) High-Level Meeting (HLM) in the fight against tuberculosis, held in 2018. The meeting produced a UN political declaration on TB and the endorsement at the highest level to take the necessary steps to end the TB epidemic.

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19-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709891

Precision Oncology Insights Revealed for Colorectal Cancer

University of North Carolina Health Care System

Findings published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology could help define strategies to more effectively treat colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

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19-Mar-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709844

UVA Darden, Curry Partnership Finds Successful Formula Turning Around Underperforming Schools

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Despite mountains of resources poured into the issue, a sustained solution for improving struggling schools remains elusive. One bright spot amid the efforts is the Partnership for Leaders in Education (PLE), the program jointly led by UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development and Darden.

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19-Mar-2019 2:25 PM EDT

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Article ID: 709885

Former Inmates Need Social Supports to Maintain Mental Health, Rutgers Study Says

Rutgers School of Public Health

Men released from prison who receive social, community and spiritual support have better mental health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers School of Public Health.

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19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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