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Article ID: 719401

Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

University of California San Diego Health

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego researchers describe new use of leukemia drug, nilotinib, to treat subtype of medulloblastoma, a deadly pediatric brain cancer.

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20-Sep-2019 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719374

New Penn-Developed Vaccine Prevents Herpes in Mice, Guinea Pigs

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A novel vaccine at Penn Medicine protected almost all animal subjects exposed to the herpes virus

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20-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719363

Water May Be Scarce for New Power Plants in Asia

Ohio State University

Climate change and over-tapped waterways could leave developing parts of Asia without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, new research indicates. The study found that existing and planned power plants that burn coal for energy could be vulnerable. The work was published today in the journal Energy and Environment Science.

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20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719377

Evolution of learning is key to better artificial intelligence

Michigan State University

Researchers at Michigan State University say that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper published in The American Naturalist explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did – with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence.

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20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Today’s forecast: How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future fusion facilities

Article ID: 719359

Today’s forecast: How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future fusion facilities

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Feature describes improved model for forecasting the crucial balance of pressure at the edge of a fusion plasma.

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20-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Tulane University releases first report benchmarking New Orleans startup activity

Article ID: 719370

Tulane University releases first report benchmarking New Orleans startup activity

Tulane University

Tulane's Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation surveyed more than 200 local startup-stage companies for the 60-page report, which aims to become the standard for tracking entrepreneurial activity in New Orleans.

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20-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719354

In media coverage of climate change, where are the facts?

University of California, Berkeley

The New York Times makes a concerted effort to drive home the point that climate change is real, but it does a poor job of presenting the basic facts about climate change that could convince skeptics, according to a review of the paper's coverage since 1980.

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20-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 719358

Scientists identify a personality feature that could predict how often you exercise

Association for Psychological Science

Individuals who make concrete plans to meet their goals may engage in more physical activity, including visits to the gym, compared to those who don't plan quite so far ahead, research shows.

Released:
20-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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