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Newswise: FiO + LS 2019 Focus on Quantum Brings to Light Innovations in Research and Applications

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FiO + LS 2019 Focus on Quantum Brings to Light Innovations in Research and Applications

The Optical Society (OSA)

Technical sessions at this year’s conference centered around four thematic areas: Autonomous Systems, Nanophotonics and Plasmonics, Virtual Reality and Augmented Vision, as well as Quantum Technologies.

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20-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: CPRIT awards $11 million to UTHealth for cancer research, prevention

Article ID: 719399

CPRIT awards $11 million to UTHealth for cancer research, prevention

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Five innovative cancer-fighting projects at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) received just over $11 million during the latest round of grants awarded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

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20-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 719396

FAQs: Vaping Illness

University of Utah Health

Answers to frequently asked questions about an urgent public health concern: vaping illness.

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20-Sep-2019 3:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 719392

Scientists Prepare Ship for Mission Locked in Arctic Ice

Brookhaven National Laboratory

The German icebreaker RV Polarstern is scheduled to set sail today from Tromsø, Norway, for a 13-month journey to wherever the sea ice takes it. In a week or so, the ship will get locked into the Arctic ice and drift with the ice floes for a year so that scientists can gather unprecedented data about the Arctic climate.

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20-Sep-2019 2:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Article ID: 719395

Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Future military health care providers are learning new ways to care for patients thanks to the help of a two-year-old Golden Labrador Retriever mix named Shetland. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently welcomed Shetland as its very own facility dog – making its F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine the first medical school to have a permanent, live-in facility dog.

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20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719367

New Air Quality Ranking has 10 Worst Cities in California, Arizona

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Scientific evidence proves that poor air quality affects health, and Long Beach, California residents should be concerned. Long Beach ranks last for air quality among the 100 largest U.S. cities, according to the 2019 American Fitness Index® rankings published by ACSM and the Anthem Foundation.

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20-Sep-2019 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719365

Multi-institutional team to study effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

Washington University in St. Louis

A team of researchers, led by Philip V. Bayly in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University, plans to use MRI to study the brains of healthy, uninjured individuals to create models of brain motion to enable the researchers to predict the chronic effects of repeated head impacts in both men and women.

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20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

Article ID: 719345

Epilepsy and caregiver stress: How one family counters stress by giving back

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families, with impacts on caregivers' physical health, emotional functioning, social relationships, employment and finances. Caregivers and siblings are at risk for post-traumatic stress. Here's how one family works to channel their stress and frustration into helping others.

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20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Newswise: The ‘Streaming Wars:’ 5 Big Questions on Netflix, Disney Plus and the Future of Online Video

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The ‘Streaming Wars:’ 5 Big Questions on Netflix, Disney Plus and the Future of Online Video

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Darden Professor Raj Venkatesan surveys the streaming video landscape and discusses what the future may hold for companies and consumers.

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20-Sep-2019 9:50 AM EDT

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