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Article ID: 710153

URI Professor’s Book Reveals World of Migrant Dairy Workers Who Are ‘Milking in the Shadows’

University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island Professor Julie Keller's book, “Milking in the Shadows,” published in January by Rutgers University Press and the first book in its Inequality at Work series, looks at the Mexican migrants’ journeys from villages in Veracruz to dairy farms in the Upper Midwest.

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25-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710060

Ecosexuality expert available for Earth Day stories

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Sociologist Jennifer Reed — a UNLV instructor and Ph.D. candidate who has been studying ecosexuality for nearly a decade — is available for interviews about the movement, which merges ecology and sexology.

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21-Mar-2019 4:40 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710027

Some Bacteria Make a Big Difference in Dryland Wheat Farming

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Even a single species of bacteria can positively affect soils and plants, improving and even enabling agriculture in semi-arid areas.

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21-Mar-2019 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709949

Congenital heart defects sometimes don’t cause problems until later in life

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

There’s currently no good way to tell when – or even if – congenital heart defects will become apparent. Even defects that are identified and treated in childhood can resurface and cause problems in adulthood.

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21-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709969

Robots Improve Cancer Surgery

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Victor Phuoc, MD, FACS, at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is pioneering new surgeries in New Mexico using the da Vinci robot. Robotic surgeries, he says, offer several advantages and combine the best features of open and laparoscopic surgeries to help patients recover even faster and easier from complex surgeries.

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21-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709961

Lighting the Way to Removing Radioactive Elements

Department of Energy, Office of Science

An unassuming pulse of light illuminates a possible way to separate a troubling element, americium, from a soup of similar elements. The diverse team at the Center for Actinide Science & Technology Energy Frontier Research Center is finding fast, efficient, safe ways to separate compounds.

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20-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709666

Meet the Director: Jim Mather, ARM User Facility

Department of Energy, Office of Science

As the director of the ARM user facility, Mather and his facility make it possible to gather never-before-seen atmospheric data at sites around the world.

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19-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709774

Colorectal Cancer: Advancing Awareness

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer in both new cases and cancer deaths in the United States. While colorectal cancer incidence declined 3.7 percent annually from 2006 to 2015 for those 55 and older, rates have increased 1.8 percent annually for those younger than age 55. According to a Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert, there is still a lot of work to be done.

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18-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709697

Doctor/Chef Robert Graham Provides Tips for a Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyle

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Doctor/Chef Robert Graham held a session at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show on, “FRESH Food Tips for a Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyle, One Meal at a Time.”

Released:
18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709682

How hormones can hijack a healthy slumber

University of California, Irvine

UCI cognitive scientist studies how hormone cycles impact sleep and memory

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14-Mar-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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