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Article ID: 702371

Gulf-Wide Sea Grant Team Receives National Award for Oil Spill Science Outreach Efforts

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Gulf Sea Grant oil spill science outreach team -- which includes Monica Wilson of UF/IFAS -- -- received the National Superior Programming Award for its work synthesizing research results related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

17-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702364

Professor, Student Team Up with Ocean Spray to Stop Tooth Decay

Wichita State University

Wichita State University professor David McDonald and graduate assistant Alisha Prince are trying to change the world, one mouth at a time. The team is researching synergistic properties contained in cranberries and other natural extracts that will, in theory, stop the decay of teeth and provide an alternative to traditional oral health care.

17-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702175

Vast Leukemia Dataset Could Help Researchers Match Therapies to Patients

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Data on the molecular makeup and drug sensitivity of hundreds of patient samples could accelerate progress against the aggressive blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia.

15-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702356

FSU Researcher Finds Latino Men in the U.S. More Susceptible to Obesity

Florida State University

Moving to the United States could be taking a toll on the health of Latino men. A new study from Florida State University researcher Amy Ai found Latino men who are born or live in the United States for more than five years are more susceptible to obesity.

17-Oct-2018 12:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 702350

New Book by University of Washington Historian Jordanna Bailkin Remembers Britain's 'Forgotten' 20th-Century Refugee Camps

University of Washington

In her book "Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain," Bailkin offers warnings from a liberal democracy's recent past: The refugee camps were a prelude to today's detention centers. "The future of refuge in Britain is not in a camp," she writes, "but in a cell."

17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 702349

How to Teach Student Entrepreneurs to Start a Business

University of Georgia

For 26 students at the University of Georgia, entrepreneurship is a way of life—it’s their friends, their home and their classwork. Part of the Launchpad, a new living, learning community, the students live together and take a seminar where they learn all about being an entrepreneur.

17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT



Article ID: 702359

Arctic Greening Thaws Permafrost, Boosts Runoff

Los Alamos National Laboratory

A new collaborative study has investigated Arctic shrub-snow interactions to obtain a better understanding of the far north’s tundra and vast permafrost system. Incorporating extensive in situ observations, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists tested their theories with a novel 3D computer model and confirmed that shrubs can lead to significant degradation of the permafrost layer that has remained frozen for tens of thousands of years. These interactions are driving increases in discharges of fresh water into rivers, lakes and oceans

17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702354

Case Western Reserve Researchers Cure Drug-Resistant Infections without Antibiotics

Case Western Reserve University

Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis in mice. Instead of killing causative bacteria with antibiotics, researchers treated infected mice with molecules that block toxin formation in bacteria. Every treated mouse survived. The breakthrough study, published in Scientific Reports, suggests infections in humans might be cured the same way.

17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702353

St. Jude Researcher Receives Share of $86 Million in NIH Funding

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Shengdar Tsai, Ph.D., an assistant member of the Department of Hematology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has received a five-year $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Common Fund for his work on genome editing safety.

17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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