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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."

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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.

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17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT

Education

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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

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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.

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17-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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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.

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Article ID: 702360

HIV/AIDS Training Center at UIC Receives $4.4 Million in New Federal Funding

University of Illinois at Chicago

The Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received $4.4 million in funding from the federal government to advance its work improving HIV/AIDS care, prevention and education in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

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Article ID: 702346

Want a Happy Life? Live in a State with High Employment

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

In the study, the researchers measured unhappiness by the conditional probability of committing suicide within groups that are facing a higher unemployment rate and those that are not. Using individual-level US data from 1989 to 2004, their findings indicate that individuals have lower rates of suicide or are ‘happy’ when they live in a state that has lower unemployment rate.

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17-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702342

Myanmar Establishes New Protected Area For Critically Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin

Wildlife Conservation Society

Working in collaboration with Myanmar’s Department of Fisheries (DoF), WCS has announced the creation of a new protected area for a population of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) living in the Ayeyawady River of central Myanmar.

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17-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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