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Article ID: 553986

Nurse Heads to the Congo to Help Rape Victims

University of Virginia Health System

Sarah Anderson, PhD, forensic nurse in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is part of a team that will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to educate clinicians on collecting evidence and providing care for the overwhelming number of rape victims they see daily. They will depart July 7 and return July 23.

6-Jul-2009 11:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 553917

New Moms Urged to Take Care of Postpartum Health

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Childbirth may be the most natural thing in the world, but that certainly doesn't mean it's easy! Over half of women suffer from postpartum ailments. Many of these women suffer in silence, embarrassed to talk with their doctor or even their friends about these difficulties. The University of Michigan is offering a unique program to assist these new moms.

6-Jul-2009 8:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 553915

Number of Patients with Dementia on the Rise

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

By the year 2050, about 30 million Americans are expected to suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Experts in the field are trying to determine if sophisticated imaging equipment can help predict the development of the disease.

6-Jul-2009 8:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 553838

This Fourth Of July, Better Eyes In The Sky

Sanswire Corp

Patriotic citizens looking to the skies to enjoy Independence Day fireworks might also take a moment to reflect upon the importance of our nation's eyes in the sky, the range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that serve such an important role in America's homeland security.

30-Jun-2009 12:00 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 553744

CDC Art Show Exhibits 'Consequential Matters'

Georgia Institute of Technology

Carl DiSalvo and Jonathan Lukens show their piece, "Smog is Democratic" in the CDC's art show "Consequential Matters" through September 11, 2009.

29-Jun-2009 7:00 AM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 553787

New Health Snapshots Show States Vary Widely in Providing Quality Health Care

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

The release of this year's state-by-state health quality data continues to give states mixed reviews for the quality of care they provide. As in previous years, the 2008 State Snapshots show that no state does well or poorly on all quality measures.

26-Jun-2009 2:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 553785

The Great American Adhocracy

Fusion IQ

"Capitalism without the threat of bankruptcy is like Christianity without the threat of hell," famously said Princeton economics professor Alan Meltzer. "It doesn't work very well."

26-Jun-2009 1:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 553726

Researchers Draft 3-D Protein Map to Aid Stroke, Cancer Research

University of Alabama at Birmingham

In a new study, researchers have generated a computer map of the protein acid-sensing ion channel-1, or ASIC-1, an important neurological pathway. The map greatly simplifies the testing of drugs or compounds designed to protect neurons, regulate their molecular interactions or isolate brain tumors. The ASIC-1 work began with a toxin found only in the venom of the Trinidad chevron tarantula.

25-Jun-2009 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 553679

Galaxies Coming of Age in Cosmic Blobs

Chandra X-ray Observatory

The "coming of age" of galaxies and black holes has been pinpointed, thanks to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. This discovery helps resolve the true nature of gigantic blobs of gas observed around very young galaxies.

24-Jun-2009 1:30 PM EDT
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    24-Jun-2009 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 553596

Streaming Sand Grains Help Define Essence of a Liquid

University of Chicago

A graduate student in physics at the University of Chicago has devised a special apparatus for an $80,000 high-speed camera to image the rapidly changing behavior of the streaming sand, much as a skydiver might photograph a fellow jumper in free fall.

22-Jun-2009 10:40 AM EDT

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