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Article ID: 551827

Women More Likely to Experience Non-Traditional Stroke Symptoms

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Each year, 800-thousand Americans experience a stroke. It is the leading cause of serious disability and the third leading cause of death. But in women, doctors and bystanders should be paying attention to something else.

Released:
4-May-2009 8:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 551822

Seniors Should Watch for Drug Interactions When Taking Multiple Medications

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Interactions between prescription medications and over-the-counter medications are somewhat common. A University of Michigan pharmacist discusses what can be done to avoid unwanted side effects.

Released:
4-May-2009 8:10 AM EDT

Article ID: 551930

AIDS Expert Urges Routine HIV Testing

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Universal AIDS testing can be achieved with a simple blood draw, a finger prick or a cheek swab, but the benefits are mighty. HIV detected early means infection treatments are less expensive, more effective and help lower the probability of spreading the disease to others.

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3-May-2009 3:35 PM EDT
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    2-May-2009 1:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 551870

Super-Sensors to Measure "˜Signature' of Inflationary Universe

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

What happened in the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang? Super-sensitive microwave detectors, built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), may soon help scientists find out.

Released:
30-Apr-2009 4:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 551890

Social Support Key for Religious Conversions in Prison

University of Alabama at Birmingham

It is not uncommon for prison inmates to experience religious conversions. Now a new University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study, out in the April issue of the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, suggests that inmates who have positive social support networks are more likely to maintain their religious conversions.

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1-May-2009 9:00 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    30-Apr-2009 12:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 551742

Iran's Ancient Story Preserved Digitally

University of Chicago

Scholars are using modern technology to digitally record thousands of tablets that, as they are being pieced together, tell an unusually detailed story of the Persian Empire. These ancient tablets from the palaces of Persepolis include pieces of language and art from the center of the empire, all made when it extended from India to the Mediterranean.

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28-Apr-2009 12:15 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

Article ID: 551758

Sustainable Education Reform Requires Continuous Change

University of Chicago

Any educational reform, no matter how effective it may seem today, will have to change in order to last, according to University of Chicago education researcher Jeanne Century.

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28-Apr-2009 3:10 PM EDT

Education

Article ID: 551691

Experts Available to Discuss How a Flu Outbreak Spreads and the Best Intervention Strategies

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

Georgia Tech professors have developed models that show how a flu outbreak would spread in the state of Georgia and what the best intervention strategies are.

Released:
27-Apr-2009 1:40 PM EDT

Article ID: 551688

Building a Better Child Safety Seat

University of Alabama

A dentist is teaming with two University entities in attempts to provide an easy, alternative way to quickly remove a child from a safety seat in an emergency situation.

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27-Apr-2009 1:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 551609

Marcus Nanotechnology Building At Georgia Tech Formally Dedicated

Georgia Institute of Technology

Three years after breaking ground, Georgia Tech is set to dedicate the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, one of the most ambitious and expensive projects in the Institute's history. The ceremony will be held on Friday, April 24, at 3 p.m. The 190,000-square-foot complex poises Georgia Tech to be a global hub for nanotechnology research and development while igniting an environment that could potentially transform both local and state economies.

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24-Apr-2009 10:05 AM EDT

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