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Article ID: 719813

Duke Vaccine Institute Plays Integral Role in National Effort to Improve Flu Shots

Duke Clinical Research Institute

As part of a massive national effort to improve and modernize flu shots, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received three research contracts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with an initial award of approximately $29.6 million in first-year funding.

Released:
30-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 719742

Notre Dame Stories: Food and Thought

University of Notre Dame

A look at ideas that are addressing major food-related problems: A potential breakthrough on peanut allergies.

Released:
27-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Allergies, Food Science, Nutrition,

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English

Article ID: 719614

Native American Burning Key to Rare Oak Savannas

State University of New York at Geneseo

In a recent article in Annals of the American Association of Geographers, geographers from the State University of New York (SUNY) found that Native American land use—in particular, the use of fire—was critical in shaping the distribution of oak savannas in Western New York at the end of the 1700s.

Released:
26-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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    25-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719426

Test for Life-Threatening Nutrient Deficit Made From Bacteria Entrails

Georgia Institute of Technology

A pocket-sized zinc deficiency test could be taken to remote regions and evaluated on the spot - no complex transport or conserving necessary. It could lead to comprehensive micronutrient field tests that tell aid agencies just what nutritional deficits are killing people.

Released:
24-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
  • Embargo expired:
    25-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 719425

School Spending Cuts Triggered by Great Recession Linked to Sizable Learning Losses for Students in Hardest Hit Areas

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Substantial school spending cuts triggered by the Great Recession were associated with sizable losses in academic achievement for students living in counties most affected by the economic downturn, according to a new study published today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

Released:
23-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Education

Article ID: 719548

ORNL develops, deploys AI capabilities across research portfolio

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

To accelerate promising artificial intelligence applications in diverse research fields, ORNL has established a labwide AI Initiative. This internal investment brings the lab’s AI expertise, computing resources and user facilities together to facilitate analyses of massive datasets.

Released:
24-Sep-2019 2:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 719541

More Older Americans Will Suffer From Low Vision, Here’s How to Make Life Easier and Safer

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The number of older Americans with low vision is expected to double in the coming years, as more people live longer. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is taking the opportunity of September’s Healthy Aging Month to let people know they can retain their independence and stay safe, despite declining vision.

Released:
24-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719453

7-year-old receives FDA-approved gene therapy

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center is helping to save a child's eyesight with gene therapy.

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24-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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