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    25-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708576

Laser ‘Drill’ Sets a New World Record in Laser-Driven Electron Acceleration

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Combining a first laser pulse to heat up and “drill” through a plasma, and another to accelerate electrons to incredibly high energies in just tens of centimeters, scientists have nearly doubled the previous record for laser-driven particle acceleration at Berkeley Lab’s BELLA Center.

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22-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708541

ACA Medicaid Expansion Shows Impact on Colon Cancer Screenings, Survival in Ky.

University of Kentucky

A new University of Kentucky study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows a direct link between the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion and the impact of colon cancer on Kentuckians.

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25-Feb-2019 7:30 AM EST

Article ID: 708550

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky led to an increase in screening and improved survival for colorectal cancer patients

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The number of low-income patients screened for colorectal cancer more than tripled after Medicaid expansion in 2014, according to study findings in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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22-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST
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    21-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708014

How bird feather patterns form

PLOS

Feathers evolved in dinosaurs and are a key characteristic of birds today. They are arranged in a precise hexagonal pattern in a bird’s skin, but it has been unclear how this happens.

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13-Feb-2019 8:30 AM EST

Article ID: 708464

Building a growable habitat for sustainable life in space

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M researchers have proposed a growable habitat with 1 G of gravitational force to meet the need for a program providing sustainable life for long periods in space.

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21-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708424

Big Data at the Atomic Scale: New Detector Reaches New Frontier in Speed

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A superfast detector installed on an electron microscope at Berkeley Lab will reveal atomic-scale details across a larger sample area than could be seen before, and can produce movies showing chemistry in action and changes in materials.

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21-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708449

From New Jersey Railways to Outer Space, Rutgers Student Helps NASA Discover Planets

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Student Pedro Gerum recently landed an internship at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, where he will be working on the agency’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) mission to help discover exoplanets.

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21-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    21-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707495

New Wearable Sensor May Cut Costs and Improve Access to Biofeedback for People with Incomplete Paraplegia

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

A new electromyography biofeedback device that is wearable and connects to novel smartphone games may offer people with incomplete paraplegia a more affordable, self-controllable therapy to enhance their recovery.

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18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708400

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Becomes the First Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department in Illinois

Northwestern Medicine

Northwestern Memorial Hospital was among the first in the country to provide older patients with a dedicated geriatric Emergency Department (ED) and now it is the first hospital in Illinois to achieve Level One Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA), the highest tier of the new interdisciplinary geriatric standards set forth by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).

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20-Feb-2019 3:30 PM EST

Article ID: 708359

Teens need frequent communication with parents to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce

Kansas State University

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher. Mindy Markham, associate professor and associate director for Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services; Jonathon Beckmeyer at Indiana University; and Jessica Troilo at West Virginia University recently published a study about parent-youth relationships after a divorce in the Journal of Family Issues.

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20-Feb-2019 9:45 AM EST

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