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Disaster Relief in Japan Highlights Importance of Family Physicians

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Providing routine care for people with a host of issues from chronic diabetes to imminent childbirth was one of the most difficult challenges for doctors following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Electric Yellowstone

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University of Utah geophysicists made the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the plume of partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano. The image suggests the plume is bigger than it appears in earlier images made with earthquake waves.

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George Washington University Experts to Speak on Topics Related to the Earthquake in Japan

George Washington University Experts to Speak on Topics Related to the Earthquake in Japan

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Shocks of Japan Earthquake Felt by Automakers

Arthur Wheaton, an automotive expert and senior extension associate at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, comments on the impact of the Japanese earthquake on Honda, Toyota and other automakers.

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Wolters Kluwer Health Supports Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

In support of disaster relief efforts in Japan following the recent earthquake and tsunami, Ovid and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, are providing free online access to emergency, disaster, trauma, and radiation contamination resources to Japanese hospitals and healthcare institutions affected by the disasters via the Wolters Kluwer Health Emergency Resources Portal. The access will be immediate and extend for 30 days.

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Japanese Must Seek ‘Different Kind of Hope’, Says Philosophical Anthropologist

Hirokazu Miyazaki is a professor of Anthropology at Cornell University and studies the social science of hope in Japan. He offers insight on the recent natural disaster in his native country.

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Health Information Technology "Control Tower" Could Improve Earthquake Response

A new study published by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of California, Davis, foresees improvements in patient outcomes after a major earthquake through more effective use of information technology. A control tower-style telemedicine hub to manage electronic traffic between first responders and remote medical experts could boost the likelihood that critically injured victims will get timely care and survive, according to the team's computer simulation model.

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U. of Denver Experts on Japan Crisis

The University of Denver has several experts available to discuss various disaster issues in Japan.

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Japanese Radiation: Movement Through the Atmosphere

Predicting what happens to radioactive materials released by Japan's crippled nuclear plants is even more difficult than forecasting the weather, and depends on several key factors, University of Maryland atmospheric scientists say. They’re preparing daily long-range projections of air ‘parcel’ movements from Fukushima, and posting them online.

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Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science, radiation exposure, geology, as well as Japanese culture, law, politics, religion and history.







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