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Pair Female Engineering Students for Projects, and They Flourish

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Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research by a Wake Forest University professor.

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Develop Super-Strong Metal for Next Tech Frontier

Engineers have developed a strong, durable new material to help shape advanced MEMS sensors needed for the internet of things.

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Mildly Obese Fare Better After Major Heart Attack

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People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists showed.

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Arnold Palmer Hospital Named a “Best Children’s Hospital” in 5 Specialties

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in its 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. It is the only hospital in Orlando to be given this designation.

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Bacteria-Coated Nanofiber Electrodes Clean Pollutants in Wastewater

Cornell University materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.

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Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases

While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that higher BMI as well as BMI in the accepted normal range in late adolescence may be related to a higher risk of death in mid-adulthood from non-coronary non-stroke cardiovascular diseases such as fatal arrhythmia, hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathy, arterial disease, heart failure and pulmonary embolism.

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New Antibody Appears to Re-Activate Immune System in Cancer Therapy

Adding an investigational antibody to the chemotherapy rituximab appears to restore its cancer-killing properties in certain leukemia patients with a natural resistance to the drug, according to a small, proof-of-concept study by Duke Cancer Institute researchers.

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Researchers Propose New Approach to Identify Genetic Mutations in Men with Prostate Cancer

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Scientists have had limited success at identifying specific inherited genes associated with prostate cancer. Researchers at University of Utah Health studied prostate cancer patients with multiple cancer diagnoses to identify genetic mutations that may influence cancer treatment and cancer risk.

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