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Chameleon Cloud Computing Testbed Goes Into Full Production

To help investigate and develop the promising cloud computing future, the Computation Institute and the Texas Advanced Computing Center today announced that a new experimental testbed, called Chameleon, is in full production for researchers across the country.

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Media Advisory and Press Kit: American Psychological Association's 123rd Annual Convention Aug. 6-9, Toronto, Ontario

This online press kit includes media advisories and press releases for specific convention sessions or events. All press releases are embargoed for the time of presentation unless otherwise noted.

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UNM Cancer Center Scientists Discover that an Anti-Inflammatory Drug Acts Against Ovarian Cancer

A team of scientists at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center published a research paper showing that a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called ketorolac helped women with ovarian cancer to survive longer.

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New Eye-Tracker Method Shows 'Preferred Retinal Location' in Both Eyes

Eyes with central vision loss adapt by developing a new fixation point in a different part of the retina, called the preferred retinal location (PRL). Now for the first time, a new method makes it possible to identify PRLs in both eyes simultaneously, reports a study in the August issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Children of Same-Sex Parents Face Challenges, but Will Be OK

A little more than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right to same-sex marriage nationwide, psychologists will present research into such families at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

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Talking About Race: Subtle Racism Can Lead to Violence, Distrust

As concerns about police bias continue to affect communities, the psychology of racial bias and interracial distrust will be the focus of various presentations at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

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Doctor Google: How Age and Other Factors Influence Online Health Information Searches

A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making aims to evaluate the types of search strategies that Internet users adopt when trying to solve a complicated health problem.

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Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease

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At the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, researchers are looking for biomarkers that might serve as an early warning system for AD. The process is not without complications, but these scientists possess a collective “Rosie the Riveter” spirit.

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Rigors of the Road: ORNL Invention Will Support Licensing and Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel

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With U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission support, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a system that will help facilitate safe transportation of spent nuclear fuel.

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Washington DC Sinking Fast, Adding to Threat of Sea-Level Rise

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New research confirms that the land under the Chesapeake Bay is sinking rapidly and projects that Washington, D.C., could drop by six or more inches in the next century--adding to the problems of sea-level rise.