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URI Ocean Engineer: Underwater Landslide Doubled Size of 2011 Japanese Tsunami

An ocean engineer at the University of Rhode Island has found that a massive underwater landslide, not just the 9.0 earthquake, was responsible for triggering the deadly tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.

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Chakhalian Awarded $1.8 Million to Create Novel Quantum Materials

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A physicist at the University of Arkansas has been awarded $1.8 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create and investigate novel quantum materials.

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Iowa State Political Experts Available to Comment on 2014 Election

Iowa State University political experts are available to answer your questions and discuss key races and policy issues leading into the November election.

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HHS Releases 13th Report on Carcinogens

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Four substances have been added in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States. The new report includes 243 listings.

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UNC Charlotte Faculty Members Addressing Coal Ash Solutions

The National Ash Management Advisory Board that will review Duke Energy's procedures for closing ash impoundments will be chaired by UNC Charlotte William States Lee College of Engineering Professor John Daniels.

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Broward College Experts Available to Discuss Key Political Issues, Florida Gubernatorial Debate

In coordination with Broward College hosting the October 15 Gubernatorial debate, which will take place at the College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, 3501 Davie Road, Davie, the following experts are available to discuss the debate, election and key Florida political issues.

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Parent Coaching Early Intervention Program Benefits Young Children with Autism

A parent coaching intervention brings meaningful benefits for preschool-aged children with autism-spectrum disorders (ASD), according to a clinical trial in the October Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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First-Ever Manifesto Calls Canadian Health Sector to Transform Life-Long Care for People Living with Spinal Cord Injury

Leading Canadian spinal cord injury (SCI) experts have launched the unprecedented Spinal Cord Injury: A Manifesto for Change—a call to action and a plea for Canadian health-care providers and stakeholders to work in coordination to improve care and the health of people living with SCI in Canada.

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Making Old Lungs Look Young Again

New research shows that the lungs become more inflammatory with age and that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. Immune cells from old mouse lungs fought tuberculosis bacteria as effectively as cells from young mice after lung inflammation was reduced by ibuprofen.

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Unique App Taps Into Health Records to Create a Personalized Picture of Heart Disease Risk

Ohio State University researchers are testing an experimental app linked to an electronic health record (EHR) to give patients and physicians a whole new way of looking at cardiovascular disease risk - literally. Scientists are hoping that by turning vitals into visuals, the app will spark conversation, motivate change and improve health.

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