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Campbell Soup President and CEO Shares With U.Va. Darden Students Career Lessons Learned During Her Leadership Ascent

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business continued its fall Leadership Speaker Series (LSS) with a presentation from Denise Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company.

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Art Exhibit Evokes Feelings of Social Justice Through WPA Images

During arguably one of the more difficult times in American history — the Great Depression — artists were commissioned to help inspire the nation. "Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-era Printmaking from the Needles Collection," on display at the DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago, provides a window into the 1930s — a time of economic hardship and struggle.

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Why Scratching Makes You Itch More

Turns out your mom was right: scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.

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Unethical Ebola Quarantines May Encourage People to Lie about Travel to West Africa; DePaul University Expert Explains

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Can Parents Make Their Kids Smarter?

Florida State University criminology professor Kevin Beaver examined a nationally representative sample of youth alongside a sample of adopted children from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and found evidence to support the argument that IQ is not the result of parental socialization.

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Complex Contact Lenses From UAB Ophthalmology Keep Disabled Vet Rolling

UAB vision care professionals use complex contact lenses, a combination of soft and hard lenses, to help a veteran regain sight

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Urban Seismic Network Detects Human Sounds

When listening to the Earth, what clues can seismic data reveal about the impact of urban life? Although naturally occurring vibrations have proven useful to seismologists, until now the vibrations caused by humans haven’t been explored in any real depth. Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers Nima Riahi and Peter Gerstoft will describe their efforts to tap into an urban seismic network to monitor the traffic of trains, planes, automobiles and other modes of human transport.

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Generic Medications Boost Adherence to Breast Cancer Therapy

Although oral hormonal therapy is known to substantially reduce breast cancer recurrence in women with hormone receptor–positive tumors, about one-half of patients fail to take their medications as directed. A new study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers has found that the introduction of generic aromatase inhibitors (the most common type of hormone therapy), which are considerably less expensive than their brand name counterparts, increased treatment adherence by 50 percent.

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