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Mount Sinai Joins Coalition for Organ Distribution Equity (CODE); Calls for Improved Access to Organs for Transplant

The Mount Sinai Health System today announced its support for, and membership in, the Coalition for Organ Distribution Equity (CODE).

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This Slinky Lookalike “Hyperlens” Helps Us See Tiny Objects

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It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement – called a metamaterial hyperlens – doesn’t climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects.

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Thomas Schneid Named Executive Dean for Uniformed Services University Postgraduate Dental College

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Retired Air Force dentist Thomas R. Schneid, DMD, was named as the new Executive Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Postgraduate Dental College. USU President Charles L. Rice, M.D., made the announcement following a nationwide search.

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From Reverberating Chaos to Concert Halls, Good Acoustics is Culturally Subjective

Play a flute in Carnegie Hall, and the tone will resonate and fill the space. Play that same flute in the Grand Canyon, and the sound waves will crash against the rock walls, folding back in sonic chaos. The disparity is clear – to the modern listener, the instrument belongs in an auditorium. "Distinct echoes would be totally unforgivable in today's performance spaces," says Steven J. Waller, an archaeo-acoustician. “But, in the past, people sought echoes."

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Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Joel Shulman Ranked #1 Large Cap Blend Equity Manager By Pensions & Investments

Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Joel Shulman, who pioneered investing in publicly-traded entrepreneurial companies through his company EntrepreneurShares, LLC, has been ranked the #1 US Large Cap Blend Equity Manager for separate accounts by Pensions & Investments for the five year period ending March 31, 2015.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: swelling magnets; using genetics to fight dengue fever; cybersecurity; Hubble finds 'Nasty' star; ventilation and patient survival; food security; gamification in business; and cancer research on implants to improve glioma treatment.

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All Sounds Made Equal in Melancholy

Psychoacoustics identifies five basic types of emotional speech: angry, fearful, happy, sad and neutral. In order to fully understand what’s happening with speech perception, a research team at the University of Texas at Austin studied how depressed individuals perceive these different kinds of emotional speech in multi-tonal environments. They will present their findings at the 169th ASA meeting, held this week in Pittsburgh.

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Microfluidic Cell-Squeezing Device Opens New Possibilities for Cell-Based Vaccines

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MIT researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines.

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Mapping Poaching Threats: York Ecologists and Wildlife Conservation Society Develop New Method

Ecologists from the University of York, together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), have developed a new method to better identify where poachers operate in protected areas.