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WashU Expert: 21st Century Cures Act Good Start, Should Focus More on Immediate Needs

The newly passed 21st Century Cures Act  awaiting President Obama’s signature will provide necessary funding to help those with mental illnesses, but a mental health expert at Washington University in St. Louis says it should focus more on mental health outcomes of those suffering right now.“Over 40 million Americans suffer from a mental health condition at any given time,” said Ryan Lindsay, associate professor of practice and chair of the mental health concentration at the Brown School.

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Former High-Level Homeland Security Staffer, Cybersecurity Expert Available to Comment On "Full Review" of Russian Hacking

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WashU Expert: Economic stress played role in increasing U.S. death rate

Greater stress and anxiety resulting from economic insecurity may be at least partly to blame for the U.S. death rate that the government announced Dec. 8 has increased for the first time in a decade, says an expert on poverty and inequality at Washington University in St. Louis.“For the first time since 1993, the overall life-expectancy rate in the United States last year actually went down, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” said Mark Rank, the Herbert S.

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WVU Expert: Trump Campaign Ties to Russian Interests Harken Back to Cold War-Era Politics

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With President Barack Obama Ordering A "Full Review" of Russian Hacking During the Presidential Election in November, NSU Is Home to Cybersecurity Expert for Media Working Related Stories.

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Beer Epiphany: How Brand-Name Beer Drinkers Become Craft Beer "Aficionados"

Andre Maciel, an assistant marketing professor at Nebraska, spent three years studying craft beer drinkers and how they train their taste buds to prefer craft beer over mass-market brands.

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Northwestern Creates $200,000 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences

Northwestern University has created a $200,000 Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences, the University announced today. The inaugural prize will be awarded in 2018 and every other year thereafter. The prestigious prize is the fifth Nemmers Prize established by Northwestern. The others are in the fields of economics, mathematics, music composition and medical science.

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Deck the Aisles: Expert Tips on Selecting the Perfect Gift

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NYU Researchers Examine Most Efficacious Social/Behavioral Interventions to Uncover Undiagnosed HIV

At least a third of new HIV transmission events are linked to those with undiagnosed HIV. Researchers looked to identify best approaches to uncovering undiagnosed HIV, comparing the efficacy of three social/behavioral intervention strategies for heterosexual individuals at high risk for HIV in Brooklyn, NY. Active approaches to detect undiagnosed HIV among heterosexuals are needed to achieve elimination of HIV transmission in the U.S.; the study addresses this gap in available HIV prevention programs.

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Is U.N. Peacekeeping Becoming More Deadly?

Illness-related fatalities among U.N. peacekeepers are growing at a significant rate, despite the fact that overall U.N. fatalities are not substantively on the rise, according to new Northwestern University research.

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U.S. Congress Passes Historic Eating Disorders Legislation

The AED Applauds the U.S. Congress for Passing the First-Ever Eating Disorders Legislation

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CSUMB Signs Partnership with Universidad De Leon, Spain

SEASIDE, Ca., Dec. 8, 2016 – California State University Monterey Bay and Universidad de Leon, Spain signed a memorandum of understanding today creating an international partnership that opens great possibilities for exchange of students, professors and educational resources.Universidad de Leon Delegates President Juan Francisco Garcia Marin, Professor Oscar Fernandez and Professor Eduardo Compadre toured the CSUMB campus, met with students, faculty and staff for an official welcoming and signing ceremony to commemorate the new international partnership between the two universities.

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‘How Long Does Grief Last?’ Expert Shares Ways to Interact with Those Who’Ve Lost Loved Ones This Christmas

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In this Q&A, grief expert Helen Harris, Ed.D., assistant professor in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shares some insights about long-term grief and how we can approach others who are hurting during the holidays.

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Deporting the American Dream: Ejecting Illegals Drives Foreclosures in Latino Communities

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announces New Leadership for Board of Trustees

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute today announced that Arthur F. Golden ’66 has been elected chair of the Rensselaer Board of Trustees, Wanda Denson-Low’78 has been elected vice-chair, and Curtis R. Priem’82 has been elected secretary, effective January 1, 2017.

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Snapshot:S&T and APCO Partnerto Improve Interoperability and Security of Public Safety Mobile Apps

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International recently announced a partnership to ensure security and interoperability of mobile applications used by the public safety community.

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Iowa State Researcher Joins Effort to Prevent Online Harassment

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The prevalence of online harassment is well documented. That’s why an Iowa State researcher is part of a team working to understand why people engage in online harassment and how best to prevent it from happening.

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Want Your New Year’s Resolution to Stick? Implement Immediate Rewards as You Pursue That Long-Term Goal

A new study from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, published recently in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, found that immediate rewards are strongly associated with persistence in a long-term goal, despite a delayed reward being the underlying motivation

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Personality Traits and Psychiatric Disorders Linked to Specific Genomic Locations

A meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified six loci or regions of the human genome that are significantly linked to personality traits, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in this week’s advance online publication of Nature Genetics. The findings also show correlations with psychiatric disorders.

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Musica Humana: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Impact of Music on the Brain

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According to renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, “music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion, but the power of music goes much further.” To hear and experience music’s potential, members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus and local community are invited to a multimedia concert and lecture focused on the links between music and health, sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) and the Department of the Arts. The event will be held on Dec. 8, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) Concert Hall.







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