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The Rockefeller University Press Offers Free Access to Books

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The Rockefeller University Press has expanded access to its book collection, with nearly 50 titles available for free download in multiple e-book formats at books.rupress.org. The collection dates back to 1959 and includes works by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning authors.

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UAMS-Developed Medical Device for Monitoring Uterine Contractions Goes to Market

An inexpensive, disposable external medical device created and developed by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) professors can now be bought and used by clinicians to monitor contractions in pregnant women. The tocodynamometer, marketed as Koala Toco, was approved in May by the Food and Drug Administration. Koala Toco, manufactured and marketed by Murray, Utah-based Clinical Innovations, is compatible and works with existing equipment like fetal heart rate monitors.

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Home-Cooked Meals Promote Children’s Health, Family Togetherness

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According to a recent study published online by The Journal of Pediatrics, adolescents who participated in even one or two family meals per week were less likely to be overweight or obese in adulthood as compared to adolescents who never participated in family meals. The Kids Cook Monday, a national nonprofit campaign, aims to help parents incorporate family meals at least once a week by offering a variety of free online resources. The latest is The Family Dinner Date, an easy-to-navigate e-cookbook featuring recipes that parents and kids can easily prepare together.

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USDTL Develops Assay to Detect Zolpidem (Ambien®) in Fingernails and Hair

United States Drug Testing Laboratory, Inc., a forensic laboratory specializing in drug and alcohol testing using advanced specimens, has released a new assay to detect zolpidem (Ambien®) use in fingernail and hair specimens.

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Breast Cancer Programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to Benefit from Pink Ribbon Bagel™ Effort

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Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of the many breast cancer-related entities nationwide that will benefit from the sale of the Pink Ribbon Bagel at Panera Bread® bakery-cafes during the month of October. The effort is in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is designed to raise awareness about the disease.

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ProMedica ENT Specialist Creates Noise Apps

Aaron G. Benson, MD, an otolaryngologist and neurotologist with ProMedica Physicians Ear, Nose and Throat, recently developed two noise-based mobile applications, both inspired by real patients’ needs and concerns: NoiseMonitor and NoiseLock.

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Reporting Bias in Clinical Trials: What's the Current Status?

Citeline®, an Informa business unit, and the pharmaceutical industry's leading research authority on clinical trials, reported today that clinical trial transparency, also known as responsible data sharing, is in a much healthier state than shown in previous studies, when you refer to the right variety of sources.

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Wolters Kluwer Health and Visible Body Partner to Offer 3D Anatomy Educational Solutions

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Wolters Kluwer Health is pleased to announce a partnership with Visible Body®, producer of an award-winning suite of 3D anatomy education solutions, to distribute their web-based and mobile products via its Ovid® medical research platform for institutions globally. Visible Body is an entity of Argosy Publishing.

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Journalguide Introduces New Verified Status to Help Researchers Identify Trusted Journals

JournalGuide – a free tool created by Research Square to help researchers choose the best journal for their manuscript – has added a new designation to its database to help authors identify the most reputable publishing options.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Sells Out In Record Time

Anyone can get involved to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital through the marathon's Children’s Champions program.

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