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Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace

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New engineering study conducted at Virginia Tech investigates ergonomic effects of obesity-related functional performance impairment

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Physical Work Environment in Hospitals Affects Nurses’ Job Satisfaction, With Implications for Patient Outcomes, Health Care Costs

NYU College of Nursing study finds architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses’ job satisfaction.

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Sandia Ensures US Nuclear Weapons Deterrent Can Remain Effective, Credible

As part of its mission of ensuring the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, secure and effective as a deterrent, Sandia National Laboratories must make sure crucial parts can function if they’re hit by radiation, especially a type called fast neutrons. It created a project called QASPR to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the non-nuclear components in U.S. weapons systems.

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Study Finds Potential Genetic Link Between Epilepsy and Neurodegenerative Disorders

A new University of Iowa study, published online July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals a potential link between epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders.

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The American Thyroid Association Recognizes Research Grant Collaboration of Patient Support Groups: Bite Me Cancer and Thyca: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is proud to announce a newly awarded research grant in collaboration with Bite Me Cancer and the valuable continuing partnership with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. (ThyCa).

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Oso Disaster Had Its Roots in Earlier Landslides

A new geological study concludes.the disastrous March 22 landslide that killed 43 people in the rural Washington state community of Oso involved the "remobilization" of a 2006 landslide on the same hillside.

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APS Awards $386,000 to Its 2014 Undergraduate Research Fellows

The American Physiological Society (APS) is pleased to announce the recipients of its five summer fellowship programs for 2014. Fellows spend an average of 10 weeks in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member.

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NAU Researchers Help Save Narrow-Headed Gartersnakes From After-Effects of Slide Fire

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Team of researchers from Northern Arizona University organized survey and rescue mission for threatened gartersnake species in Oak Creek Canyon.

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Wildlife Conservation Society Helps Safeguard Belize’s Barrier Reef with Conservation Drones

Seeking to gain a high-tech edge over illegal fishers, the Government of Belize will use “eyes in the sky” to enforce fishing regulations in the biodiverse Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve and other reef systems in what is the first use of conservation drones to monitor marine protected areas.

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