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Exact Replication of Cancer Studies May Speed Development of Improved Cancer Drugs

In response to rising concern that many published scientific results may be false, the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology set out to replicate findings from the 50 most cited cancer studies from 2010–2012. A perspective in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal discusses the project’s preliminary results and suggests changes the research community can make to prevent reproducibility issues from inhibiting cancer care.

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Neurosceince, Brain Awareness Week, Brain, molecular science, Dementia, Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders, Research, Autism, Neurological Diseases, Human Behavior, Mental Illness, Experts

FAU’s Brain Institute Commemorates ‘Brain Awareness Week’

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From human behavior such as mother/infant bonding, addiction and communication disorders to devastating brain diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists and other researchers from FAU’s Brain Institute are at the forefront of innovative research that will generate knowledge to benefit society.

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Climate Change, Environment, Antarctic, Antarctica, Antarctica Research, Glacier, Glacier erosion, Global Warming, Global Warming And The Environment, Global Warming Climate Change, Global Warming Research, Climate change and politics

Op Ed: Climate Change Is Evident in Antarctica

Jim McClintock, Ph.D., author of Lost Antarctica and endowed university professor of polar and marine biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, provides thoughts on the visible signs of glaciers disintegrating in real-time in Antarctica.

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Greater Insight Into Basic Biology of Pain Will Reveal Non-Addictive Remedies, Say Penn Experts

The U.S. medical community needs a better understanding of the biology of pain and how it plays out in individuals to be able to combat the national epidemic of addiction to painkillers.

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Unc Charlotte, Bank Of America, Cisco, Teradata, Carolinas Healthcare Systems, City of Charlotte, Grant Thornton, Duke Energy, PMMC, Sherpa and The Hartford, Northeastern University Charlotte, Pentaho, Data, Analytics, social analytics, Red Ventures, Ric Elias, Analytics Frontiers Conference

UNC Charlotte’s Analytics Frontiers Conference to Feature Nate Silver

The Analytics Frontiers Conference at UNC Charlotte has emerged as the region’s leading forum on data science; this event is an outgrowth of the University’s Data Science Initiative that positions UNC Charlotte at the center of the data analytics revolution. This year’s Analytics Frontiers Conference expands to three days, Wednesday through Friday, March 29-31, at the Ritz-Carlton in uptown Charlotte. Participants will have access to speakers and panel discussions devoted to leveraging new analytical techniques, tools and infrastructure to improve their competitive advantage and efficiencies. Leading statistician Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Silver is noted for his innovative analyses of political polling. He gained national attention during the 2008 presidential election when he correctly predicted the result of primaries and the presidential winner in 49 states. In 2012, he predicted accurate outcomes for all 50 states.

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dental hygiene, dental hygiene education, Dental Hygienists, career planning, Oral Care, Dental Care

Kristine Hodsdon Featured in Five Sessions at ADHA Annual Conference

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The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) announced Kristine Hodsdon, RDH, MSEC, will form part of its roster of dental hygiene experts speaking at its 94th Annual Conference. As the premier event for dental hygienists to advance their career and learn from top educators and practitioners in the profession, the ADHA Annual Conference will feature the most pressing topics affecting the dental hygiene profession and access to oral care in America. To prepare attendees for an experience in personal and professional development, Hodsdon will host a Facebook Live talk for ADHA followers on March 13 at 7pm ET.

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Daylight Saving Time Tips: Helping Kids Jump Out of Bed When Clocks Spring Forward

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Sunday, March 12, marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. While few people enjoy losing an hour of sleep, parents often worry most about how their children will adjust to the change. Pediatric sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University, has advice to help parents successfully transition their kids into Daylight Saving Time.

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Spring Ahead! the Effects of Time Change on Health?

The effects of time change on health? Avancer l'heure, mais qu’en est-il de la santé?

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Living Kidney Transplant Donation: Myths vs. Facts

It is no secret that the United States —in particular, New York — needs more people to register as living organ donors. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 100,000 people in the country are awaiting a kidney transplant.

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Business Professor Shares Insights Into Islamic Finance

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Jeffrey Chow, assistant professor of business at Buffalo Sate, can speak to his research into Islamic finance and how its moral code guides business decisions. It's not limited to Muslims and is growing worldwide.







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