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UCLA, Broad, stem, cell, Research, Embryonic, Cancer, AIDS

Broad Foundation Donates $20 Million to UCLA Stem Cell Center

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is donating $20 million to fund adult and embryonic stem cell research at UCLA, enhancing a program that brings together biologists, chemists, engineers, geneticists and other scientists to develop new and more effective treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's, metabolic disorders and other medical conditions.

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nano, Nanolithography, Nanocircuits, AFM, Thermochemical

Drawing Nanoscale Features the Fast and Easy Way

Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a new technique for nanolithography that is extremely fast and can be used in liquids and outside of a vacuum. The technique could help make the manufacturing of nanocircuits commercially viable.

Medicine

Fatigue, Poor Sleep Habits, Fatigue Treatment, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Meditation

Crossing the Line Between Tired and Fatigued

When does fatigue turn into a health concern? U-M experts say poor sleep habits, stress and illness can trigger debilitating fatigue. Fortunately, treatments including acupuncture, physical therapy, dietary changes, meditation, and getting enough sleep, can help.

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Fruit Juice, Obesity, Disease Prevention, Pomegranate, Cranberry, Blueberry

The Power of Fruit Juice

U-M experts say that many fruit juices provide powerful health benefits. In fact, recent research has identified ways that beverages such as pomegranate, orange and cranberry juices can help to prevent or cure diseases.

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Allergies, Infection, Disease, Vaccines, Super Clean Living

Are Cleanlier Lifestyles Causing More Allergies for Kids?

In today's super-clean world, vaccinations and anti-bacterial soaps are keeping dirt and disease-causing germs at bay. While staying germ-free can prevent the spread of disease and infections, U-M experts say our cleanlier lifestyle may be responsible for an increase in allergies among children.

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Prostate Cancer, Cancer, African American Men, Cancer Risk, Cancer Research

Why African-American Men Are at Higher Risk for Prostate Cancer

African-American men face a higher risk of developing prostate cancer in their lifetime, but researchers do not fully understand why. That's why researchers at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center are focused on learning what genetic factors lead to this disparity for prostate cancer.

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Hurricane, Storm, Levee, New, Orleans, Storm, Surge, Katrina

When the Levees Fail

"A hard rain's a-gonna fall," Dylan sang. But when rain and storm surges fall on lands protected by weak levees, this means trouble"¦big trouble. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were devastating reminders of this frightening fact. How then can we limit trouble when a levee breaches or, better yet, prevent such a break from ever happening again?

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Alternative Energy, Water, Gas, oil, Haifa

University of Haifa and Stanford to Research Alternative Energy

The University of Haifa, in cooperation with Stanford University, is embarking on a unique, wide-ranging research effort to investigate energy production using a gas lying beneath the ocean floor, as an alternative to oil. The initiative will be conducted in the new School for Marine Studies at the University of Haifa, whose establishment was made possible through the generous donation of American businessman Mr. Leon Charney.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Babies, Monkeys, Baby Talk, Bonding, Infant Behavior

Monkeys Use "Baby Talk" to Interact with Infants

Female rhesus monkeys use special vocalizations while interacting with infants, the way human adults use motherese, or "baby talk," to engage babies' attention. The "baby talk" also helps promotes rapport among monkey females, new research at the University of Chicago shows.

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Hubble Space Telescope, Sky In Google Earth, Carol Christian, Alberto Conti, Space Telescope Science Institute, Office Of Public Outreach

Hubble Teams with Google to Bring the Cosmos Down to Earth

Imagine cruising the heavens from your desktop and seeing all the spectacular images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Exploding stars and faraway galaxies are just a mouse click away today through Sky in Google Earth. Sky in Google Earth is produced by Google, the company that hosts the popular Internet search engine, through a partnership with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, the science operations center for Hubble.

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Science, Peace, Diplomacy, International, Collaboration, CRDF, George, Brown, Award, Columbia, College

Science and Art for International Peace and Understanding

Dr. Zafra Lerman, distinguished professor and head of the Institute for Science Education and Science Communication at Columbia College Chicago has been selected to receive The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation's (CRDF) George Brown Award for International Science & Technology Collaboration in recognition of her decades-long work engaging and encouraging scientists in the pursuit of peace, cooperation and cultural understanding.

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Earthquake, Disaster, Geology, Seismology, CRDF, George, Brown, Geohazards, International, Science

Protecting the World's Most Vulnerable Communities

Dr. Brian Tucker, founder and president of GeoHazards International (GHI), has been selected to receive the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation's (CRDF) George Brown Award for International Science & Technology Collaboration in recognition of his lifelong work to reduce death and injury caused by earthquakes in the world's most vulnerable communities.

Medicine

Bedside Manner, Empathy Training, Acting, Theater, Doctors

Theater Training Helps Doctors Enhance Patient Care with Clinical Empathy Skills

Doctors taught empathy techniques by theater professors show improved bedside manner, according to a pilot study by a Virginia Commonwealth University research team.

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Admissions, Campus, Visit, Tour, Parents, College, University, High School, Transfer, Students

Insider Tips on Campus Visits

This article offers a compilation of tips for the college visit process for both prospective students and their parents.

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Herpes, Herpes Simplex, Fever Blisters, Cold Sores, Epstein Barr

Researchers Identify How Herpes Proteins Attack Cells

A team of University of Kentucky researchers has identified the roles that herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) proteins play during the invasion of cells.

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type, Supernova, Nuclear, Physics, Astrophysics, Universe, Particle, Acclerator, mass, Spectrometer, Standard, Candle

Star Light, Star Bright: Facility Duplicating Conditions of Supernovas

How is matter created? What happens when stars die? Is the universe shrinking, or is it expanding? For the past few months, members of the department of physics at Florida State University have begun using a groundbreaking new research facility to conduct experiments that may help provide answers to just such questions.

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UCLA, Kidney, Kidney Transplant, Living Donor Swap

UCLA Program Aims to Revolutionize Kidney Transplants

New and innovative programs to obtain donor organs have the potential to revolutionize kidney transplantation. At UCLA, for example, transplant experts are studying a program they call "living donor swap." This program enables the relative or friend of a kidney-transplant patient who is not compatible as a donor to "swap" organs with another potential donor who also may be an incompatible match for his or her relative or friend. This greatly broadens the pool of organs available from living donors.

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Arts and Humanities

Women, Writing, Poetry, Filmmaking, Journalism, Publishing, Authors, Sportswriting, Plays, Children's Books, Literature, Kentucky

Historic Women Writers Conference Returns to Kentucky

The 28th annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference returns Sept. 27-29. The longest-running event of its kind, it features poets, novelists, journalists, publishers, children's authors, a playwright, a sportswriter, and a filmmaker. The conference is a premier destination for women writers at all stages and also gathers a lively community of readers.

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Physics, Kirby Kemper, Kemper, Research, Department Of Physics, Radioactive, Unstable, Elements

Physicist Takes a Trip to Nuclear 'Island of Inversion'

Far from the everyday world occupied by such common elements such as gold and lead lies a little-understood realm inhabited by radioactive, or unstable, elements. Recently, a nuclear physicist from Florida State University collaborated with other scientists from the United States, Japan and England in an experiment that illustrated how the "normal" rules of physics don't apply for some of these radioactive elements.

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Department Of Chemistry And Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Thomas Fischer, Fischer, chip, lab

Researchers Developing Diagnostic 'Lab on a Chip'

If you have ever marveled over the orderly process by which cars, buses and other modes of transportation are directed toward their destinations in a big city, you'll really appreciate the work of one Florida State University chemist. Thomas Fischer, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at FSU, is designing a "smart" traffic system similar to those in major metropolises.







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