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Taubman, gift, Medical, Research, Grant, Biomedical, Science

$22 Million Gift Launches New Medical Research Institute

A new and extraordinary $22 million gift from A. Alfred Taubman to the University of Michigan Health System is making possible a new institute, with a mission of supporting fundamental research to advance the understanding of the causes, treatment and prevention of a broad range of human diseases.

Medicine

Kidney, Transplantation, Paired, Donation, Donor, swap

UCLA Medical Center Performs Its First Living Donor Kidney "˜Swap'

UCLA Medical Center on Sept. 20 performed its first living donor kidney "swap," a procedure in which a loved one of a kidney transplant patient who is not compatible as a donor exchanges organs with another incompatible pair under an innovative new paired donation program.

Medicine

Diabetes, Blood, Sugar, Control, Race, Ethnicity, GAP

Older Blacks and Latinos Still Lag Whites in Controlling Diabetes

Despite decades of advances in diabetes care, African Americans and Latinos are still far less likely than whites to have their blood sugar under control, even with the help of medications, a new national study finds. That puts them at a much higher risk of blindness, heart attack, kidney failure and other long-term diabetes complications.

Life

Education

Reading, Literacy, Testing, Assessment, Classroom, Education, NCLB

Daily Classroom Assessment Key to Reading Achievement

What do test scores tell us about student success? Peter Afflerbach discusses the differences between tests that measure achievement and assessments that help create it.

Science

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Stars, X Ray, tail, Galaxy

Orphan Stars Found in Long Galaxy Tail

Astronomers have found evidence that stars have been forming in a long tail of gas that extends well outside its parent galaxy. This discovery suggests that such "orphan" stars may be much more prevalent than previously thought. The comet-like tail was observed in X-ray light with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and in optical light with the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope in Chile.

Science

Caloric Restriction, Calorie Restriction, Longevity, Aging

Researchers Find Connection Between Caloric Restriction and Longevity

Scientists at Harvard Medical School, Cornell Medical School, and the National Institutes of Health have discovered how caloric restriction enables cells"”and many higher mammals"”to live longer and healthier lives.

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Biodiesel, Alternative Energy, Bioprocess

SUNY-ESF Biodiesel: From Fast Food to Fast Cars

An ESF student makes fuel for the college fleet, and his own Mercedes-Benz, from cooking oil that comes from a university dining hall.

Life

Education

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Education, Reading, Learning, Disability, Intervention, RTI, School, Classroom

Effective Reading Intervention Guide Reissued for RTI

Many schools are adopting response to intervention (RTI) programs that provide intensive, expert reading instruction. Richard Allington, a leading authority on struggling readers, discusses how RTI can improve improve reading achievement and reduce the number of students referred to special education.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Felony, Ted Chiricos, Labeling, Criminology, Criminal Justice, William Bales

When Criminal Label Closes Doors, Felons More Likely to Re-offend

A convicted felon sentenced to probation for a violent, property or drug felony is more likely to re-offend within two years if he or she leaves court with an official "convicted felon" label and its barriers to employment and civil rights, according to a landmark study of nearly 96,000 probationers by Florida State University criminologists.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Psychology, Jon Maner, Maner, Attraction, Beauty, Rivals, Attention

Can't Take My Eyes Off You: Study Shows the Power of Attraction

Whether we are seeking a mate or sizing up a potential rival, good-looking people capture our attention nearly instantaneously and render us temporarily helpless to turn our eyes away from them, according to a new Florida State University study.







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