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Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, finds a study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Arctic Melt Ponds Form When Meltwater Clogs Ice Pores

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A team including University of Utah mathematician Kenneth Golden has determined how Arctic melt ponds form, solving a paradoxical mystery of how a pool of water actually sits atop highly porous ice.

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Physical Science, Engineering, Physics, Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS), Low-energy physics, Medium-energy physics, Human Resources, Diversity, Workforce Pipeline, Honors

Kawtar Hafidi Named Director of Physics Division

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Argonne associate chief scientist Kawtar Hafidi has been named Argonne National Laboratory's next physics division director.

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Tulane Researchers Find Tumor-Suppressing Protein Actually Promotes Cancer

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Tulane University researchers have discovered that the protein PHLDB3, thought to be a potential tumor suppressor, actually allows cancer cells to thrive in pancreatic, prostate, colon, breast, lung, and other common cancers. The discovery could explain how cancer is able to overcome p53 – a key tumor-suppressing protein.

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Fishing, Economy, Environment, Northern California

Road Map to Help Northern California Fishing Communities Thrive

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Humboldt State University researchers have been awarded a $271,000 federal grant to help two Northern California fishing communities improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of their waterfronts.

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Dwarf Galaxies, Galaxy Mergers

Astronomers Find Seven Dwarf-Galaxy Groups, the Building Blocks of Massive Galaxies

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A team of astronomers has discovered seven distinct groups of dwarf galaxies with just the right starting conditions to eventually merge and form larger galaxies, including spiral galaxies like the Milky Way.

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Choreographing the MicroRNA-Target Dance

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Molecular biologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a new mechanism that choreographs a complex molecular dance by applying the latest in gene editing technology combined with a traditional method of making a microRNA target produce a fluorescent green protein.

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Nurse Practitioners Step in to Fill Growing Need for House Calls, Study Finds

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Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties in number of home visits in 2013, new research reveals.

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Clinical Trial Testing New Technique to Treat Life-Threatening Ventricular Tachycardia

A landmark clinical trial is evaluating a new procedure to treat a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder called ventricular tachycardia.

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Where Belief in Free Will Is Linked to Happiness

Researchers show that the phenomenon, previously seen in Western populations, also occurs in Chinese teenagers, and can cross cultural divides

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Tips From UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Dr. Sara Lee for Teaching Kids Healthy Ways to Use New Media

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Melting Solid Below the Freezing Point

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Phase transitions surround us--for instance, liquid water changes to ice when frozen and to steam when boiled. Now, researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science* have discovered a new phenomenon of so-called metastability in a liquid phase. A metastable liquid is not quite stable. This state is common in supercooled liquids, which are liquids that cool below the freezing point without turning into a solid or a crystal. Now, scientists report the first experimental evidence of creating a metastable liquid directly by the opposite approach: melting a high-pressure solid crystal of the metal bismuth via a decompression process below its melting point.

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Stanford Study: Stony Brook Creates Upward Income Mobility for Low Income Students

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A Stony Brook University education provides a proven path toward upward mobility for students from low income households, according to a new study led by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Entitled Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility, the report ranks Stony Brook among the top 10 colleges and universities in the nation whose students begin college at the bottom fifth of income distribution and then go on to have income in the top three-fifths of income distribution.

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Big Wheels in Motion

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Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2017 – The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the nation to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet. The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD (Build Your Dreams) for $15 million.The vehicles are being built at the company’s Lancaster plant to roll onto campus for the 2017-18 academic year, joining a hydrogen electric bus to provide more than 2 million pollution-free rides annually.

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​Not Just Funny: Satirical News Has Serious Political Effects

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Satirical news programs, often dismissed as mere entertainment, have real political effects on the people who watch them, new research suggests.A study found that people chose satirical news that matched their pre-existing attitudes – liberal or conservative – and that watching satirical news reinforced those attitudes as much as watching serious news.

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Film Expert Available to Discuss Coming Oscar Nominations

Paul Helford, the principal lecturer for creative media and film at Northern Arizona University, is available to discuss the nominations, what they mean for the film world and what nominees are likely to take home the statue.

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Research Leads to New Treatment Recommendations for a High-Risk Pediatric Leukemia

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International researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal prognosis.

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B Cells, Lymphoma, germinal center

Research Helps Explain How B Cell Metabolism Is Controlled

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New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) addresses the lack of knowledge about how B cell metabolism adapts to each of their various environments-- development in the bone marrow, proliferation and hypermutation in the lymph nodes and spleen and circulation in the blood. New findings show that the protein GSK3 acts as a metabolic sensor, or checkpoint, that promotes the survival of circulating B cells while limiting growth and proliferation of B cells in germinal centers.

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Physical Activity, Gym Membership, health benefits of exercise

To Improve Health and Exercise More, Get a Gym Membership, Iowa State Study Suggests

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If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you’ve already given up or you’re on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State University researchers.







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