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Iowa State Experts Available to Comment on 2016 Presidential Election

The countdown is on to Election Day. These Iowa State faculty can provide expert commentary on the 2016 presidential election, and issues ranging from voter behavior to gender issues to campaign rhetoric.

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MARS, NASA, Space Exploration

President Obama’s Vision to Send Americans to Mars Is Underfunded and Unsustainable

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University of Notre Dame professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences Clive Neal disagrees that Obama’s goal is achievable.

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Cyberbullying Expert Provides Important Tips to Stay Safe

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Although most children use their smartphones and social media apps in appropriate ways, about 25 percent will experience online bullying at some point.

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Hurricane Matthew, Emergency Management, Evacuation, Decision Making

NDSU Researchers to Study Hurricane Matthew Evacuation Decision-Making

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The researchers want to find out how and why local residents choose to evacuate. They also will study the many variables that can explain the uncertainty in making those decisions.

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American University Experts Offer Analysis of Presidential Debates

American University Experts Offer Analysis of Presidential Debates

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Home affairs, Prison Reform, prisons and health, Mental Health

Mental Health in Prisons Unlocked by Historical Research

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Researchers in the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick are investigating the impact of solitary confinement in prisons on mental health over the last 150 years, drawing on archival evidence, including the Howard League Archives held at Warwick University’s Modern Records Centre, and the memoirs of real prisoners.

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Hurricane Matthew, Disaster, Evacuation, Hurricane, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Disaster Response

Expert in Evacuation Decision Making and Response Available for Stories on Hurricane Matthew

Tricia Wachtendorf, Director of the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center, is an expert on evacuation decision making and response during disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and terrorist attacks. She has conducted field research during Hurricane Katrina and other events.

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Military, Veterans, Stress

Psychologists Available to Discuss Causes, Treatment of PTSD Among Servicemembers

With discussion in the presidential campaign of servicemembers and military veterans who experience post-traumatic stress disorder, psychologists are available to talk about the research behind the latest understanding and treatment of PTSD.

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Breast Cancer, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Advances, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

NYU Lutheran’s Breast Surgery Program Bringing Top Cancer Care to Brooklyn

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NYU Lutheran Medical Center continues to advance cancer care in Brooklyn—and a talented new breast surgeon, Janet Yeh, MD, is helping to lead the way.

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Colombia’s Defeated Peace Agreement Not Entirely Surprising, Social Media Analysis Shows

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The “no” vote was somewhat predictable given what we know of other peace agreement referendums and social media analysis, according to Jason Quinn, research assistant professor in the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) project at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Breast Cancer, Cancer

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Opens Prostate Cancer Genetics Specialty Clinic

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SEATTLE – (Sept. 20, 2016) – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) has opened a new Prostate Cancer Genetics Clinic at their South Lake Union campus in Seattle. The specialty clinic will serve patients with prostate cancer that has spread beyond the prostate (metastatic) and/or who have a family history of the disease or a family history of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, lymphoma or leukemia. These men are more likely to have an inherited and more aggressive form of prostate cancer. Knowing a patient has a particular genetic mutation helps doctors choose the best treatment plan and can open doors for innovative clinical trials.

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Opiate, Opioid, Addict, addicting drugs, Addiction, Alteranative, Medical, UCLA, UCLA health

UCLA Experts Are Available for Interviews About Opioid-Related Topics

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UCLA experts are available for interviews about opioid-related topics

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Bioethics, bioethicists, Physician Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia, hospice and palliative care

Case Western Reserve Bioethicists Call on Organized Medicine to Support Patients Desiring Assisted Death and Their Physicians

Two Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine bioethicists are calling on organized medicine to end its refusal to provide clinical guidance regarding the care of patients actively seeking assistance in dying.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Science Is Key to Georgetown Neurotherapeutic Research

Today, the 2016 Nobel Prize in the category of medicine or physiology was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy,” a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. In describing autophagy, the prize committee says, “Intense research is now ongoing to develop drugs that can target autophagy in various diseases.” Some of that work is well underway at Georgetown University Medical Center.

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hematology and medical oncology, hematology and oncology, Lung Cancer, Role of genes in lung cancer, lung cancer biomarkers, Mouse Models, Mouse Models for lung Cancer, EGFR gene, ALK gene, PI3-kinase

Renowned Lung Cancer Expert to Join NYU Langone as Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology

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The Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center has named noted clinician-scientist Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD, as its new Chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology.

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Surgery, surgical quality, Patient Safety, Michigan, Colectomy, Hysterectomy, Big Data, health services research

Big Data Brings Big Gains in Surgical Quality: Dr. Darrell Campbell

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For 10 years, hospitals and surgical teams across Michigan have shared huge amounts of data about many of the operations they do, in an effort to learn from one another and improve together. Dr. Darrell Campbell of the University of Michigan leads the effort and calls it a victory for "measurement to improve, not measurement to judge."

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Pennsylvania Leaders and Pinnacle Health Call on Citizens to Join New Campaign To "Knock Out Sepsis" and Save Lives

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Knock Out Sepsis" campaign launched from the Harrisburg State Capitol Rotunda for Sepsis Awareness Month.

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Dressing Down to Go Up in the Polls

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Question: Since when did dressing down help politicians win elections? Answer: Since Harry S. Truman wore Hawaiian shirts. Gone are the days of Hayes, Harrison, and even Harding. For most of American history, we didn’t even know what our president looked like. Today, we know when he gets a haircut, his preference in ties, and the cut of his jeans.

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Husker Debate Coach: Clinton Scores Higher in 'Personality Contest'

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably wouldn’t make the University of Nebraska-Lincoln debate team, judging by their respective performances during Sept. 26's first presidential debate.

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Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Radiation, Complications, Costs, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mastectomy Plus Reconstruction Has Highest Rate of Complication, Complication-Related Costs of Guideline-Concordant Therapies for Early Breast Cancer

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In a review of guideline-concordant treatment modalities for women with early stage breast cancer, mastectomy and reconstruction had the highest rate of complications and complication-related costs, regardless of age.







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