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CEIS awarded grant to fund national photonics roadmap

CEIS awarded grant to fund national photonics roadmap

May 8, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $500,000 to the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences to lead the development of a national roadmap for photonics.

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Hispanic seniors 35% less likely to have prescription drug coverage

Hispanic seniors 35% less likely to have prescription drug coverage

May 6, 2014

A Medical Center study shows that disparities in coverage between whites and Hispanics persists despite the existence of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan – also known as Part D – and the availability of assistance to help pay insurance premiums.

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Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

Pancreatic cancer cell ‘recycling’ system points to potential new therapy

May 1, 2014

Investigation in mice shows that blocking the gene’s most important function can slow the disease and extend survival.

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Crowdsourcing can deliver real time support for docs

Crowdsourcing can deliver real time support for docs

April 30, 2014

Results of a pilot project show that physicians can successfully harness the power of crowdsourcing to help diagnose and treat patients in real time using a mobile app.

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New mouse model may shed light on repetitive brain injuries

New mouse model may shed light on repetitive brain injuries

April 30, 2014

Mice with mild, repetitive traumatic brain injury (TBI) develop many of the same behavioral problems, such as difficultly sleeping, memory problems, depression, judgment and risk-taking issues, that have been associated with the condition in humans.

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Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

April 30, 2014

Streaming jets of high-speed matter produce some of the most stunning objects seen in space. an experiment by French and American researchers using extremely high-powered lasers offers experimental verification of one proposed mechanism for creating them.

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Biologist Vera Gorbunova to lead 5-year project on longevity

Biologist Vera Gorbunova to lead 5-year project on longevity

April 23, 2014

A $9.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will support research into the factors responsible for longevity in various species of long-lived rodents, with the goal of developing treatments to improve the aging process in people.

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Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

April 21, 2014

How can you reliably control the current that flows from one electrode to another in a circuit that is the width of a single molecule? The key, according to assistant professor of chemical engineering Alexander Shestopalov, is adding a second, inert layer of molecules.

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Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

Andes mountains formed by ‘growth spurts’

April 21, 2014

Scientists have long been trying to understand how the Andes and other broad, high-elevation mountain ranges were formed. New research by Carmala Garzione, professor of earth and environmental sciences, provides an explanation.

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Football off-season not long enough for brain to heal

Football off-season not long enough for brain to heal

April 16, 2014

Six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, putting them at even greater risk of head injury the next season, according to a new study from Jeffrey J. Bazarian, associate professor of emergency medicine.

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