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Newswise: The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

Article ID: 721032

The Answer to Rural Woes Is Far More than Broadband

CFES Brilliant Pathways

In recent weeks, presidential candidates pledged billions of dollars to bring broadband and internet access to rural America. That’s a good start, but the issue that the candidates need to address goes far beyond technology. It’s troubling that no candidate has begun to identify a strategy to concentrate on a more sweeping problem: More and more young people in our nation’s rural communities look at their hometowns and realize those places simply can’t support their dreams.

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18-Oct-2019 4:15 PM EDT

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    17-Oct-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 720902

The long road of recovery after spinal cord damage

Case Western Reserve University

The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded researchers from MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University more than $800,000 to study the experiences and needs of veterans and civilians who have suffered spinal cord injuries.

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16-Oct-2019 4:10 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 720883

Deaf Infants’ Gaze Behavior More Advanced Than That of Hearing Infants

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult’s gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences.

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16-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 720807

First smart speaker system that uses white noise to monitor infants' breathing

University of Washington

University of Washington researchers have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement.

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16-Oct-2019 5:20 AM EDT
Newswise: UC San Diego Researchers Connect Premature Births to Possible Causes in Central California

Article ID: 720804

UC San Diego Researchers Connect Premature Births to Possible Causes in Central California

University of California San Diego

A research team led by UC San Diego has created an interactive map of preterm births — births before 37 weeks of gestation — and potential environmental and social drivers across Fresno County in Central California.

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15-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT

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Article ID: 720802

Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues, study shows

University of Washington

A University of Washington-led study finds that Deaf infants exposed to American Sign Language are especially tuned to a parent's eye gaze, itself a social connection between parent and child that is linked to early learning.

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15-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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