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ARVO Foundation Announces New Genentech Career Development Award for Underrepresented Minorities

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) today announced the launch of a new career development program aimed to provide early-career underrepresented minority (URM) scientists the opportunity to explore novel and innovative ideas through a two-year $100,000 grant.

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Are bigger brains better?

Michigan State University

When it comes to certain parts of the brain, bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better memory. According to a new study led by Michigan State University, a larger hippocampus, a curved, seahorse-shaped structure embedded deep in the brain, does not always reliably predict learning and memory abilities in older adults.

Channels: All Journal News, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Neuro,

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

Diverse cropping systems don’t increase carbon storage compared to corn-soybean rotations

Iowa State University

Diversified crop rotations protect water quality and have other environmental benefits, but recent experiments show that farms can’t rely on such rotations to improve carbon storage in the soil. The findings contradict widely held expectations that the extensive root systems of perennials and cover crops would deposit carbon in soils.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Climate Science, Environmental Science,

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: VUMC tops in nation for number of heart transplants performed last year

VUMC tops in nation for number of heart transplants performed last year

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center tied for first place as the busiest heart transplant program by volume in the United States in 2019.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Surgery, Transplantation,

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen Announces Pending Retirement

Mercy Medical Center

After 28 years of successful service, Mercy Health Services President & CEO Thomas R. Mullen has announced his plans to retire as President & CEO effective July 2020.

Channels: Healthcare,

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16-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: MITRE Unveils Laboratory Focused on Autonomous Technology

MITRE Unveils Laboratory Focused on Autonomous Technology

MITRE

In MITRE's Mobile Autonomous Systems Experimentation (MASE) Laboratory, team are researching ways to accelerate advanced autonomous technology and provide objective perspective and recommendations for broad impact in multiple domains, including drones, commercial aircraft, tanks, and self-driving vehicles.

Channels: Automotive, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Travel and Transportation,

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16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows healthy form of the leukemia-causing gene MLL may push pluripotent stem cells (which have proven difficult to use in human patients) to become durable hematopoietic stem cells (which are usable in patients, but have until now been impossible to make).

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Cancer, Cell Biology, Stem Cells, Grant Funded News,

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16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas
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Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas

University of Washington

In this week's issue of Science, marine scientists make the case for the United Nations to include mobile marine protected areas in the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, or UNCLOS, now being updated since its last signing in 1982.

Channels: Climate Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Nature, All Journal News,

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15-Jan-2020 7:05 PM EST
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