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Article ID: 721206

Antiquated dams hold key to water quality

University of Delaware

Small, centuries-old dams are of no use to humans. But researchers will use NSF grants to examine whether removing them will harm water quality. Blocking the water makes soil upstream richer in carbon, which acts as an important filter of nitrogen, a key pollutant in our nation's waterways.

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22-Oct-2019 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721130

University of Kentucky Partners With Gen.G to Build Community Through Games

University of Kentucky

The partnership between UK and Gen.G will develop wholly new pathways for student recruitment, classroom and internship opportunities; research avenues for scholars across a variety of colleges; and professional development for alumni.

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21-Oct-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720808

Images Offer Most Detailed Glimpse Yet Into How Skin Senses Temperature

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Columbia University researchers have captured new images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states.

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15-Oct-2019 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 721046

Persistence pays off with first images of butterfly eggs

Iowa State University

Kim Moss, assistant professor of art and visual culture and coordinator of the biological and premedical illustration program at Iowa State University, is the first person to shoot video and photos of where the Parnassius clodius butterfly lays its eggs — a missing piece of the puzzle that helps explain its link to climate change.

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21-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 721013

'Michigan Promise' aims to diversity, strengthen surgical field

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A transformative long-term model at Michigan Medicine plans to reshape the culture of hiring, mentoring and advancement of early-career surgeons.

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21-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 721014

Like Humans, Crayfish Talk a Tough Game -- Even When Outmatched

Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU Professor Michael Angiletta Angilletta and his co-authors have been studying self-deception in crayfish for about 10 years. They combined mathematical modeling with an experiment to show that crayfish meet the criteria for self-deception.

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18-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 720966

New research center to explore muscle health and disease

UW Medicine

With collaborating labs across the University of Washington campus and at other Seattle-area institutions and beyond, the Center for Translational Muscle Research will encompass a myriad of muscle science and disease investigations.

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17-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720965

New Genetic Link Found for Some Forms of SIDS

UW Medicine

A genetic link has now been found for some instances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. The new UW Medicine research study is the first such to make an explainable link.

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17-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720954

Johns Hopkins APL’s Breakthrough Flexible, Cuttable Lithium-Ion Battery Now Won’t Catch Fire

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, has realized another landmark achievement with their breakthrough lithium-ion battery technology. The flexible Li-ion battery that can operate under extreme conditions — including cutting, submersion and simulated ballistic impact — can now also add incombustible to its resume.

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17-Oct-2019 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720951

Parasite kryptonite: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?

Morgridge Institute for Research

A team at the Morgridge Institute for Research has characterized a natural chemical that paralyzes the parasite that causes schistosomiasis, offering a new pathway to fight the catastrophic neglected disease.

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17-Oct-2019 1:50 PM EDT
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