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Case Western Reserve University, case school of engineering, Robotics, Macromolecular

Spider Silk, Sea Cucumber Skin, Squid Beak and Pine Cones as Models For "Soft-Sided" Robots?

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With a new $5.5 million, five-year federal grant, a Case Western Reserve University researcher is leading an international team to develop functional materials inspired by some of the most desirable substances found in nature. The bioinspired materials produced in the project will be tested in soft-sided robots, but are expected to have a wide range of practical uses.

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Food Security, soil health, Agriculture, Legumes, smallholder farms

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ACHD, Congenital Heart Disease, congenital heart , Heart Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular disease (CVD), CVD, UAB

Importance of Lifetime Care for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients

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Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director Mark Cribbs, M.D.In the last decade, the number of adults living with congenital heart disease began exceeding the number of children living with congenital heart disease, even as treatments improved. That means more and more people are in need of adult care. “The transition from pediatric to adult care can be difficult to navigate,” said Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director Mark Cribbs, M.

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Radiation, Cancer, Radiation Oncolgy

Penn First in World to Treat Patient with New Radiation Technology

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Doctors at Penn Medicine have become the first in the world to treat a patient with a new treatment platform designed to streamline the way therapeutic radiation is delivered to cancer patients.

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Bio Fuels, wood pellet, Energy, Biomass fuels, coal

Biomass-Produced Electricity in the US Possible, but It’ll Cost

If the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found.

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Big Herbivorous Dinosaurs Ate Crustaceans as Side Dish

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Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.  

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Everglades, Wetlands, Environment, Marsh, Restoration

Restoring Wetlands and Our Environment

Wetlands, including the Everglades, are important to the health of the environment. Restoring their ability to process water is the topic of several talks at a scientific meeting.

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P53, P53 Mutations, Rac1, Tumorigenesis, Rutgers University, New Jersey

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ProMedica, ProMedica Headquarters, Toledo, Ohio, Ohio, ProMedica Health System

ProMedica Headquarters Grand Opening

ProMedica, an Ohio-based health system, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of ProMedica Headquarters in downtown Toledo. It marked the end of three and half years of planning and construction to consolidate approximately 1,000 system employees from more than 25 buildings on a single campus.

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Heart Disease, Women, surgical revascularization, arterial grafts, Coronary Artery Disease, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Fraser D. Rubens, MD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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