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Kessler Foundation renews collaboration with Children's Specialized Hospital Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Kessler Foundation) Kessler Foundation, a global leader in rehabilitation research, and Children's Specialized Hospital have signed a three-year agreement, with a funding level of $2.1 million, to renew their research program for children with disabilities. The two organizations are working together to investigate ways to improve mobility, cognition, and educational outcomes in children with various challenges, including brain and spinal cord injuries, and are pleased to continue the partnership.

New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations could be used to predict whether someone has a high risk of developing liver cancer, potentially many years before tumors actually appear.

Kent State chemists create microscopic environment to study cancer cell growth Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Kent State University) An online publication in Nature Nanotechnology this week by Kent State University researchers and their colleagues at Kyoto University in Japan, however, may offer new understanding about what turns good cells bad.

Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Aalto University) Researchers at Aalto University have manufactured artificial materials with engineered electronic properties. By moving individual atoms under their microscope, the scientists were able to create atomic lattices with a predetermined electrical response. The possibility to precisely arrange the atoms on a sample bring 'designer quantum materials' one step closer to reality. By arranging atoms in a lattice, it becomes possible to engineer the electronic properties of the material through the ...

Psychologists enlist machine learning to help diagnose depression Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Cognitive neuroscientists from The University of Texas at Austin are using the Stampede supercomputer to provide accurate predictions of risk for those with depression and anxiety.They have been able to classify individuals with major depressive disorder with roughly 75 percent accuracy using a machine learning approach. Stampede 2 --which will come online later in 2017 -- will provide the increased computer processing required to incorporate more ...

For the birds: New prediction method sheds brighter light on flight Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(Office of Naval Research) Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, researchers at Stanford University found a new way to precisely measure the vortices -- circular patterns of rotating air -- created by birds' wings during flight. The results shed greater light on how these creatures produce enough lift to fly.

Timing a space laser with a NASA-style stopwatch Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) To time how long it takes a pulse of laser light to travel from space to Earth and back, you need a really good stopwatch -- one that can measure within a fraction of a billionth of a second.

NASA sees tiny Tropical Cyclone Caleb fading Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Caleb is weakening in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite caught one of the last bursts of strength as it passed overhead.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie approaching Queensland for landfall Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm early on March 27, 2017 as Tropical Cyclone Debbie had intensified into a powerful hurricane already affecting the coast of eastern Queensland, Australia.

GW study finds social media course impacts online behavior in first-year medical students Monday March 27th, 2017 04:00:00 AM
(George Washington University) Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences found a majority of first-year medical students changed their online behavior after participating in a social media and professionalism course, with results published in the Teaching and Learning in Medicine journal.

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