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42 min ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Low birth weight linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women

African American women born at a low or very low birth weight may be at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, African-American, Women's Health, Life, Food, Nutrition

4 hrs ago | 680News

New Bio and Timeline: Who is Coun. Karen Stintz?

Karen Stintz, who bowed out of the Toronto mayoral race on Thursday, has been a municipal politician for a decade.

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5 hrs ago | WBUR-AM Boston

Boston Requires Colleges To Hand Over Off-Campus Student Addresses

The Boston City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday to require colleges to provide the city with the addresses of students who live off-campus.

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Related Topix: Fire, Boston, MA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Boston.com

Wrongful Death Suit Expected After Fatal Fire in Overcrowded Allston Apartment

After 22-year-old Boston University student Binland Lee was killed in a fire last April, her family is suing Lee's landlord and apartment brokers for renting the illegally overcrowded apartment where Lee lived, The Boston Globe reports .

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Related Topix: Allston, MA

Mother Jones

Now Your Food Has Fake DNA In It

Like many novel technologies in this age of TED Talks and Silicon Valley triumphalism, synthetic biology - synbio for short - floats on a sea of hype.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Malaria, Health, Supplement, Grape

Tue Aug 19, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

In-utero methadone or subutex exposure could alter gene expression,...

Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome secondary to in-utero opioid exposure have a more difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but the underlying reasons are not well understood.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine

Boston.com

The Moving Trucks Are Coming and BU Is Already Nervous The Moving Trucks Are Coming and BU Is Alread

Sept. 1 is less than two weeks away. For Boston, that means an enormous influx of students is also less than two weeks away.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA

Hellenic News of America

Viewpoint: The 2011 Athanasiades Cultural Foundation Scholarships

"We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future," said President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who saved America from the Great Depression.

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Related Topix: World News, Cyprus, Middle East, Albania, Queens College, City University of New York, Baruch College, Long Island University

Medical News Today

Guiding stem cell medicine using tissue development 'roadmap'

In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston University have created a computer algorithm called CellNet as a "roadmap" for cell and tissue engineering, to ensure that cells engineered in the lab have the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Harvard University, Science, Computer Science, Biology

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Annals of Internal Medicine

Evidence-Based Risk Communication A Systematic Review

Daniella A. Zipkin, MD; Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MS; Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Allen, MD; KoKo Aung, MD, MPH; Rebecca Beyth, MD, MSc; Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc; Devin M. Mann, MD, MS; Jeremy B. Sussman, MD, MS; Deborah Korenstein, MD; Connie Schardt, MLS; Avishek Nagi, MS; Richard Sloane, MPH; and David A. Feldstein, MD From Duke University ... (more)

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Related Topix: Duke University, Durham, NC, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

OregonLive.com

Marijuana news: College students warned about medical marijuana use on campus

College students with a doctor's recommendation to use medical marijuana are likely to have a tough time consuming on campus, The Boston Globe reports .

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Business Journal

This startup's app is like Craigslist for college students

The UpTake: Classy, a free Craigslist-like app for college students, will be tested at four universities, including Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern and Babson.

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Related Topix: Craigslist., iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, UMass Boston

Examiner.com

Proof of Atheist indoctrination of children via evolution

The journal Psychological Science [1] noted that "children in preschool and early elementary school show teleological biases to explain the origins of natural objects' properties by reference to functions."

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Provider and parental assumptions on teen sex yield 'missed opportunities' for HPV vaccine

Probing deeper into the complex decisions that parents and providers face regarding the human papilloma virus vaccine, researchers found that though both parties appreciated importance of the HPV vaccine, their personal assumptions surrounding timing of administration relative to onset of sexual activity resulted in decreased vaccination rates.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, HPV, Human Sexuality, Pediatrics, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Boston.com

Comm. Ave. redesign lacks adequate plans for bikes

The spine of Boston University and a connector of commerce from Kenmore Square through Allston and out to Boston College, the avenue abounds with speeding traffic, fearless pedestrians, weaving buses, and double-parked vehicles.

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Related Topix: Boston, MA, Boston College, Opinion

Sun Aug 17, 2014

BizDeansTalk

bu.edu/jam @BusinessEdJam (Sep.30-Oct.2) Boston University bschool -...

Participants can log in from any mobile device, from anywhere, at anytime. You'll collaborate with people you might not have met at an in-person conference.

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Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Fellow

Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Posted: July 19, 2014 Location: Boston, MA Discipline: Developmental Biology, neuroscience, airway disease Job Type: Postdoc Salary: Salary + Benefits Two postdoctoral positions are available in Ai lab that is relocated from Boston University School of Medicine to Brigham and Women's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

Sat Aug 16, 2014

ABC15.com

Fact Check: Dark money attack ads in Arizona

You see them on all sides of the political debate: So-called, "dark money" attack ads that are funded by national organizations that don't have to disclose their donors.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Boston.com

Steven G. Smith for The Boston Globe In halls of academia, medical marijuana an unwelcome guest

Thomas Burke Jr., a 25-year-old US combat veteran and Yale University grad student, has a physician's permission to use medical marijuana in Connecticut to treat PTSD symptoms.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Yale University, Massachusetts, Medicine

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Daily Press & Argus

Ebola control suffers from lack of fast detection tool

Early in August, when doctors worried that a patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York had Ebola, it took nearly three days to confirm that he didn't.

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Related Topix: New York

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