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Protecting new neurons reduces depression caused by stress

Scientists probing the link between depression and a hormone that controls hunger have found that the hormone's antidepressant activity is due to its ability to protect newborn neurons in a part of the brain that controls mood, memory, and complex eating behaviors.

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Related Topix: Depression

Tue Apr 22, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Glaucoma drug helps women with blinding disorder linked to obesity

On the left is a normal optic nerve and on the right is the optic nerve swelling seen in IIH.

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Related Topix: Glaucoma, Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Headache, Diamox, Acetazolamide (generic), Ophthalmology

Newswise

Depressed? Researchers Identify New Anti-Depressant Mechanisms, Therapeutic Approaches

April 22, 2014 - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that could benefit people suffering from depression .

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KCRG

Manchester Woman Charged After Child Falls From Window

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - A Manchester woman faces two counts of child endangerment after police say she allowed her young children to play near an open window, causing one of them to fall from the second floor.

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Related Topix: Marshalltown, IA, Manchester, IA, Iowa City, IA, Delaware County, IA

KEYC Television, Mankato, MN

UI burn center warns people of fertilizer dangers

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Doctors at the University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center say they are worried by a spike in injuries from anhydrous ammonia, a chemical used to fertilize corn crops.

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA, Agriculture, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

About half of cancelled time in OR due to inpatients

About half of cancelled time in the operating room is due to inpatients, according to a study published online April 9 in Anesthesia & Analgesia .

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Related Topix: Iowa City, IA

Philly.com

Swarthmore novelist channels 'Rebecca' in tale of art, love

By the time she was 6, Swarthmore novelist Rachel Pastan knew she would become a writer.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Rebecca, Swarthmore, PA, Bennington College, Swarthmore College, Entertainment

Mon Apr 21, 2014

InfoWorld

Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon

Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean more Read this success story and learn how a robust API an d secure API Management powered Keep's iOS app to become one of the most popular apps in the Lifestyle category in the iTunes App Store.

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Related Topix: Computers, CPU, Science / Technology, New York University

Wall Street Journal

Taking Another Crack at Short Stories

In Elizabeth McCracken's new book, "Thunderstruck & Other Stories," her characters are frequently on the move, whether they are relocating, escaping or vanishing from sight.

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KCJJ-AM Iowa City

UI Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct Holds First Meeting

UI Student Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct Holds First Meeting Hughes 4-21-14 University of Iowa President Sally Mason and other campus officials were on hand Monday as a new student advisory group on combating sexual assault held its inaugural meeting.

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T.H.E. Journal

U Iowa Researchers Tackle Cheap Magnetic to Optical Data Transfer for Plastic Chips

Cheap, flexible computers may be one step closer to reality, thanks to researchers at the University of Iowa and New York University .

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Related Topix: New York University, Physics, Science, CPU, Science / Technology

The Times-Delphic

Des Moines offers affordable attractions for student budgets

Whether you have pocket lint or a small wad of cash, it helps to have some go-to inexpensive places to take a date or a bunch of friends.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, IA, Drake University

ArkansasBusiness.com

CEO Marcy Doderer on Arkansas Children's Hospital Long-term Plans To Stay Ranked, Healthy

Before joining Arkansas Children's Hospital, Doderer was the vice president and administrator of the Children's Hospital of San Antonio, part of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System.

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Time

What Law Schools Can Teach Colleges about Lowering Tuition

Administrators are being forced to cut prices as fewer students apply to law school.

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Related Topix: Roger Williams University, Georgetown University, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University, Ohio Northern University

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Daily Kos

Open thread for night owls. Mauk: A century after it happened, the Ludlow massacre still matters

At The New Yorker , Ben Mauk, who teachers writing at the University of Iowa, writes The Ludlow Massacre Still Matters : On April 20, 1914, members of the Colorado National Guard opened fire on a group of armed coal miners and set fire to a makeshift settlement in Ludlow, Colorado, where more than a thousand striking workers and their families were ... (more)

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Sag Harbor Online

Mural Gets a Makeover

You might think that we already know all there is to know about Jackson Pollock's life and work, but you'd be wrong.

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Related Topix: Mexico, NY

KCRG

University of Iowa Researcher Discover Muscle-Saving Compound in Tomatoes

You've probably heard of people trying to compare apples and oranges at some point.

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SFGate

Legislative leaders push for adjournment

Disagreements remain on several budget bills and priorities Gov. Terry Branstad outlined at the beginning of the year still have obstacles to overcome, but leaders in the Legislature say ending the 2014 session this week is likely.

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Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, US News

Forward

Virtues of the Marathon Rabbi

Even before my first day on the job, 44 years ago, as I was stocking up at a supermarket for my new residence, a soon-to-be congregant approached me in the parking lot.

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Related Topix: Religion, Judaism

Tama News-Herald

Iowa Brass quintent at Wieting Monday, April 21

Let the trumpets sound.as well as a trombone, a horn, and a tuba!! The Iowa Brass Quintet, or IBQ, is the next event of the Wieting Theatre and Opera House's Inaugural Fine Arts series.

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