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  1. Milwaukee Researcher Studies the Root Causes of ViolenceRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 25 | Newswise

    Jenna Loyd, an assistant professor of public health policy and administration in the Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee , studies the impact of violence created by social and economic forces and how it affects public health. She is also a faculty member in the university's Urban Studies area.

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  2. Embargoed Ajph Research: Tax on sweet drinks, vaccine coverage in red ...Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 23 | Newswise

    CONTACT: For copies of articles or full table of contents of an issue, contact Mandi Yohn at [email protected] or 202-777-2509. Note: Hyperlinks to the studies will go live following the embargo lift on August 23, 2016, at 4 p.m. EDT.

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  3. How Cars Could Meet Future Emissions Standards: Focus on Cold StartsRead the original story

    Monday Aug 22 | Newswise

    EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, 5 a.m. Eastern Time Note to journalists: Please report that this research will be presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. A press conference on this topic will be held Monday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern time in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  4. Nobel Prize Winner Opens Warwick Medical School BuildingRead the original story

    Monday Aug 15 | Newswise

    Nobel Prize winner Dr Randy Schekman has given the keynote speech at the opening of the latest addition to Warwick Medical School. Dr Schekman, who was honoured for his pioneering work in the fields of cell physiology and genetics flew in from the States on 11 August to mark the official opening of the Mechanochemical Cell Biology Building extension.

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  5. New Technique Shows Protein Changes in Intact Microbial CommunitiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 3 | Newswise

    By looking at how microbial proteins are modified over time, scientists can begin to understand changes in the broader community. The protein changes, or post-translational modifications , occur in response to a sensed environmental cue.

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  6. Graphene Rewrites the Rules of EngagementRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 3 | Newswise

    In what could prove to be a significant advance in fabricating new technologies, scientists discovered a new self-assembly mechanism that surprisingly drives negatively charged molecules to clump together to form islands when graphene is supported by an electrical insulator. Under these conditions, different charge interactions are not diminished, as they are when graphene is supported by a metallic substrate.

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  7. DHS S&T Awards $3.66M for Privacy-Enhancing Technology Research and DevelopmentRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2016 | Newswise

    The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has announced the award of three contracts totaling $3.66 million to fund the research and development of privacy-enhancing technologies that better defend personally identifying information and protect privacy in cyber space. Awarded through Broad Agency Announcement HSHQDC-14-R-B0014-TTA-3-0017-I , these projects are part of the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division' s Data Privacy program.

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  8. Wayne State researcher awarded $1.9M NIH grant to identify memory networks in childrenRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2016 | Newswise

    Noa Ofen, Ph.D., a Wayne State University researcher in lifespan cognitive neuroscience, received a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health to study the development of memory networks in children. Researchers will investigate brain activity predictive of memory formation in children who undergo surgery as part of clinical management of medically uncontrolled epilepsy.

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  9. Gulf Stream Slowdown to Spare Europe From Worst of Climate ChangeRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2016 | Newswise

    Europe will be spared the worst economic impacts of climate change by a slowing down of the Gulf Stream, new research predicts. Scientists have long suggested that global warming could lead to a slowdown - or even shutdown - of the vast system of ocean currents, including the Gulf Stream, that keeps Europe warm.

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  10. CED Welcomes New Faculty Member Danika CooperRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2016 | Newswise

    Berkeley, CA. Danika Cooper , a landscape designer, urbanist and researcher, has joined the College of Environmental Design in the department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design as an Assistant Professor.

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  11. Department of City & Regional Planning Welcomes Professor Daniel A. RodriguezRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2016 | Newswise

    Berkeley, CA. Doctor Daniel A. Rodriguez is joining the College of Environmental Design this fall as Chancellor's Professor of City and Regional Planning.

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  12. Researchers Identify Calorie-Burning Pathway in Fat Cells with Potential for Obesity TreatmentRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2016 | Newswise

    Newswise - BOSTON - Investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a natural molecular pathway that enables cells to burn off calories as heat rather than store them as fat. This raises the possibility of a new approach to treating and preventing obesity, diabetes, and other obesity-linked metabolic disorders including cancer.

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  13. Keeping Cool with a Black SemiconductorRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2016 | Newswise

    As anyone who has held a laptop computer or cell phone knows, they produce heat that has the potential to damage the microchips inside. However, layered, crystalline black phosphorus could lead to a new microchip design that lets heat flow away and keeps electrons moving.

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  14. Anti-Anxiety Medication Limits Empathetic Behavior in RatsRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2016 | Newswise

    Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, validates studies that show rats are emotionally motivated to help other rats in distress.

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  15. Saturday Night at the Movies: 3D Sneak Preview of Dancing Platinum Particles at Atomic ResolutionRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2016 | Newswise

    For the first time, near-atomic-resolution movies of individual nanocrystals rotating in solution were used to determine the three-dimensional atomic structure of nanocrystals. The results yielded insights into the structure and growth mechanisms of these materials.

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  16. Embargoed Ajph Research: Return on Investment in Public Health,...Read the original story

    Jun 16, 2016 | Newswise

    According to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health , the return on investment in California county public health departments is greater than investments in medical care. Timothy Brown, PhD, with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, estimated the average return on investment for overall spending in California country public health departments from 2001-2009 by examining peer-reviewed journal articles published as part of a larger project to develop a method for determining public health return on investment by using a health economics framework.

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  17. Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell Wins 5th Annual Fisher-Hopper Prize for...Read the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | Newswise

    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY'S HAAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-Go into any Walmart and you can always find a good deal on everything from household supplies to casual clothing. But while Walmart stores in California may offer a wide range of organic vegetables, those in Colorado carry a wider variety of fishing and sporting gear.

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  18. New Material Has Potential to Cut Costs and Make Nuclear Fuel Recycling CleanerRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | Newswise

    BERKELEY, Calif. and RICHLAND, Wash.-Researchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing.

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  19. Copper Is Key in Burning FatRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2016 | Newswise

    A new study is further burnishing copper's reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and at the University of California, Berkeley, has found that copper plays a key role in metabolizing fat.

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  20. Novel Immunotherapy Approach Shows Promise in Blood CancersRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | Newswise

    A protein known as STING plays a crucial role in the immune system's ability to "sense" cancer by recognizing and responding to DNA from tumor cells. Injection of compounds that activate the STING pathway directly into solid tumors in mice has been shown in prior studies to result in very potent anti-tumor immune responses.

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