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3 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology

Bacteria Swim with Bodies and Flagella

When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University.


Related Topix: UC Merced, Merced, CA

7 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Investors Should Tune In For Townsquare Media IPO

TSQ, an owner and operator of radio stations in small- and mid-sized markets in the United States, plans to raise $125.0 million in its upcoming IPO.


Related Topix: Greenwich, CT, Columbia University

15 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Home coaching visit decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients

A new study in Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that an hour-long educational coaching session and two or three follow-up phone calls after a hospital stay reduced re-admission odds by 39 percent among Medicare patients.


Related Topix: Medicare, Medicine

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Dr. Surendra Sharma honored by professional association

Surendra Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown... Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, a research scientist and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert ... (more)


Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science, Obstetrics and Gynecology


Diagnostic criteria for Christianson Syndrome

These scans show atrophy of the cerebellum in a boy with Christianson Syndrome. This symptom was observed in some, but not all boys, with the condition.


Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine, Genetics

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Ellen Powers

Ellen Jane Powers, age 73, of Clinton St., Westfield, died Thursday evening, July 17, 2014 surrounded by family in Westfield.


Related Topix: Westfield, NY, Dunkirk, NY, Fredonia, NY, Chautauqua County, NY, Mayville, NY

Washington Times

JAMA opinion piece calls for ending lifetime ban on blood donation by gay men

Gay marriage laws and court rulings against sexual-orientation discrimination are all signs that it's time for the federal government to change its blood-donor policy for gay and bisexual men, authors said in a commentary released Saturday.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Hemophilia, Health, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company Announces 2014-2016 Cohort of Playwriting Fellows

Huntington Theatre Company announces its 2014-2016 cohort of Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Mia Chung, John J King, Sam Marks , and Nina Louise Morris on.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Yale University, Trinity College

Barnstable Patriot

This Just In...7-18-14

We remember the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the confrontation between President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev.


Related Topix: Hyannis, MA, Events, Provincetown, MA, Woods Hole, MA

I-Team: Feds start sexual violence investigation at Brown

The NBC 10-I-Team broke the story in June that two Brown University football players are under criminal investigation for rape by Providence police, yet remain on the University's football team roster.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Providence College

Detroit Free Press

U-M's Schlissel sees steep learning curve as new president

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel smiles before the start of his first Regents' Meeting at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Thursday, July 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Rick Snyder, US Governors, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

The Daily Caller

FINALLY! An Ivy League Anthropology Professor Says Something Intelligent

Brown University anthropology professor Dwight Heath has broken with the decades of obscure scholarly work produced in his academic field by declaring very practically that states across America should lower the legal drinking age.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, US News, Conservative Political News

WLNE-TV Providence

Brown Professor pushing to lower the drinking age

By: Melissa Randall As the minimum legal drinking age turns 30 in the U.S. some people are daring to ask the unpopular question of did we get it right? The legal drinking age is 21, signed into law July 17, 1984, but a local professor from Brown University says that number should be lowered.


Thu Jul 17, 2014


Study: Hour-long home coaching decreases re-admission, costs for Medicare patients

This is Stefan Gravenstein, MD, Interim Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.


Related Topix: Medicare, Case Western Reserve University, Medicine

Business Journal

Duke ranks No. 10 on list of most entrepreneurial schools

Duke's top-10 ranking is part of a forward-looking list that represents alumni who are ready to become entrepreneurs, in addition to repeat entrepreneurs, the report says.


Related Topix: Babson College, Princeton University

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Should U.S. lower its drinking age?

When asked what the minimum legal drinking age should be in the U.S., Heath says 8, or maybe even 6. No, the Brown University anthropology professor is not advocating getting kids drunk.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Teenagers

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Catena chosen for NFF Gold Medal

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame recently announced that Dr. Tom G. Catena and George M. Weiss have been named the co-recipients of the 2014 NFF Gold Medal.


The Economist

Getting from C to B

CHEMISTS delight in finding out new ways atoms can arrange themselves to form novel, potentially useful molecules.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science


Remembering John F. Kennedy Jr.

Editor's note: On July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., the only son of President John F. Kennedy, was killed when a plane he was piloting to attend a cousin's wedding crashed into the ocean off Martha's Vineyard.


Related Topix: Folk, The Kennedys, Alabama, Alabama Government, Prison, Opinion

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Engineering Ethics Into A Robot

What is the human responsibility of creating artificial intelligence with moral autonomy? How can we engineer ethics into a robot responsibly? Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, among others around the world, are investigating these and other questions together with the US Navy with the goal ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Science, Computer Science, Tufts University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute