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1 min ago | ESchool News

Discovery Education Provides Exclusive Professional Development and...

Discovery Education's Discovery Educator Network hosted 150 educators from across the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom for an immersive, week-long professional development experience.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN

4 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Physicians Warned About Counterfeit Medical Devices

Physicians should be aware of the prevalence and serious consequences associated with use of counterfeit medical devices, according to a letter to the editor published online July 20 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine .

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

8 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Video: Georgia brothers help run South African orphanage

Chris Grava, 22, shot an online video of the 30 children at the center in Khayelitsha that his brother Nick, 25, has been running for the past year and a half.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Family, Kids

12 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Vanderbilt-led study identifies genes linked to breast cancer in East Asian women

A new study in East Asian women has identified three genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

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Related Topix: Asian-American, Genetics, Biology, Science, World News, Japan,

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Aurora Advocate

Aurora School Notes

Madeline Farr, who plans to study writing in college, has been awarded a scholarship to attend Kenyon College in Gambier.

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EurekAlert!

Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H., and Robert P. Hebbel, M.D., to present 2014 ASH Beutler Lecture

The American Society of Hematology will honor Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and Robert P. Hebbel, MD, of the University of Minnesota Medical School with the 2014 Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize for their significant research advances in the area of sickle cell disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Hematology, University of Minnesota, Oncology, Johns Hopkins University

PhysOrg Weblog

New discovery may advance colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment

A Vanderbilt University-led research team has identified protein "signatures" of genetic mutations that drive colorectal cancer, the nation's second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer.

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EurekAlert!

Vanderbilt study shows therapeutic bacteria prevent obesity in mice

A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.

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Health.com

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child's stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Mothers of children with autism benefit from peer-led intervention

Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings released today in the journal Pediatrics .

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LiveScience

Doctors Can Help Identify Child Sex Trafficking in US

Child sex trafficking crimes occur every day in the United States, and doctors can play a role in identifying victims, getting them care and ultimately preventing such crimes, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Women's Health

War Is A Crime

Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators-unlike their faculty and students -are thriving.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, Ohio State University, City University of New York, US News, Liberal Political News

Discovery Educator Network

Session Archives from the DEN Summer Institute

The DEN Summer Institute wrapped up last week. It was a great week with over 125 educators gathering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN to learn, share, and collaborate with each other.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

DailyRx

Being Mindful of Parenting Stress

Parenting a child with autism and/or other disabilities can be rewarding yet stressful.

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, Medicine, Anxiety, Health, Nashville, TN

PsychCentral

Personalized Approach and Computer Tablets Improve Autistic Care

Emerging research shows that the communication skills of minimally verbal children with autism can be greatly improved through personalized interventions that are combined with the use of computer tablets.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

JD Supra

Multistate ZEV Plan Looks to Increase the Use of Zero-Emission...

This entry was authored by Hodgson Russ summer associate Jonathan Jasinski. Jonathan is a student at Vanderbilt University Law School.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds personalized approach enhances communication skills in children with autism

The three-year study examined different approaches to improving communication abilities among children with autism spectrum disorder and minimal verbal skills.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Scientific American

The U.S. Neglects Its Best Science Students

The U.S. education policy world - the entire country, for that matter - is on a quest to increase the ranks of future innovators in science and technology.

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Related Topix: University of Connecticut, Standardized Testing, Education, University of Iowa

Washington University in St. Louis

Piston named head of cell biology and physiology

David W. Piston, PhD, has been named the new head of the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Cell Biology, Biology, Medicine, Diabetes, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Physics, Cornell University

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WKRN

Woman ejected from vehicle in Springfield crash

Upon their arrival, emergency crews reported the victim was lying in a ditch. She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment.

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Related Topix: Franklin, KY

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