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U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

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U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

November 14, 2018 0 comments

A University study published last month shows that a pathway for making memories is changed when alcohol, even in small amounts, is consumed — a finding that has implications for understanding addiction.

Gradient nanotwin boundaries strengthen the structure of certain metals, which allows for improved performance in machines and offers potential applications in the production of cars and handheld devices.

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Researchers explore method to make metals stronger

November 12, 2018 0 comments

As research in engineering leads to advancements in design, technology and methods, scientists strive to strengthen materials. University researchers recently analyzed the benefits of gradient nanotwin boundaries — tiny linear divisions with identical structures on either side — in certain metals, such as copper.

Nonfatal injuries cost U.S. nearly $1.8 trillion yearly

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Nonfatal injuries cost U.S. nearly $1.8 trillion yearly

November 11, 2018 0 comments

From broken bones to concussions, injuries afflict millions across the United States. While some may appear common and of minimal consequence in the long term, they can quickly drain individuals’ pockets and well-being.

Child outcomes affected by father’s background

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Child outcomes affected by father’s background

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Teenage mothers are often blamed for the hard circumstances that their children may face, but fathers may play a role in the future success of their children, according to a new study co-authored by Anna Aizer, professor of economics.

Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

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Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

October 31, 2018 0 comments

While the future of data transmission may lie in the hands of terahertz technology, there is still a ways to go until it is crowned heir to the tech throne.

At the annual Ceremony of Gratitude, medical students meet the families of those who donated their bodies to help students learn about anatomy.

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Med School promotes humanistic medicine

October 31, 2018 0 comments

At the end of a year dissecting and studying cadavers, first-year students at the Alpert Medical School host an annual Ceremony of Gratitude.

Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

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Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

October 29, 2018 0 comments

In a study of a species of brightly-flowering trees, a University professor used satellite imagery to observe how the trees’ population density affects their spread.

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Study shows breastfed infants have higher stress tolerance

October 29, 2018 0 comments

A study published this month illustrates a biological link between a mother’s breastfeeding and other nurturing behaviors on the health of her baby. The study showed that breastfeeding is associated with higher tolerance to stress, as indicated by difference levels in cortisol — ­a stress response hormone.

In addition to developing new criteria for using lumbar punctures to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, University researchers are exploring the use of eye exams for early detection.

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U. Professor integrates use of spinal taps in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

October 22, 2018 0 comments

In the battle to understand Alzheimer’s disease, advancements in the testing and development of new technologies aim to provide stronger support for treatment.

University study examines effects of SNAP benefits

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University study examines effects of SNAP benefits

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Families who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use fewer discount coupons and allot more money for spending on food than they would without assistance, according to a forthcoming paper in the American Economic Review by Justine Hastings and Jesse Shapiro, professors of economics.