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July 25, 2013
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Link between low vitamin D blood levels and heart disease varies by race

Low vitamin D blood levels are linked to greater risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks and Hispanics, according to a study appearing this week in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Growing … Continue reading

March 27, 2013
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One brain-y student

Erin Diamond shines as a brain researcher In October 2010 freshman Erin Diamond first walked into Yang Zhang’s lab, knowing nothing about his specialty: brain imaging.  Before the day was out, she was setting up experiments, putting an EEG cap … Continue reading

March 9, 2013
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Business Leaders Share Insights on U.S.-China Relations

Developing globalization strategies for American and Chinese companies was the topic of a panel discussion at Yale on March 2. Titled “China and the U.S. — Dual Engines of Global Growth,” the event was hosted by China Economic Forum (CEF), … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
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Unchecked Antibiotic Use in Animals May Affect Global Human Health

The increasing production and use of antibiotics, about half of which is used in animal production, is mirrored by the growing number of antibiotic resistance genes, or ARGs, effectively reducing antibiotics’ ability to fend off diseases – in animals and … Continue reading

October 6, 2012
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Second-generation Immigrants Outperform Mainstream Populations in the US, Canada, and Australia

TORONTO, ON – A new study published by the Social Science Research journal reveals that second-generation Chinese and South Asian immigrants in the US, Canada, and Australia are more successful than the respective mainstream populations (third- and higher-generation whites). Jeffrey … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
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Tongue Analysis Software Developed at MU Uses Ancient Chinese Medicine to Warn of Disease

COLUMBIA, Mo. — For 5,000 years, the Chinese have used a system of medicine based on the flow and balance of positive and negative energies in the body. In this system, the appearance of the tongue is one of the … Continue reading

February 29, 2012
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Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

*Milestone lets users explore a re-imagined, no-compromises Windows experience.* BARCELONA, Spain — Feb. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview — the next milestone of the Windows operating system. This latest preview … Continue reading

February 26, 2012
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Celebration of Spring

*UD Confucius Institute director answers questions about Chinese New Year* The Year of the Dragon is now under way. What does this new year mean, and how do Chinese families typically celebrate it?  Jianguo Chen, associate professor of Chinese and … Continue reading