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January 19, 2014
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Study: CT Scans Could Bolster Forensic Database to ID Unidentified Remains

A study from North Carolina State University finds that data from CT scans can be incorporated into a growing forensic database to help determine the ancestry and sex of unidentified remains. The finding may also have clinical applications for craniofacial … Continue reading

November 14, 2013
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Mutual benefits: Stressed-out trees boost sugary rewards to ant defenders

ANN ARBOR — When water is scarce, Ecuador laurel trees ramp up their investment in a syrupy treat that sends resident ant defenders into overdrive, protecting the trees from defoliation by leaf-munching pests. The water-stressed tropical forest trees support the … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
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Another Yale Nobel: Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, has been awarded a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He shares the award — formally, the 2013 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel — … Continue reading

September 9, 2013
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Winning poster

CANR doctoral student Weir wins first place at 2013 ISES conference Before coming to the University of Delaware, Jessica Weir had never heard of the International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) conference.  Now, after a year spent helping Carissa Wickens, … Continue reading

May 17, 2013
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Brick by brick

Professor, author Robertson discusses innovation evolution at Lego When you hear Lego, if all you think about are shiny, plastic bricks and toys, think again. From a toy concept brought to life by a carpenter to tales of failed innovation … Continue reading

March 26, 2013
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Bio for nano

Engineers work to create new biomaterials with energy technology applications When automotive engineers want to create a new car, they don’t build thousands of prototypes. Instead, they create computer models and run simulations for performance, efficiency and desirability before a … Continue reading

March 22, 2013
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Study stops stress-based drug relapse in rats

In a new study in Neuron, scientists identified specific key steps in the chain of events that causes stress-related drug relapse. They identified the exact region of the brain where the events take place in rat models and showed that … Continue reading

January 31, 2013
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Broker Fees from Mutual Funds Affect Advice; Predict Worse Performance, New Study Says

TORONTO, ON – Brokers are supposed to recommend investments that are in the best interests of their clients. But a study published in the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Finance has found that mutual funds offering higher broker … Continue reading