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'Select(ed)' Studies Superior Schools

How valuable is an education in improving students’ lives? A new film from documentarian Kayla McCormick follows the lives of a handful of students at a Chicago high school, including one that would go on to stardom playing basketball at Duke, and finds tremendous value, but also inequity. 233 more words

Sarasota Film Festival

Study reveals Boise State students are obsessed with... cauliflower?

Some students sit around pondering the meaning of life. At Boise State University, they sit around pondering the meaning of cauliflower.

According to Dictionary.com’s data science team, “cauliflower” is the most-searched word at BSU, ranking above common words like “metaphor,” “affect,” “effect” and “love.” 672 more words

VOICES FROM CAMPUS

Does divorce affect heart health? Women more likely to suffer: study

As if a failed marriage isn’t bad enough for the heart: new research suggests that divorce increases your risk of heart attack, even if you remarry. 628 more words

News

Alzheimer's study finds possible cause of disease

In mice with Alzheimer’s disease, immune cells called microglia (shown in the black stain) become active in areas of the brain involved in memory and consume an important amino acid, arginine. 330 more words

Science

Big news on the Alzheimer's front: potential cause discovered

Researchers have made an important discovery in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

They have observed that in Alzheimer’s patients, immune cells that normally protect the brain turn rogue, and begin to consume a vital nutrient. 101 more words

Life

Duke Guard, Apple Valley Native Tyus Jones To Enter NBA Draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the guard’s decision Wednesday.

Jones, from Apple Valley, Minn., said in a statement issued by the school that he was “faced with the tough decision of returning to a place I love or pursuing the next dream.” 377 more words

Sports

Alzheimer's breakthrough: Scientists may have found potential cause of the disease

Discovery to kickstart hunt for a treatment after years of under-investment by drug firms

By Charlie Cooper

Scientists have broken new ground in the search for an Alzheimer’s cure, discovering a new potential cause of the disease, which it may be possible to target with drug treatments. 880 more words