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Study Links Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement, And Family Income

by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

In middle-schoolers, neuroscientists find differences in brain structures where knowledge is stored.

Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardized test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students. 840 more words

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MSU Prof Gets $1.8M Grant To Diagnose Malaria Via Smartphone

EAST LANSING — Researchers at the Michigan State University College of Engineering are getting closer to phoning home a rapid-response diagnostic test for malaria, one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases, killing about 600,000 people a year, mostly children. 392 more words

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American Treated for Ebola Released From NIH Hospital

The American patient being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was declared Ebola-free and released on Thursday.

The patient, whose identity has not been released, was volunteering for the aid group Partners in Health (PIH) in Sierra Leone, one of the three countries hit hardest during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 201 more words

Prominent scientist came to faith when he examined the data

The current head of the National Institutes of Health, Francis S. Collins, came to faith after he set out to disprove God.

“I had always assumed that faith was based on purely emotional and irrational arguments and was astounded to discover that one could build a very strong case for the plausibility of God,” he noted on CNN. 174 more words

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I found my thrill on Capitol Hill

Moving and shaking was privileged to advocate for Parkinson’s research on Capitol Hill as part of the Parkinson Action Network’s (PAN) biennial three-day conference, bringing together Parkinson’s advocates from across the nation. 66 more words

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NIH: Condition Of American Ebola Patient Improves

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health. 107 more words

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CMU Chemistry Prof Shares In $420K Grant To Fight TB

MT. PLEASANT — Benjamin Swarts, assistant professor of chemistry in Central Michigan University’s College of Science and Technology, has been awarded a $420,085 grant from the National Institutes of Health, along with Peter Woodruff, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Southern Maine. 740 more words

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