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Preschoolers with special needs benefit from peers' strong language skills
(Association for Psychological Science) A new study provides empirical evidence that peers really can have an impact on a child's language abilities, for better or worse. While peers with strong language skills can help boost their classmates' abilities, being surrounded by peers with weak skills may hinder kids' language development. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion
(Ohio State University) The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds.

Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish
(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Improved living conditions and less gender-restricted educational opportunities reduce the cognitive disparities between men and women or improve the gap in favor of women, according to new research by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the Karolinska Institutet.

University of Houston researcher publishes textbook on tissue engineering
(University of Houston) Ravi Birla, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, has published his first book, 'Introduction to Tissue Engineering: Applications and Challenges.' The book offers a comprehensive guide to entering the field of artificial organ development.

RSV research breakthrough to help infected children
(Le Bonheur Children's Hospital) Researchers at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced results of a clinical trial of a new drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in young children in the United States and worldwide.

Creating sustainable STEM teacher preparation programs
(American Physical Society) A new study finds that faculty members who choose to champion physics teacher education, in combination with institutional motivation and commitment, ensure that STEM teacher education programs remain viable after initial funding ends.

Preliminary agenda available for 4th VEINS Conference to be held Oct. 9-12 in Chicago
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) VEINS 2014 is the premier national venous meeting for cardiologists of all specialties providing comprehensive education for the treatment of patients with venous disease. The conference will feature cutting-edge and future strategies for venous treatment and several fast-paced didactic lectures, given by a multidisciplinary group of physicians who are experienced in developing venous programs.

Rutgers University-Newark wins $3.5 million federal grant to boost minorities in STEM
(Rutgers University) Rutgers University-Newark has received a $3.5 million grant to continue its efforts in leading a statewide program to increase minority representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

Study gives new perspective on agricultural plastic, debris burning, and air quality
(USDA Forest Service - Pacific Southwest Research Station) A recent study published in the Journal of the Air and Water Association shows that inclusion of agricultural plastic in debris piles has no effect on smoke emissions.

IUPUI mathematician receives prestigious NSF Early Career Development Award
(Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science) Dr. Roland Roeder, a mathematician from the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, will receive $460,000 over the next five years from the National Science Foundation's Division of Mathematical Sciences to support his research in pure math and the training of students from the graduate to high school levels.

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