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Nearly $1 million NSF grant will support UT Arlington doctoral students
(University of Texas at Arlington) A new grant from the National Science Foundation will help UT Arlington's Bridge to the Doctorate program increase diversity in science and engineering.

Winners of the 2014 Semantic Web Challenge announced at the International Semantic Web Conference
(Elsevier) The winners of the 2014 Semantic Web Challenge have been announced. Selected by a jury of leading experts in the computer science discipline from both academia and industry, winners were announced at the International Semantic Web Conference held in Riva del Garda, Italy, this month. Both the challenge and awards were sponsored by Elsevier.

Young adults ages 18 to 26 should be viewed as separate subpopulation in policy and research
(National Academy of Sciences) Young adults ages 18-26 should be viewed as a separate subpopulation in policy and research, because they are in a critical period of development when successes or failures could strongly affect the trajectories of their lives, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

Clinical practice guidelines address multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer
(Elsevier) The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction, area where the esophagus meets the stomach.

Elsevier announces the winner of the 5th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences
(Elsevier) Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the editors of the leading international journal Chemical Physics Letters are pleased to announce the winner of the 5th Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences. The award goes to Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas from the University of Cambridge, UK for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of the structures of solids and development and application of the concept of single-site heterogeneous catalysis.

Breakdown in gut barriers to bacteria may promote inflammation and craving in alcoholics
(Elsevier) Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract fulfill many vital functions and are critical for digestion. Yet, these same bacteria can induce strong inflammatory responses by the immune system if they penetrate the gut and enter the bloodstream.

Eiman Azim wins 2014 Eppendorf & Science Prize
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Eiman Azim is the 2014 grand prize winner in the annual international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. Azim is being recognized for his exceptional research contributions into the neural circuits that control skilled movement.

GW School of Engineering and Applied Science inducts 6 members into hall of fame
(George Washington University) The ceremony took place Oct. 23 and highlighted six alumni who have excelled in their field.

Elsevier announces the winners of the 2014 Tetrahedron Prize
(Elsevier) Elsevier and the Executive Board of Editors of the Tetrahedron journal series are pleased to announce that the 2014 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic & Biomedicinal Chemistry has been awarded to Professor Barry Trost, Stanford University, USA and Jiro Tsuji, Honorary professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. They jointly receive the award for their outstanding contributions to organic chemistry.

Aortic valve replacement appears safe, effective in very elderly patients
(Elsevier) Aortic valve replacement can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality, according to a study in the November 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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