NJIT’s Brooke Flammang wins 2019 Young Investigator Award

Brooke Flammang, assistant professor of biological sciences at NJIT, has been named winner of the 2019 Steven Vogel Young Investigator Award by the scientific journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. Flammang is the third-ever winner of the international award, started in 2017 in honor of biomechanics pioneer Steven Vogel. The honor is externally nominated by the journal…

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Infant home visiting program linked to less child abuse

DURHAM, N.C. — Family Connects, a program where nurses conduct home visits for newborns and their families, is linked to substantial reductions in child maltreatment investigations in children’s earliest years, according to new research from Duke University. Program participants had 44 percent lower rates of child maltreatment investigations during children’s first 24 months of life,…

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Wide-ranging gender disparities remain in pediatrics

Three commonly argued justifications for the persistent discrimination and gender bias that prevent women from rising to leadership positions in the field of pediatric medicine have been debunked by a Drexel University College of Medicine researcher and colleagues in a special article published in the November 2019 issue of the journal Pediatrics. The article goes…

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A Sculpture for Brooklyn’s New Golden Age?

Standing at the newly constructed intersection of Tillary and Adams Streets, near the exit from the Brooklyn Bridge, is a new, 22-foot bronze arm with the index finger pointing skyward. Commissioned by New York City’s Percent for Art program, the permanent sculpture was created by Hank Willis Thomas and is titled “Unity” (2019). Is this…

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Cynthia Schmitt, Tracie Palmer

Cynthia Anne Schmitt and Tracie Lynn Palmer were married in a self-uniting ceremony on Nov. 9 in the auditorium of the Bok Building, a former technical high school converted into retail and studio spaces, in Philadelphia. Heather Marg Bracken, a meditation teacher of the couple, led the ceremony incorporating Buddhist traditions. Ms. Schmitt (left), 42,…

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Medical News Today: A compound in avocados may reduce type 2 diabetes

A fat molecule found only in avocados shows signs of strengthening insulin sensitivity, according to research in mice. Share on PinterestAvocados contain a compound that could be a secret weapon against type 2 diabetes. Avocados aren’t merely a tasty addition to a diet — they contain a fat molecule that may safely reduce insulin resistance.…

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Scot Coughlin, David Kesselman

Scot Brian Coughlin and David Kenneth Kesselman were married Nov. 7 at the Women’s National Republican Club in New York. Cyril K. Bedford, a retired civil court housing judge in New York, officiated. On Nov. 4 the couple took part in a ceremony at the same location, led by John Van Ness Philip, a friend…

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