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Estrogen May Stop Infection-Induced Brain Inflammation

Songbird study reveals new clues about the interplay between the body's neuroendocrine and immune systems.
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Political activism among women has swelled in the wake of the 2016 election.

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The Trump Effect: Despite Increase in Political Activism, Few Women Seek Office

A new study by AU School of Public Affairs Professor Jennifer Lawless, and Loyola Marymount University Professor Richard Fox, found that despite an increase in political activism, women continue to lag behind men in political ambition.
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Seeing Inside Coral

Scientists, including American University’s Kiho Kim, are using new technologies that make it possible to see inside coral, to examine the skeleton cores for devastation caused by humans.
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Turkey’s National Healthcare Program Significantly Reduces Infant Mortality

A new study coauthored by SPA Professor Erdal Tekin, links a nationwide medical program in Turkey to a 25.5 percent reduction in infant mortality.
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Use of Natural Gas Linked to Improved Air Quality, Infant Health in Turkey

Improved air quality in Turkey results in healthier infants, according to a recent study published in "The Economic Journal" by SPA Professor Erdal Tekin.
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Innovative Managers Improve Performance in Nursing Homes, Says New Study

SPA Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan, SPA Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ken Meier, and their co-authors studied the effect of management on U.S. nursing homes.
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The Trump administration's executive order on refugees was met with protests at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

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Refuge and the American Dream: CAS Doctoral Grad Examines Resettlement Issues

Anthropology Ph.D. Christopher Partridge researches refugees in North Carolina.
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Political Partisanship Influences Racial Inequality in Education Outcomes, Says New Book

The significant effect of partisanship on African American K-12 students is the focus of a new book, "The Politics of African-American Education."
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A red house is sandwiched between new development projects in Washington, D.C.

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New Book Highlights the Challenges of Gentrification

Metropolitan Policy Center Director Derek Hyra’s book, "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City," examines D.C.’s rapidly changing economic landscape.
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A small child staring at a hand gun within reach on a table.

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High-profile Mass Shooting Incidences Associated with Improved Gun Safety at Home

In the wake of high profile shootings, how do the parents of young children respond with regard to guns in the home?
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