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2012-09-12 23:03:11

KishHealth System´s Community Cares Clinic is now the Center for Family Health and has moved to a new location at 165 E. Plank Road, Sycamore, the former DeKalb Clinic North building. The new location opened Tuesday, Sept. 4. DeKalb, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 KishHealth System´s Community Cares Clinic is now the Center for Family Health and has moved to a new location at 165 E. Plank Road, Sycamore, the former DeKalb Clinic North building. The new location opened Tuesday,...

2012-05-23 20:38:39

As U.S. presidential election campaigns heat up, candidates can expect an earful of complaints over taxes. Now a new study led by a Northern Illinois University sociologist argues that American middle-class hostilities toward the federal income tax follow a common discourse rooted in moral beliefs. “We propose that everyday tax talk among the middle class is not simply about economics or free markets. Tax talk is morally charged,” NIU sociologist Jeffrey Kidder said....

2012-04-11 22:24:07

Scientists from the University of Miami and Northern Illinois University develop guidelines to assess risk of illness from sand at recreational sites On warm days, the beach seems an ideal destination for family rest and relaxation. Who hasn't built a sand castle or been buried up to the neck in sand? However, that family fun has a dark side -- sand can harbor illness-causing microbes. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines for sand quality at recreational sites. Now, environmental...

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2012-03-30 06:34:15

A new study reports that emergency dispatchers can suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The study, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress shows that emergency workers don´t need to be personally involved in handling the emergency in order to suffer trauma. Dr. Michelle Lilly from Northern Illinois University says, “Post-Traumatic psychological disorders are usually associated with front line emergency workers, such as police officers, firefighters or combat...

2011-06-21 15:22:06

Scientists at Northern Illinois University say they have discovered a simple method for producing high yields of graphene, a highly touted carbon nanostructure that some believe could replace silicon as the technological fabric of the future. The focus of intense scientific research in recent years, graphene is a two-dimensional material, comprised of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. It is the strongest material ever measured and has other remarkable qualities,...

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2010-10-21 08:55:00

After the campus shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 and Northern Illinois University in 2008, hundreds of affected students turned to social media websites to share their grief and search for solace. A new study of these students found that their online activities neither helped nor harmed their long-term psychological health. The study, which appears in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, gives a first-of-its-kind portrait of student reactions to shootings on their campuses. It also...

2010-07-22 09:05:00

CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The energy industry is a powerful engine in the Illinois economy, directly or indirectly producing 150,000 jobs and creating $80 billion in economic output, according to a groundbreaking study released today by the Illinois Chamber Foundation. The study shows how important it is for Illinois to retain and attract well-paying energy jobs. The study, "The Economic Impacts of the Energy Industry in Illinois," was conducted by the Regional Development...

2010-04-12 07:00:00

CHICAGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The debate over replacing Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court and retrospectives about his 34-year tenure are being assisted by Bill Barnhart and Gene Schlickman, authors of a new biography of Stevens. To contact Barnhart, call him at 773-233-9806 or write bbarnhart1@comcast.net . Schlickman can be reached at 219-872-2087. Check the web site http://www.barnhartbooks.com. Their book, John Paul Stevens: An Independent Life, being published...

2010-02-24 07:00:00

WEST CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists and researchers from the Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center (NIPTRC) and Northern Illinois University along with their partners are developing a new imaging process using a proton beam that they believe will be a major medical breakthrough in the delivery of proton beam therapy for cancer patients. Research Director and Chief Physicist George Coutrakon, Ph.D. says it demonstrates that NIPTRC and NIU are already...

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2009-11-23 08:45:00

Findings add to evidence for ancient Martian ocean New research adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting the Red Planet once had an ocean. In a new study, scientists from Northern Illinois University and the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston used an innovative computer program to produce a new and more detailed global map of the valley networks on Mars. The findings indicate the networks are more than twice as extensive (2.3 times longer in total length) as had been previously...