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University of Kansas Medical Center: Early Clinical Trial Results On A New Alzheimer's Drug May Point To New Treatments
KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Sept. 30 (TNSres) -- The University of Kansas Medical Center issued the following news:

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Jeffrey Burns, co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, says early results of studies on lecanemab are promising.

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Alzheimer's researchers, including those at the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, are cautiously optimistic about the early results of a drug announced earlier this week by drugmaker Biogen and its partner, Eisai.

Lecanemab has shown promising results in slowing Alzheimer's in its early stages, according to documents ... Show Full Article

University of Arkansas-Little Rock: Leiterman Hopes To Inspire Girls To Pursue Cybersecurity Careers Through Oct. 11 Event
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 30 (TNSconf) -- The University of Arkansas issued the following news:

Sandra Leiterman, managing director of the UA Little Rock Cyber Arena, knows how important it is to inspire girls who are interested in studying careers in technology.

The professional industry has a limited number of women in the field, and many girls lose interest during the formative junior high and high school years. That's what Leiterman is hoping to change during an Empowering Women in Cybersecurity Summit.

"Women currently only represent 11% of the cybersecurity field, so we hope events ... Show Full Article

Pomona College Welcomes New Faculty Members
CLAREMONT, California, Sept. 30 (TNSper) -- Pomona College issued the following news:

Pomona College welcomes eight new faculty to tenure-track and tenured positions this fall. Several have been teaching at the College as postdoctoral fellows, lecturers and visiting professors; one is returning to the College as an alumna; and three are new to Pomona.

Malachai Bandy, assistant professor of music, has a vibrant performing career on many historical instruments, including the viola da gamba, violone and Renaissance double reeds. His current scholarly projects concern musical expressions of occult ... Show Full Article

Making The Grade: MSU Scientists Apply High-Resolution Imaging Technology To Detect Poultry Quality Defects
STARKVILLE, Mississippi, Sept. 30 (TNSres) -- The Mississippi State University issued the following news:

Mississippi State scientists are applying powerful imaging technology that detects subsurface bruising in fruits as a potential way to identify and grade meat quality defects in poultry.

With the goal of developing an automated, reliable method with less human error than manual inspection, MSU scientists with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station are conducting research on the feasibility of sinusoidal-illumination imaging, or SII technology, as that novel tool. The ... Show Full Article

K-State Strategic Enrollment Efforts Making Progress
MANHATTAN, Kansas, Sept. 30 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release:

Kansas State University is seeing returns on strategic enrollment management efforts with more diversity among new students and increases in new freshman, transfer and graduate enrollment.

New freshman enrollment for fall 2022 increased by 2.1% across all campuses, including an increase of 2.9% on the Manhattan campus. The university also increased new transfer student enrollment by 1.3% and new graduate student enrollment by 1.5%, both across all campuses.

"The growth in our new student enrollment is significant," ... Show Full Article

Indiana University Law School: Civil Practice Clinic Student Takes Part In Argument In Indiana Court Of Appeals
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Sept. 30 (TNSgov) -- The Indiana University McKinney School of Law issued the following news:

IU McKinney Civil Practice Clinic student Anna Cron took part in an oral argument before the Indiana Court of Appeals in the case, Deon Wilford v. State of Indiana. The argument took place September 12.

Cron was one of the students who helped draft an amicus brief in the case during the spring 2022 semester.

The clinic, as part of its work during the academic year, routinely checks for appeals that are filed relating to expungements. If there is an appeal that presents an issue ... Show Full Article

CUNY Graduate Center Receives Funding For National Language Resource Center
NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (TNSfund) -- The City University of New York's Graduate Center issued the following news:

The CUNY Graduate Center's Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context (ILETC) was awarded a second round of funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Language Resource Centers program, totaling $630,000 over the next four years for its Center for Integrated Communities (CILC). The Department of Education's competitive grant program aims to establish, enhance, and operate centers to improve the nation's capacity for teaching languages other than English. CILC ... Show Full Article