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Military Jun 17, 2010 Comments Off

Auburn and the Soldier-Athlete

The Army’s emphasis on training recruits as “soldier-athletes” inspired Col. Terrence McKenrick, commander of the 192d Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., to reach out to Auburn kinesiologist JoEllen Sefton. Each year, an estimated 14,000 soldiers cycle through nine weeks of basic combat training or fourteen weeks of infantry training. And six days a week, [...]

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General Jun 01, 2010 Comments Off

Tools for a Teen in a Relationship

With a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Auburn researcher Jennifer Kerpelman’s created an innovative series of online learning modules that help teens learn successful coping skills.

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Business May 30, 2010 Comments Off

Take a Virtual Tour Through a Chicken

Most people encounter a chicken on the dinner table, and then only parts of it. Professors in Auburn’s poultry science department want to be knowledgeable about everything chicken, including the workings of the reproductive tract. After all: no guts, no glory. So they created “virtual” chicken with the Media Production Group to better understand and illustrate what’s going on inside a chicken’s egg-making factory.

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General May 30, 2010 Comments Off

More Sleep Means Smarter Children

So children need more sleep. You probably know that. But what Auburn researcher Mona El-Sheikh wants you to know is that even minor improvements can have major effects on your child’s future happiness, success in school, and well…everything.

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Business May 30, 2010 Comments Off

DNA Makes Treatment Personal

Have you ever been sick, and it took the doctor a few tries to correctly diagnose you? Or had to try a few different treatments before finding one that worked? Ya-xiong Tao wants to change all that with “personalized medicine”.

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General May 15, 2010 Comments Off

Chemical geology reveals new clues in old rocks

Uddin and Hames uncover 320 million year old secrets and discover that the Appalachians once dwarfed the Himalayas.

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