In a pictorial feature marking the 25th anniversary of Beijing's Tiananmen Square massacre, photos by David Turnley, associate professor of art and design, chronicle the pro-democracy protests and the bloody crackdown by Chinese troops.
"We hope the implant will bring light back into our patients' worlds, allowing them to detect shapes of people and objects in their environment," said Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, who along with Dr. David Zacks, associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, performed the first two surgeries in the U.S. to implant an artificial retina.
A review of "The Cosmic Cocktail" by Katherine Freese, professor of physics, says that readers of her book will "end up thinking that being a physicist is certainly important and definitely difficult — but (that) it could also be a lot of fun."
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Research by David Hutton, assistant professor of health management and policy, and industrial and operations engineering, shows that switching from an expensive eye medication to a similar, much cheaper medication could save Medicare $18 billion over the next decade and the U.S. health system $29 billion in private insurance payments.
A study by Dr. Beth Tarini, assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, was cited in a column about diagnosing an ordinary health problem as a disease and the significant impact it can have on people's health and the nation's health care budget.
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Karen Peterson, professor of environmental health sciences, commented on research that shows certain traits in children and teens with type 1 diabetes increase their risk of becoming overweight or obese.
Allen Burton, professor of natural resources and environment, and earth and environmental sciences, was quoted in a story about the Obama administration's five-year blueprint for Great Lakes environmental protection that would put greater emphasis on climate change and using science to choose cleanup projects.
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Joanna Kroll, director of career development at the School of Information, spoke about what job recruiters and companies want to see from new college graduates.
Matthew Shapiro, professor of economics, was quoted about his research that uses Twitter to estimate the number of new job seekers.
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Julia Adler-Milstein, assistant professor of information, and health management and policy, was interviewed about three health systems in Camden, N.J., that have agreed to share patient data on the city's 30,000 residents enrolled in Medicaid.