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Scientists Find New Genetic Influences on Fat Distribution

Texas Biomed scientists part of consortium finding new areas of genetic influence for body fat distribution in multiethnic study

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Environment, Biology, Environmental Science, Technology, Ecology, Geochemistry

Study of Microbes Reveals New Insight About Earth’s Geology and Carbon Cycles

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Tiny microbes play a big role in cycling carbon and other key elements through our air, water, soil and sediment. Researchers who study these processes at Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that these microbial communities are significantly affected by the types of carbon “food” sources available. Their findings reveal that the type of carbon source affects not only the composition and activity of natural microbial communities, but also in turn the types of mineral products that form in their environment.

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How the Darkness and the Cold Killed the Dinosaurs

Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the air after the well-known impact of a large asteroid and blocking the sunlight for several years, had a profound influence on life on Earth.

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Exeter Research Helps Protect Loggerhead Turtles

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A long-running research and conservation project is helping save an at-risk species of turtle.

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Health, Exercise, Walking, health incentives, Older Adults

Older Adults Walk More for Money and Opportunity to Donate to Charity

Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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University Of Nebraska, university of nebraska-lincoln, SEC, Securities And Exchange Commission, Sarbanes Oxley, Tom Omer, Compliance, Taxes, corporate tax

Study: More Disclosure Drives Major Companies to Pay More in Taxes

There's perhaps an unintended consequence of the SEC getting better information to investors: Firms paying up to $3 billion of additional federal, state and foreign government taxes in a single year.

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Common Epilepsies Share Genetic Overlap with Rare Types

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian showed that several genes implicated in rare forms of pediatric epilepsy also contribute to common forms of the disorder.

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Pharmaceucticals, Biochemistry, Proteins, formalism, Biomolecules, Cells, Drugs, drugs design

U of A Chemist Develops New Theory for Explaining the Function of Proteins

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A University of Arkansas chemist and his collaborator at North Carolina State University have developed a new theory for explaining how proteins and other biomolecules function based on movement and change of shape and structure rather than content.

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Indoor Air Pollution, Indoor Air Quality, cookstoves, Pregnancy and Hypertension, Developing Countries, Global Health, Clean Fuel, clean-burning fuel, Kerosene, wood burning

Clean-Fuel Cookstoves May Improve Cardiovascular Health in Pregnant Women

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Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Nigeria: Clean-Burning Stoves Improve Health for New Mothers

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In a clinical trial in Nigeria that replaced biomass and kerosene cookstoves with clean-burning ethanol stoves, researchers were able to reduce by two-thirds the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in pregnant women.

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Gifted Students Benefit From Ability Grouping

Schools should use both ability grouping and acceleration to help academically talented students, reports a new Northwestern University study that examined a century of research looking at the controversial subject.

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iron, Anemia, Kidney Disease

Trial Finds Oral Iron Drug Safe and Effective for Treating Anemia in Kidney Disease Patients

• In a phase 3 trial of patients with chronic kidney disease, 52.1% of patients receiving oral ferric citrate experienced a significant boost in hemoglobin levels (a reflection of red blood cell counts) compared with 19.1% of patients receiving placebo. • A treatment effect was seen as early as 1-2 weeks after the start of treatment, and the response was durable.

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Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Pharyngeal Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Sex, Race and Financial Factors Affect Rates of Jaw Surgery for Sleep Apnea

Jaw advancement surgery is one of the most effective surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—but it's less likely to be performed in men, racial/ethnic minorities, lower-income groups, and patients with Medicare coverage, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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University of Miami Doctors Publish Study of First Locally-Acquired Zika Transmission

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Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians with the University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine published a case study today in The New England Journal of Medicine, describing in detail the nation's first locally-transmitted case of Zika.

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Being Rude to Your Child’s Doctor Could Lead to Worse Care

Emotions tend to run high in hospitals, and patients or patients’ loved ones can be rude to medical professionals when they perceive inadequate care.

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Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine, Violence against hospital workers

'Data-Driven' Approach May Reduce Violence to Hospital Workers

A worksite intervention using unit-level data on violent events can lead to lower risks of patient-to-worker violence and injury to hospital staff, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Classic Video Game System Used to Improve Understanding of the Brain

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Researchers use Donkey Kong to help guide new approaches in neuroscience.

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Dengue, Genetically Modified Mosquito

Researchers Create Mosquito Resistant to Dengue Virus

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have genetically modified mosquitoes to resist infection from dengue virus, a virus that sickens an estimated 96 million people globally each year and kills more than 20,000, mostly children.

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Mapping Movements of Alien Bird Species

The global map of alien bird species has been produced for the first time by a UCL-led team of researchers. It shows that human activities are the main determinants of how many alien bird species live in an area but that alien species are most successful in areas already rich with native bird species.

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TSRI Scientists Discover Master Regulator of Cellular Aging

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a protein that fine-tunes the cellular clock involved in aging.







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