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Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present Findings at National Science Conference in DC

American Association for the Advancement of Science 2016 Annual Meeting

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On Darwin's birthday, IU study sheds new light on plant evolution

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A study reported Feb. 12 in the journal PLOS Biology employs genome-wide sequencing to reveal highly specific details about the evolutionary mechanisms that drove genetic divergence in 13 species of wild tomatoes that share a recent common ancestor.

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Research Could Inform New Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

New research suggests the possibility of the regrowth of dopaminergic neurons in adult mammals, which could have significant impact in treating Parkinson's Disease.

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Most Precise Measurement of Reactor Antineutrino Spectrum Reveals Intriguing Surprise

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Members of the International Daya Bay Collaboration, who track the production and flavor-shifting behavior of electron antineutrinos generated at a nuclear power complex in China, have obtained the most precise measurement of these subatomic particles' energy spectrum ever recorded.

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Caught in the Act: UW Astronomers Find a Rare Supernova ‘Impostor’ in a Nearby Galaxy

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UW astronomers Breanna Binder and Ben Williams have identified a rare type of 'supernova impostor' in a nearby galaxy, with implications for how scientists look at the short, complex lives of massive stars.

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Researchers Use Mobile Sensors to Collect Swath of Health Data at NIBIB-Funded MD2K Center

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The Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge—or MD2K—for tools to gather and interpret health data generated by wearable sensors. MD2K, headquartered at the University of Memphis, is a consortium of 12 universities and university medical centers—with 20 investigators whose research spans computing, engineering, and statistics and biomedical research.

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Paleontologists Discover Evidence of New Types of Dinosaurs in Idaho Including Tyrannosaur Ancestors

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A team of Montana State University paleontologists have identified several new types of dinosaurs from fossil evidence discovered in eastern Idaho, demonstrating the presence of a much more diverse group of theropods in the area than was previously known.

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Most Precise Measurement of Energy Range for Particles Produced by Nuclear Reactors Reveals Surprises

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An international team that includes researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has captured the most precise—and puzzling—energy measurements yet of ghostly particles called reactor antineutrinos produced at a nuclear power complex in China.

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How True Is Conventional Wisdom About Price Volatility of Tech Metals?

Preliminary research by the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and funded by the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) suggests that conventional wisdom about the high price volatility of by-product metals and minerals is generally true, but with several caveats.

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Skilled Workers: Study Shows the Talents of Leafcutter Ants

Leafcutter ants are agricultural pests that range from the southern United States through much of South America. Their complex societies rely on a division of labor inside and outside their underground nests.

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Poor Air Quality Kills 5.5 Million Worldwide Annually

New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India.

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USciences Prof's Groundbreaking Research Earns Prestigious Science Honor

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University of the Sciences biology professor Christopher Janetopoulos, PhD, co-authored a groundbreaking study that has earned the 2014-15 Newcomb Cleveland Prize given by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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New Method for Bio-Designing Yeast Could Improve Biofuel Production

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An assistant research specialist at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) has designed a new strain of yeast that could improve the efficiency of making fuel from cellulosic biomass such as switchgrass. Both the yeast strain and the method of its design could help overcome a significant bottleneck in the biofuels pipeline — namely, that the powerful solvents so good at breaking down biomass also sometimes hinder the next critical step of the process, fermentation.

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Staying Heart Healthy Through the Coldest Air of the Year This Valentine’s

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Long-Term Cancer Surviors Still Need Guidance About Screening, Side Effects, Lifestyle

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A team of researchers from Yale School of Public Health and Yale Cancer Center recently published a study in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship that addresses the needs of cancer survivors who are at least nine years beyond an initial diagnosis. In the Q &A below, authors Mary Playdon, Tara Sanft, and Brenda Cartmel, talk about how to better care for long-term survivors.

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UMD Researchers Assess Potential Public Health Impacts of Fracking in Maryland

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Following their release of a state-commissioned study on the potential public health impacts of fracking in Western Maryland, University of Maryland researchers are helping to inform the conversation about the potential risks associated with unconventional natural gas development and production.

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