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Study Underscores Benefit of Smartphone Use to Track Children’s Health

The research appears in JAMA Pediatrics on March 20. “The take-home message is that a smartphone can help a child be healthier across a number of health care behaviors, like making sure they get vaccines or eat a healthy diet,” said co-author...
16-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Herping’ St. Patrick’s Day! Herpetologists Ponder St. Patrick, Snake-Herding and Natural History of Emerald Isle

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a group of scientists in the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute's Division of Herpetology flash their gift for the gab in pondering both the science and myth behind the Patron Saint of Ireland.
15-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Seven Health Behavior Patterns to Help Broaden Public Health Interventions

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A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has identified seven health behavior cluster groups to make public health interventions more holistic and efficient.
15-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Sensitive Genotypes Yield Disadvantage in Poor Families, but Advantage in Wealthier Ones

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A University of Kansas study's results suggest that children with sensitive genotypes who come from low-income homes will be less financially successful than their same sex sibling without those genotypes. But children with those same genotypes from...
13-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

While Untangling History of Aquatic Beetle Group, NSF Graduate Researcher Discovers Flaw in Model Used by Biologists

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Baca determined the relationships of 53 species of Noteridae representing all subfamilies, tribes and 16 of 17 genera within the family. By sequencing and comparing DNA sequences, the team’s work has led to a “comprehensive phylogenetic...
8-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Research Shows Split on How People Consider Transgender Rights Issues

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New study measuring attitudes on transgender rights issues finds significant support for protection of general civil rights for transgender people, but public opinion is more divided on policies that relate to the body and gender roles, such as...
7-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Political Affiliation, Weight Influence Your Opinion on Fighting Obesity, Study Finds

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Self-reported overweight people, if they were Democrats are more likely to believe genetic factors cause obesity, while Republicans who see themselves are overweight still assign eating habits and lifestyle choices as the cause, according to a new...
6-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Education Should Consider Side Effects of New Methods, Policies, KU Researcher Says

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Yong Zhao has published an article arguing that education researchers should consider the side effects of new methods and measures before putting them in schools. Many approaches do have side effects, leading to poorer education. Emulating the...
2-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Court Ruling Confirms Schools Must Help Students with Disabilities Make Meaningful Progress, Professors Say

22-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Fed Is at a Policy Crossroad, Kansas Researcher Says

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14-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT

Retooled Immigration Ban Could Still Create Unintended Consequences, Migration Scholar Says

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6-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EST

New Travel Ban Shines Light on Executive Power in Immigration Matters, Law Professors Say

6-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST

Clean Water Regulations in Balance Have Actually Led to Profits, Research Has Shown

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2-Mar-2017 12:35 PM EST

Expanding Legal Definition Likely to Increase Deportations, Detentions, Migration Scholar Says

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13-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST

Proof That Ancient Supernovae Zapped Earth Sparks Hunt for Aftereffects

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Two new papers appearing in the journal Nature this week are “slam-dunk” evidence that energies from supernovae have buffeted our planet, according to astrophysicist Adrian Melott of the University of Kansas.
14-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Tonight’s Republican Debate

Bill Lacy, longtime political strategist and the director of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about tonight's Republican debate.
13-Jun-2011 12:40 PM EDT

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