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Article ID: 696201

Infectious Disease Experts Available for Comment on Dangers of Swimming in Natural Bodies of Water with Open Wounds or Cuts

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Article ID: 696092

Top Tick Tips: What to Know and How to Protect Yourself

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

The summer months are upon us and people are beginning to spend more time outdoors, increasing their exposure to ticks and the diseases they may carry. Most people are familiar with Lyme disease, which if left untreated can cause an infection that spreads to the joints, the heart, and the nervous system, but what they may not know is that different species of ticks may bring different and less familiar health concerns.

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13-Jun-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696008

Milken Institute School of Public Health Receives $3 Million Grant to Study Impacts of Limiting Antimicrobial Drug Use in Livestock

George Washington University

The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH) today announced it has received a $3.1 million (£2.74 million) grant from the Wellcome Trust to study the impacts of California’s new legislation limiting the use of antimicrobial drugs given to livestock raised in the state. Wellcome awarded the grant to Lance Price, PhD, a professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the director of the school’s Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC). This grant builds upon a pilot study funded by Wellcome in 2017.

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13-Jun-2018 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696005

Improving Nature’s Tools for Digesting Plastic

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Building on what nature has provided, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have improved the efficiency of a leaf and branch compost cutinase that breaks down polyethylene terephthalate (PET), the plastic used in clear and colored plastic water bottles and many other products.

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12-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695925

Making the Oxygen We Breathe, a Photosynthesis Mechanism Exposed

Georgia Institute of Technology

Oxygen photosynthesis has to be the greatest giver of life on Earth, and researchers have cracked yet another part of its complex and efficient chemistry. The more we know about it, the better we may be able to tweak photosynthesis, if it comes under environmental duress. It's also a great teacher of how to harvest sheer unlimited energy from the sun.

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11-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695802

Choice Matters: The Environmental Costs of Producing Meat, Seafood

University of Washington

A new study appearing online June 11 in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment considers which food type is more environmentally costly to produce: livestock, farmed seafood or wild-caught fish.

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7-Jun-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694182

Volcanic Eruption Impacts Environment and Economy, Raises Questions About Zoning and Development, Says University of Redlands Professor Nicholas Reksten

University of Redlands

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7-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695783

Consumers’ Food Choices Can Help Reduce Greenhouse Emissions Contributing to Climate Change

Tufts University

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by U.S. consumer food purchases, and assesses how those choices could affect diet and climate change.

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Article ID: 695759

EU Criteria Fall Short of Protecting Public From Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society expressed continued concerns today that the European Union’s (EU’s) criteria for regulating endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in pesticides and biocides do not go far enough to protect public health.

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7-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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