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What's the healthiest way to eat your veggies? (video)

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(American Chemical Society) Vegetables are chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals, but how should you eat them to get the most nutritious bang for your buck? Raw? Sauteed? Frozen? Watch the latest Reactions episode to find out how you can use chemistry to get the most out of your veggies: https://youtu.be/6hFxSJcq-KU.



Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate to find risks for B cell non-hodgkin lymphoma

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Most epidemiological studies of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) have been carried out in North American and European populations, with very few focusing on B-cell NHL in Middle Eastern populations. Now, Israeli and Palestinian researchers have conducted a large scale epidemiological study examining risk factors for B-NHL and its sub-types in the Israeli and Palestinian populations, finding some risk factors common to both groups, and some that are unique to only one population.



Prestigious international environmental prize awarded to Mexican scientist-statesman

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(ReAgency) In the past, Mexico's rainforests suffered extensive logging and were in grave danger.But Mexican ecologist Professor José Sarukhán was able to convince the then-President to build a government department to exclusively track the country's rainforests and protect their biodiversity. The department, CONABIO, became one of the first models of its kind in the world.For this and other contributions - Professor Sarukhán has been chosen as winner of the 44th Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.



Online daters ignore wish list when choosing a match

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Queensland University of Technology) Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a mate, according to QUT research. The finding was revealed in the 'Preference vs Choice in Online Dating' study conducted by QUT behavioral economists Stephen Whyte and Professor Benno Torgler who analyzed the online dating preferences and contact behavior of more than 41,000 Australians aged between 18-80.



Buying green doesn't make you green: QUT study

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Queensland University of Technology) Company bosses need to walk-the-walk when it comes to greening their business with technology, with new QUT research finding that just buying green IT, doesn't make you green. Professor Jan Recker, from the QUT Business School, said investment in Green IT paid off in terms of reducing costs but to generate green reputational and innovation benefits a more substantial change of strategy and practice was required from top-down and beyond the IT department.



Autistic researcher tries to smooth the way for other autistic professionals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Portland State University) The study, led by autistic Portland State researcher Dora Raymaker, aims to determine what helps autistic people do well professionally by interviewing 95 autistic people and those who work with them. This study is both a personal and academic interest for Raymaker, whose own path to professional success has been unconventional. Little research has been done on what helps autistic people be successful in professions.



Mindfulness shows promise as we age, but study results are mixed

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Ohio State University) Mindfulness is all the rage, but studies on the elderly have so far been mixed. More investigation is needed to determine how best to apply mindfulness in that population, a new review has found.



A chemical investigation of employees -- How to distinguish a blue collar from a white one

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(RUDN University) A group of Russian and Kazakh scientists headed by prof Skalnyj from RUDN University (Moscow, Russia) analyzed the level of toxic and essential trace elements in hair of petrochemical workers involved in different technological processes.



Students more likely to succeed if teachers have positive perceptions of parents

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child's academic career can accurately predict the child's academic and social success.



Augsburg Master Builders' Ledgers now available online

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Historians at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have spent three years working on an annotated digital edition of the account books known as the Augsburg Master Builders' Ledgers, which are now online. The material offers incomparable insights into the medieval accounting practices in the City of Augsburg in the period 1320 to 1466.



Teflon subproducts recycled into valuable pharmaceuticals

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)) Both the US and the EU patent offices granted ICIQ the exclusive exploitation rights of a new waste valorization method. The process offers a sustainable alternative to the preparation of valuable pharmaceuticals (i.e. Prozac®) and agrochemicals from fluoroform, a sub-product obtained when preparing Teflon.



'Champion of diversity' Michèle Lamont awarded Erasmus Prize

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) Canadian cultural sociologist Michèle Lamont, founding Co-Director of CIFAR's Successful Societies program, has been named the 2017 Erasmus Prize winner.



Child obesity '35-40 percent' inherited from parents, study finds

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Sussex) Around 35-40 percent of a child's BMI -- how fat or thin they are -- is inherited from their parents, a new study has found.



Differences in the rhetorical styles of candidates in the 2016 US presidential election

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities reveals and quantifies dramatic differences in the speaking styles of candidates in the 2016 United States presidential election. Lexical analysis indicates that President Donald Trump had a distinct communication style, and it was far more direct than any of the other candidates.



Single-payer reform is 'the only way to fulfill the president's pledge' on health care

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Physicians for a National Health Program) Proposals floated by Republican leaders won't achieve President Trump's campaign promises of more coverage, better benefits, and lower costs, but a single-payer health reform would, according to a commentary in Annals of Internal Medicine. A single-payer system could provide comprehensive first-dollar coverage to all Americans within the current budgetary envelope because of vast savings -- estimated at $504 billion annually -- on health care bureaucracy and profits.



Radial access, same-day cardiac procedure could save $300 million annually

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(American College of Cardiology) If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but collectively, hospitals across the U.S. could save $300 million each year, according to research published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.



Pest ant control improved with water-resistant bait

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Entomological Society of America) Pest ants like the red imported fire ant could be controlled more effectively with insecticide baits that can withstand moisture, say researchers with the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). A comparison study soon to be published in Journal of Economic Entomology shows a water-resistant ant bait offers a significant advantage over currently available baits, which break down when wet.



Blast off: Stem cells from Mayo Clinic physician's lab launch into space

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Mayo Clinic) Today, the latest rocket launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, included a payload of several samples of donated adult stem cells from a research laboratory at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus.



When screening for disease, risk is as important to consider as benefits, study indicates

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Virginia) University of Virginia statistician Karen Kafadar is developing new techniques for understanding the difference between length of diagnosis and length of life regarding cancer screening.



Researcher unveils tool for a cleaner long island sound

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Connecticut) A new model released today at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by UConn ecologist Jamie Vaudrey pinpoints sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate it.



Bee decline threatens US crop production

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Vermont) The first-ever study to map US wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands.



Bringing evidence to health screening debates

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Brown University) At a talk and panel discussion in Boston the morning of Feb. 19, Brown University biostatistician Constantine Gatsonis will discuss how big trials help us make sense of our many questions about cancer screening.



The secret of scientists who impact policy

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Vermont) Researchers analyzed 15 policy decisions worldwide, with outcomes ranging from new coastal preservation laws to improved species protections, to produce the first quantitative analysis of how environmental knowledge impacts the attitudes and decisions of conservation policymakers.



New research helps organizations deliver stronger diversity training

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University at Buffalo) While diversity training programs are a good way to build awareness of cultural differences, they usually are not as effective at changing attitudes and behaviors toward diverse groups in the workplace, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.



ACP applauds overturning florida ban on physicians counseling patients on gun safety

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 EST

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) applauds Thursday's federal appeals court decision that overturned a Florida state law that barred doctors from counseling patients about reducing injuries and deaths from firearms.