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Drugs in the environment affect plant growth
The drugs we release into the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, finds a new study nled by the University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University. View News Article (2014-12-08)

Energy Prices and Business Decision-Making in Canada: Preparing for the Energy Future
Canada has abundant energy sources, from vast oil sands to ample hydroelectric capacity, offshore oil, natural gas, and coal. View News Article (2014-10-17)

Sharks that hide in coral reefs may be safe from acidifying oceans
A study published online today in the journal Conservation Physiology has shown that the epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) displays physiological tolerance to elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) in its environment after being exposed to CO2 levels equivalent to those that are predicted for their natural habitats in the near future.  View News Article (2014-10-16)

Novel mechanism affecting cell migration discovered
Cell migration is important for development and physiology of multicellular organisms. View News Article (2014-10-16)

Very low concentrations of heavy metals and antibiotics contribute to resistance
New Swedish research shows that plasmids containing genes that confer resistance to antibiotics can be enriched by very low concentrations of antibiotics and heavy metals. View News Article (2014-10-08)

Happier consumers can lead to healthier environment, research reveals
The pursuit of true happiness can lead people to lifestyles that will not only be satisfying but will be better for the environment, according to an overview of psychological research presented at the American Psychological Association's 122nd Annual Convention. View News Article (2014-08-11)

Preterm children's brains can catch up years later
There's some good news for parents of preterm babies - latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term. View News Article (2014-07-29)

A new view of the world
New research out of Queen's University has shed light on how exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can positively impact people with social anxiety disorders. View News Article (2014-07-18)

BU researchers relate arrests with HIV risk environment
Practices used in policing injection drug users in Russia might contribute to HIV transmission and overdose mortality. View News Article (2014-07-10)

Scientists eager to participate in public discourse on environment
A survey of more than 500 researchers indicates that scientists have the desire to get more involved in public discussion and policy decisions regarding environmental issues, but have concerns about how their efforts might be perceived. View News Article (2014-04-02)

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