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Oldest record of human-caused lead pollution detected
Humans began contributing to environmental lead pollution as early as 8,000 years ago, according to a University of Pittsburgh research report.  View News Article (2013-06-12)

NJIT researcher shows data mining EMRs can detect bad drug reactions
NJIT Assistant Professor Mei Liu, PhD, a computer scientist, has recently shown in a new study that electronic medical records can validate previously reported adverse drug reactions and report new ones.  View News Article (2013-06-06)

Predicting infectious influenza
A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics. View News Article (2013-05-21)

Twitter Analysis Shows Boston Bombings Had Little Effect on Immigration Reform Conversations
An analysis by researchers at the Institute for Immigration Research (IIR) at George Mason University shows that the Boston Marathon bombings had little effect on conversations on social media regarding immigration reform. View News Article (2013-05-08)

Soils in newly forested areas store substantial carbon that could help offset climate change
Surface appearances can be so misleading: In most forests, the amount of carbon held in soils is substantially greater than the amount contained in the trees themselves. View News Article (2013-04-02)

NSF-funded Superhero Supercomputer Helps Battle Autism
When it officially came online at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) in early January 2012, Gordon was instantly impressive. In one demonstration, it sustained more than 35 million input/output operations per second--then, a world record. View News Article (2013-03-27)

Key find for treating wastewater on World Water Day
A newly developed membrane used to separate waste from water could become key in the treatment of pollutants ranging from acid mine drainage to oil-containing wastewater, as well as in processes ranging from desalination to kidney dialysis.  View News Article (2013-03-26)

Study shows resources giveaway in Latin America; Outdated model tramples human rights, environment
A new study reveals that governments in Latin America have returned to natural resources extraction to fuel development-while paying scant attention to the impact mining, oil exploration and other activities have on the environment or on the people who own the land. View News Article (2013-03-25)

Report: Communications Technology Among Tools Needed to Aid Miner Safety
A new National Academy of Sciences report identifies tools that would help miners devise their own means of escape when trapped underground. View News Article (2013-03-18)

Using Twitter to Predict the Influence of Lifestyle on Health
Researchers at the University of Rochester showed last year how Twitter can be used to predict how likely it is for a Twitter user to become sick. They have now used Twitter to model how other factors - social status, exposure to pollution, interpersonal interaction and others - influence health. View News Article (2013-02-08)

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