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New study shows bison don't favor groomed roads in Yellowstone National Park
Bison routinely travel along the groomed roads in Yellowstone National Park because it's a heck of a lot easier than plowing through piles of snow, right?
Trans-NIH collaboration with NIOSH initiates studies of racial and ethnic disparities in health
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in collaboration with six other National Institutes of Health components, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced 12 five-year projects that will provide scientists with a better understanding of how social and physical environmental factors interact to impoverish the health of racial and ethnic minorities.
Switching on two genes activates significant regeneration of spinal cord axons
In experiments using cell cultures and gene-altered mice, researchers have found that switching on just two genes can induce considerable regeneration of damaged nerve fibers in the spinal cord.
UCSF studies dentists and intervention of domestic violence in patients
A national survey of 321 dentists by the UCSF School of Dentistry has found that the majority of those in the study never screened for domestic violence, and many of the dentists reported they didn't screen even when patients presented with visible signs of trauma on their head or neck.
Researchers question drug for chronic fatigue syndrome
Fludrocortisone, a drug prescribed to treat low blood pressure, has little or no effect on symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome in adults when it is used as the only form of treatment, according to a joint study by the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Blood glucose level can predict cardiovascular risk
A study in this week's BMJ shows that the concentration of glucose in the blood resembles blood pressure and blood cholesterol in terms of predicting cardiovascular risk.
Study questions value of genetic advice on breast cancer in primary care
The value of giving genetic advice on breast cancer in primary care is questionable, according to a study in this week's BMJ.
168 New stars near the Orion region discovered by Yale, Venezuelan and Smithsonian scientists
A team of astronomers from Yale, Venezuela and the Smithsonian Institution have identified 168 young stars, about half the mass of the sun, in a region called the Orion star forming complex, which is 1,400 light years from Earth.
ClClassics alumnus wins gold medal in archaeology
UC archaeologist Carl W. Blegen won the first Gold Medal for Distiquished Archaeological Achievement awarded by the Archaeological Institute of America in 1965.
Virtual financial services - who wants them
An ESRC-funded study has found little evidence that customers are demanding new technological developments within the financial services sector.
Women still rarely raise the issue of family history of breast cancer with general practitioners or practice nurses
In consultation with their general practitioners and practice nurses, women raise the issue of a family history of breast cancer relatively infrequently, report the Women's Concerns Study Group in this week's BMJ.
Best price and product design strategy for e-intermediaries
Despite the competition heating up in e-markets, buyers and sellers who use online auctions, travel agencies, comparison shoppers, investment brokers, or other electronic intermediaries or middlemen, can continue to expect a maximum of just two service and fee options - premium and basic.
Yale study clarifies when bleeding in newborns' eyes is due to hemorrhaging at birth or possible child abuse
A new Yale study may help to clarify whether hemorrhaging in a baby's eyes is due to child abuse or simply a lingering effect of birth.
Reducing sodium leads to substantial drop in blood pressure, finds NHLBI study
Sodium reduction combined with either a typical U.S. diet or the
Cultural industries can do more for cities
Britain's second cities could boost regeneration if their political and business leaders made the new cultural industries more central to policy, says a new ESRC-funded study.
Research finds virginity pledges far more effective than expected
Promises that more than 2.5 million U.S. teens made in the 1990s to refrain from sex until marriage have been surprisingly effective, according to a new study based on the largest survey ever conducted of adolescents in this country.

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