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May 15, 2013
Virginia Tech announces 2013 football helmet ratings; 1 more added to the 5 star mark
The newly redesigned Xenith X2 joined the Riddell 360, Rawlings Quantum Plus, and Riddell Revolution Speed as the only helmets with a 5 star rating awarded by the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™.

Collecting DNA for human rights: How to help while safeguarding privacy
DNA databases might help identify victims of crime and human trafficking, but how do we safeguard the personal privacy of innocent victims and family members?

Billion-year-old water could hold clues to life on Earth and Mars
A UK-Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life.

Squishy hydrogels may be the ticket for studying biological effects of nanoparticles
A class of water-loving, jelly-like materials with uses ranges ranging from the mundane, such as superabsorbent diaper liners, to the sophisticated, such as soft contact lenses, could be tapped for a new line of serious work: testing the biological effects of nanoparticles, according to NIST scientists.

2 leading Alzheimer's disease researchers recognized with MetLife Foundation awards
MetLife Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2013 Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease: Yueming Li, Ph.D., member and professor, Sloan-Kettering Institute and director and professor, Graduate Program in Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Lennart Mucke, M.D., director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, Joseph B.

Friction in the nano-world
Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear.

Evidence of host adaptation of avian-origin influenza A virus
The connection between human avian-origin influenza A (H7N9) virus infection and environmental sources of the virus were determined based on clinical data, epidemiology, and virological characteristics of the three early H7N9-infected cases in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

JCI early table of contents for May 15, 2013
This release contains summaries, links to PDFs, and contact information for the following newsworthy papers to be published online, May 15, 2013, in the JCI: Hot on the TRAIL of graft vs. host disease; Researchers identify signals that direct the immune system to reject a transplanted organ; and many more.

Study finds plasmin -- delivered through a bubble -- more effective than tPA in busting clots
A new University of Cincinnati study has found that, when delivered via ultrasound, the natural enzyme plasmin is more effective at dissolving stroke-causing clots than the standard of care, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator.

New blood test finds allergies before implant surgery
Imagine getting a hip or knee implant -- only to find out you are allergic to it after the surgery.

Research identifies infection and sepsis-related mortality hotspots across the US
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have created the first US map that pinpoints hotspots for infection and severe sepsis related-deaths -- with notable clusters located in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, and the South.

Malaria-infected mosquitoes more attracted to human odor than uninfected mosquitoes
Mosquitoes infected with the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum are significantly more attracted to human odors than uninfected mosquitoes, according to research published May 15 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by James Logan and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

Long-term ADHD treatment increases brain dopamine transporter levels, may affect drug efficacy
Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of the dopamine transporter, according to research published May 15 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Gene-Jack Wang and colleagues from Brookhaven National Laboratory and the intramural program at NIH.

Skin cancer may be linked to lower risk of Alzheimer's disease
People who have skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in the May 15, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Springer to collaborate with the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders
Springer and the Italian Society for the Study of Eating Disorders (Società Italiana per lo Studio dei Disturbi del Comportamento Alimentare - SISDCA) have agreed to a five-year collaboration to publish the quarterly journal Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, starting in 2013 with Volume 18.

Innovation in spectroscopy could improve greenhouse gas detection
Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique developed by a NIST team that has overcome an issue preventing the effective use of lasers to rapidly scan samples.

Penn Medicine study finds broad support for rationing of some types of cancer care
The majority of cancer doctors, patients, and members of the general public support cutting health care costs by refusing to pay for drugs that don't improve survival or quality of life, according to results of a new study that will be presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania during the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago in early June.

Orion's hidden fiery ribbon
This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.

HiRISE Mars camera reveals hundreds of impacts each year
Taking before and after pictures of the Martian terrain, researchers with the UA-led HiRISE camera have identified nearly 250 fresh impact craters on the Red Planet.

Pitt transplant experts challenge assumption, describe pathway that leads to organ rejection
Transplant researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine challenge a long-held assumption about how biologic pathways trigger immune system rejection of donor organs in a report published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Don't judge the nutrient content of white vegetables by color alone
The Advances in Nutrition supplement,

Safer, more environmentally friendly flame retardant with first-of-its-kind dual effects
Amid concerns over the potential health effects of existing flame retardants for home furniture, fabrics and other material, scientists are reporting development of an

Long-term outcomes in patients with advanced coronary artery disease are better than expected
Death rates associated with patients with refractory angina, or chronic chest pain, are lower than previously considered; therefore, physicians should focus on relieving the chest pain symptoms and improving the quality of life in these patients according to an article published online this week in the European Heart Journal.

The DOE Joint Genome Institute expands capabilities via new partnerships
Positioning itself to provide the most current technology and expertise to their users in order to address pressing energy and environmental scientific challenges, the DOE Joint Genome Institute announces six projects with which to launch the Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program.

Finnish researchers to provide solutions for energy-efficient repairs in Moscow
There are many old and decrepit residential buildings in Moscow in need of refurbishment.

The George Washington University will hold symposium on Latino health disparities
The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) will hold a forum on May 22 to discuss public health issues that disproportionately affect Latino immigrant communities.

Study: Antibiotic stewardship program using mass spec system reduces hospital stays, costs
A co-author of a study at Houston's Methodist Hospital documenting reductions in length of stay and overall costs from implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program using Bruker's MALDI Biotyper will discuss the findings at the 2013 ASM General Meeting.

Snap shots of 1 of life's central processes
Photosynthetic water-oxidation is one of the central processes of life on Earth but remains incompletely understood.

Light cast on lifestyle and diet of first New Zealanders
A University of Otago-led multidisciplinary team of scientists have shed new light on the diet, lifestyles and movements of the first New Zealanders by analyzing isotopes from their bones and teeth.

The drones of oil
Geologists have long used seismology on the bottom of the ocean or have been throwing dynamite from snowmobiles when they look for oil.

No idle chatter: Study finds malaria parasites 'talk' to each other
Melbourne scientists have made the surprise discovery that malaria parasites can 'talk' to each other -- a social behavior to ensure the parasite's survival and improve its chances of being transmitted to other humans.

Study finds disagreement on the role of primary care nurse practitioners
A study published in the May 16 New England Journal of Medicine finds that, while primary care physicians and nurse practitioners for the most part agreed with Institute of Medicine recommendations that advance practice nurses

50 million Swiss francs to Institute for Theoretical Studies
ETH Zurich is setting up a new Institute for Theoretical Studies which will offer sabbatical placements to top academics from all over the world.

Core for Life, a new European alliance in biomedical research
As life sciences become increasingly dependent on technology, research centres create separate

Researchers identify signals that direct the immune system to reject a transplanted organ
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Fadi Lakkis and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh used mice to identify signals that direct immune cells towards a transplanted organ.

A new laser paradigm: An electrically injected polariton laser
Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated a paradigm-shifting

Groundwater unaffected by shale gas production in Arkansas
A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S.

More sleep may decrease the risk of suicide in people with insomnia
A new study found a relationship between sleep duration and suicidal thoughts in people with insomnia.

Body fat hardens arteries after middle age
Having too much body fat makes arteries become stiff after middle age, a new study has revealed.

Sugar-sweetened beverages associated with increased kidney stone risk
Researchers found that the consumption of sugar sweetened soda and punch is associated with a higher risk of stone formation.

Canada must addess real climate-change challenge
To reach Canada's goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 17 per cent below the 2005 level by the year 2020, federal and provincial governments must reach agreement on what portion of the total GHG reduction will be provided by each province say researchers from the University of Toronto's School of the Environment.

Cotton offers a new ecologically friendly way to clean up oil spills
With the Deepwater Horizon disaster emphasizing the need for better ways of cleaning up oil spills, scientists are reporting that unprocessed, raw cotton may be an ideal, ecologically friendly answer, with an amazing ability to sop up oil.

Hot on the TRAIL of graft vs. host disease
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Arnab Ghosh and colleagues at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center found that expression of a protein that causes cell death, TRAIL, in transplanted cells was critical for an effective anti-tumor response.

NASA completes first part of Webb Telescope's 'eye surgery' operation
Much like the inside of an operating room, in the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, engineers worked meticulously to implant part of the eyes of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Getting fit in middle age can reduce heart failure risk
Already being fit or getting into shape during middle age can reduce future heart failure risk.

Unlocking the manipulation of mosquitoes by malaria parasites
Female mosquitoes infected with malaria parasites are significantly more attracted to human odor than uninfected mosquitoes, according to new research.

Stanford ultraresponsive magnetic nanoscavengers for next generation water purification
A new synthetic nanoparticle from Stanford Engineering could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically.

Keeping fruit, vegetables and cut flowers fresh longer
New technology offers the promise of reducing billions of dollars of losses that occur each year from the silent, invisible killer of fruits, vegetables and cut flowers -- a gas whose effects are familiar to everyone who has seen bananas and other fruit ripen too quickly and rot.

First direct proof of Hofstadter butterfly fractal observed in moiré superlattices
A team of researchers from Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Central Florida, and Tohoku University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, have directly observed a rare quantum effect that produces a repeating butterfly-shaped energy spectrum, confirming the longstanding prediction of this quantum fractal energy structure called Hofstadter's butterfly.

Major advance provides human embryonic stem cells for personalized medicine
Somatic cell nuclear transfer is a technique in which the nucleus of a donor cell is transferred to an egg cell whose nucleus has been removed, generating embryos that are almost an identical genetic match to the donor individual.

The developmental genetics of space and time
A University of Iowa researcher and his colleague have conducted a study that reveals important and useful insights into how and why developmental genes often take inputs from two independent

Long-term use of prescription painkillers for back pain linked to erectile dysfunction in men
Regularly taking prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, is associated with a higher risk of erectile dysfunction in men, according to a study published online today in the journal Spine.

Fall warming on Antarctic Peninsula driven by tropically forced circulation
New research shows that, in recent decades, fall is the only period of extensive warming over the entire Antarctic Peninsula, and it is mostly from atmospheric circulation patterns originating in the tropics.

UC Santa Barbara scientist studies methane levels in cross-continent drive
After taking a rented camper outfitted with special equipment to measure methane on a cross-continent drive, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has found that methane emissions across large parts of the US are higher than currently known, confirming what other more local studies have found.

Experts to present data addressing patient and physician barriers to clinical trials
Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center will present findings from two studies evaluating new technologies designed to address common barriers to enrollment in clinical trials.

How teenagers cope with inner-city risks
With concerns often expressed about youth crime and violence in the UK, researchers have been investigating what young people really think about living in an inner-city neighborhood that has high levels of deprivation, crime and gang activity.

Rio Grande rift: From tectonics to groundwater, north to south
Extending from Colorado, USA, to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, the Rio Grande rift divides the Colorado Plateau on the west from the interior of the North American craton on the east.

First prospective trial shows molecular profiling timely for tailoring therapy
CUSTOM is the first completed prospective clinical trial that used genetic analysis alone to assign cancer treatment for patients with one of three different cancers.

Mayo Clinic: Scheduled imaging studies provide little help detecting relapse of aggressive lymphoma
Imaging scans following treatment for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma do little to help detect a relapse, a Mayo Clinic study has found.

Maps developed to help forest industry outwit climate change
University of Alberta researchers have developed guidelines being used by foresters and the timber industry to get a jump on climate change when planting trees.

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data
The University of Chicago launched the first secure cloud-based computing system that enables researchers to access and analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and store massive amounts of data.

NASA sees first Eastern Pacific tropical depression to open season
The Hurricane Season of the Eastern Pacific Ocean officially begins today, May 15 and the first tropical depression of the season formed.

European Research Infrastructures help to solve air quality issues
Scientists have advocated for tightening the Air Quality Directive and expand research on air quality and climate change.

New report identifies strategies to achieve net-zero energy homes
Chances are you know how many miles your car logs for each gallon or tankful of gas, but you probably have only a foggy idea of how much energy your house consumes, even though home energy expenditures often account for a larger share of the household budget.

Study provides insight into nesting behavior of dinosaurs
A university study into the incubation behavior of modern birds is shedding new light on the type of parental care carried out by their long-extinct ancestors.

Observation of second sound in a quantum gas
Second sound is a quantum mechanical phenomenon, which has been observed only in superfluid helium.

More severe psoriasis explains the higher costs of care for men
Men often suffer from more severe cases of psoriasis than women, which may explain why the cost of care for men is higher.

Interim provost Paula Myrick Short named Fulbright Specialist
Paula Myrick Short, interim senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Houston, was selected as a Fulbright Specialist.

MRI autopsies could offer alternative to conventional techniques
Minimally invasive autopsies, using a combination of MRI scans and other techniques, such as blood tests, can accurately determine the cause of death in fetuses and babies nearly as well as conventional autopsies, according to new research published in The Lancet.

Frog once imported for pregnancy testing brought deadly amphibian disease to US, study suggests
African frogs, originally imported for early 20th century pregnancy tests, carried a deadly amphibian disease to the US, according to findings published in PLOS ONE.

Preclinical tests shows agent stops 'slippery' proteins from binding, causing Ewing sarcoma
Continuous infusion of a novel agent not only halted the progression of Ewing sarcoma in rats, while some tumors also regressed to the point that cancer cells could not be detected microscopically.

Continued world food supply depends on character, virtuous leadership, authors say
If the world's food supply and natural resources are to be sustained for future generations, visionary leadership is a must.

Never-before-seen energy pattern observed at National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Two research teams at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory broke through a nearly 40-year barrier recently when they observed a never-before-seen energy pattern.

Despite new recommendations, women in 40s continue to get routine mammograms at same rate
Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins research.

PARP inhibitor shows activity in pancreatic, prostate cancers among patients carrying BRCA mutations
In the largest clinical trial to date to examine the efficacy of PARP inhibitor therapy in BRCA 1/2 carriers with diseases other than breast and ovarian cancer, the oral drug olaparib was found to be effective against advanced pancreatic and prostate cancers.

Terracotta and cement roofs vulnerable in wildfires, NIST study finds
Although made of fire-resistant materials, terracotta and cement roof tiles are vulnerable to penetration by windblown embers generated in wildfires, according to new NIST research findings.

European winter weather harder to forecast in certain years
Weather forecasters have a tougher job predicting winter conditions over Europe in some years over others, concludes a new study carried out by the National Oceanography Centre.

Repeat brain injury raises soldiers' suicide risk
Researchers studied 161 military personnel in Iraq who had received a traumatic brain injury and found that suicide risk is higher among military personnel with more lifetime TBIs, even after controlling for clinical symptom severity.

World's most extraordinary species mapped for the first time
The black-and-white ruffed lemur, Mexican salamander and Sunda pangolin all feature on the first map of the world's most unique and threatened mammals and amphibians, released today by the Zoological Society of London.

Pelvic organ prolapse surgery less effective than expected
Research conducted by the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, an initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health, has revealed that the long-term success rates of a surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse are lower than expected.

Political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength
Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Making frequency-hopping radios practical
New hardware could lead to wireless devices that identify and exploit unused transmission frequencies, using radio spectrum much more efficiently.

OHSU research team successfully converts human skin cells into embryonic stem cells
Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body.

'Fish thermometer' reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change
Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.

Study reveals scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change
A comprehensive analysis of peer-reviewed articles on the topic of global warming and climate change has revealed an overwhelming consensus among scientists that recent warming is human-caused.

Brain rewires itself after damage or injury, life scientists discover
The brain forms complex new circuits after damage to compensate for lost function, often far from the damaged region, life scientists from UCLA and Australia report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Robotic transplant an option for obese kidney patients
Robotic kidney transplantation gives new hope to obese patients previously denied access to life-saving surgery.

Guide adds new voices to history of Gettysburg battle
For three days in July 1863, thousands of Gettysburg civilians and tens of thousands of soldiers were caught up in a battle that left often conflicting data and anecdotes.

Clam fossils divulge secrets of ecologic stability
Clam fossils from the middle Devonian era now yield a better paleontological picture of the capacity of ecosystems to remain stable in the face of environmental change, according to research published today in the online journal PLOS ONE.

Frogs in California harbor deadly amphibian pathogen, Stanford researchers find
In a new study, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers provide the first evidence that African clawed frogs in California harbor a deadly fungal infection that is decimating amphibian populations across the globe.

Proteome atlas for the tuberculosis pathogen
Researchers from ETH Zurich have mapped the coordinates for all the proteins of the tuberculosis pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Young women often less healthy than young men before heart attacks
Young female heart attack patients (18-55 years old) have more medical problems, more chest pain and a poorer quality of life before their heart attacks, compared to men.

Cholesterol-lowering drug may reduce exercise benefits for obese adults, MU study finds
University of Missouri researchers found that simvastatin, a generic type of drug typically prescribed to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease, hindered the positive effects of exercise for obese and overweight adults.

UTSA College of Business receives $1 million for digital forensics research
Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business have received two grants totaling $1 million from the Naval Postgraduate School to help companies better detect insider threats and enhance computer security.

Cells must use their brakes moderately for effective speed control
How cells regulate their own function by

NASA sees activity continue on the sun
Solar activity continued on May 14, 2013, as the sun emitted a fourth X-class flare from its upper left limb, peaking at 9:48 p.m.

Jekyll into Hyde: Breathing auto emissions turns HDL cholesterol from 'good' to 'bad'
Academic researchers have found that breathing motor vehicle emissions triggers a change in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, altering its cardiovascular protective qualities so that it actually contributes to clogged arteries.

Scientists develop 'green' pretreatment of Miscanthus for biofuels
Two University of Illinois scientists have developed an environmentally friendly and more economical way of pretreating Miscanthus in the biofuel production process.

Cameroon researcher wins prestigious 'Green Oscar'
Ekwoge Enang Abwe, a conservationist working in Cameroon has just been awarded the prestigious Whitley award.

Tissue damage from metal-on-metal hip implants appears before pain symptoms appear
Metal-on-metal hip implants can cause inflammation of the joint lining (synovitis) long before symptoms appear, and magnetic resonance imaging can be used to identify this inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Queen's scientists develop 'magic bullet' nanomedicine for Acute Lung Injury
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have devised a 'magic bullet' nanomedicine which could become the first effective treatment for Acute Lung Injury or ALI, a condition affecting 20 percent of all patients in intensive care.

UIC information specialists ease switch to new healthcare codes
University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have developed a website that walks healthcare providers through the challenging transition from the current International Classification of Diseases -- ICD-9 -- to the new ICD-10.

Homeowners do not increase consumption despite their property rising in value
Although the value of our property might rise, we do not on that account increase our consumption.

NRL space test program experiments ship to Japan for flight to the ISS
The DoD Space Test Program STP-H4 payload complement, which includes three Naval Research Laboratory experiments bound for the International Space Station, has been shipped to Japan for integration on the HTV-4 vehicle that is expected to launch from the Tanegashima Space Center in August 2013.

Cancer diagnosis puts people at greater risk for bankruptcy
People diagnosed with cancer are more than two-and-a-half times more likely to declare bankruptcy than those without cancer, according to a new study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Scientists discover oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes
Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature this week led by Ohio University scientists.

Clinically depressed patients phrase personal goals in less specific terms
People suffering from clinical depression express personal goals and reasons for their attainment or failure in less specific terms than people without the disorder.

Evolution shapes new rules for ant behavior, Stanford research finds
Biologist Deborah M. Gordon's decades-long study of collective behavior in harvester ant colonies has provided a rare real-time look at natural selection at work.

Black hole powered jets plow into galaxy
The intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped to produce immense power in the form of jets moving at millions of miles per hour.

NIST demonstrates significant improvement in the performance of solar-powered hydrogen generation
Using a powerful combination of microanalytic techniques that simultaneously image photoelectric current and chemical reaction rates across a surface on a micrometer scale, NIST researchers have shed new light on what may become a cost-effective way to generate hydrogen gas directly from water and sunlight.

Catching graphene butterflies
Wonder material graphene, when combined with other graphene-like materials, paves the way for vast new areas of scientific discovery and previously unheard-of applications, University of Manchester researchers have revealed.

Tiny water creepy crawlies from South Korea and the Russian Far East
Tiny and hard to notice for the human eye water mites are present almost every stream and in in every continent apart from Antarctica.

4 genes indentified that influence levels of 'bad' cholesterol
Scientists at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio have identified four genes in baboons that influence levels of

Novel study reports marijuana users have better blood sugar control
Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators.

Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin'
Engineers combine layers of flexible materials into pressure sensors to create a wearable heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill.

H1N1 discovered in marine mammals
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, detected the H1N1 (2009) virus in free-ranging northern elephant seals off the central California coast a year after the human pandemic began.

NASA satellites eye Cyclone Mahasen as Bangladesh prepares for landfall
Tropical Cyclone Mahasen has been strengthening and expanding as it moves through the northern Bay of Bengal for a landfall on Thursday, May 16.

Renaissance in new drugs for rare diseases
Once famously described as

Emotional response to climate change influences whether we seek or avoid further information
Because information about climate change is ubiquitous in the media, researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Texas, Austin, looked at why many Americans know so little about its causes and why many are not interested in finding out more.

James Cameron to be publicly honored with Scripps Nierenberg Prize
Ocean frontier explorer and world-renowned filmmaker James Cameron has been named by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego as the recipient of the 2013 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest.

7th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, Toronto, May 20-24, 2013
Top neuroscientists from Canada and around the world are meeting next week in Toronto.

RUB physicists let magnetic dipoles interact on the nanoscale for the first time
Physicists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have found out how tiny islands of magnetic material align themselves when sorted on a regular lattice -- by measurements at BESSY II.

New research shows what raises and lowers blood pressure: Cell phones, salt and saying om
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Gladstone's Lennart Mucke wins MetLife Foundation award
Lennart Mucke, M.D., who directs neurological research at the Gladstone Institutes, today received the MetLife Foundation's 2013 Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease at a scientific briefing and awards ceremony in New York. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to