After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Residents Support Government Mitigation, But Not Footing the Bill

Only a small fraction of New Jersey residents are willing to pay more to reduce the likelihood of severe damage from future hurricanes that hit the state.

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)|4/17/2014 10:15 AM EDT

Kansas State Professor Leads Group Making Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation

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Changing agricultural practices and ending food waste around the world are among recommendations made by scientists charged with looking at ways to mitigate global climate change. The scientists were authors who contributed to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

– Kansas State University Research and Extension|4/17/2014 10:00 AM EDT

20 Years of Data Shows Treatment Technique Improvement for Advanced Abdominal Cancer

Wake Forest Baptist has the largest reported, single-center experience with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC and analysis of 20 years’ worth of patient data shows that outcomes have clearly improved for patients undergoing this treatment technique.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|4/17/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Patented Research Remotely Detects Nitrogen-Rich Explosives

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A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches.

– Kansas State University|4/17/2014 10:00 AM EDT

New MRSA Superbug Emerges in Brazil

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An international research team led by Cesar A. Arias, M.D., Ph.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has identified a new superbug that caused a bloodstream infection in a Brazilian patient. The report appeared in the April 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston|4/17/2014 6:00 AM EDT

Friction Harnessed by Proteins Helps Organize Cell Division

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A football-shaped structure, known as the mitotic spindle, makes cell division possible for many living things. This piece of cellular architecture, responsible for dividing up genetic material, is in constant flux. The filaments that form it grow and shrink, while motor-like molecules burn energy pushing them about. To ensure the complex process proceeds in an orderly fashion, molecular fasteners pin the filaments together in certain places, and new research in Tarun Kapoor’s Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology helps explain how they do it.

– Rockefeller University|4/16/2014 5:20 PM EDT

2014 Urban Forums Conference Puts Focus on Neighborhoods

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Where you live matters. That’s the common theme for geographers, sociologists, urban planners and other scholars gathering in April for the 2014 Urban Forums, titled Neighborhoods: The Measure and Meaning of an Urban Ideal, hosted by the University of Chicago Urban Network.

– University of Chicago|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT

Declining Catch Rates in Caribbean Nicaragua Green Turtle Fishery May Be Result of Overfishing

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A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|4/16/2014 5:00 PM EDT
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