'Triad Triage Trio' Spreads the Word about Heart Disease and Stroke Risk, Reports AHA's Heart Insight

In North Carolina, a stroke survivor, a heart attack survivor, and a heart transplant recipient have teamed up to share their experiences—with the goal of encouraging others to reduce their own cardiovascular disease risks. The "Triad Triage Trio" is featured in the August issue of Heart Insight, a quarterly magazine for patients, their families and caregivers. Heart Insight is published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

– American Heart Association (AHA)|24-Jul-2014 10:50 AM EDT

Teaching the Internet Generation to Extract Reliable News from Onslaught of Digital Information

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As the digital age began to forever change how news and information were transmitted, Stony Brook University School of Journalism faculty members considered the following challenge: “Could they create an educational model that would prepare the next generation of news consumers to navigate the new, emerging information ecosystem and discover for themselves what news was trustworthy?” They met this challenge by working with the University to create the nation’s first Center for News Literacy, which is the subject of new paper published by “The Brookings Institution” this month.

– Stony Brook University|24-Jul-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Researchers Create the First Model of the DNA 'Replication Fork'

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Human cells make new copies of their DNA billions of times each day, a crucial process upon which life itself depends. However, scientists do not fully understand how cells unzip the double-stranded DNA molecule before replicating both halves of it. New work at Rockefeller may help change that.

– Rockefeller University|24-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Dream Come True? Creating Organic Zeolites

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In a landmark paper -- "Designed Synthesis of Large-Pore Crystalline Polyimide Covalent Organic Frameworks” -- published in the July 23 edition of the international scientific journal Nature Communications, University of Delaware researcher Yushan Yan describes a new approach to creating organic zeolites.

– University of Delaware|24-Jul-2014 9:35 AM EDT

Background TV Can Be Bad for Kids

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Leaving the television on can be detrimental to children's learning and development, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. Researchers found that background television can divert a child’s attention from play and learning. Results appear in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

– University of Iowa |24-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Rising Temperatures Can Be Hard on a Dog's Life

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Kansas State University veterinarian says to know the signs of heat exhaustion to make sure your pet isn't overdoing it this summer.

– Kansas State University|24-Jul-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found that bloated hot Jupiters have less water vapor than predicted.

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)|24-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

The Signal and the Noise

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UNC's Henrik Dohlman is like a mechanic for cells. He takes them apart to see how they function. He can tell you what part is like a gas pedal and which part is like the brakes. Now he’s can show us why these brakes don’t work the same even in cells that are genetically identical.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|24-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT
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