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Article ID: 697124

Farming Fish Alter ‘Cropping’ Strategies Under High CO2

University of Adelaide

Fish that ‘farm’ their own patches of seaweed alter their ‘cropping’ practices under high CO2 conditions, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have found.

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    29-Jun-2018 6:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 696756

Air Pollution Contributes Significantly to Diabetes Globally

Washington University in St. Louis

New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States.

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Article ID: 696841

Sorry Virginia, U.S. History Isn’t All About You

Washington University in St. Louis

As the United States celebrates its founding on July 4, new research on “collective narcissism” suggests many Americans have hugely exaggerated notions about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative.“Our study shows a massive narcissistic bias in the way that people from the United States remember the contributions of their home states to U.

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    27-Jun-2018 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696567

What Makes Dogs Man’s Best Friend?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Using ancient dog DNA and DNA from modern village dogs, University of Michigan researchers find new genetic sites that may be responsible for important domestication traits--sites that are also connected to rare genetic syndromes in people.

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    27-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 696596

Don’t Let Depression Keep You From Exercising

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient’s good health as finding an effective antidepressant.

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27-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696626

Team's E-Whiskers May Be a Touchstone for Future of Electronic Skin

University of Texas at Dallas

Those cute little whiskers you see on your pet do more than just twitch adorably. Intrigued by the hairs’ versatility, University of Texas at Dallas researchers used shape-memory polymers to create artificial, electronic versions called e-whiskers, which mimic the properties of the real thing.

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Article ID: 695643

Ocean Warming, 'Junk-Food' Prey Cause of Massive Seabird Die-Off, Study Finds

University of Washington

A new University of Washington-led paper pinpoints starvation as the cause of death for hundreds of thousands of Cassin's auklet seabirds in late 2014 to early 2015.

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    4-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 695371

Thank the Moon for Earth’s Lengthening Day

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new study that reconstructs the deep history of our planet’s relationship to the moon shows that 1.4 billion years ago, a day on Earth lasted just over 18 hours. This is at least in part because the moon was closer and changed the way the Earth spun around its axis.

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    3-Jun-2018 7:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 695398

Landmark Study Finds More Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Forgo Chemotherapy

Loyola University Health System

A 21-gene test could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Loyola Medicine oncologist Kathy Albain, MD, is among the main co-authors.

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Brain Scientists Identify ‘Cross Talk’ Between Neurons That Control Touch in Mice

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists report they have uncovered a previously overlooked connection between neurons in two distinct areas of the mammalian brain. The neurons, they say, control the sense of touch, and their experiments in mice offer insights into mapping brain circuitry that is responsible for normal and abnormal perception and movements linked to touch.

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