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Immune System Promotes Digestive Health by Fostering Community of “Good” Gut Bacteria

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1.4 million Americans suffer from uncomfortable abdominal cramping and diarrhea that come with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The condition is associated with an imbalance among the thousands of species of “good” bacteria that inhabit the gut. A University of Utah study published on Jan. 22 in Cell Host and Microbe demonstrates that a component of the immune system, MyD88, coordinates a host immune response that promotes a healthy colony of good bacteria, and digestive health.

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California’s Policies Can Significantly Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through 2030

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A new model of the impact of California’s existing and proposed policies on its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals suggests that the state is on track to meet 2020 goals, and could achieve greater emission reductions by 2030, but the state will need to do more to reach its 2050 climate goals.

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Environmental Scientists Find Antibiotics, Bacteria, Resistance Genes in Dust from Feedlots

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Researchers beginning to understand how antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel aerially.

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Scientists Find Gene Vital to Central Nervous System Development

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Scientists have identified a gene that helps regulate how well nerves of the central nervous system are insulated, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report.

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Classic Psychedelic Use Found to Be Protective with Regard to Psychological Distress and Suicidality, Study Finds

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Classic psychedelic drugs include LSD, psilocybin and mescaline. This new School of Public Health research is published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

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Two Lakes Beneath the Ice in Greenland, Gone Within Weeks

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Researchers discovered craters left behind when two sub-glacial lakes in Greenland drained away--an indication that the natural plumbing system beneath the ice sheet is overflowing with meltwater.

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Intrusive Monitoring of Internet Use by Parents Actually Leads Adolescents to Increase Their Risky Online Behavior

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Intrusive monitoring of Internet use by parents actually leads adolescents to increase their risky online behavior