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First-in-Nation State Climate Assessment Released by Vermont

University of Vermont

The Vermont Climate Assessment is the nation’s first comprehensive state-level climate assessment. Partnered with the National Climate Assessment released by the White House, the new Vermont report forecasts climate impacts on the state— including fewer maple sugaring days and more snow for skiing. It is expected to be the first of many such efforts to combine global and national data with local knowledge to understand climate threats and opportunities in local landscapes and businesses.

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Researchers Use Human Stem Cells to Create Light-Sensitive Retina in a Dish

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using a type of human stem cell, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have created a three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue in the laboratory, which notably includes functioning photoreceptor cells capable of responding to light, the first step in the process of converting it into visual images.

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Article ID: 619062

New Study Finds Internet Not Responsible for Dying Newspapers

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

A University of Chicago Booth School of Business study finds assumptions about the decline of newspapers are based on three false premises.

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Perennial Corn Crops? It Could Happen with New Plant-Breeding Tool Developed at UF/IFAS

University of Florida

Since the first plant genome sequence was obtained for the plant Arabidopsis in 2000, scientists have gene-sequenced everything from cannabis to castor bean.

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LRRK2 Inhibitors May Be Key to Combating Parkinson’s Disease

University of Alabama at Birmingham

An enzyme closely associated with genetic forms of Parkinson’s disease appears to play a larger role in its progression than previously thought, say investigators at UAB.

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Article ID: 619048

Mammography Has Led to Fewer Late-Stage Breast Cancers

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In the last 30 years, since mammography was introduced, late-stage breast cancer incidence has decreased by 37 percent, a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds.

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Article ID: 618909

Study: Little Evidence That No Child Left Behind Has Hurt Teacher Job Satisfaction

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

The conventional wisdom that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has eroded teacher job satisfaction and commitment is off the mark, according to new research published online today in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.

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Game Changer for Leukemia Therapy

University of Adelaide

Australian researchers are zeroing in on a promising new approach to killing off cancer cells in patients with leukemia.

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Article ID: 619034

Grain Legume Crops Sustainable, Nutritious

American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

A new study examined the mineral micronutrient content of four types of grain legumes. Grain legumes are often overlooked as valuable sources of micronutrients, such as zinc and potassium.

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Lifetime Cancer Risk from Heart Imaging Low for Most Children, but Rises with More Complex Tests

Duke Health

Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.

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