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epigentics, Finches, Adaptation, Evolution, Galapagos Islands, Population Genetics

Epigenetics May Explain How Darwin’s Finches Respond to Rapid Environmental Change

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Epigenetics may explain how Darwin’s finches respond to rapid environmental changes.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri S&T, Physics, Few body problem, Atomic collisions

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Younger Mothers Are More Likely to Engage in Risky Drinking During and After Pregnancy

People tend to adjust behaviors across their lifespans as they adopt new roles – such as marriage or parenting – that are incompatible with prior behaviors. The transition to parenthood appears to be particularly relevant for women, leading to a reduction in alcohol consumption. This study of maternal alcohol use is the first to focus on age at transition to motherhood as a predictor of trajectories of risky drinking during a 17-year span.

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Two Studies Support Intensive Blood Pressure Control for Long-Term Health and Quality of Life

Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg – far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg – to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system, and appears online in NEJM on Aug. 24.

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Targeting Cell Cycle Reactivation Caused by Inflammation May Provide the Way to Prevent Neuron Death in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Researchers have discovered a clue to the mechanism for neuronal degeneration and possible target for a therapeutic approach to these disorders.

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Radiological Crimes Investigation

The results of the fifth and latest Collaborative Materials Exercise of the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group, a global network of nuclear forensics experts, will be discussed at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in Washington D.C. on August. 24.

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NSF Funding to Aid Penn State CNEU in Developing Nanotechnology Workforce

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With two grants awarded by the National Science Foundation, the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization will develop a Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership to continue providing leading-edge nanotechnology education.

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Trump’s Attack on GOP Establishment in Phoenix ‘Bad Politics’: Northwestern Expert

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Review: Claims of Safety, Oral Benefit of Charcoal Dentifrice Usage Remain Unproven

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A review by John K. Brooks, DDS, and colleagues at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry showed insufficient clinical and laboratory data to substantiate the safety and efficacy claims of charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices.

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Widening Horizons for High Schoolers with Code

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In July, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory hosted a five-day Coding Camp for more than two dozen high school juniors and seniors, teaching new programming skills and how computer science is an integral part of an Argonne researcher’s life.







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