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Conservation, LAND, Development, forest and wildlife ecology, Fish And Wildlife Service

Government Transparency Limited When It Comes to America’s Conserved Private Lands

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others from disclosing certain information are to blame.

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zika, Disease, Mosquito, Pregnancy

Zika Infections Could Be Factor in More Pregnancies

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Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus’s developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated.

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Health & Medicine, Childbirth, pain, Depression

Mindfulness-Focused Childbirth Education Leads to Less Depression, Better Birth Experiences

A study this month from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) shows mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth can improve women’s childbirth experiences and reduce their depression symptoms during pregnancy and the early postpartum period.

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Biomass, FUEL

Triple Play Boosting Value of Renewable Fuel Could Tip Market in Favor of Biomass

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A new process triples the fraction of biomass converted to high-value products to nearly 80 percent, also tripling the expected rate of return for an investment in the technology from roughly 10 percent (for one end product) to 30 percent.

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Stem Cells, Diseases, Pharmaceuticals, Brain, Neurological Deficits, Thyroid Hormone

Patient’s cells used to replicate dire developmental condition

A team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles have used the cells of AHDS patients to recreate not only the disease, but a mimic of the patient’s blood-brain barrier in the laboratory dish using induced pluripotent stem cell technology.

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Archaelology, Anthropology, Homo naledi, Human Ancestors

South African Cave Yields Yet More Fossils of a Newfound Relative

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Probing deeper into the South African cave system known as Rising Star, which last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science, an international team of researchers has discovered another chamber with more remains of a newfound human relative, Homo naledi. The discovery of the new fossils representing the remains of at least three juvenile and adult specimens includes a “wonderfully complete skull,” says University of Wisconsin-Madison anthropologist John Hawks.

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Air Conditioning, Environment, Pollution, Energy, Power Plants, emissiions, Electricity

Study Measures Air Pollution Increase Attributable to Air Conditioning

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study shows that the electricity production associated with air conditioning causes emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide to increase by hundreds to thousands of metric tons, or 3 to 4 percent per degree Celsius (or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Earthquakes, Geology, Geosciences, Faults

Geologists Use Radioactive Clock to Document Longest Earthquake Record

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Using radioactive elements trapped in crystallized, cream-colored “veins” in New Mexican rock, geologists have peered back in time more than 400,000 years to illuminate a record of earthquakes along the Loma Blanca fault in the Rio Grande rift. It is the longest record of earthquakes ever documented on a fault.

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Psychology, Depression, Gender

Analysis: Gender Differences in Depression Appear at Age 12

An analysis just published online has broken new ground by finding gender differences in both symptoms and diagnoses of depression appearing at age 12.







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