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The Science of Beer and Coffee According to a UAB Chemist

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Chemical properties play a powerful role in the development of flavors.

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B-School Prof is Consumer Pricing Expert in the Courtroom

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When cases and investigations for deceptive price advertising are brought before courts, a business school professor has been an expert witness and consultant for nearly 25 years.

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‘The Devil Is in the Details’: Documenting Carbon Sequestration in Borneo

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It’s that time of year again—the dry season in southeastern Asia when smoke and particulates from Indonesian peat swamp fires on the island of Borneo drift across to neighboring countries. Indonesia is trying to reduce carbon emissions, but documenting carbon sequestration to reward nations for their efforts through programs such as REDD and REDD Plus can be challenging.

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Atmospheric Mercury Review Raises Concerns of Environmental Impact

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The UALR Professor and Chair of Chemistry examines the cycling of mercury through soil and water as it impacts atmospheric loadings in a recently published peer-reviewed journal article.

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Nurse Midwife Offers Suggestions for Successful Breast Feeding

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Most new moms know the benefits of breast feeding. But many women still don’t know where to turn for help when breast feeding doesn’t go as smoothly as they imagined it would.

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Teens: Want to Sleep in on School Days?

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Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in a new policy, which outlined chronic sleep deficits in our nation’s adolescents.

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National Physician Assistant Leader Available to Speak about Growth of PA Profession

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Lawrence Herman, PA-C, Chair of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Chair of NYIT’s Physican Assistant Studies Program says the outlook is positive for the profession and its growing number of educational programs.

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How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed and Stay in School

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Students are back in school and now is the time for parents to develop routines to help their children succeed academically. An Iowa State University professor says parental involvement, more than income or social status, is a predictor of student achievement.

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Know Your Body: Know Your Risk

Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in American women, with about 22,000 diagnosed and 14,000 dying from the disease each year. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention.

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As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread

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As the out-of-control Ebola epidemic continues, an infectious disease physician and a medical historian -- both at Rutgers University -- discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history, and treating people already at risk.

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