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Article ID: 538995

Proper Seatbelt Use by Pregnant Women Would Save 200 Fetuses/Year

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study could have a profound effect on fetal deaths and injuries caused by car accidents. The study, by researchers at the University of Michigan, found that about 200 fetuses each year would not be lost if pregnant women properly buckled their seatbelts every time they were in an automobile.

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25-Mar-2008 3:00 PM EDT
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    31-Mar-2008 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 539044

A New Way to Fight Cancer: the Silver Shield

University of Southern California (USC)

Instead of a silver bullet to kill cancer cells, USC biologists discover a way to protect all other cells against chemotherapy while leaving cancer cells vulnerable. Experts call the animal study a major advance in cancer research.

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26-Mar-2008 5:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 539216

Science is Key to Fighting off "Catastrophic Impacts" of Climate Change

CRDF Global

Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), is calling for urgent change and a rapid, immediate reduction of emissions to combat the effects of global warming. Knobloch's comments appear in the latest edition of Conversations "“ an online discussion focused on the transforming impact of science. www.crdf.org/conversations

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31-Mar-2008 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 539215

Expert Emphasizes Urgency of Climate Change Policy, Impact on Poor and Vulnerable People

CRDF Global

Maria Blair, associate vice president and managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation, says there is an immediate need for the practical use of already available scientific data regarding global climate change. Blair's comments appear in the latest edition of Conversations "“ an online discussion focused on the transforming impact of science. www.crdf.org/conversations

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31-Mar-2008 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 539214

Expert Calls for Mitigation, Adaptation in Response to Climate Change

CRDF Global

Dr. Alan Hamlet, a research assistant professor at the University of Washington's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is urging that steps be taken to mitigate future emissions that contribute to climate change while adapting to current circumstances.

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31-Mar-2008 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 539129

Hatred of Hillary Is Likely the Result of Gender Stereotypes

Washington University in St. Louis

Whether or not Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination for president, the question of how much being a woman helped or hurt her campaign will linger for a long time. A WUSTL professor discusses the unique challenges Clinton faces and why people seem to react so strongly to her.

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31-Mar-2008 1:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    26-Mar-2008 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 538842

Physician Revolutionizes Gene Research

University of Kentucky

A groundbreaking discovery about how molecules work sheds new light on a Nobel-Prize winning theory from a decade ago.

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20-Mar-2008 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 539012

MSU Professor Earns Bowditch Award for Work on Hypertension

American Physiological Society (APS)

The American Physiological Society has awarded Michigan State University Professor Stephanie W. Watts the 2008 Henry Pickering Bowditch Memorial Award for early-career achievement. Dr. Watts has focused her research on whether serotonin plays a role in hypertension. The award is the Society's second highest.

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26-Mar-2008 9:30 AM EDT
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Morgan Fairchild Joins AAN, ASA, ACEP with New Way to Recognize Stroke Signs

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Actress and activist Morgan Fairchild has teamed up with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Stroke Association (ASA). She is raising awareness about the warning signs of stroke and the importance of getting to the emergency department fast with a campaign called "Give Me 5: Walk, Talk, Reach, See, Feel."

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26-Mar-2008 12:05 AM EDT
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Education

Article ID: 538941

"˜Mutant' Proteins Could Lead to New Treatment for Heart Disease

Florida State University

Heart damage due to blocked arteries remains the leading cause of disease and death in the Western world, but a Florida State University College of Medicine researcher is helping to open new pathways toward treating the problem.

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24-Mar-2008 2:00 PM EDT
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