Study Reveals One Reason Brain Tumors Are More Common in Men

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New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful.

– Washington University in St. Louis|1-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Pepper and Halt: Spicy Chemical May Inhibit Gut Tumors

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – produces chronic activation of a receptor on cells lining the intestines of mice, triggering a reaction that ultimately reduces the risk of colorectal tumors.

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|1-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Did Lower Testosterone Help Civilize Humanity?

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A study of 1,400 ancient and modern human skulls suggests that a reduction in testosterone hormone levels accompanied the development of cooperation, complex communication and modern culture some 50,000 years ago.

– University of Utah|1-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Research Characterizes Pediatric In-Flight Deaths Worldwide

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital found lap infants may be at greater risk for death on a commercial airline flight.

– University Hospitals Case Medical Center|1-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Removing Vending Machines From Schools Is Not Enough to Reduce Soda Consumption

Banning vending machines from schools can actually increase soda and fast food consumption among students if it’s the only school food policy change implemented, according to research conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

– University of Illinois at Chicago|1-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business

Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business (Stanford University Press, 2014), to be released in August, is a a new book by a team of business management researchers connected with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. The book details a “people first” approach that has been shown to achieve profitability while making concern for the planet a priority.

– Case Western Reserve University|1-Aug-2014 2:30 PM EDT

A Map for Eye Disease

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Vision specialists at the University of Iowa have created the most detailed molecular map of a region of the human eye associated with disease, including age-related macular degeneration. The map catalogs more than 4,000 proteins in each of three areas of the choroid. Results appear in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.

– University of Iowa |1-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Scientists Name New Species of Cetacean: The Australian Humpback Dolphin

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Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and Clymene Enterprises.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|1-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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