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Who Will Binge-Drink at Age 16? European Teen Imaging Study Pinpoints Predictors


Neuroscientists leading the largest longitudinal adolescent brain imaging study to date have learned that a number of factors – genetics, brain function and about 40 different variables – can help scientists predict which teens will become binge...
1-Jul-2014 4:45 PM EDT

First-in-Nation State Climate Assessment Released by Vermont


The Vermont Climate Assessment is the nation’s first comprehensive state-level climate assessment. Partnered with the National Climate Assessment released by the White House, the new Vermont report forecasts climate impacts on the state—...
6-Jun-2014 6:00 PM EDT

The Science of School Lunch


Since Fall 2012, USDA regulations require students across the country to take a fruit or vegetable with their lunch, a good intention that might easily go to the garbage. To help assess what's really happening, UVM researchers have developed...
23-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Surprising Global Species Shake-up Discovered


Scientists re-examined 100 world-wide monitoring studies and were surprised to discover that, over decades, the number of species in many places has not changed much—or has increased. But the researchers did discover that almost 80% of the...
13-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Two New River Turtle Species Described


The alligator snapping turtle is the largest river turtle in North America, weighing in at up to 200 pounds and living almost a century. Now researchers from Florida and the University of Vermont have discovered that it is not one species — but...
24-Apr-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit and Improve Fetal Growth


Smoking prevalence varies by socioeconomic status – particularly in terms of educational attainment – making smoking during pregnancy more common among economically-disadvantaged women, who face an increased risk of poor pregnancy outcomes,...
19-Apr-2014 2:05 PM EDT

Science: There's Something Ancient in the Icebox

Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice. This finding, led by geologists at the University of Vermont, provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has...
14-Apr-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Will Plug-in Cars Crash the Electric Grid?


The world’s growing fleet of plug-in cars will put strain on aging electrical distribution systems. Now research presents a solution: to prevent the electric grid from crashing, break-up requests for power from each car into packets. The new tool...
21-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

Expert on Russian Politics Talks Putin, Ukraine and the Future of Transnistria


Not that she likes saying it, but “well played” is Michele Commercio’s assessment of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suspiciously quick and successful takeover of the Crimean peninsula in late March. “He’s pulled off quite a stunt,”...
2-Apr-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert: Talking to Children About the Connecticut School Shooting


14-Dec-2012 4:00 PM EST

Child Psychiatrist Provides Tips for Talking to Children About Hurricanes, Floods

University of Vermont child psychiatrist David Fassler, M.D., provides suggestions for talking to children about the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
31-Oct-2012 5:10 PM EDT

UVM Disaster Sociologist, Who Studied the Effects of Katrina on Kids in Louisiana, Available to Discuss Impact of Isaac

28-Aug-2012 4:00 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Ethnic Violence in Kyrgyzstan

University of Vermont political scientist and expert on Kyrgyzstan is available for interview about the ethnic violence there and new reports that the Kyrgyz army may be involved.
17-Jun-2010 5:00 PM EDT

Saudi Expert Available on Extreme Reaction Over MTV Reality Show

Middle East expert and political science professor available to discuss Saudi religious police probe of youths participating in MTV reality show.
3-Jun-2010 9:00 AM EDT

New Book Explores Islamic Education in Pakistan

A new book, Islam and Education, is the first empirical study of religious schools in Pakistan.
20-Apr-2009 8:00 AM EDT

Patchwork at the Polls: Should We Decide Democracy on the Fly?

Voting"”we think"”is a national, constitution-based right. But that's not how it's exercised. According to political scientist Alec Ewald, author of the forthcoming The Way We Vote: The Local Dimension of American Suffrage, the...
15-Oct-2008 12:20 PM EDT

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