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Pioneering Discovery Leads to Potential Preventive Treatment for Sudden Cardiac Death


A team of Harvard scientists and colleagues has used University of Vermont findings from 2000 to develop a possible treatment to prevent hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), an inherited disease that can cause the heart to thicken and stop pumping...
5-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Discovery: Many White-Tailed Deer Have Malaria

By chance, scientists have discovered a malaria parasite that infects white-tailed deer. It’s the first-ever malaria parasite known to live in a deer species and the only native malaria parasite found in any mammal in North or South America.
5-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Suggests More Effective Speech Therapy Approach for Children with Down Syndrome


A new study indicates that children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients.
4-Feb-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Controlling Parents Create Mean College Kids


College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by a University of Vermont psychologist has found. The students’ physical...
21-Jan-2016 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Why Do Some Infections Persist? Blame Bacterial Socialism, Says New Study

New research uses time lapse microscopy to show that bacteria use a hedging strategy to trade off varying degrees of antibiotic resistance even when they are not under threat. This new insight could explain why some infections persist in spite of...
12-Jan-2016 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wild Bee Decline Threatens US Crop Production


The first national study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they're disappearing in many of the country's most important farmlands. If losses of these crucial pollinators continue, the new nationwide assessment indicates that, over time, the problem...
21-Dec-2015 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Great American Smokeout: How to Diplomatically Help a Friend/Relative Stop Smoking


November 19, 2015 marks the date of the Great American Smokeout, when cigarette smokers are asked to refrain from smoking for one day in hopes that the effort will lead to quitting forever. Most people know a smoker they would like to see stop, but...
17-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Teaching the Blind to Draw – and Do STEM


$1 million NIH technology transfer grant will speed adoption of interactive raised line graphics devices in schools that help young blind students learn to draw and, later, facilitate their taking math and science courses that require them to...
5-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

UVM Undergrad to Attend Paris Climate Talks as Youth Delegate; Joins 3 Experts on #COP21

24-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST

Vermont Hospital CEO Announces Goal to Transform How Health Care is Paid For and Delivered in Region

In a major break with the current payment system for health care, the University of Vermont Medical Center’s CEO has announced an ambitious goal to have 80 percent of the care provided by the Medical Center to be paid for based on quality of care,...
16-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST

Gay Rights Litigation Expert Calls Supreme Court Decision a Victory, but One with Strengths and Weaknesses


26-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Politics and Law Expert Discusses Timing, Ramifications of Supreme Court's Decision to Take on Same-Sex Marriage


Ellen Andersen, associate professor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies and political science at the University of Vermont, weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on gay marriage
3-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

UVM Political Scientist Comments on Vote by Vermont Legislature to Re-elect Gov. Shumlin

8-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

Professor Plays Key Role in Passage of One of Nation's Toughest Concussion Laws

Vermont State legislator Richard Sears sought the advice of a concussion expert at the University of Vermont when crafting one of the nation's most comprehensive concussion laws to protect high school athletes
17-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

Expert Prediction: Don't Expect Much from 114th U.S. Congress

When the 114th U.S. Congress starts on Jan. 3 it will mark the first time since 1994 that Republicans hold majorities in both the House and Senate under a Democratic president. A presidential expert and two Congressional scholars predict what will...
17-Dec-2014 2:25 PM EST

Race Expert Rashad Shabazz Calls Ferguson Verdict 'Chilling'


25-Nov-2014 12:05 PM EST

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