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Two New River Turtle Species Described

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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...
4/24/2014 7:00 AM EDT

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

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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,...
4/19/2014 2:05 PM EDT

Science: There's Something Ancient in the Icebox

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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...
4/14/2014 1:00 PM EDT

Will Plug-in Cars Crash the Electric Grid?

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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...
2/21/2014 1:00 PM EST

Path to Supreme Court Runs Through 'Judicial Monastery'

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In his latest book, "Pathways to the U.S. Supreme Court: From the Arena to the Monastery," University of Vermont Professor Garrison Nelson, places all 112 Supreme Court justices nominated since the court's inception in 1789 into four categories...
2/19/2014 4:00 PM EST

Will Your Child Be an Overweight Adult?

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Scientists have discovered that “crowdsourcing” — everyday people asking questions of each other — can zero-in on predictors of obesity, including ones that experts hadn’t considered, like whether parents pack their children’s lunch or...
2/7/2014 2:35 PM EST

Priming “Cocktail” Shows Promise as Cardiac Stem Cell Grafting Tool

Researchers have identified a new tool that could help facilitate future stem cell therapy for the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year.
12/5/2013 11:00 AM EST

NIH Grant Funds Multi-Center Study of Mysterious Trauma-Induced Hemorrhaging

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The TACTIC (Trans-Agency Consortium for Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy) study is a cooperative effort funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that establishes a unique collaboration between the NIH and the Department of Defense to study...
11/14/2013 1:35 PM EST

Our Experts on Newswise

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

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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,”...
4/2/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Expert: Talking to Children About the Connecticut School Shooting

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12/14/2012 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.
10/31/2012 5:10 PM EDT

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

8/28/2012 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.
6/17/2010 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.
6/3/2010 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.
4/20/2009 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...
10/15/2008 12:20 PM EDT

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