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How Many Calories in That Tweet?

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A team of scientists have invented an instrument for measuring calories in social media. This "lexicocalorimeter" gathers tens of millions of geo-tagged Twitter posts from across the United States and presents a portrait of each state's calorie...
13-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Stressed Out Interferons Reveal Potential Key to Alternative Lupus Treatment

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New research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response of lupus patients that could provide an alternative therapy target for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five million-plus people worldwide suffering...
10-Feb-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Banks Hold Major Information Advantage Over Other Investors

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Maybe Gordon Gekko was right when he said that information was the most valuable commodity of all. A new study showing major investment advantages for banks in countries where public economic data is scarce seems to support that claim by the...
1-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: How Climate Change Threatens Mountaintops (and Clean Water)

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A first-of-its kind study, in the journal Nature, shows how mountain ecosystems around the globe may be threatened by climate change over the next decades. The scientists discovered that key nutrient cycles in mountain soils and plants may be...
26-Jan-2017 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

First Study to Measure Effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 Program Shows Positive Results on Youth Fitness

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The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote fitness and health among youth over the past decade. Its impact on childhood fitness and obesity levels, however, has lacked scientific...
17-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality

A large prospective study found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.
13-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

What Else Comes with a College Degree? An Extra 10 Pounds, Says New Study

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College students gained an average of 10 pounds over the course of their college years, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found, and number of students who were overweight or obese increased 78 percent. The extra...
12-Dec-2016 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Greenland on Thin Ice?

New research opens up the deep history of the Greenland Ice Sheet, looking back millions of years farther than previous techniques allowed—and raises urgent questions about if the giant ice sheet might dramatically accelerate its melt-off in the...
6-Dec-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Presidential Transitions Expert John Burke can discuss why Trump transition like no other, coming into a highly polarized situation

14-Nov-2016 11:15 AM EST

Paris, China, Refugees, Coal, ISIS, Campaign, Russia, Economy and More: University of Vermont Experts Weigh in on Trump’s First 100 Days.

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14-Nov-2016 9:50 AM EST

Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump

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Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush...
14-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

University of Vermont Professor in High Demand as Vermont Becomes First State to Label GMOs

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1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week

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15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

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University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

National Parks Expert Available for Interview During Centennial Year of National Park Service, Founded in 1916

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Robert Manning, a natural resources professor at the University of Vermont, has conducted research for the National Park Service for 35 years and is the co-editor of a thoughtful book of essays on the national parks. He would provide wide-ranging...
3-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT

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