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Mind the Climate Gap


One fundamental challenge of climate change forecasting is how to bridge the gap between global-scale models and local impacts. A new study—the first-of-its kind for the Lake Champlain region —bridges this gap and forecasts that northern Vermont...
15-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Study Estimates Number of U.S. Women Potentially Impacted by Breast Density Notification Legislation


To date, the prevalence of women with high mammographic breast density -- a recognized risk factor for breast cancer -- in the U.S. has been largely unknown. Now a new study helps quantify the number of U.S. women with this condition, providing...
12-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Study Examines Potential Link Between Assisted Reproduction and Autism

Over the past five years, several studies have focused on infertility treatment, partly because of the coincidental rise in both the diagnosis of autism and the use of assisted reproduction. A recent study in Infertility and Sterility examined a...
12-Sep-2014 9:35 AM EDT

A Vaccine for Ebola?


To learn more about this outbreak and the creation of new human vaccines, Vermont Medicine, a publication of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, talked to infectious disease experts Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., UVM Vaccine Testing Center...
29-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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

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UVM Prof on Ferguson: Black People Don’t Produce Crimes Out of Their Proportion-They Are Policed Out of Their Proportion


21-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Race Geographies Expert on Ferguson


As the hashtag #Ferguson trends on Twitter more than a week following Michael Brown’s deadly shooting by a police officer in this suburb of St. Louis, Mo., University of Vermont professor @RashadShabazz was deeply engaged in the conversation....
21-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UVM Political Science Professor Comments on Former US Senator James M. Jeffords

18-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

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

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