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Children from High Conflict Homes Process Emotion Differently, Could Face Social Challenges


Children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotional interactions differently and may face social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes. The findings are based on measuring research subjects’ brain...
29-Jun-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Analysis, Weaknesses, and Historic Context for Same Sex Marriage Ruling by the Supreme Court from University of Vermont Scholar


Ellen Andersen, associate professor of political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at the University of Vermont, and author of "Out of the Closets and into the Courts: Legal Opportunity Structure and Gay Rights Litigation" breaks...
29-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT

New Role for Twitter: Early Warning System for Bad Drug Interactions


Vermont scientists have invented a new technique for discovering potentially dangerous drug interactions--before they show up in medical databases like PubMed--by searching millions of tweets on Twitter.
29-Jun-2015 12:45 PM EDT

Flies Released to Attack Hemlock-Killing Pest


A team of scientists have shown that two species of silver flies from the Pacific Northwest will attack and eat hemlock woolly adelgid, the pest responsible for killing millions of hemlock trees in seventeen East Coast states. The team has released...
16-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Surprisingly Few ‘Busy Bees’ Make Global Crops Grow

A major international study finds that surprisingly few bee species are responsible for pollinating the planet's crops: only two percent of wild bee species pollinate 80 percent of bee-pollinated crops worldwide.
10-Jun-2015 9:05 PM EDT

Palm Oil Price Change Could Save Tigers, Other Species

Palm oil is widely used in food and cosmetics. But the conversion of forests to oil palm plantations has devastated many species, including tigers and elephants. A new study shows willingness among consumers to pay higher supermarket prices for palm...
10-Jun-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Many Endangered Species Are Back — but Face New Struggles


A study of marine mammals finds that several once endangered species, including the humpback whale, the northern elephant seal and green sea turtles, have recovered and are repopulating their former ranges. But returning species create a new...
2-Jun-2015 9:00 AM EDT

Friend or Foe? Study Examines Seniors' Increasing Use of Walking Aids


America’s population of senior citizens is growing, and with it, a reliance on canes, wheelchairs and scooters. This proliferation of senior mobility devices is surprising considering that prior research showed a correlation between device use and...
11-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

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

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

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