Little research has been done to help explain how HIV epidemics and programs in one population affect others and how to reduce the risks of transmission. Now, a recent study sheds light on the pathways connecting HIV epidemics in different populations.
– New York University|3/12/2014 10:00 AM EDT
Researchers Find Prevalence of Marijuana Use Among High School Seniors Is Expected to Increase with Legalization
A study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy by researchers affiliated with New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR), finds large proportions of high school students normally at low risk for marijuana use (e.g., non-cigarette-smokers, religious students, those with friends who disapprove of use) reported intention to use marijuana if it were legal.
– New York University|3/12/2014 9:45 AM EDT
Recent revelations that the U.S. government has been studying the body language of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders for years are leading Americans to wonder:
– National Communication Association|3/12/2014 9:25 AM EDT
“Endangered” elements have allowed us to dramatically advance technology and modern life but are at risk of running out. Which elements are the scarcest? What are scientists doing to address this critical issue? Top experts in the field will answer these questions and more during a newly added press conference set to take place during the American Chemical Society’s 247th National Meeting & Exposition, which begins Sunday in Dallas.
– American Chemical Society (ACS)|3/12/2014 9:00 AM EDT
University of Adelaide researchers say new insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients.
– University of Adelaide|3/12/2014 9:00 AM EDT
Research from McGill University reveals that the brain’s motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor learning could improve or protect memory or cognitive impairment in aging populations. The research is published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.
– McGill University|3/12/2014 7:00 AM EDT
The rapidly emerging diabetes epidemic in Asia has the potential to overwhelm health systems, undermine economic growth, and inflict unprecedented levels of disability on the world’s most populous continent. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore are launching a new website—the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative (www.asiandiabetesprevention.org)—to provide Asian countries with science-based information to help stop the spread of type 2 diabetes.
– Harvard School of Public Health|3/12/2014 12:00 AM EDT
Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute eradicated solid tumors in laboratory mice using a novel combination of two targeted agents. These two synergistic therapies stimulate an immune response, ultimately allowing solid tumors to act as their own cancer-fighting vaccine.
– Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|3/11/2014 8:00 PM EDT
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