Texas Tech Survey Update: Abbott to Win Texas Governor, Voter ID Law Didn’t Cause Problems and Texans Split on Gay Marriage

Researchers at Texas Tech University’s Earl Survey Research Center issued updated numbers on issues from who will likely be the next governor of Texas to gay marriage and voter ID laws.

– Texas Tech University|4/24/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Study Suggests Targeting B Cells May Help with MS

A new study suggests that targeting B cells, which are a type of white blood cell in the immune system, may be associated with reduced disease activity for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study is released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|4/24/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Classroom Dare Develops Into the Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles for CWRU Author

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Created by Brandy Schillace, a Case Western Reserve University alumnae and research associate in the history department, the fictional Jacob Maresbeth makes his debut this month in High Stakes, the first of nine books in The Jacob Maresbeth Chronicles (Cooperative Press, 2014).

– Case Western Reserve University|4/24/2014 3:55 PM EDT

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Genetic Alterations in Shared Biological Pathways as Major Risk Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder

A substantial proportion of risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD), resides in genes that are part of specific, interconnected biological pathways, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who conducted a broad study of almost 2,500 families in the United States and throughout the world.

– Mount Sinai Medical Center|4/24/2014 3:00 PM EDT

What Do the Dates on Food Packages Really Mean?

UF/IFAS Food Safety Specialist Renee Goodrich Schneider explains what those dates on food packages really mean.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences|4/24/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Primary HPV Screening Offers Important New Option for Cervical Cancer Detection, Prevention

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) welcomes new options for detecting and preventing cervical cancer, including the primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing recently approved by the FDA.

– Society of Gynecologic Oncology|4/24/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Astronomical Forensics Uncover Planetary Disks in Hubble Archive

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light images of five disks in images of young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database. These disks are telltale evidence for newly formed planets.

– Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)|4/24/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Study Finds Accelerated Soil Carbon Loss, Increasing the Rate of Climate Change

Research published in Science found that increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere cause soil microbes to produce more carbon dioxide, accelerating climate change.Two Northern Arizona University researchers led the study, which challenges previous understanding about how carbon accumulates in soil.

– Northern Arizona University|4/24/2014 2:00 PM EDT
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