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Income, Education Influence Breastfeeding, but Policy and Family History Are Factors Too


The study finds a relationship between family experience with breastfeeding and Hispanic mothers’ success at maternal nursing, and also finds that in-hospital provision of free infant formula is related to black mothers’ breastfeeding outcomes.
19-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Develop Way to Upsize Nanostructures Into Light, Flexible 3-D Printed Metallic Materials

Researchers have devised a new process to create lightweight, strong and super elastic 3-D printed metallic nanostructured materials with unprecedented scalability, opening the door for applications in aerospace, military and automotive industries.
15-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find More Aggressive Behavior in City Birds Than Rural Ones


The researchers' observations shed light on the effects of human population expansion on wildlife.
14-Jul-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ostrich Relative Lived in North America About 50 Million Years Ago


The new species is named Calciavis grandei – with “calci” meaning “hard/stone,” and “avis” from the Latin for bird, and “grandei” in honor of famed paleontologist Lance Grande who has studied the fossil fish from the same ancient...
5-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Controlling Cardiac Scarring Could Help Heart Tissue Regenerate


The potential promise of targeting non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring could lead to new treatments for heart disease, Virginia Tech researchers say in a review paper.
24-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

One Snake’s Prey Is Another Snake’s Poison: Scientists Pinpoint Genetics Behind Extreme Resistance


Joel McGlothlin’s team found that the ancestors of garter snakes gained toxin-resistant nerves almost 40 million years ago.
2-Jun-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemical Analysis of Amazonian Fish Ear-Stones May Inform Conservation Efforts


Researchers describe the use of chemical analysis of ear-stones or “otoliths” to tease out details of a fish’s life story, potentially revealing the migratory routes and environments the fish encountered in its travels.
7-Jun-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Trial, Error of Viral Evolution: The Difference Between Fading Out, Pandemic

In a review article, researchers from Virginia Tech, Yale University, and the National Institutes of Health study viral evolution with the aim of finding knowledge that might help prevent disease.
23-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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