International Team Sheds New Light on Biology Underlying Schizophrenia

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As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|21-Jul-2014 11:30 PM EDT

Global Warming ‘Pause’ Since 1998 Reflects Natural Fluctuation

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

– McGill University|21-Jul-2014 3:15 PM EDT

55 Percent Third-Degree Burns; 0 Handicap for Loyola Burn Patient

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Once told he would never golf again, burn victim Jamie Nieto, now head pro at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, is leading the ninth annual Burn Awareness Golf Outing and silent auction there on Friday, August 29. All proceeds benefit Loyola University Medical Center Burn Center, where Nieto was a patient

– Loyola University Health System|21-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Researchers Provide Guide to Household Water Conservation

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A paper co-written by an Indiana University researcher describes how households can reduce water use substantially by simple actions such as installing more efficient appliances and changing day-to-day habits.

– Indiana University|21-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Parents Rank Their Obese Children as “Very Healthy”

A University of California, San Diego School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight.

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|21-Jul-2014 1:25 PM EDT

School Leaders Report Students Accept Healthier Lunches

Seventy percent of elementary school leaders nationwide reported that students generally like the healthier school lunches that rolled out in fall 2012, according to a first-of-its-kind national study whose lead author is now a research associate professor at Boise State University.

– Boise State University|21-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

A Noble Gas Cage

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A new material called CC3 effectively traps xenon, krypton, and radon, gases used for lighting or medical industries and, in the case of radon, can be hazardous to people. Research in Nature Materials shows how CC3 does this, which might lead to cheaper, less energy intensive extraction methods.

– Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|21-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Mothers of Children with Autism Benefit From Peer-Led Intervention

Peer-led interventions that target parental well-being can significantly reduce stress, depression and anxiety in mothers of children with disabilities, according to new findings released today in the journal Pediatrics.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center|21-Jul-2014 10:25 AM EDT
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