Survey: Fortune 500 Employees Can Expect to Pay More for Health Insurance

The results of a HR@Moore survey of chief HR officers at Fortune 500 companies provides the first factual data on how firms have been impacted by PPACA and how they are responding to the rising costs they report.

– University of South Carolina|18-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

JHU Researchers Make New Discovery about 3D Shape Processing in the Brain

While previous studies of the brain suggest that processing of objects and places occurs in very different locations, a research team has now found that they are closely related.

– Johns Hopkins University|18-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

NYU Langone Scientists Report Reliable and Highly Efficient Method for Making Stem Cells

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NYU Langone Medical Center scientists have found a way to boost dramatically the efficiency of the process for turning adult cells into so-called pluripotent stem cells by combining three well-known compounds, including vitamin C.

– NYU Langone Medical Center|18-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Germanium Tin Could Mean Better and Cheaper Infrared Cameras in Smartphones

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University of Arkansas researchers have fabricated a new semiconductor material that can be used to build better and less expensive infrared cameras for smartphone and automobiles.

– University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|18-Sep-2014 11:30 AM EDT

UNC Researchers Link Gene to Increased Dendritic Spines – a Signpost of Autism

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UNC scientists discover that knocking out the gene NrCAM increases the number of dendritic spines on excitatory pyramidal neurons. Other studies have confirmed that the overabundance of dendritic spines allows for too many synaptic connections – a phenomenon strongly linked to autism.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|18-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Newer Tests Clarify Hereditary Risk of Cancer

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Not all genetics tests that screen for cancer risk are the same, says Suzanne Mahon, DNSc, a genetics counselor at Saint Louis University Cancer Center.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center|18-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

New Poll: Americans Fear Blindness More Than Loss of Other Senses, Strongly Support More Funding for Research

According to a new poll, Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life — more so than other conditions, including loss of memory, hearing and speech. A higher percentage of African-Americans (57%) cite this concern compared to non-Hispanic whites (49%), Asians (43%) and Hispanics (38%).

– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)|18-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Camera Developed at WUSTL Sheds Light on Mate Choice of Swordtail Fish

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A group of researchers have used a special camera developed by Viktor Gruev, PhD, to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on polarization signals from the males.

– Washington University in St. Louis|18-Sep-2014 10:25 AM EDT
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