New Alfalfa Variety Resists Ravenous Local Pest

Cornell University plant breeders have released a new alfalfa variety with some resistance against the alfalfa snout beetle, which has ravaged alfalfa fields in nine northern New York counties and across the St. Lawrence River in Canada.

– Cornell University|4/24/2014 11:30 AM EDT

Aging and Genes: Meet and Question Researchers Live on Newswise

Newswise is offering reporters a behind-the-scenes look at the state of the research and the impact it might have on global public health by interacting with two leading scientists in the field and an author who has investigated the research for over a decade. With all the elements of a great story, the search for healthful human longevity sheds light on discoveries that could fundamentally reshape human life.

– Newswise|4/24/2014 11:30 AM EDT

Oxygen Diminishes the Heart’s Ability to Regenerate, Researchers Discover

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Scientific research at UT Southwestern Medical Center previously discovered that the newborn animal heart can heal itself completely, whereas the adult heart lacks this ability.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center|4/24/2014 11:00 AM EDT

New Approach for Surgery Patients Cuts Hospital Stays and Costs

Changes in managing patients before, during and after colorectal surgery cut hospital stays by two days and reduced readmission rates, according to researchers who led a study of the approach at Duke University Hospital.

– Duke Medicine|4/24/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Investigators from Montefiore and Einstein to Present Data at American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

Researchers from the Montefiore Headache Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine will present nine abstracts related to migraine and other types of head pain at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

– Montefiore Medical Center|4/24/2014 10:40 AM EDT

Study Supports Safety of Antimicrobial Peptide-Coated Contact Lenses

Contact lenses coated with an antimicrobial peptide could help to lower the risk of contact lens-related infections, reports a study in Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|4/24/2014 10:30 AM EDT

With “The Drama of DNA,” Bioethicists Use Theatrical Narratives To Bridge the Gap Between Society and Science

A new book from bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and Columbia Universities uses dramatic narratives as an accessible gateway to the complex ethical issues of integrating genomics and healthcare.

– Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics|4/24/2014 10:00 AM EDT

‘Double-Duty’ Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-Lived Batteries

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Researchers have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible.

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory|4/24/2014 10:00 AM EDT
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