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Genes, stress and childhood adversity: Impact on risky drinking and drug-use

Exposure to adversity as a child can affect how the body responds to stress, and may increase the risk of negative health behaviors and addictions in adulthood. However, the impact of early life adversity may depend partly on an individual’s geneti...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 31-May-2019 at 10:00 ET


Environmental Expert Addresses Plan to Combat Lyme Disease, Tick-borne Illness

An environmental expert is available to comment on the need to fund research to combat tick-borne illnesses.

Expert Available

– Indiana University

Arts and Humanities


Baylor’s Benjamin Franklin Scholars Bring Light to Complex Figure

Sometimes the Franklin legends are bigger than Franklin the man – and it’s taken an army of historians and scholars throughout the centuries to sort it out.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Lack of Sleep May Increase Likelihood of Teens Engaging in Risky Sexual Behaviors

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to new research published by the American Psychologi...

– American Psychological Association (APA)

Health Psychology

Embargo expired on 03-Jun-2019 at 09:00 ET


Preteen Suicide Attempts — Mainly By Girls — On the Rise, According to Rutgers Experts

Preteen Suicide Attempts — Mainly By Girls — On the Rise, According to Rutgers Experts

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– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Keeping the memories alive

Researchers from West Virginia University are preserving the memories of a coal community through oral history and photography.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

WVU Libraries

Racism has a toxic effect

A new study indicates that racism is toxic to humans.

– University of Southern California (USC)



Study: Childhood Adversity Linked With Severe Depression in Adulthood

Children who face adversity are at a significantly greater risk for severe depression, research out of the University at Albany’s finds. Adversity has long been associated with depression, but until now, the timing of the adversity in relation to d...

– University at Albany, State University of New York

Depression and Anxiety

Church, couch, couple: Social psychological connections between people and physical space

Societies and people have reshaped the world many times over. From building cities and communities that live within them

– Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Personality and Social Psychology Review

Enjoy the View and the Experience BEFORE You Post the Selfie, Baylor Expert Says

In this digital age, what's more important when you're on vacation -- the experience itself or the selfie that proves you were there?

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Water Activities Provide Relaxation, Connection, Baylor Outdoor Adventure Expert Says

As some seek relaxation on the water, others might want a physical challenge, but Schrank says even those who seek a workout should remain receptive to additional outcomes.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Help You Negotiate the Best Retail Price

In today’s retail climate, where stores struggle to keep up with online competition and customers can compare prices with the ease of their smartphones, the price tag is just a starting point for negotiations, said a negotiation expert at Baylor Un...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Pop Culture


Baylor Nutrition Expert Gives the Scoop on Ice Cream and Other Summertime Treats

The summer heat is coming. And that brings with it the excitement of ice cream, frozen yogurt and snow cones.

Expert Available

– Baylor University

The ‘Heaven 11’: Baylor Gospel Music Expert Lists 11 Most Influential Black Gospel Songs

To celebrate African American Music Appreciation Month in June, Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine and founder/director of Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project, compiled the “Heaven 11,” a lis...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

Law and Public Policy


Research Sheds Light on the Importance of Police Trust in the Public

Research finds that police officers who place more trust in the public are also more likely to pursue cases on their own initiative – termed proactive policing – and have higher arrest rates. The finding may have implications for public safety, p...

– North Carolina State University

Criminal Justice Policy Review, May-2019


Politicians Walk The Walk, When It Comes To Financial Investments

For the most part, politicians do put their money where their mouths are. A recent study of U.S senators and representatives finds that the more liberal a politician’s voting record is, the more likely the politician is to invest in socially respon...

– North Carolina State University

Management Science, May-2019

The Storm After the Storm: Scam Contractors Who Prey on Those Suffering After a Natural Disaster

Following a natural disaster or strong storm, there is usually a second wave of potential destruction – scam artists looking to line their pockets.

Expert Available

– Baylor University


Texas A&M Researcher: Immigration At Southern Border A Humanitarian Crisis, Not An "Invasion"

Changing immigration trends are the topic of a new issue of The Takeaway, a publication of the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University.

– Texas A&M University

LifeWire Announcements

Jonathan Burdick named Cornell‘s vice provost for enrollment

Jonathan Burdick, the University of Rochester’s vice provost for enrollment initiatives and college dean of admissions and financial aid, has been named Cornell University’s vice provost for enrollment. He will assume the post Aug. 19.

– Cornell University

UIC Launches HR Management Degree

Entry-level jobs in human resource management are expected to grow at a rate of 7.1% between 2016 and 2026, according to the 2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook provided by the U.S. Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. In response, the Universit...

– University of Illinois at Chicago

Philosopher Nancy Cartwright Honored for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Nancy Cartwright is the recipient of the Carl Gustav Hempel Award, recognizing lifetime achievement in the philosophy of science as well as scholarly excellence. Given bi-annually by the Philosophy o...

– University of California San Diego

Olin College Professor Carrie Nugent Awarded Carl Sagan Medal

Carrie Nugent Ph.D., assistant professor of computational physics and planetary science, has been awarded the Carl Sagan Medal for Excellence in Public Communication in Planetary Science. The prize is awarded annually by the Division for Planetary Sc...

– Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

In a Nation Divided, Civility is Essential

“The seeds for UC San Diego’s civility and conflict resolution programs were planted years ago by Murray Galinson—Elaine’s late husband—in partnership with the National Conflict Resolution Center,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. ...

– University of California San Diego





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