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Saturday, October 8, 2016

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Newswise Special Wire for 08-Oct-2016

Editor's Pick of the Best Science Stories of the Week

This week's highlights in science research: Apes can guess what others are thinking - just like humans; A new lead in the search for the cure of Parkinson's; More great things about your oat meal; Spring starting earlier in our National Parks; Problem-solving bumblebees spread socially.

Apes Can Understand What Others Are Thinking Just Like Humans

Bonobos, chimpanzees and orangutans understand that others can be convinced of something that is not true, says a study by researchers of Duke University, Kyoto University, the University of St. Andrews and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary A...

– Newswise Recommends

Science; 07 October, 2016

Eating Oats Can Help Lower Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in More Ways Than One

A new systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials has concluded that eating oat fibre not only reduces LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), but non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B as well....

– Newswise Recommends

British Journal of Nutrition

Study Challenges the Popular Idea That We Should Drink Eight Glasses of Water a Day for Health

A multi-institute study led by Monash University has revealed for the first time the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking, which can cause potentially fatal water intoxication. The study challenges ...

– Newswise Recommends

nternational Journal Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

Psychotherapy Sessions Are Best in the Morning When Levels of Helpful Hormone Are High

A new study found patients with anxiety, phobias and fears showed greater improvement from therapy that was scheduled in the morning, when levels of cortisol -- a naturally occurring hormone -- tested higher....

– Southern Methodist University


Sex Before Sport Doesn't Negatively Impact Performance

Sex before sport doesn't have a negative effect on the athlete and could even benefit performance....

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Physiology

Scientists Identify New Lead in Search for Parkinson’s Cure

In a paper published in the academic journal Nature Communications, ISU scientists identified a protein that may safeguard neurons from the ravages of Parkinson’s disease....

– Iowa State University

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2016 at 05:00 ET

Peccaries of Mesoamerica Now Highly Threatened, Warn Experts

Hunting, deforestation, and cattle ranching in Mesoamerica have become a triad of trouble for the white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), an ecologically important species now threatened with regional extinction, according WCS (Wildlife Conservation S...

– Wildlife Conservation Society

New Evidence Supports Biological Link Between Zika Infection, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

In a collaborative effort with scientists at six Colombian hospitals, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report what they believe to be the strongest biological evidence to date linking Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barré syndrome....

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 05-Oct-2016 at 17:00 ET

UAB Grad Student Uncovers Alabama Fossils Likely From Oldest Ancestor of Modern Sea Turtles

The evidence found suggests the earliest ancestors of modern sea turtles may have come from the Deep South....

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Resolves a Debate Over 'Killer Electrons' in Space

Findings by UCLA-led team hold promise for new ways to protect telecommunication and navigation satellites....

– University of California Los Angeles UCLA

Nature Communications

Problem-Solving Spreads Both Socially and Culturally in Bumblebees

Watching each other helps these social insects learn to pull strings for a sugar water reward....


PLOS Biology

Embargo expired on 04-Oct-2016 at 14:00 ET

2016 and 1998 in Near Tie for Hottest Year

Global Temperature Report: September 2016...

– University of Alabama Huntsville

Working Night Shifts Unlikely to Increase Breast Cancer Risk

New research has found that working night shifts has little or no effect on a woman's breast cancer risk despite a review in 2007 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifying shift work disrupting the 'body clock' as a probab...

– Cancer Research UK

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Apes Understand That Some Things Are All in Your Head

We all know that the way someone sees the world, and the way it really is, are not always the same. This ability to recognize that someone’s beliefs may differ from reality has long been seen as unique to humans. But new research on chimpanzees, bo...

– Max Planck Society (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)

Science; 07 October, 2016

Embargo expired on 06-Oct-2016 at 20:00 ET

Study Challenges Idea of Mandatory Water Intake

A multi-institute study led by Monash University has revealed for the first time the mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking, which can cause potentially fatal water intoxication. The study challenges t...

– Monash University

International Journal Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments

Spring Starting Earlier in U.S. National Parks, Study Finds

Spring is beginning earlier than its historical average in three-quarters of United States’ national parks studied in new research that employed models created by UWM climatologist Mark Schwartz....

– University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Embargo expired on 06-Oct-2016 at 11:00 ET

Decoding of Tarsier Genome Reveals Ties to Humans

Tarsiers – tiny, carnivorous primates – are our distant cousins, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis who sequenced and analyzed the tarsier genome. Their findings place tarsiers on the evolutionary bra...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Nature Communications, Oct-2016; 5U54HG00307907; SCHM1469/3-2

Embargo expired on 06-Oct-2016 at 05:00 ET

Can Older Adults with Dementia Continue to Drive? More Study Is Needed

How do you know when it's time for an older adult with mild dementia to stop driving? Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. It can impact a person's ability to drive safely. Although al...

– American Geriatrics Society

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Early Marijuana Use Associated with Abnormal Brain Function, Study Reveals

In a new study, scientists in London, Ontario have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ....

– Lawson Health Research Institute

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

ATA International and U.S. Members Agree Climate Change Affects Patient Health

A survey of international members of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) found that 96 percent of respondents agreed that climate change is occurring and 81 percent indicated that climate change has direct relevance to patient care. Compared to a sim...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Embargo expired on 07-Oct-2016 at 00:15 ET





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