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High Air Pollution Exposure in One-Year-Olds Linked to Structural Brain Changes at Age 12

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study found that children with higher levels of TRAP exposure at birth had reductions at age 12 in gray matter volume and cortical thickness as compared to children with lower levels of exposure.

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23-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Tiny Price Gaps Cost Investors Billions

Tiny Price Gaps Cost Investors Billions

University of Vermont

New research shows that, millions of times each day, investors in the U.S. stock market see different prices at the same moment—and that these differing prices cost investors at least $2 billion dollars each year.

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22-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Late Neolithic Italy Was Home to Complex Networks of Metal Exchange
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Late Neolithic Italy Was Home to Complex Networks of Metal Exchange

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Analysis reveals where prehistoric Italian communities got their copper, from Tuscany and beyond

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15-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Engineered Mosquitoes Cannot Be Infected with or Transmit Any Dengue Virus
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Engineered Mosquitoes Cannot Be Infected with or Transmit Any Dengue Virus

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Genetically engineered mosquitoes are resistant to multiple types of dengue virus (DENV), according to a study published January 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Prasad Paradkar of the Australian Animal Health Laboratory, and Omar Akbari of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, this is the first engineered approach that targets all types of DENV, which is crucial for effective disease suppression.

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9-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Mosquitoes Engineered to Repel Dengue Virus

University of California San Diego

An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. The development marks the first engineered approach in mosquitoes that targets the four known types of dengue, improving upon previous designs that addressed single strains.

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13-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Newswise: 'The blob,' food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off
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'The blob,' food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off

University of Washington

When nearly one million common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, it was unprecedented — both for murres, and across all bird species worldwide. Scientists from the University of Washington, the U.S. Geological Survey and others blame an unexpected squeeze on the ecosystem's food supply, brought on by a severe and long-lasting marine heat wave known as "the blob."

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8-Jan-2020 7:05 PM EST
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Marine Heatwave Likely Caused Mass Starvation of Seabirds off the U.S. West Coast and Alaska

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Unprecedented numbers of common murres—North Pacific seabirds—died between 2015 and 2016. A new analysis lays out the scope of this event and suggests a potential culprit: severely reduced food supplies resulting from unusually elevated sea temperatures.

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9-Jan-2020 11:40 AM EST
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Neandertals Went Underwater for Their Tools

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Neandertals collected clam shells and volcanic rock from the beach and coastal waters of Italy during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a study published January 15, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Paola Villa of the University of Colorado and colleagues.

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9-Jan-2020 12:40 PM EST
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Newswise: App uses voice analysis, AI to track wellness of people with mental illness
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14-Jan-2020 7:45 PM EST
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