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Article ID: 714667

Sinai Researchers Find Link Between Exposure to World Trade Center Dust and Prostate Cancer

Mount Sinai Health System

World Trade Center (WTC) responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers in Molecular Cancer Research in June.

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Newswise: WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

Article ID: 714564

WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

West Virginia University

Out of the 10 million acres of land damaged by extractive industries in Appalachia, about 500,000 lie in the borders of West Virginia. Rather than discarding the region’s history, West Virginia University researcher Zachary Freedman sees the future of that land remaining in the energy sector. But instead of removing something from the earth, he’ll put something back.

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18-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 714481

Scientists unearth green treasure – albeit rusty – in the soil

Cornell University

Cornell University engineers have taken a step in understanding how iron in the soil may unlock naturally occurring phosphorus bound in organic matter, which can be used in fertilizer, so that one day farmers may be able to reduce the amount of artificial fertilizers applied to fields.

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17-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Penn State electrical engineering student receives Erickson Discovery Grant

Article ID: 714368

Penn State electrical engineering student receives Erickson Discovery Grant

Penn State College of Engineering

The Erikson Discovery Grant Program was established to support undergraduate students during the summer as they pursue original projects under the mentorship of a faculty member. The program was named in honor of the University’s 17th president. The grant provides each recipient with funding of $3,500 to support the student’s summer research. Goodnight was selected as one of 72 recipients of the grant from a pool of over 200 applicants from across all Penn State campuses.

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13-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New study shows legacy of DDT to lake ecosystems
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Article ID: 714116

New study shows legacy of DDT to lake ecosystems

McMaster University

New findings of a multi-university research team show the pesticide DDT persists in remote lakes at concerning levels half a century after it was banned, affecting key aquatic species and potentially entire lake food webs.

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