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Article ID: 690081

Successful Anti-Poaching Operation Leads to 5-Year Conviction for Three Poachers in Republic of Congo

Wildlife Conservation Society

Three poachers responsible for slaughtering eleven elephants in and around Nouabale-Ndoki National Park in January were convicted to five years’ imprisonment by the local district court last week, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). The poachers, who had ventured deep into the remote Ndoki forest and spent three weeks killing elephants for their ivory, walked into an ambush setup by park rangers as they exited the forest on February 2nd. Three of the six poachers were apprehended.

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Article ID: 690086

Being Raised in Greener Neighborhoods May Have Beneficial Effects on Brain Development

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.

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Article ID: 690061

Infants Are Able to Learn Abstract Rules Visually

Northwestern University

Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University study published in PLOS One. For the first time, the researchers show that 3- and 4-month-old infants can successfully detect visual patterns and generalize them to new sequences.

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Article ID: 690060

Helping Sunflower Producers Fight Stem Canker

South Dakota State University

Fungicides can help prevent the lodging and yield loss that stem canker causes, but timing is crucial. A new disease-forecasting model that predicts stem canker risk can help.

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23-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 690055

Ice Chips Only? Study Questions Restrictions on Oral Intake for Women in Labor

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

At most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status—they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to eat and drink during labor. The study appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Nursing, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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23-Feb-2018 11:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 690058

Society for Nutrition and Behavior 2018 Annual Conference Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is accepting abstracts for poster presentations at the 2018 Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN July 21 - July 24, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

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Article ID: 690057

Looking for an Off Switch for Celiac Disease

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

New research published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.

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Article ID: 690056

Intensive Biomass Harvest Linked to Fire Ant Colonization, Decreased Invertebrate Diversity

North Carolina State University

Gleaning too much of the woody debris left on the ground after timber is cut can open the door for invasive fire ants and reduce invertebrate diversity, according to two new studies in North Carolina and Georgia.

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