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Article ID: 714845

Physicians, Health Providers and Researchers Call on Presidential Candidates to Back Funding, Preparedness and Evidence-based Responses to Infectious Diseases, HIV

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

In a bipartisan-aimed petition, more than 500 members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its HIV Medicine Association and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society are calling on all presidential candidates to commit themselves to public health policies, programs, and investments necessary to protect the lives and health of Americans and reduce the impact of infectious diseases globally, including from the threats of growing and emerging infectious diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, infections increasingly resistant to existing treatments, as well as from the impacts of climate change.

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Article ID: 714842

PhRMA Foundation Announces the 2019 Value Assessment Challenge Award Recipients

PhRMA Foundation

(June 25, 2019) The PhRMA Foundation announced today the winners of the 2019 Value Assessment Challenge Awards. Designed to encourage innovative approaches in defining and measuring value in health care, this year’s awards focused on novel proposals to improve value assessment methods that move beyond the quality-adjusted life year (QALY).

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Article ID: 714837

Rockets gather radio data to study atmosphere disturbances

Cornell University

Two NASA sounding rockets were sent to the edges of the atmosphere above the Marshall Islands on June 19 in order to study communication disruption in the upper atmosphere.

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Article ID: 714826

Cutting Edge Research Grants Announced by The American Macular Degeneration Foundation

American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)

Vision research foundations combine resources to support macular degeneration investigations with the potential to produce new treatments.

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Article ID: 714724

Culture Shapes How We Learn to Reason?

University of California San Diego

New research in the U.S. and China suggests there isn’t a universal trajectory for how abstract thought develops in children -- and that cultural environment may play a role. If you made any plans for next week, congratulations! You’ve demonstrated a key feature of being human: being able to think beyond the here and now – or, think abstractly. But when babies learn different kinds of abstract thought, and how, is still hotly debated by psychologists. Now new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that cultural environment may play a role.

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Article ID: 714638

How trees affect the weather

University of Utah

New research led by University of Utah biologists William Anderegg, Anna Trugman and David Bowling find that some plants and trees are prolific spendthrifts in drought conditions—“spending” precious soil water to cool themselves and, in the process, making droughts more intense. The findings are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Article ID: 714634

Monarch butterflies bred in captivity may lose the ability to migrate, study finds

University of Chicago Medical Center

Monarch butterflies purchased from a commercial breeder did not fly in a southward direction, even in offspring raised outdoors, in a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Chicago.

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Article ID: 714626

Americans Overestimate Income for Children from Wealthy & Middle-Income Families—and Underestimate It for Children from Poor Ones

New York University

Americans overestimate the future income for children from wealthy and middle-income families, but underestimate that for children from poor ones, finds a new study.

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Newswise: Tropical Soil Disturbance Could Be Hidden Source of CO2

Article ID: 714832

Tropical Soil Disturbance Could Be Hidden Source of CO2

Florida State University

Florida State researchers working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo found a link between the churning of deep soils during deforestation and the release of carbon dioxide through streams and rivers.

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