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Newswise: New study finds U.S. and Canada have lost more than one in four birds in the past 50 years

Article ID: 719295

New study finds U.S. and Canada have lost more than one in four birds in the past 50 years

Cornell University

Data show that since 1970, the U.S. and Canada have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a massive reduction in abundance involving hundreds of species, from beloved backyard songbirds to long-distance migrants.

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19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719298

Senate Subcommittees Takes Important Step Toward Ending HIV While Resources to Address Concurrent Epidemics, Housing Remain Critical, but Unaddressed

HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA)

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittee’s allocations of funding for the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative in its proposed budget for 2020 represent a significant step toward an ambitious, critical, and achievable goal; however, lack of new resources to confront increasing rates of hepatitis C and sexually transmitted diseases with insufficient support for addressing opioid-related infectious diseases, falls far short of the response to these concurrent epidemics that is needed.

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19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719287

AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams’ carbon footprint

Cornell University

A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Ruth Lehmann Elected as Director of Whitehead Institute
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    19-Sep-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719253

Ruth Lehmann Elected as Director of Whitehead Institute

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Lehmann, a world renowned developmental and cell biology researcher, as the Institute’s fifth Director

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19-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719279

For people with pre-existing liver disease, toxic algae may be more dangerous

University of Toledo

Toxins produced during harmful algal blooms may be more harmful to people than previously known.

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19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719271

Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age

Field Museum

About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's poles, and the new range of temperatures around the planet set the stage for a boom of new species evolving.

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19-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719217

How to Get a Particle Detector on a Plane

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab is one of five sites around the globe that is building detector panels for an upgrade project that will improve the performance of a particle detector’s inner tracking system – including its resolution to take snapshots of particle collisions, its durability, and data-collection speed.

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19-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: UC San Diego Receives $4.6M from NIMH for Brain Imaging Data “Gateway”
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Article ID: 719249

UC San Diego Receives $4.6M from NIMH for Brain Imaging Data “Gateway”

University of California San Diego

University of California San Diego has been awarded $4.6 million from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to create the Neuroelectromagnetic Data Archive and Tools Resource (NEMAR).

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19-Sep-2019 4:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Key similarities discovered between human and archaea chromosomes
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    19-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 719120

Key similarities discovered between human and archaea chromosomes

Indiana University

A study led by Indiana University is the first to reveal key similarities between chromosomes in humans and archaea. The work could advance use of the single-celled organism in research on cancer.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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