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Article ID: 714851

Honeybees Infect Wild Bumblebees—Through Shared Flowers

University of Vermont

Viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations though the shared use of flowers, a first-of-its-kind study reveals. This research suggests commercial apiaries may need to be kept away from areas where there are vulnerable native pollinator species, like the endangered rusty patched bumblebee.

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24-Jun-2019 4:40 PM EDT
Newswise: A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record
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Article ID: 714616

A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Santa Fe Institute

Instead of the typical bell-shaped curve, the fossil record shows a fat-tailed distribution, with extreme, outlier, events occurring with higher-than-expected probability. Using the same mathematical tools that describe stock market crashes, Santa Fe Institute scientists explain the evolutionary dynamics that give rise to universal patterns in the fossil record.

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Newswise: Practice makes perfect

Article ID: 714990

Practice makes perfect

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne researchers are beginning to employ Bayesian methods in developing optimal models of thermodynamic properties. Research available online for the September 2019 issue of the International Journal of Engineering Science focused on hafnium (Hf), a metal emerging as a key component in computer electronics.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715013

Can Facebook improve your mental health?

Michigan State University

Contrary to popular belief, using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults and help fend off serious psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, finds a new Michigan State University study. Communication technologies and social media platforms make it easier to maintain relationships and access health information, which could explain it, says Keith Hampton, professor of media and information at Michigan State University.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 715009

From Pilot Study to Culture Change: How UK HealthCare Is Reducing Opioid Prescriptions

University of Kentucky

After a personal experience with a patient inspired him to make some changes, Dr. Phillip Chang worked with pharmacist Doug Oyler to initiate a small pilot study in UK HealthCare's trauma service with the goal of reducing opioid prescriptions. That small study has grown and created a "culture change" at UK HealthCare, drastically reducing the number of opioid prescriptions written and reducing high-risk opioid use by 57 percent.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715006

Estudo: tratamentos mais agressivos são necessários para melhorar a taxa de sobrevida de 5 anos para glioblastoma

Mayo Clinic

Apesar das melhorias nas taxas de sobrevida de curto e médio prazos para pacientes com glioblastoma, o tumor cerebral mais comum em adultos, a percentagem de pacientes que atinge a sobrevida de cinco anos continua baixa, de acordo com a nova pesquisa da Mayo Clinic.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Can thermal cameras prevent ship strikes?

Article ID: 715010

Can thermal cameras prevent ship strikes?

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

For ferry-goers gliding through the calm and sometimes narrow channels of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, the views can be idyllic: craggy coastlines and placid inlets set against lush forested mountains. But for endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs), of which fewer than 80 remain, the area has become increasingly dangerous.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715002

研究:需要更积极的治疗来提高胶质母细胞瘤的5年生存率

Mayo Clinic

胶质母细胞瘤是成人中最常见的脑肿瘤,根据Mayo Clinic的一项新研究,尽管胶质母细胞瘤患者的中位生存率和短期生存率有所提高,但达到五年生存期的患者比例仍然很低。

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: The environmental impact of the protein we consume

Article ID: 715008

The environmental impact of the protein we consume

Arizona State University (ASU)

Whether you're a bacon fanatic, a vegan, or somewhere in between, the choices you make about the foods you consume matter. So how does a person weigh both the nutritional quality and the environmental impact of a food? Recently published research from Arizona State University offers some answers.

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26-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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