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The cultural side of science communication

9/30/2014
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Do we think of nature as something that we enjoy when we visit a national park and something we need to "preserve?" Or do we think of ourselves as a part of nature? A bird's nest is a part of nature, but what about a house? The answers to these questions reflect different cultural orientations. They are also reflected in our actions, our speech and in cultural arti... [Comments]

Rating the planet's oceans

9/30/2014
The most comprehensive assessment conducted by the Ocean Health Index rates the Earth's oceans at 67 out of 100 in overall health. In addition, for the first time, the report assessed the Antarctic and the 15 ocean regions beyond national jurisdiction (high-seas areas) all critical regions f... [Comments]Rating the planet's oceans

Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence

9/30/2014
What do seedless watermelon, salmon, and strawberries all have in common? Unlike most eukaryotic multicellular organisms that have two sets of chromosomes and are diploid, these organisms are all polyploid, meaning they have three or more sets of chromosomesseedless watermelon and salmon have 3 and 4 sets of chromosomes, respectively, and strawberries have 10! While this might seem surprisin... [Comments]

Laser-guided sea monkeys show how zooplankton migrations may affect global ocean currents

9/30/2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 30, 2014--Sea monkeys have captured the popular attention of both children and aquarium hobbyists because of their easily observable life cycle -- sold as dehydrated eggs, these tiny brine shrimp readily hatch, develop and mate given little more than a tank of s... [Comments]Laser-guided sea monkeys show how zooplankton migrations may affect global ocean currents

NIH taps lab to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain act

9/30/2014
LIVERMORE, Calif. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant today to develop an electrode array system that will enable researchers to better understand how the brain works through unprecedented resolution and scale. LLNL's grant-funded project is part of NIH's efforts to support President Obama's BRAIN (Brain Research through A... [Comments]

Salk scientists receive $3 million for BRAIN Initiative grant

9/30/2014
LA JOLLAJoseph Ecker, a Salk professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and Margarita Behrens, Salk staff scientist, have been named recipients in the 2014 round of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Inno... [Comments]Salk scientists receive $3 million for BRAIN Initiative grant

Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina

9/30/2014
A team of environmental scientists and engineers, led by Clemson University associate professor Brian Powell, was awarded a three-year, $5.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to make a direct positive impact on South Carol... [Comments]Researchers get $5.25 million to advance nuclear technologies in South Carolina

Contaminated water linked to pregnancy complications, BU study finds

9/30/2014
Prenatal exposure to tetrachloroethylene (PCE) in drinking water may increase the risk of stillbirth and placental abruption, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health , compared 1,091 PCE-exposed pregnancies and 1,019 unexposed pregnancies among 1,766 women in Cape Cod, Ma., where water... [Comments]

NEJM: Crizotinib effective in Phase 1 trial against ROS1 lung cancer

9/30/2014
The New England Journal of Medicine reports positive results of a phase 1 clinical trial of the drug crizotinib against the subset of lung cancer marked by rearrangement of the gene ROS1. In this multi-center study of 50 patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer testing positive for ROS1 gene rearrangement, the response rate was 72 percent, with 3 complete responses and 33 partial re... [Comments]

Shape up quickly -- applies to fish, too!

9/30/2014
Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The amount of time needed to adjust to new conditions could prove critical for how different species cope in the future, reveals a new study fro... [Comments]Shape up quickly -- applies to fish, too!

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