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Interactive 'nutrition label' for financial products helps investors make better choices

(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) Junius Gunaratne, a doctoral student, and Oded Nov, an associate professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, created the first online, interactive 'nutrition label' for financial products that,...Show More Summary

Delhi's health system: Inadequate progress for a global city

(New York University) Researcher from Columbia and NYU find that access to effective care remains insufficient to overcome the crushing poverty and inequalities within Delhi.

Must-see-TV: Educational shows that entertain have greater impact on faithful viewers

(Drexel University) A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people watching engaged and coming back for more.

Mounting challenge to brain sex differences

(Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science) A meta-analysis of human amygdala volumes reveals no significant difference between the sexes, report researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

Delayed clamping prevents anemia

(Uppsala University) When clamping of the umbilical cord is delayed, iron deficiency up to six months of age can be prevented, according to a new study from Uppsala University, published in JAMA Pediatrics. The study was conducted in Nepal.

Colorado medical students defend physicians' right to recommend marijuana

(Springer) In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health reasons. They also believe more research is needed to ascertain what risk could be involved in using the drug. Show More Summary

New tool can help policymakers prioritize information needs for synthetic biology tech

(North Carolina State University) New technologies are developed at a rapid pace, often reaching the marketplace before policymakers can determine how or whether they should be governed. Now researchers have developed a model that can...Show More Summary

Dark Matter Clouds --"Are Killing Galaxies Throughout the Cosmos" (VIDEO)

Through the cosmos, galaxies are dying off, and the question astronomers want answered is, "what's killing them?" New research by a global team of researchers, based at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), has revealed that a study...        

Whether our speech is fast or slow, we say about the same

(Brown University) Fast talkers tend to convey less information with each word and syntactic structure than slower-paced speakers, meaning that no matter our pace, we all say just about as much in a given time, a new study finds.

Are you ready to explore your baby's genome?

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Newborn screening is mandatory in most states, unless parents refuse for religious purposes or other reasons. This practice is generally accepted because screening is only performed for a small number of...Show More Summary

Max Planck and Taylor & Francis Group sign open-access agreement

(Taylor & Francis Group) The Max Planck Digital Library and Taylor & Francis Group have signed an agreement which enables researchers based in Max Planck institutes to publish open access in 2,390 journals.

More with mental illness and substance use disorders have health insurance

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but many barriers to treatment remain, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

Why Adults Diagnosed with Asthma May Not Actually Have It

Many adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, a new study from Canada suggests.

Commercial interests may drown out patients' voices

(University of Sydney) Researchers from the University of Sydney and Bond University are urgently calling for greater independence and transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups, following a growing amount of evidence which raises questions over potential bias in their activities.

Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives. A remarkable collaboration between two...Show More Summary

How solvents affect the skin

(Lund University) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method that makes it possible to see how individual molecules from solvents in skin creams, medicated ointments and cleaning products affect and interact with the skin's own molecules.

Microbiologists make big leap in developing 'green' electronics

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers' goal of developing sustainable 'green' conducting materials for the electronics industry.

Well, That Sucks: Vampire Bats Found Drinking Human Blood

Unlike mythical vampires, vampire bats do not prey on humans — or do they?

MIT and Eni extend energy collaboration

(MIT Energy Initiative) Following a stream of research successes in breakthrough technologies in the energy space, MIT President L. Rafael Reif and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi have renewed their collaboration for another four years. The...Show More Summary

When it comes to mating, fruit flies can make rational choices

(University of Washington) In a paper published Jan. 17 in the journal Nature Communications, University of Washington researchers report that fruit flies -- perhaps the most widely studied insect in history -- show signs of rational decision-making when choosing a mate.

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