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The Faces of Fascism

Look at the state of these. Young white American men. Young white American men with burners on a fascist march in Charlottesville. You might have heard a wee bit about it. This led to clashes, the murder of a comrade protesting against...Show More Summary

Heart failure patients, clinicians have differing perceptions of risk level

(American College of Cardiology) Physicians identified a majority of patients with advanced heart failure as at high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or death while few of those patients considered themselves to be at high risk, according to a study published today in JACC: Heart Failure.

Zika pandemic study shows health authorities can improve communication and monitoring

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who studied health monitoring and communication during the recent Zika pandemic have proposed ways for health authorities to better contain future pandemics. Show More Summary

Why teens take risks: It's not a deficit in brain development

(Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania) A popular theory in neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers' seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensiveShow More Summary

CU Anschutz and UC San Diego researchers find creosote bush could treat deadly infections

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and UC San Diego have found that compounds produced by the...Show More Summary

MIT Tech Review names UMass Amherst computer scientist Phillipa Gill a top innovator

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Gill works on software to accurately identify and measure Internet censorship in high-risk locations. She is designing software meant to be deployed in countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Yemen, where a network of volunteers connect low-cost computers known as Raspberry Pis, loaded with the software, to the Internet.

Moving beyond nudges to improve health and health care policies

(Carnegie Mellon University) With countries around the world struggling to deliver quality health care and contain costs, a team of behavioral economists led by Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein believes it's time to apply recent insights on human behavior to inform and reform health policy.

Study: Stop thinking your wife is bad with money

(Brigham Young University) A new multistate study from researchers at BYU and Kansas State found when a husband thinks his wife spends too much money, whether it's reality or perception, financial and marriage problems follow

Domestic abuse 'workshops' reduce repeat offending and harm to public -- study

(University of Cambridge) First UK experiment on policing domestic abuse finds 35 percent fewer men reoffending against partners -- and reoffenders causing less harm to victims -- when mandated to attend charity-run discussion course. Researchers call on Government to approve rollout of program across England and Wales.

Popular sungazer lizards under threat from poaching

(University of the Witwatersrand) The sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialization encroaches on its natural...Show More Summary

Elevated testosterone causes bull market trading

(University of Western Ontario, Ivey Business School) Study led by researchers from the Ivey Business School, University of Oxford, and Claremont Graduate University for the first time has shown that testosterone directly impacts financial decisions that drive prices up and destabilize markets.

Trying to resist the urge to splurge? Ditch the smartphone

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) You are more likely to indulge in guilty pleasures when shopping online with a touchscreen versus a desktop computer, according to research from UBC's Okanagan campus.

What does music mean? Sign language may offer an answer, new research concludes

(New York University) How do we detect the meaning of music? We may gain some insights by looking at an unlikely source, sign language, a newly released linguistic analysis concludes.

Starting opioid addiction treatment in the ED is cost-effective

(Yale University) The most cost-effective treatment for people with untreated opioid addiction who visit the emergency department (ED) is buprenorphine, a medication to reduce drug cravings and withdrawal, say Yale researchers.

UCI study uncovers possible roots of schizophrenia

(University of California - Irvine) An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, University of California, Irvine pharmacology researchers report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

the post-racist society vs. donald j. trump

The central tragedy of America is the treatment of non-whites. From Indian wars, to slavery, to segregation, to internment camps, to deportations, to Guantanamo, American society has often betrayed its ideals. But the American story is also one of progress, not stagnation. From time to time, change does happen and it is good. In my […]

Depression overshadows the past as well as the present

(University of Portsmouth) Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past -- rather than glorifying the 'good old days,' they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research.

Genetic variants found to play key role in human immune system

(New York Genome Center) Novel insights into the genetic contribution to varying immune responses.

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not been using any type of estrogen.

The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar flies

(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology) Vinegar flies should normally try to avoid their sick conspecifics to prevent becoming infected themselves. Nevertheless they are irresistibly attracted to the smell given off by sick flies. Show More Summary

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