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Hate Crime In U.S. Survey Up 6 Percent; But Anti-Muslim Rise 89 Percent, NYC Up 24 Percent So Far In 2016

New National Data From 21 States Shows Hate Crime Up Our recent 20-state study, released last month, and to be presented at the American Society of Criminology next month, found small overall hate crime increases punctuated by significant spikes that vary by location, offense type, significant event dates and targeted group. Show More Summary

Perioperative Surgical Home delivers improved outcomes, satisfaction & shorter stays

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Decreasing the number of tests, blood transfusions and length of time in the hospital, while improving patients' pain management and communication with physicians were the result of implementing...Show More Summary

Latinos more anxious before surgery, desire detailed information, study shows

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) Latinos may be more anxious than Caucasian patients about having surgery and also want more detailed information before having a procedure, suggests research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting.

More Americans undergo procedures involving anesthesia outside of O.R.

(American Society of Anesthesiologists) More than one-third of Americans who undergo procedures involving anesthesia now have them outside of the operating room (O.R.), an increase of 27 percent in five years, according to an analysis of a large registry being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting.

I’M NOT SAYING IT’S ALIENS… BUT IT’S ALIENS: Mysterious Planet Nine is making sun tilt, adding ‘wo…

I’M NOT SAYING IT’S ALIENS… BUT IT’S ALIENS: Mysterious Planet Nine is making sun tilt, adding ‘wobble’ to the solar system. Caltech researchers announced the findings at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting Wednesday — nine months after the group initially reported about the massive planet lurking at the outer reaches of […]

Parents of children with cancer value sequencing results, even if non-actionable

(American Society of Human Genetics) Parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer value the results of whole exome sequencing for a variety of reasons beyond clinical actionability. Parents cited psychological benefits to receiving...Show More Summary

Ancient human history more complex than previously thought, researchers say

(American Society of Human Genetics) Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations were likely more complex than previously thought, involving interbreeding within and outside Africa, according to a new estimator developed by geneticists. Show More Summary

Agronomy, crops and soils lectures live streamed

(American Society of Agronomy) Variety of topics available for media registration.

How Moisturizers Work

Moisturizers, lotions, and even lip balms keep your skin smooth as the weather gets dry because they prevent water from migrating and evaporating out of your skin. This video from the American Chemical Society shows you exactly how they work. Read more...

IVF Specialists Visualize Embryos in 5K Ultra-HD Video Using RED Camera

This week at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, doctors got a chance to check out the first 5K ultra-HD video of eggs, sperm, and embryos. Yes folks, that’s 5K, or about 14 million pixels per frame. Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Survivors Share What They Learned Throughout Their Battles

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Weight Watchers has collaborated with the American Cancer Society to spread the word with Project L.I.F.T. Their mission is to help breast cancer survivors live long and healthy lives by offering support, inspiration, and education for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Show More Summary

Kristen Stewart Supports Former 'Twilight' Co-Star Dakota Fanning at 'American Pastoral' Screening

Kristen Stewart hits the red carpet at the screening of American Pastoral hosted by Lionsgate at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday (October 19) in New York City. The 26-year-old Cafe Society actress was joined at the event by her former Twilight co-star Dakota Fanning, who stars in the upcoming movie alongside Uzo Aduba [...]

Researchers explore how Zika infection causes microcephaly

(American Society of Human Genetics) Infection with Zika virus disrupts fetal brain development by interfering with the proliferation of human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs), a type of cell that drives neurodevelopment and proliferates into brain and nervous system cells. Show More Summary

Researchers evaluate cost-effectiveness of noninvasive prenatal screening in Quebec

(American Society of Human Genetics) Adding noninvasive prenatal genetic screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities to the current testing strategy in Quebec would be more cost-effective than current approaches, per a new study. Researchers...Show More Summary

Cutting food waste, but tossing more packaging: Our plastics conundrum

(American Chemical Society) These days, grocery stores contain aisle after aisle of products encased in plastic packaging. This practice preserves food and might help prevent food waste, but does the environmental cost justify it? The cover story of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, looks into the matter.

Triploid flowering pears reduce self-sowing

(American Society for Horticultural Science) In analyses of 13 flowering pear triploids, relative female fertility was significantly reduced, ranging from 0.0% to 33.6%. Five accessions had a relative fertility of <2%. Cytometric analysis...Show More Summary

The latest science on Zika and the challenges ahead

(American Chemical Society) As health officials around the world continue to fight the spread of Zika, scientists are working quickly to better understand the virus. A review article in the journal ACS Infectious Diseases summarizes what they now know -- or suspect -- about the disease, and what the remaining challenges are for its diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Tiny gold particles could be the key to developing a treatment for pancreatic cancer

(American Chemical Society) A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often a death sentence because chemotherapy and radiation have little impact on the disease. In the US this year, some 53,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and 42,000 patients will die of the disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. Show More Summary

Seed coating effective on turfgrass under deficit irrigation

(American Society for Horticultural Science) Researchers used low-dose applications of a surfactant film coating (SFC) in experiments with two species of turfgrass. Perennial ryegrass density, cover, and aboveground biomass from the SFC were ?47%, 48%, and 46% greater than untreated seed, respectively. Show More Summary

Biomass heating could get a 'green' boost with the help of fungi

(American Chemical Society) In colder weather, people have long been warming up around campfires and woodstoves. Lately, this idea of burning wood or other biomass for heat has surged in popularity as an alternative to using fossil fuels. Show More Summary

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