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Effects of a poor diet during pregnancy may be reversed in female adolescent offspring

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Here's some good news if you are female: Research published online in The FASEB Journal, shows that in mice, what is eaten during adolescence or childhood development may alter...Show More Summary

Study reports multidrug resistant bacteria found in hospital sinks

(American Society for Microbiology) Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the drains, and into patients has been unclear. Show More Summary

Science societies have long shunned politics. But now they're ready to march.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science will partner with the March for Science — a sign that the research community is ready to jump into the political fray.

American Society for Cell Biology Officially Partners with March for Science Organizers

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) recently signed an agreement officially lending its support to the national March for Science rally and teach-in in Washington, DC, scheduled for Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. ASCB was among the first to uphold the event's mission to "unite the diverse universe of scientists and other community members in a non-partisan manner."

The truth about catnip (video)

(American Chemical Society) Catnip is notorious for its euphoric effects on our feline companions. What is it about catnip that makes cats go nuts, and what benefit does this have for the plants? The secret may be a chemical that has more to do with six-legged creatures than our four-legged friends. Watch the latest Speaking of Chemistry video here: https://youtu.be/G-XUpY82S18.

New paper published in Phytobiomes may lead to novel methods of Rhizoctonia solani control

(American Phytopathological Society) In a research paper just published in Phytobiomes, a fully open-access journal of The American Phytopathological Society, University of Florida researcher Ken Obasa and colleagues identified a novel and important biological aspect of R. Show More Summary

“Morning Joe” Host Accidentally Reveals Brainwashing Tactics

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski seems to believe that the media’s role in society is to dictate what the American people should believe or not believe, at least according to her bizarre remarks during the Wednesday morning episode of … More » The post “Morning Joe” Host Accidentally Reveals Brainwashing Tactics appeared first on EveryJoe.

Perioperative brain health: The need to better understand this public health problem

A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. During the course of our careers as physicians, we have cared for or are aware of an elderly patient in the intensive care unit or ward who has exhibited delirium, or an acute confused state. This is particularly common after surgery and anesthesia. While simply being in […]

Cultivating cool-for-cash-crop

(American Society of Agronomy) Canola and camelina are cool-season crops that produce oilseeds. Soon they may find a home in California fields as a rotational crop with smart water use and high demand.

Critters, plants and waste offer a more sustainable supply of catalysts

(American Chemical Society) From earthworm guts to mining waste, scientists are exploring a wide range of new sources of catalysts that could help us make medicines, fuels and electronics in a more sustainable way. The cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, reports on the search.

CancerLinQ partners with premier radiation oncology society

(American Society for Radiation Oncology) CancerLinQ LLC and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) are partnering to bring radiation oncology expertise to CancerLinQ and improve the care of cancer patients nationwide.

See-through heating pad could help prevent burns from thermotherapy (video)

(American Chemical Society) To soothe aches and pains, many people turn to heating pads, patches or creams. Although a common practice, thermotherapy can cause burns. Now researchers are developing a transparent heating pad that allows users to see through it to monitor their skin's color and prevent such injuries. Show More Summary

Antimicrobial substances identified in Komodo dragon blood

(American Chemical Society) In a land where survival is precarious, Komodo dragons thrive despite being exposed to scads of bacteria that would kill less hardy creatures. Now in a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research,Show More Summary

16 architects of color speak out about the industry's race problem

“America has a lot of work to do” Long before a divisive presidential election proved race and creed remain flashpoints in American society, issues of racial representation had leapt to the fore in a number of industries. As the American...Show More Summary

Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women

(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining levels of sexual satisfaction. Show More Summary

American Muslim Activists Are Raising Money to Pay for Repairs to Desecrated Jewish Cemetery

Over the long weekend, headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery outside of St. Louis were vandalized—just another part of the quiet wave of anti-Semitism sweeping the nation, emboldened by the Trump administration. Now, two American Muslim activists have started a fundraising campaign to pay for the damage. Read more...

Today In Be Careful What You Wish For: Not So Strange Bedfellows Edition II

Shortly after the election the American Jewish Congress and the Islamic Society of North America formally entered into a civil rights protection and promotion and civil society defense agreement. Today, in response to yesterday’s violence and vandalism at St. Show More Summary

We Can Find Lung Cancer Early And Save Lives, So Why Aren’t More Smokers And Former Smokers Getting Screened?

In 2011 with much fanfare the National Cancer Institute announced that lung cancer screening decreased deaths from lung cancer by 20%. In 2013, the American Cancer Society (among other organizations) published well-thought-out guidelines...Show More Summary

What's the healthiest way to eat your veggies? (video)

(American Chemical Society) Vegetables are chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals, but how should you eat them to get the most nutritious bang for your buck? Raw? Sauteed? Frozen? Watch the latest Reactions episode to find out how you can use chemistry to get the most out of your veggies: https://youtu.be/6hFxSJcq-KU.

OU professor awarded highest recognition by Society for mined land reclamation work

(University of Oklahoma) University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Robert W. Nairn, is the recipient of the prestigious William T. Plass Award from the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. Nairn pioneered...Show More Summary

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