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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Setting a Presidential Benchmark I ran across this column from ten years ago, when Columbia University Professor and respected historian Eric Foner deemed George W. Bush the worst president ever, even before his second term was up. Show More Summary

New moms moving toward the bottle

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.The study also found...Show More Summary

DGA Names Year’s Best Female & Minority Student Filmmakers

The DGA announced the winners of its best female and minority student films today, with AFI and Columbia University leading the way with three awards each. "The DGA Student Film Awards recognize talented new student filmmakers, and we congratulate this year's exceptional recipients," said DGA President Paris Barclay. Show More Summary

A Colorful 3D Periodic Table Lamp

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

British Columbia, Canada maker and University of Victoria chemistry professor Scott McIndoe (a.k.a. “makendo“) has created a colorful 3D periodic table lamp based on French geologist Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois‘ “Telluric Spiral.” The tutorials are available to view on Instructables. Show More Summary

Risk for misuse of opioids and stimulants: What does employment status have to do with it?

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that employment status is a factor in nonmedical use of prescription opioids and prescription stimulants. Show More Summary

Severity and frequency of epileptic seizures can be lowered with cannabidiol oil

Epileptic seizures severity and frequency can be lowered with cannabidiol (CBD) oil, based on findings from Columbia University. The researchers presented their key finding that CBD oil significantly reduced frequency of seizures inShow More Summary

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon?

(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) Arctic permafrost contains large stores of organic carbon that have been locked in for thousands of years. As global temperatures rise, that permafrost is starting to melt, raising concerns about the impact on climate. Show More Summary

Leukemia drug combo is encouraging in early Phase I clinical trial

(Columbia University Medical Center) In a Phase I study, 8 out of 12 patients with relapsed and/or chemotherapy refractory blood cancers responded to a combination of the chemotherapy drugs thioguanine and decitabine; some of the responders had relapsed after treatment with decitabine alone.

Age of world's worshipers could shape global issues

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The relative portion of older adherents to the world's religions will shift in the coming decades. In 2010, Jews had the largest portion of seniors with 20 percent age 60 and older; only 7 percent of Muslims represented this age group. Show More Summary

Tracking Down One of Cancer's Deadliest Culprits, the Ras Family of Genes

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

When it comes to the current state of cancer survival, Susan Bates feels like many of the rest of us. “It’s incredibly frustrating,” she says. For Bates, who treats pancreatic and other cancers at Columbia University Medical Center,Show More Summary

A traditional Japanese art inspires a futuristic innovation: Brain 'organoids'

(University of British Columbia) The ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was the inspiration for a groundbreaking technique to create tiny 'artificial brains' that could be used to develop personalized cancer treatments.

Columbia University's Climate: A Visit to an Alternate Universe

The real craziness comes out at a global warming conference – featuring a journalism professor, a philosopher, and an actual real scientist.

NYU Promises To Protect Undocumented Immigrant Students From Trump Regime

Joining Columbia University, and a series of schools nationwide, New York University announced in a letter this week that the college would be a sanctuary campus for undocumented students and would not share their immigration status with federal immigration officials. [ more › ]

Rascally stranger returns a long lost ID, complete with a devious explanation

It's pretty rare for a lost driver license to turn up a year after it goes missing. However, Christina Egan experienced such fortune thanks to a mysterious and hilarious 21-year-old. Egan, a recent graduate of Columbia University, shared...Show More Summary

Seafood consumption 15 times higher among Indigenous than non-Indigenous people

Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The findings highlight the need to consider food sovereignty and cultural identity as part of fisheries policy and Indigenous human rights.

Hearing Deficits in Schizophrenia Tied to Specific Brain Receptor

Columbia University researchers reported that people with schizophrenia who have difficulty hearing subtle changes in pitch may be helped with auditory training exercises and a drug that targets NMDA receptors in the brain.

How Much Will Black Lives Matter In Trump's America?

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Roosevelt Institute Fellow, MSNBC pundit, Columbia University professor, author (the upcoming The Three Faces of Unions) – Dorian WarrenShow More Summary

Findings show significant progress against HIV epidemic in Africa; 90-90-90 goals in reach

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) National surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal exceptional progress against HIV, with decreasing rates of new infection, stable numbers of people living with HIV, and more than half of all those living with HIV showing viral suppression through use of antiretroviral medication. Show More Summary

Princeton-led team finds new method to improve predictions

(Princeton University) Researchers at Princeton, Columbia and Harvard have created a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other fields.

Flu forecasts successful on neighborhood level

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a computer model to predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks for New York City boroughs and neighborhoods. Show More Summary

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