Study links drinking pattern to alcohols effect on heart health
Study points to strategy for overcoming resistance to targeted cancer drug
New research shows that patterns of alcohol consumption - a drink or two every night, or several cocktails on Friday and Saturday nights only - may be more important in determining alcohol's influence on heart health than the total amount consumed. Scientists found that daily moderate drinking - the equivalent of two drinks per day, seven days a week - decreased atherosclerosis in mice, while...
Study reveals that nation's national forests can provide public health benefits
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have discovered a pair of backup circuits in cancer cells that enable the cells to dodge the effect of cetuximab. Until now, scientists haven't known why cancers that initially respond to cetuximab become resistant to it, or how to overcome such resistance.
Time to reboot thinking on trans fats -- natural trans fats from dairy and beef are good
Each year, more than 170 million people visit national forests for recreation. And the physical activity associated with these visits burns 290 billion food calories. That equals enough french fries laid end to end to reach the Moon and back -- twice -- according to a recent study in the Journal of Forestry.
Tree rings reveal forest fires from hundreds of years ago, says Texas A&M researcher
Not all trans fats are created equal and it's time for a change in nutrition labels in North America to reflect this, particularly when it comes to dairy and beef products.
UMass Amherst entomologists begin to control winter moth infestation in eastern Massachusetts
Like clues from an Agatha Christie mystery novel, trees can provide secrets about past events, and their rings are especially good at providing information about fires, some of which happened hundreds of years ago, according to studies from a Texas A&M University researcher.
USC scientists identify key protein linked to acute liver failure
A six-year campaign to control invasive winter moths with a natural parasite led by entomologist Joe Elkinton of the University of Massachusetts Amherst now has concrete evidence that a parasitic fly, Cyzenis albicans, has been established and is attacking the pest at four sites in Seekonk, Hingham, Falmouth and Wellesley. It's the beginning of the end for the decade-long defoliation of eastern...
When that shoulder aches too much to move
Research shows that inhibition of Sab protein prevents liver damage associated with acetaminophen overdose Results suggest that inhibition of Sab protein can protect against various types of cellular death in any organ
Where does all the gold come from?
Adhesive capsulitis, sometimes described as "frozen shoulder," is a condition where the connective tissue around the shoulder joint becomes chronically inflamed, causing thickening and tightening in the affected joint. Diagnosing adhesive capsulitis can be difficult because its symptomsrestricted movement and considerable painare similar to a variety of shoulder-related musculoskeletal...
White favoritism by Major League home plate umps lowers minority pitcher performance, pay
Ultra high precision analyses of some of the oldest rock samples on Earth by researchers at the University of Bristol provides clear evidence that the planet's accessible reserves of precious metals are the result of a bombardment of meteorites more than 200 million years after the Earth was formed. The research is published today in Nature.
Young stars take a turn in the spotlight
Racial/ethnic bias by home plate umpires lowers the performance of Major League's minority pitchers, diminishing their pay compared to white pitchers, a new study finds. Economist Johan Sulaeman, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, says analysis of 3.5 million pitches found minorities responded to racial bias by sacrificing performance and throwing safer balls to limit umpires' subjective...
GRAIL and the Mystery of the Missing Moon
ESO's New Technology Telescope (NTT) has captured a striking image of the open cluster NGC 2100. This brilliant star cluster is around 15 million years old, and located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a nearby satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. The cluster is surrounded by glowing gas from the nearby Tarantula Nebula.
Rare birds added to at-risk list
Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there--splattered against the far side of the Moon. NASA's GRAIL mission, due to launch on Sept. 8th, could help confirm or refute the "two moon" hypothesis.
Brazil conviction upheld in nun's killing
Two once-widespread woodland species of British birds are put on the endangered list after a steep decline in their numbers.
EPA, New York Announce Ban on Boat Sewage in Long Island Sound
AP - The conviction of an Amazon rancher for ordering the killing of an American nun and rain forest activist was upheld by a state court on Tuesday.
Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flares in One-Two Punch
ContributorNetwork - The Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today the further protection of the Long Island Sound from boat sewage waste,
Family meals help children to be less fussy about food
SPACE.com - Just as many Americans got back to work after the long Labor Day weekend, the sun jolted to life as well, unleashing a massive solar flare just one day after another sun storm sent a stream of particles racing toward Earth.
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Poorer movement skills at seven months in children at risk of autism, study finds
A study has found that eating together as a family may encourage children to be more open to trying new types of food.
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U.S. company to build scientific ghost town
Researchers report that poorer movement skills detected as early as 7 months old are observed in children at a higher risk of developing autistic spectrum disorder than children in the general population.
Texas wildfires torch 1,000 homes
New Mexico, home to several of the premier scientific, nuclear and military institutions in the U.S., is planning to take part in an unprecedented science project — a ghost town the size of a small U.S. city.
Yahoo ousts CEO Carol Bartz
Dozens of wildfires raging in rain-starved Texas are now known to have burned more than 1,000 homes, say state officials.
Tech company to build science ghost town in NM
Carol Bartz has been fired as Yahoo Inc.'s chief executive almost three years into a tenure in which the company fell short of the turnaround she was charged with leading.
Calif. lawmakers pass bill banning shark-fin trade
AP - New Mexico, home to several of the nation's premier scientific, nuclear and military institutions, is planning to take part in an unprecedented science project — a 20-square-mile model of a small U.S. city.
Vt. gov. seeks vacation homes for flood victims
AP - California's Legislature sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill seeking to ban the sale, trade or possession of shark fins on Tuesday, over the objections of two senators who called the measure racist because the fins are used in a soup considered a delicacy in some Asian...
Texas Wildfires Skewed by Politics
AP - Diane Stoddard hasn't been back to see her home since Tropical Storm Irene hit.
ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | While the rest of the country is drowning, Texas is burning. Many prayed that Tropical Storm Lee would bring some relief in the form of rain to the area that has suffered a yearlong drought. Instead, it brought strong winds that made matters worse in what was already the height of wildfire weather in Texas.