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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

What Leads to the Local Adoption and Implementation of Recreational Marijuana Policies?

Nov. 17, 2015 — When states move to legalize marijuana, local governments are faced with enacting -- or in some cases restricting -- the policy change in their jurisdictions. Using Colorado as a case study, a new ... read more

Empathy Is Key to Political Persuasion, Shows New Research

Nov. 16, 2015 — It's not news that liberals and conservatives are lousy at winning each other over. But if they really care about making even modest in-roads with each other, they'll pay attention to ... read more

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Death Rates Take a Large Economic Toll

Nov. 13, 2015 — Disparities in colorectal cancer death rates take a large toll on the national economy, with poorer, less-educated communities bearing the greatest burden, according to new ... read more

Affordable Care Act Architect: What Is Role of Radiology in Transformed Health Care System?

Nov. 11, 2015 — A former White House adviser who helped devise the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will provide advice for radiologists on how to adapt to the new health care environment, including responding to downward ... read more

End 'Stem Cell Tourism,' Experts Urge

Nov. 9, 2015 — The continued marketing and use of experimental stem cell-based interventions inside and outside the United States is problematic and unsustainable, according to a new paper by science policy and ... read more

People Routinely Attribute Moral Obligations to People Who Cannot Fulfill Them

Nov. 6, 2015 — New research debunks the age-old moral philosophy that if you are unable to do something, then you are not morally obligated to do ... read more

Researchers Urge Lifting of NIH Funding Restrictions on Chimeric Research

Nov. 5, 2015 — Citing the 'tremendous potential' of research on human stem cells in nonhuman embryos, scientists and a bioethicist have co-authored a letter urging the removal of funding restrictions ... read more

State School Pupils Do Better at University, Research Confirms

Nov. 5, 2015 — State school pupils are likely to do better at university than independent school pupils with similar A Level results, new research confirms. Researchers were investigating how effective the A* grade ... read more

Scientists Evaluate Food Safety Practices to Help Support Nonprofit Food Pantries

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have done an in-depth analysis of food safety at nonprofit food pantries that distribute food directly to people in need. While the work has identified shortcomings at many such pantries, ... read more

Internet Too Slow? You May Be Paying Too Much to Save a Few Seconds

Nov. 2, 2015 — Your current printer prints only twenty pages per minute. Wanting to save time, you buy a new printer that prints fifty pages per minute. But do you really save time? Probably not, says a new study. ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — Across Africa, lion populations are threatened by continued reductions in their range and associated genetic isolation. A new study published this month in Landscape Ecology shows that strategic ... read more

How to Make Web Advertising More Effective

Oct. 29, 2015 — Every day, users are bombarded with animated ads across the Web, and companies fight to cut through the clutter. New research has pinpointed one attribute online ads should have to influence ... read more

HIV/AIDS Deaths Are Down in South Africa, but Most Are Still Unacknowledged

Oct. 29, 2015 — After peaking in 2007, AIDS mortality in South Africa has decreased with the widespread introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy, according to new updated ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A group of researchers has found that p62, a host molecule, played an important role in exerting immune effects of an experimental pathogenic parasite toxoplasma-inactivated vaccine. This ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Secondary transfer of human DNA through intermediary contact is far more common than previously thought, a finding that could have serious repercussions for medical science and the criminal justice ... read more

Guidelines on Sharing Individual Genomic Research Findings With Family

Oct. 28, 2015 — The first consensus guidelines on how researchers should share genomic findings in research on adults and children with other family members has now been published. The recommendations offer ... read more

New Study Compares Mothers, Fathers Who Kill Their Children

Oct. 28, 2015 — A recognized expert on homicide and a longtime member of Canada's first Domestic Violence Death Review Committee has conducted one of the most extensive reviews of filicide (the killing of a ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Strong painkillers known as prescription opioids appear to be overprescribed in some regions of British Columbia, Canada, resulting in higher rates of overdose and death, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Natives of Amazonia had limited impact on the forests and land surrounding them, suggests new research. The findings reinforce how vulnerable Amazonian forests may be to logging and ... read more

Decreases Seen in Leading Causes of Death

Oct. 27, 2015 — An analysis of deaths in the United States between 1969 and 2013 finds an overall decreasing trend in the age-standardized death rate for all causes combined and for heart disease, cancer, stroke, ... read more

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