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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

The Big Dig: Global Software Solution for Road, Water and Sewer Repairs

Feb. 9, 2016 — Researchers have developed an innovative method of tracking the many issues involved with the repair and renewal of road, water and sewer ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Many populations of African animal species have dramatically decreased or already disappeared altogether. A team of European researchers has now predicted hunting pressure for the Congo Basin and ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Rescue workers searching for disaster survivors could use the smell of decomposition to decide what kind of rescue dogs to work with in the hopes of improving their chances of finding survivors. New ... read more

Urban Sprawl Stunts Upward Mobility, Study Finds

Jan. 26, 2016 — A recent study tested the relationship between urban sprawl and upward mobility for metropolitan areas in the United States. The study examined potential pathways through which sprawl may have an ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Leveraging publicly available social media posts could help disaster response agencies quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance, according to a team of researchers. By analyzing the ... read more

Chemical Study of Influence of Marine Environment on Historical Buildings

Jan. 18, 2016 — By means of various analytical tools, researchers have analyzed the influence that may be exerted by various marine and urban-industrial atmospheres on the state of conservation of three buildings ... read more

Education and Industrial Variety Power High-Growth Companies Nationwide

Jan. 14, 2016 — High-growth companies are not just found in California's tech-rich Silicon Valley. According to a team of economists, these fast-growing firms are found across the US and in a variety of ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — A new study finds that urban crops in Seattle could only feed between 1 and 4 percent of the city's population, even if all viable backyard and public green spaces were converted to growing ... read more

Ecologists Warn Against Potential Health Risks of Poorly Planned Green Infrastructures

Jan. 13, 2016 — The development of green infrastructures and spaces in urban settings has been rising rapidly in recent years as society recognizes their many benefits to quality of life and public ... read more

Diabetes Self-Management, Support Improve Health Outcomes in Underserved Communities

Jan. 11, 2016 — Evaluations of Bristol-Myers-Squibb-funded diabetes education and intervention efforts in five underserved communities showed improved clinical outcomes for ... read more

Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act Linked to More Nutritious Meals

Jan. 4, 2016 — The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was associated with more nutritious school lunches chosen by students with no negative effect on school meal participation, according to an ... read more

Researchers Identify Areas of Plague Risk in Western United States

Dec. 28, 2015 — Researchers have identified and mapped areas of high probability of plague bacteria in the western United States. This investigation predicted animal plague occurrence across western states based on ... read more

New SIR-Network Model Helps Predict Dengue Fever Epidemic in Urban Areas

Dec. 23, 2015 — A new mathematical model has been introduced by experts, which offers a simplified approach to studying the spread of the infectious virus, Dengue fever, in urban areas, specifically breaking down ... read more

Almost Three-Quarters of Weekend Emergency Care Caseload Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Dec. 21, 2015 — Almost three-quarters of the weekend emergency care caseload is linked to excess alcohol intake, finds an activity analysis of one large inner city hospital in ... read more

Cruise Passengers Spend Less Despite Offers on Land

Dec. 21, 2015 — Cruise tourists are not influenced by extended shopping opportunities. They spend very little money during the port of call even when they are offered an increased number of spending options, ... read more

Police Shootings of Black Males: A Public Health Problem

Dec. 18, 2015 — A public health researcher is proposing immediate, concrete steps to stem police shootings of black ... read more

Growing Crops on Organic Soils Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Say Scientists

Dec. 17, 2015 — Drained organic soils are a considerable source of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, say researchers. Reducing the emission from cultivated organic soils is an obvious ... read more

Harm Reduction Services Less Available in Areas Plagued by Rising IV Drug Use, HIV Infections

Dec. 10, 2015 — Access to harm reduction programs such as syringe exchange is lowest in rural and suburban areas, where rates of addiction to heroin and other opioids are on the rise, according to a ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Every city has abandoned industrial sites. Encouraging life to return to these barren areas is a challenge. It requires a healthy topsoil for plants and animals to flourish. Cities, with their ... read more

Rising Risk of Obesity Among China's 'Left Behind Children'

Dec. 9, 2015 — Some 61 million rural children left behind by parents moving to China’s booming urban centers are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets, research ... read more

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