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May 11, 2016 — A team has been awarded a prize for their proposal to crack down on wildlife crime using a portable DNA sequencing device, the MinION, to read the ‘barcode genes’ of animals affected by illegal ... read more

Polarization May Cause Climate Communication to Backfire

Apr. 27, 2016 — Political polarization may cause communication about climate change to backfire, a new study finds. Even efforts that frame climate change around seemingly win-win issues such as economic growth or ... read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps

Apr. 26, 2016 — There are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and ... read more

Framing Discourse Around Conservative Values Shifts Climate Change Attitudes

Apr. 25, 2016 — Conservatives' attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study ... read more

Eco-Friendly Store Brands Are a 'Win-Win-Win Situation'

Apr. 20, 2016 — Profits for store brands can increase if companies couple ethical marketing with higher prices, new research indicates. However, the researchers also found that consumers' evaluations of store ... read more

Top Soccer Players May Be Under-Performing Because of Gambling, Research Suggests

Apr. 7, 2016 — Some top soccer players are under-performing because of worries about gambling losses, according to new ... read more

Engaging Patients, Public With Health Care Evidence

Apr. 4, 2016 — A national conversation about the evidence behind health care and health policy options is an 'ethical imperative,' but values conflicts are likely to arise. Scholars propose a way forward ... read more

Pros and Cons of Mandatory GMO Labeling

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers have concluded that mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods is justified, based on an extensive review of international scientific and legal frameworks related to genetically ... read more

New Research: Nine Laws Particularly Effective in Reducing Underage Drinking Fatalities

Mar. 30, 2016 — Nine laws designed to reduce underage drinking have been instrumental in saving more than 1,100 lives each year in the states that have adopted them, and that an additional 210 lives could be saved ... read more

Despite More Women in Science, We Still Perceive Women to Be Incompatible With STEM Fields, New Study Finds

Mar. 28, 2016 — Despite significant progress made, women are still thought to lack the qualities needed to be successful scientists, report investigators. The findings suggest this may contribute to discrimination ... read more

Doubts About Career Potential Can Pave Way for Immoral Professional Conduct

Mar. 28, 2016 — For those highly determined to pursue a profession, receiving negative feedback may lead to the endorsement of immoral behavior, a team of researchers has ... read more

Survey Finds Positive View Towards Living Kidney Donation

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers examined the willingness of voting US citizens to become living kidney donors and to determine the potential influence of compensation for ... read more

Should Doctors Boycott Working in Australia's Immigration Detention Centers?

Mar. 23, 2016 — Two experts debate whether doctors should boycott working in Australia's immigration detention centers. Last month, the president of the Australian Medical Association finally denounced ... read more

New Report Reveals Hundreds Still Dying in Detention

Mar. 17, 2016 — An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, ... read more

Students as Teachers Effective in STEM Subjects

Mar. 17, 2016 — In the traditional college learning structure, students enter the classroom and place their focus on the classroom instructor. But researchers are finding that higher levels of academic success may ... read more

How Have Gender Stereotypes Changed in the Last 30 Years?

Mar. 9, 2016 — Gender stereotypes are as strong today as they were 30 years ago, and that people are even more likely now to believe that men avoid 'traditional' female roles, new research ... read more

Welfare Recipients Seen as Immoral for Buying Ethical Products

Mar. 8, 2016 — Shoppers making ethical purchases, such as buying organic food or environmentally friendly cars, are generally seen as more virtuous -- unless they're receiving government assistance. If ethical ... read more

Black and Brilliant? A Female Genius? Not According to RateMyProfessors, Study Finds

Mar. 3, 2016 — An analysis of more than 14 million reviews on RateMyProfessors.com, where students write anonymous reviews of their professors, found that students most often use the words 'brilliant' and ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — The field of forensic botany is being advanced with the publication of two recent studies that use marijuana DNA to link drug supplies and pollen DNA to aid in forensic ... read more

Genome Editing: US Could Apply UK's Approach to Evaluate Safety, Ethics

Feb. 25, 2016 — Two potential ways of stamping out serious disease by manipulating the genomes of human embryos are under intense public debate: mitochondrial replacement therapy and germline genome editing. The UK ... read more

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