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September 02, 2013

Exclusive Interview: Nate Silver’s Statistical Standards for Journalists

StatisticsViews gains an exclusive interview with political pundit and celebrity statistician Nate Silver

September 02, 2013

Carried in the Wind: How Future North Atlantic Atmospheric Shifts Will Impact European Health

Geophysical Research Letters reports on the health impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation

September 02, 2013

Competent or Comedians: Do Male Nurses on T.V Reinforce Stereotypes?

Journal of Advanced Nursing explores the contradictory stereotypes of T.V's male nurses

September 02, 2013

In the Right Ball Park: Do We Prefer our Pundits to be Confident or Accurate?

Significance asks if audiences prefer overconfident or accurate pundits 

September 02, 2013

Intimate Parasites and a Parental Arms Race: Did Retroviruses Drive Placental Evolution

Join the Live and Interactive Debate Hosted by BioEssays

September 02, 2013

Native Americans at Increased Risk of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Journal of Traumatic Stress reveals how Native American populations have an above average tendancy for PTSD

September 02, 2013

New Breathing Device Can Deliver Oxygen While Cutting the Risk of Airborne Infection

Anaesthesia reports on a new breathing device which cuts down on infectious diseases

September 02, 2013

Sanctuary! How Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries Can Save the Snow Leopard

Conservation Biology reports how Buddhist monasteries can save the snow leopard

September 02, 2013

Satellites Reveal Seasonal and Decadal Changes to Global Sea Levels

Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans explores the decadal change of global ocean levels

September 02, 2013

The ‘Obama Generation’ Holds the Most Liberal Racial Attitudes in American History

Political Psychologyreveals how the 'Obama generation' has the most liberal attitudes to race

12:00 AM EDT August 26, 2013

New Screening Strategy May Catch Ovarian Cancer at Early Stages

A new screening strategy for ovarian cancer appears to be highly specific for detecting the disease before it becomes lethal. The strategy is described in a study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. If verified in an ongoing clinical trial, it could potentially help save the lives of thousands of women each year in the United States alone.

12:00 AM EDT August 22, 2013

Breast is Best: Good Bacteria Arrive From Mum’s Gut via Breast Milk

Scientists have discovered that important ‘good’ bacteria arrive in babies’ digestive systems from their mother’s gut via breast milk.

7:00 PM EDT August 20, 2013

Women Who Receive Midwife Care Throughout Their Pregnancy and Birth Have Better Outcomes

Maternity care that involves a midwife as the main care provider leads to better outcomes for most women, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. Researchers found that women who received continued care throughout pregnancy and birth from a small group of midwives were less likely to give birth pre-term and required fewer interventions during labour and birth than when their care was shared between different obstetricians, GPs and midwives.

August 19, 2013

Beating the Retreat: Discovering the Cost of Defeat for Fighting Monkeys

From: American Journal of Physical Anthropology

August 19, 2013

Can Broccoli Strengthen Our Defense Against Smoking Damage?

From: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture

August 19, 2013

Could Natural Self-Assembly Lead to the Future of Regenerative Medicine?

From: WIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology

12:00 AM EDT August 19, 2013

Experts Describe Ways to Eliminate Wasteful Medical Tests and Procedures Performed on Children and Adults

Medical organizations are participating in a campaign to help clinicians and patients avoid wasteful and sometimes harmful medical interventions. Recently, experts in pediatric and adult health from diverse geographic locations of the United States and from a mix of academic and non- academic settings shared their experiences, consulted their colleagues, and analyzed numerous studies in the medical literature to determine the top recommendations for improving healthcare value. Following these recommendations, which are outlined in a new study published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, will lower costs and lead to better care for patients.

August 19, 2013

How Shale Fracking Led to an Ohio Town’s First One Hundred Earthquakes

From: Geophysical Research-Solid Earth

12:00 AM EDT August 19, 2013

Marathon Bombing Victims Aided by Rapid Response, Imaging of Injuries

The Boston Marathon bombing brought international attention back to the devastating effects of terrorism. There were numerous victims with severe injuries that needed immediate attention. A novel study in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), presents cases from Boston-area hospitals where victims were treated, examining the medical response and imaging technologies used to save lives and limbs.

August 19, 2013

No Such Thing as Average? The Science of the Individual

From: Mind, Brain and Education