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Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
New report explores NYC students' pathways into and through college
A new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools gives a first look at patterns of college enrollment, persistence, and completion for New York City high school students.

Contact: Rachel Harrison
New York University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry
Can eating blueberries really help you see better in the dark?
Blueberries are super stars among health food advocates, who tout the fruit for not only promoting heart health, better memory and digestion, but also for improving night vision. Scientists have taken a closer look at this latter claim and have found reason to doubt that the popular berry helps most healthy people see better in the dark. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
As CO2 acidifies oceans, scientists develop a way to measure effect on marine ecosystems
Man-made emissions have dramatically increased the CO2 content of oceans and acidified their surface waters. Now scientists in Israel have for the first time developed a way to quantify how acidification is affecting marine ecosystems on an oceanic basin scale. Studying a 5,000 km strip of ocean, they developed a new way to assess overall calcification rates of coral reefs and open sea plankton based on variations in surface water chemistry.
Israel Science Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology

Contact: Dov Smith
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Syracuse geologists shed light on formation of Alaska Range
Geologists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have recently figured out what has caused the Alaska Range to form the way it has and why the range boasts such an enigmatic topographic signature. The narrow mountain range is home to some of the world's most dramatic topography, including 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, North America's highest mountain.

Contact: Rob Enslin
Syracuse University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Environmental Science and Technology
As winter approaches, switching to cleaner heating oils could prevent health problems
With temperatures dipping, homeowners are firing up their heaters. But systems that require heating oil release fine particles outside that could have harmful health effects. Regulations to curb these emissions in New York City, however, could save hundreds of lives, a new study has found. The report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology may have ramifications for the entire northeast, the country's largest consumer of heating oil.
City of New York

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
HHS and NIH take steps to enhance transparency of clinical trial results
The US Department of Health and Human Services today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007.

Contact: NIH Office of Communications
NIH/Office of the Director

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Many Americans not receiving recommended home visit services for lead poisoning and asthma
The National Center for Healthy Housing and Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University released 'Healthcare Financing of Healthy Homes Services: Findings from a 2014 Survey of State Reimbursement Policies,' a report documenting current Medicaid reimbursement practices for environmental health services in the homes of lead-exposed children and people with asthma and highlighting opportunities for increasing access to these benefits.

Contact: Kathy Fackelmann
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
New Phytologist
Seed dormancy, a property that prevents germination, already existed 360 million years ago
An international team of scientists, coordinated by a researcher from the U. of Granada, has found that seed dormancy (a property that prevents germination under non-favourable conditions) was a feature already present in the first seeds, 360 million years ago. Seed dormancy is a phenomenon that has intrigued naturalists for decades, since it conditions the dynamics of natural vegetation and agricultural cycles. There are several types of dormancy, and some of them are modulated by environmental conditions in more subtle ways than others.

Contact: Rafael Rubio de Casas
University of Granada

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Archives of Sexual Behavior
High heels may enhance a man's instinct to be helpful
If it's help a woman needs, maybe she should wear high heels. That's the message from Nicolas Guéguen of the Université de Bretagne-Sud in France, after he observed how helpful men are towards women in high heels versus those wearing flat, sensible shoes. The study, published in Springer's journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, is the first ever to investigate how the height of a woman's shoe heel influences how men behave towards her.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Global Change Biology
Climate change in drylands
Ecologists from the University of Cologne are analyzing vegetation stability during and after droughts.

Contact: Dr. Jan C. Ruppert
University of Cologne

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Cochrane Review of reminder systems to improve TB diagnoses and care
Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group have reviewed the use of reminder systems in improving patient adherence to TB appoints for diagnoses and treatment.

Contact: Clare Bebb
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Journal of Organizational Behavior
It pays to have an eye for emotions
Attending to and caring about the emotions of employees and colleagues -- that's for wimps, not for tough businesspeople and efficient performers, right? Wrong! An extensive international study has now shown: The 'ability to recognize emotions' affects income. The corresponding author of the study is Professor Dr. Gerhard Blickle of the Department of Psychology at the University of Bonn. The results are published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Contact: Gerhard Blickle
University of Bonn

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Bacterial infections suppress protective immune response in neurodermatitis
The skin condition neurodermatitis affects nearly one in four children and also occurs frequently in adults. Many patients also develop infections in the dry, open patches of skin, for example due to colonization by the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, which is particularly abundant on the skin of neurodermatitis patients. Scientists at Technische Universitat Munchen and the University of Tubingen have now shown in an animal model that these infections can severely disrupt the immune system, thus aggravating the skin condition.
German Research Foundation, Baden-Wurttemberg Foundation

Contact: Vera Siegler
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Empagliflozin in type 2 diabetes: Added benefit not proven
The results of a study on the effectiveness of Empagliflozin in the treatment of type 2 diabetes could not be proven. One research question could not be evaluated. The indirect comparisons were also not evaluable. For other research questions, data were lacking.

Contact: Dr. Anna-Sabine Ernst
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
A jettisoned black hole?
Astronomers have discovered an object in space that might be a black hole catapulted out of a galaxy. Or, according to an alternative interpretation, it might be a giant star that is exploding over an exceptionally long period of several decades. In any case, one thing is certain: This mysterious object is something quite unique, a source of fascination for physicists the world over because of its potential to provide experimental confirmation of the much-discussed gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein.

Contact: Michael Koss
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
E-cigarettes significantly reduce tobacco cravings
Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a realistic way to kick their tobacco smoking addiction. In a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, scientists at KU Leuven report that e-cigarettes successfully reduced cravings for tobacco cigarettes, with only minimal side effects.

Contact: Frank Baeyens
KU Leuven

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Business culture in banking industry favors dishonest behavior
Bank employees are not more dishonest than employees in other industries. However, the business culture in the banking industry implicitly favors dishonest behavior, as an economic study at the University of Zurich indicates. A change in norms would thus be important in order to improve the battered image of the industry.

Contact: Michel Marechal
University of Zurich

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
How stress aids memory
Retrieving memory content under stress does not work very well. However, stress can be helpful when it comes to saving new information -- especially those that are emotionally relevant in stressful situations. At the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, a team of cognitive psychologists headed by Dr. Oliver T. Wolf study these correlations. The RUB's science magazine RUBIN reports on the results.

Contact: Oliver T. Wolf
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Fountain of youth underlies Antarctic Mountains
In a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, scientists explain why the ice-covered Gamburtsev Mountains in the middle of Antarctica looks as young as they do.
National Science Foundation, UK NERC; German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Resources

Contact: Kim Martineau
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Bad marriage, broken heart?
Older couples in a bad marriage -- particularly female spouses -- have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andy Henion
Michigan State University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
People's movement perturbed during, but similar after Hurricane Sandy
New York City residents' movement around the city was perturbed, but resumed less than 24-hours after Hurricane Sandy.

Contact: Kayla Graham

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting & Exposition
When it comes to teen alcohol use, close friends have more influence than peers
A recent study by an Indiana University researcher has found that adolescents' alcohol use is influenced by their close friends' use, regardless of how much alcohol they think their general peers consume.

Contact: Milana Katic
Indiana University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature Communications
Mind the gap -- how new insight into cells could lead to better drugs
A new insight into immune cells by scientists at the University of Manchester could lead to more effective drug treatments.

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Manchester

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Neuroscience 2014
Research shows why antidepressant may be effective in postpartum depression
An antidepressant commonly prescribed for women with postpartum depression may restore connections between cells in brain regions that are negatively affected by chronic stress during pregnancy, new research suggests.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Benedetta Leuner
Ohio State University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
'Green Revolution' changes breathing of the biosphere
The intense farming practices of the 'Green Revolution' are powerful enough to alter Earth's atmosphere at an ever-increasing rate, boosting the seasonal amplitude in atmospheric carbon dioxide to about 15 percent over the past five decades. That's the key finding of a new atmospheric model, which estimates that on average, the amplitude of the seasonal oscillation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing at a rate of 0.3 percent every year.
National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA

Contact: Abby Robinson
University of Maryland

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