Florida monarch butterfly populations have dropped 80 percent since 2005

Public Release: 8-Nov-2018   Florida Museum of Natural History GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 37-year survey of monarch populations in North Central Florida shows that caterpillars and butterflies have been declining since 1985 and have dropped by 80 percent since 2005. This decrease parallels monarchs’ dwindling numbers in their overwintering grounds in Mexico, said study co-author…

Regeneration in the digestive tract / Antibiotics leave permanent traces in the gut

Public Release: 6-Nov-2018   Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association The human gut is teeming with billions of beneficial bacteria. Therapies that use antibiotics often destroy most of them. Whether and how the intestinal flora will subsequently recover has been investigated by a research team that included scientists from the MDC.…

Study finds tennis elbow treatments provide little to no benefit

Public Release: 1-Nov-2018 Meta-analysis finds treatments not better, more risky than placebo Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BOSTON – The painful condition known as “tennis elbow” results from overuse of the tendons in the forearm, typically in a patient’s dominant arm. A repetitive stress injury, tennis elbow affects not just athletes, but also tradesmen, food…

‘Good guys’ in superhero films more violent than villains

Public Release: 2-Nov-2018   New research being presented at American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition finds violent acts by protagonists in popular film genre significantly outnumber those by ‘bad guys’ American Academy of Pediatrics ORLANDO, Fla. – In a film genre more popular than ever, courageous superheroes wield special powers to protect…

Instant soups and noodles responsible for burning nearly 10,000 children each year

Public Release: 2-Nov-2018   Research to be presented at American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition in Orlando suggests these microwavable, prepackaged products may be quick, but also dangerous for children to prepare American Academy of Pediatrics IMAGE: This graph shows the location of injury. Credit: Courtney Allen ORLANDO, Fla. – Microwavable instant…