Teacher resignation letters paint bleak picture of US education

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017   Michigan State University   EAST LANSING, Mich. – As teacher resignation letters increasingly go public — and viral — new research indicates teachers are not leaving solely due to low pay and retirement, but also because of what they see as a broken education system. In a trio of studies, Michigan…

Neonicotinoids detected in drinking water in agricultural area

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017   American Chemical Society   Concern over the use of neonicotinoid pesticides is growing as studies find them in rivers and streams, and link them with declining bee populations and health effects in other animals. Now researchers report that in some areas, drinking water also contains the substances — but they also…

What are common dermatologic features of classic movie villains?

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017   The JAMA Network Journals   Dermatologic features are used in movies to contrast good and evil in heroes and villains. So what features are common? In a new article published by JAMA Dermatology, Julia A. Croley, M.D., of the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and colleagues used the all-time top…

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Potassium more vital for Blood Pressure than low sodium?

Potassium may be more important to those with high blood pressure than low sodium. We review the recent study ” Cardiovascular benefits associated with higher dietary K vs. lower dietary Na evidence from population and mechanistic studies, in regard to this phenomenon. Citation: Cardiovascular benefits associated with higher dietary K vs. lower dietary Na evidence…

Low-dose penicillin in early life induces long-term behavioral changes

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017   McMaster University Hamilton, Ont. (April 4, 2017) – In a landmark study, researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University have found that providing clinical (low) doses of penicillin to pregnant mice and their offspring results in long-term behavioural changes. These changes include elevated levels of aggression and lower levels…

How to hack a cell

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017   Boston University engineer programs living cells Boston University College of Engineering   The human body is made up of trillions of cells, microscopic computers that carry out complex behaviors according to the signals they receive from each other and their environment. Synthetic biologists engineer living cells to control how they behave…

Babies cry most in UK, Canada, Italy & Netherlands

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017   Babies cry more in Britain, Canada and Italy, than the rest of the world — according to new research by the University of Warwick. University of Warwick   Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries — proved for first time by new research by the…

Reversing aging now possible!

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017   World’s first to confirm that as cell aging progresses DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)   IMAGE: Discovering the key to revealing the secret of reversible aging recovery. Credit: DGIST DGIST’s research team discovered substances that can induce reversible aging* recovery and identified an aging recovery mechanism using these…

Upgrading humans into GODS will be the next ‘billion dollar industry’ expert claims

  Expert said today’s humans will become obsolete within the next 60 years Humans will transform themselves into ‘gods’ with technology upgrades But because the technology will be expensive, not everyone will be able to do so Will cause a divide with old racists idiologies, but the differences are engineered By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com…

Top Clinton aide, summoned by Congress, found dead

Monday, 03 April 2017 Just days after being summoned to appear before Trey Gowdy’s congressional committee to testify about Hillary Clinton’s email server, one of her aides was found dead at home of “natural causes.” John Wilson McGill, 34, was pronounced dead on his couch by a private doctor after suffering an apparent heart attack.…

Large Vitamin C dosages shown to shorten cold duration

We review the research ” Larger doses of vitamin C may lead to a greater reduction in common cold duration and infections” in regard to Vitamin C placebo control studies primarily showing benefit at 3 grams or more. Citation: Vitamin C and Infections. Nutrients, 2017; 9 (4): 339 DOI: 10.3390/nu9040339

Judge rules Donald Trump incited violence | The Independent

The courts keep taking Donald Trump both seriously and literally. And the president’s word choices are proving to be a real headache. A federal judge in Kentucky is the latest to take Trump at his word when he says something controversial. Judge David J. Hale ruled against efforts by Trump’s attorneys to throw out a…

Follow-up study suggests group meditation reduced murder rates in large US cities

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017   Large groups practicing the advanced Transcendental Meditation program were associated with significant reductions in murder rates in US urban areas during the period 2007-2010 Maharishi University of Management   Caption A slightly rising trend in the urban murder rate during the baseline was reversed significantly when the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi…