Archive | July 2015

8 Things Women of Every Size Should Do Without One Ounce of Shame

We’ve all been there: Despite all of your best #SummerBod intentions, the season sneaks up on you, and those six-pack abs are still nowhere to be found.
We have a solution: Instead of letting any body insecurities hold you back from going to the beach, embrace your b…
Source: 8 Things Women of Every Size Should Do Without One Ounce of Shame

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As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

NPR’s Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.

Source: As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

As The West Craves Drought Relief, El Nino May Do More Harm Than Good

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There is much hype around a potential El Nino that could help ease the drought on the West Coast. But there are concerns that a deluge of rain could do more harm than good for the long term drought…
Source: As The West Craves Drought Relief, El Nino May Do More Harm Than Good

Planned Parenthood Controversy Raises Questions About Fetal Tissue Research

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A series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is raising questions about the field of fetal tissue research. Companies who buy and sell such tissue defend their…
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As Midwest Dams Reach End Of Life, Soaked States Can’t Handle Repair Costs

More than 11,000 dams across the U.S. have protected lives and property from flooding for decades. But age is catching up to them, and many need repairs. Record rain hasn’t helped matters this year.

Source: As Midwest Dams Reach End Of Life, Soaked States Can’t Handle Repair Costs

Identification and functional analysis of early gene expression induced by circadian light-resetting in Drosophila

Our aim was to identify genes whose expression is modulated by a light pulse during
early night and explore their functional significance. We focused on the transcriptional
response to early night stimulus (delay phase shift), as it generally induces a…
Source: Identification and functional analysis of early gene expression induced by circadian light-resetting in Drosophila

NLRP1 and NLRP3 polymorphisms in mesothelioma patients and asbestos exposed individuals a population-based autopsy study from North East Italy

The involvement of inflammasome in susceptibility to develop malignant pleural mesothelioma
(MPM), considering its capacity to sense asbestos fibres has been already reported
1] and several papers have been published so far on this topic 2]–4].


Source: NLRP1 and NLRP3 polymorphisms in mesothelioma patients and asbestos exposed individuals a population-based autopsy study from North East Italy