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The Big Thaw: Warming Affects Arctic Animals, People in Different Ways

Discussions of climate change often focus on mid-latitude effects in order to emphasize the need for action. However, climate change and ensuing ice melts are quickly devastating Arctic mammals and native peoples of the Arctic.

Sarah Frazier, posted on March 19th, 2014
Climate, Ecosystems, Health, Quick Look

Twenty Buses a Day: The High Stakes Race to Create a Global Cholera Early Warning System

What infectious disease kills the most children under the age of five? If you guessed malaria or AIDS, guess again. Cholera claims more victims than either of those diseases. Now, a team of researchers are developing a method to provide early warning of cholera outbreaks. If successful, the effort could drastically reduce the number of cholera deaths.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on March 18th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Earth Observation, Health, Oceans, Water

Tracking the Currents of Fukushima

Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute describes methods for tracking oceanic Cesium released by the Fukushima disaster and misperceptions about radioactive danger in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

Elise Mulder Osenga, posted on March 13th, 2014
Articles, Health, Oceans

Ducks were bird flu ‘melting pot’

Ducks were bird flu 'melting pot' Originally published by BBC - Ducks were the melting pot of viruses that led to the new bird flu emerging in China early this year, according to Chinese scientists tracking the evolution of the virus.

Posted on August 22nd, 2013
Health

Copper linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease Originally published by BBC News- A lifetime of too much copper in our diets may be contributing to Alzheimer's disease, US scientists say.

Posted on August 20th, 2013
Health

Heart’s Own Stem Cells Offer Hope for New Treatment of Heart Failure

Heart's Own Stem Cells Offer Hope for New Treatment of Heart Failure Originally published in the journal Cell - Researchers at King's College London have for the first time highlighted the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in the heart. This new study shows that these cells are responsible for repairing and regenerating muscle tissue damaged by a heart attack which leads to heart failure.

Posted on August 16th, 2013
Health

Investigational Malaria Vaccine Found Safe and Protective

Investigational Malaria Vaccine Found Safe and Protective Originally published by Science - An investigational malaria vaccine has been found to be safe, to generate an immune system response, and to offer protection against malaria infection in healthy adults.

Posted on August 9th, 2013
Health

The team of proteins that could have implications for the fight against cancer

The team of proteins that could have implications for the fight against cancer Originally published by The Journal of Cell Biology-Researchers at Warwick Medical School have identified the key role played by a team of proteins in the process of mitosis. Working out how to control them may give scientists a way to destroy cancerous cells.

Posted on August 7th, 2013
Health

As climate, disease links become clearer, study highlights need to forecast future shifts

Originally published by UGA Today - Climate change is affecting the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, according to an international team of leading disease ecologists, with serious impacts to human health and biodiversity conservation.

Posted on August 2nd, 2013
Climate, Health

New antibiotic that attacks MRSA found in ocean microbe

Originally published by BBC - A completely new and unusual antibiotic compound has been extracted from a marine microorganism found in sediments off the coast of California.

Posted on August 1st, 2013
Health

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