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19 hrs ago | Science Daily

Mechanism that clears excess of protein linked with Type 2 diabetes

In people who do not have Type 2 diabetes, autophagy prevents the accumulation of toxic forms of IAPP, researchers have found.


Related Topix: Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Medicine

23 hrs ago | Business Journal

Could legalizing same-sex marriage put $181M into Texas economy?

If same-sex marriage was legalized in Texas, the Williams Institute estimates more than 23,000 couples would marry within three years.


Related Topix: Wedding, Texas

Yesterday | Washington Blade

Study finds Truvada adherence difficult to maintain

Men and transgender women who have sex with men who took Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis four or more days a week were 100 percent protected against HIV in a recent study, AIDSmeds reports.


Related Topix: Transgender

Yesterday | Live Science

'Whistling' Volcanic Lightning Heard Halfway Around the World

The Earth sings every day, with an electric chorus. With the right tuning, radios can eavesdrop on this sizzling symphony of crackles, pops and whistles - the melody of millions of lightning bolts.


Related Topix: Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, New Zealand, World News, Weather, South Africa Travel, Africa Travel

Yesterday | World Magazine

L.A. charter schools save students from sex, drugs, and gangs

Students who attend more rigorous high schools engage in healthier behaviors than their peers, according to a study released this week.


Yesterday | Houston Press

Gay Marriage Would Be Big for Texas Economy, Study Finds

Gay marriage probably won't be legalized in Texas until the Supreme Court makes the state do so.


Related Topix: Wedding, Texas, Gay/Lesbian

Yesterday | QTMagazine

Bev Hills Hotel Lawsuits: Antigay Sultan Used Worker as 'Slave,' Workers Were Homophobic

In the midst of a successful boycott that had drained it of business , the Beverly Hills Hotel - owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who greenlit the stoning of gays in his country - is also fighting two explosive lawsuits.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

River Front Times

UCLA Adds Spanish Lake Documentary to Class Syllabus

A Spanish Lake filmmaker's poignant documentary about his hometown's rapid decline is gaining traction at universities across the country.


Related Topix: Northridge (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, University of Southern California, University of Memphis, Cal State Northridge


Study examines postoperative pneumonia prevention program in surgical ward

Bottom Line: A postoperative pneumonia prevention program for patients in the surgical ward at a California Veterans Affairs hospital lowered the case rate for the condition, which can cause significant complications and increase the cost of care.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Surgery, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA

Business Journal

Same-sex marriage could add millions to Texas economy, report says

Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court while waiting for a ruling on two gay-marriage cases in Washington, D.C., in 2013.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Gay/Lesbian


Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence

Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, UC San Francisco, Santa Monica, CA

Science Blog

Knowledgeable consumers more likely to buy when given fewer options

The degree to which consumers perceive themselves to be knowledgeable about a product influences the likelihood that they will buy a particular product, researchers find in a series of studies published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.



Why Did UCLA Hillel Funnel Cash From Big-Bucks Donor to Pro-Israel Student Candidate?

Campus Hillels across the country have distanced themselves from their University of California, Los Angeles affiliate following revelations that UCLA Hillel acted as a pass-through for political donations to pro-Israel student government candidates.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, California, Yale University, Palestinian Territories

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chemical and Engineering News

Nanomagnets Could Aid Study Of Hearing

When researchers apply an electromagnetic field to tiny hair cells coated with magnetic nanoparticles , the particles vibrate and force the hairs to move.


Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine


How A Good Education Can Actually Improve Poor Students' Health

A recent study may have confirmed what public health and education advocates have long tried to argue: a positive and supportive school environment improves the health of children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ultimately increasing their academic performance.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Kids, US News, Liberal Political News

Mental Help Net

Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk.



New Hepatitis C Drugs Effective for Patients that also have HIV

A new study finds two new anti-viral hepatitis-C medications are effective for patients who are also HIV positive.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health

US News & World Report

10 Law Schools That Receive the Most Full-Time Applications

The University of California-Los Angeles was among the law schools that get the most applications, with 5,562 for fall 2013.


Related Topix: Georgetown University, Washington DC, College of William and Mary, University of South Dakota

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Neuroscience to Explain Psychotherapy Modus Operandi

Despite tremendous advances in psychological care, researchers are still uncertain as to the mechanism by which psychotherapy influences the brain and improves a person's condition.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christian Science Monitor

Study: For poor teens, better schools equal less risky behavior

Low-income teenagers are significantly less likely to engage in certain risky health behaviors, such as gang membership and binge drinking, when they attend high-performing schools, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Drugs, Stanford University