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Pollution responsible for 16 percent of deaths globally - Lancet Commission report

5:01 pm Eastern | World

Diseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths -- 16% of all deaths worldwide -- three times more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined; and fifteen times more than all wars and other forms of violence.read more »

Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life

3:18 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study from Portland State University (PSU).read more »

Rice News Release: Disaster makes people with depression less healthy

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U. of I. News: Scientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions

11:45 am Eastern | SciTech

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Scientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissionsread more »

Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting

11:15 am Eastern | SciTech

A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes.read more »

Rice News Release: Nanotube fiber antennas as capable as copper

10:56 am Eastern | SciTech

SUMMARY: Thin fibers made of carbon nanotubes can be formed into antennas that are just as capable as copper antennas, according to researchers at Rice University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Expert: Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data

20 Oct 17:08 | U.S. News

As of 2016 there were more than 165,000 health and wellness apps available though the Apple App Store alone. According to Rice University medical media expert Kirsten Ostherr, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates only a fraction of those.read more »

Media Advisory: Kolditz available to discuss Gore visit to Rice

20 Oct 16:01 | SciTech

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Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinction

20 Oct 15:01 | World

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found. read more »

Rice News Release: Recycling water produced during development of Texas oil fields threatens landowners’ profits

20 Oct 11:38 | SciTech

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E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses

20 Oct 11:18 | U.S. News

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research.read more »

Rice News Release: Microfluidics probe 'cholesterol' of the oil industry

20 Oct 07:19 | SciTech

SUMMARY: Rice University researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipelines.

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More than 75 percent decrease in total flying insect biomass over 27 years

19 Oct 17:22 | World

The total flying insect biomass decreased by more than 75 percent over 27 years in protected areas, according to a study read more »

Teeth-whitening kit developed by Mizzou spin-off company

19 Oct 15:52 | SciTech

FDA-registered product uses technology, engineering science and is manufactured at Columbia companyread more »

New interventions could help improve student academics and behavior

19 Oct 13:49 | SciTech

Information could help thousands of parents and educatorsread more »

Media Advisory: Rice expert: Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data

19 Oct 13:46 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Discovery lights path for Alzheimer's research

19 Oct 12:00 | SciTech

SUMMARY: A metallic probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfolded amyloid beta peptide has identified a binding site that could facilitate better drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. When the probe is illuminated, it catalyzes oxidation of the protein in a way that might keep it from aggregating in the brains of patients.

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MU awarded competitive grant to improve community health, reduce violence

19 Oct 11:41 | SciTech

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a national leadership program to build health equityread more »

Specialized communication narratives help couples deal with miscarriage, MU study finds

19 Oct 10:44 | SciTech

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346

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Media Advisory: Rice Opera Department and Chamber Orchestra to present ‘Little Women’

19 Oct 10:34 | SciTech

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Rice News Release: Researchers find shifting relationship between flexibility, modularity in the brain

19 Oct 10:11 | SciTech

SUMMARY: A Rice University study has found negative correlation between flexibility and modularity in the brain. Understanding how they interact is essential to the advance of neuroscience, the researchers said. Flexibility allows for better performance on complex tasks, and modularity allows proficiency on simple tasks.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Mizzou to honor 2017 homecoming hall of fame class

19 Oct 09:59 | SciTech

Story Contact: Cailin Riley, rileyci@umsystem.edu,

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Study examines what types of searches click for car buyers

18 Oct 17:08 | U.S. News

A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines how consumers allocated their time when searching offline and on the internet as they shopped for a new automobile, and what the outcomes were for price satisfaction.read more »

For $1,000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use

18 Oct 17:03 | U.S. News

Privacy concerns have long swirled around how much information online advertising networks collect about people's browsing, buying and social media habits -- typically to sell you something.read more »

U. of I. News: Illinois scientist named Packard Fellow

18 Oct 13:32 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists report

18 Oct 11:55 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Reminder: Gore Oct. 23 event RSVP deadline approaching

18 Oct 11:47 | SciTech

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Calendar Item: MU hosts “Haunted Observatory,” ghostly historical scientists will bring astronomy to life

18 Oct 11:37 | SciTech

Story Contact: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu, 573-882-3346

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MU School of Nursing dean to retire in December

18 Oct 11:01 | U.S. News

Story Contact: Christian Basi, BasiC@missouri.edu, 573-882-4430

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U. of I. News: Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study finds

18 Oct 10:16 | SciTech

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Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study findsread more »

Calendar Item: MU School of Law to Host First Amendment Symposium

17 Oct 15:38 | SciTech

Story Contact: Liz McCune, mccunee@missouri.edu, 573-882-6212

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Rice News Release: Public, private stakeholders have role to play in fixing Houston’s flooding problem

17 Oct 14:58 | SciTech

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Calendar Item: MU School of Law to Host First Amendment Symposium

17 Oct 14:41 | SciTech

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How we determine who's to blame

17 Oct 13:22 | U.S. News

How do people assign a cause to events they witness? Some philosophers have suggested that people determine responsibility for a particular outcome by imagining what would have happened if a suspected cause had not intervened.read more »

Media Advisory: Intersection of diversity and business is topic at Rice’s Jones School Oct. 27

17 Oct 12:24 | SciTech

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Media Advisory: Rice’s new Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to celebrate opening Oct. 22

17 Oct 10:30 | SciTech

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Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

16 Oct 17:02 | World

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.read more »

Media Advisory: Homecoming has the ‘Rhythm of the Roar’

16 Oct 15:30 | U.S. News

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Estonian ambassador to address the state of the EU

16 Oct 15:24 | SciTech

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Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss

16 Oct 15:18 | U.S. News

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study. read more »

For Older Adults, Volunteering Could Improve Brain Function

16 Oct 14:01 | SciTech

MU researcher finds association between volunteering and improved cognitive functioning, especially among women and those with lower levels of education read more »

Rice News Release: Evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons more likely to turn to religion for answers to science questions

16 Oct 12:35 | SciTech

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Finally! A solution to office thermostat wars

16 Oct 12:05 | World

No matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it's too hot or too cold. Concordia researchers may have developed a solution.read more »

U. of I. News: One lucky dog

16 Oct 10:54 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of Medicine

16 Oct 10:19 | SciTech

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U. of I. nutrition scientist Sharon Donovan elected to National Academy of Medicineread more »

Rice News Release: Long nanotubes make strong fibers

16 Oct 09:35 | SciTech

SUMMARY: To make long, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it's best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University.

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U. of I. News: Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

16 Oct 06:42 | SciTech

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Carle Illinois College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditationread more »

Books 2 Prisoners Fall Book Sale, this Saturday Oct 21, 2017

16 Oct 03:11 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Urbana campus student treated for meningitis

14 Oct 15:33 | SciTech

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Urbana campus student treated for meningitisread more »

U. of I. News: Community event kicks off university’s multibillion-dollar campaign

13 Oct 21:09 | SciTech

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Community event kicks off university’s multibillion-dollar campaignread more »

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