Public Release: 28-Jul-2008
Prostate cancer patients undergoing hormone therapy may experience cognitive effects
Hormone deprivation therapy, a used for prostate cancer, may have subtle adverse effects on cognition in patients.

Public Release: 28-Jul-2008
2008 Center for Excellence in Rural Safety Summer Institute
University of Minnesota researchers map out America’s deadliest roads
If you want to avoid the most dangerous routes on the road the next time you start your daily commute or the family vacation, the information you need is now available. University of Minnesota researchers have developed an interactive map online that outlines every road fatality in the nation.
[Badly designed for people like me.  I learn such things best by trying them out; I haven’t yet figured out how to get past the videos explaining how great it is.]

Public Release: 28-Jul-2008
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UT Knoxville professor finds unexpected key to flowering plants’ diversity
New research may help explain the amazing diversity in the world’s flowering plants, a question that has puzzled scientists from the time of Darwin to today. The findings, published online this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that the ability of flowering plants — known as angiosperms — to quickly and efficiently move sperm from pollen to egg through a part of the plant was the key to their evolutionary diversity.
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 28-Jul-2008
Study suggests 86 percent of Americans could be overweight or obese by 2030
Most adults in the US will be overweight or obese by 2030, with related health care spending projected to be as much as $956.9 billion, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
US Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health

Public Release: 28-Jul-2008
Birdsong not just for the birds
Computer scientists from the University of Bonn have developed a new type of voice detector for birds. The device can reliably recognize the characteristic birdsong of different species of birds, thereby facilitating surveys of the bird population.


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