Public Release: 30-Jul-2008
Global Change Biology
Miscanthus can meet US biofuels goal using less land than corn or switchgrass
In the largest field trial of its kind in the United States, researchers have determined that the giant perennial grass Miscanthus x giganteus outperforms current biofuels sources — by a lot.

Public Release: 30-Jul-2008
Journal of Family Psychology
Belief in God, parenthood prompt gay partners to make commitment
Which gay and lesbian couples are more likely to legalize their relationship and hold a commitment ceremony? Those with children and strong religious beliefs, says a new University of Illinois study.

Public Release: 30-Jul-2008
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Mothers from affluent neighborhoods near highways increase odds of low weight babies by 81 percent
Living near city expressways is associated with adverse birth effects on expectant mothers and their newborns, according to a novel study with global implications. In the August edition of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, scientists from the Université de Montréal and the University of South Australia reveal that women living closest to expressways are more vulnerable to highway pollution — especially affluent mothers.

Public Release: 30-Jul-2008
Traumatic response to bad memories can be minimized
UC Irvine researchers have identified the brain mechanism that switches off traumatic feelings associated with bad memories, a finding that could lead to the development of drugs to treat panic disorders.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health–trt072808.php


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