Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
Journal of Marketing Research
Political candidates and other ‘phantoms’: Consumer choice in changing markets
New research from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management demonstrates that when an option (US Sen. Hillary Clinton) enters and then leaves a market, the most similar remaining option — in this case Barack Obama — stands to benefit.

Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
Birth during a recession raises risk of fatal cardiovascular disease at advanced age
People who suffer from cardiovascular diseases at advanced ages may have reason to suspect that the cause of their illness lies far away … around the date of their birth. A team of European researchers reports that if economic conditions at the time of birth were bad, then this leads to a higher risk of cardiovascular mortality much later in life.

Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New evidence implicates humans in prehistoric animal extinctions
Research led by UK and Australian scientists sheds new light on the role that our ancestors played in the extinction of Australia’s prehistoric animals. Their study suggests that the mass extinction of Tasmania’s large prehistoric animals was the result of human hunting, and not climate change as previously believed.

Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
Journal of Health and Social Behavior
Health and marriage: The times they are a changin’
The health of people who never marry is improving, narrowing the gap with their wedded counterparts, according to new research that suggests the practice of encouraging marriage to promote health may be misguided.

Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
Archives of Ophthalmology
Study compares eye care use among US, Canadian adults with vision problems
Americans with vision problems who have health insurance appear equally or more likely to access eye care services than Canadians with vision problems, whereas Americans without health insurance visit eye care professionals at lower rates, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New report details historic mass extinction of amphibians
Amphibians, reigning survivors of past mass extinctions, are sending a clear, unequivocal signal that something is wrong, as their extinction rates rise to unprecedented levels, according to a paper published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Humans are exacerbating two key natural threats — climate change and a deadly disease that is jumping from one species to another.

Public Release: 11-Aug-2008
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Climate change caused widespread tree death in California mountain range, study confirms
Warmer temperatures and longer dry spells have killed thousands of trees and shrubs in a Southern California mountain range, pushing the plants’ habitat an average of 213 feet up the mountain over the past 30 years, a UC Irvine study has determined.
NASA, US Department of Energy Program for Ecosystem Research, National Science Foundation CEA-CREST Fellowship–ccc080608.php


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