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A new source of maize hybrid vigor

Steve Moose, an associate professor of maize functional genomics at the University of Illinois and his graduate student Wes Barber think they may have discovered a new source of heterosis, or hybrid vigor, in maize. They ...

dateJun 28, 2012 in Biotechnology
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High debt could be hazardous to your health

If young people are drowning in debt, their blood pressure may be on the rise and their health could suffer. A new Northwestern Medicine® study has found that high financial debt is associated with higher diastolic blood ...

dateAug 15, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Report: EPA cut corners on climate finding

(AP) -- The Obama administration cut corners before concluding that climate-change pollution can endanger human health, a key finding underpinning costly new regulations, an internal government watchdog said Wednesday.

dateSep 28, 2011 in Environment
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Struggling to follow doctor's orders

Paid caregivers make it possible for seniors to remain living in their homes. The problem, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study, is that more than one-third of caregivers had difficulty reading and understanding ...

dateFeb 22, 2011 in Health
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Report: VA sent data over unsecured networks

A government watchdog says the Veterans Affairs Department has been sending sensitive data—including electronic health records—over unencrypted networks, making them vulnerable to theft or misuse.

dateMar 07, 2013 in Telecom
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Redefining normal blood pressure

As many as 100 million Americans may currently be misclassified as having abnormal blood pressure, according to Dr. Brent Taylor from the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Health
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