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April 20, 2015

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6:30 AM | E-cigarettes and teenagers: cause for concern?
Marcus Munafò appraises a recent cross-sectional survey, which looks at associations between e-cigarette access and smoking and drinking behaviours in teenagers. The post E-cigarettes and teenagers: cause for concern? appeared first on The Mental Elf.

April 17, 2015

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4:00 AM | Materia scura: dallo spazio all’LHC
Mentre gli scienziati del programma Dark Energy Survey (DES) hanno pubblicato la prima di una serie di mappe della distribuzione di materia scura nello spazio cosmico, ci si interroga sulle modalità con cui il Large Hadron Collider (LHC) potrà essere in grado di rivelare le eventuali particelle che la compongono. L’occhio di DES Le mappe di DES, … Continue reading Materia scura: dallo spazio all’LHC →

April 14, 2015

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9:36 PM | Primate Survey Raises Question: Are Uganda’s Northernmost Chimps Vanishing?
We set out to confirm whether chimpanzees remain in northern Uganda, and which other primates are supported by the magnificent Otzi Mountains on the South-Sudanese border. Here's what we found.

April 10, 2015

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2:29 PM | Nationwide Study Reports Shifts in Americans’ Use of Natural Products
A national survey shows that natural product use in the US has shifted since 2007, particulary for fish oil (omega 3) and probiotics.

April 08, 2015

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8:25 PM | Public Engagement and Encouraging Trust in Biobanking
The empirical value of biobanking in development of personalized health care relies on efficient and maximal transfer of data. With increases in national and global collaboration for clinical studies and personalized health care research, data transmission occurs more frequently and in larger amounts. In order to facilitate this, biobanks use electronic record keeping, matching biospecimen information Read the rest of this article The post Public Engagement and Encouraging Trust in […]

March 27, 2015

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1:18 PM | likelihood-free model choice
Jean-Michel Marin, Pierre Pudlo and I just arXived a short review on ABC model choice, first version of a chapter for the incoming Handbook of Approximate Bayesian computation edited by Scott Sisson, Yannan Fan, and Mark Beaumont. Except for a new analysis of a Human evolution scenario, this survey mostly argues for the proposal made […]

March 25, 2015

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7:34 PM | Palau’s Reefs: Journey from Destruction to Recovery
Written by Alison Barrat and Andy Bruckner On a scientific expedition to Palau this January we saw thriving coral reefs that contained many species of large, healthy corals, and only a few miles away we found desolate looking reefs that had virtually no coral at all. Our science team recorded conditions that were optimal for…
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