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Air Pollution in Taiwan Boosts Risk of Ischemic Stroke

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Long-term exposure to hydrocarbons in the air may be a risk factor for ischemic stroke development, according to a study published December 4, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Han-Wei Zhang of China Medical University, Taiwan, and colleagues.

Channels: All Journal News, Neuro, Pollution, PLOS ONE, Southeast Asia News, Environmental Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, China News,

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4-Dec-2019 10:15 AM EST
Newswise: Long-Distance Timber Trade Underpinned the Roman Empire’s Construction
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Long-Distance Timber Trade Underpinned the Roman Empire’s Construction

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The ancient Romans relied on long-distance timber trading to construct their empire, according to a study published December 4, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mauro Bernabei from the National Research Council, Italy, and colleagues.

Channels: All Journal News, Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Staff Picks, PLOS ONE,

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4-Dec-2019 10:30 AM EST
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Mindfulness training may help lower blood pressure, new study shows

Brown University

As the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world, heart disease claims nearly 18 million lives every year, according to the World Health Organization.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Psychology and Psychiatry, Public Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH), PLOS ONE, Grant Funded News,

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4-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

The percentage of the world’s population that is above or below the ‘replacement level of fertility’ has long been used as a measure of demographic development. A new study revisited how this metric is calculated and how useful it really is in terms of informing policy decisions.

Channels: All Journal News, Gender Issues, Government/Law, U.S. Politics, PLOS ONE,

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4-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST
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Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Inbreeding, Small Populations, and Demographic Fluctuations Alone Could Have Led to Neanderthal Extinction
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Inbreeding, Small Populations, and Demographic Fluctuations Alone Could Have Led to Neanderthal Extinction

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Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have been enough to cause Neanderthal extinction, according to a study published November 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Krist Vaesen from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and colleagues.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, Environmental Science, Evolution and Darwin, PLOS ONE, Staff Picks, Paleontology, All Journal News,

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20-Nov-2019 3:35 PM EST
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Politically extreme counties may act as magnets, migration patterns suggest

Penn State University

It may not be just location, location, location that influences where people move to in the United States, but also politics, politics, politics, according to a team of researchers.

Channels: All Journal News, Government/Law, U.S. Politics, PLOS ONE, Staff Picks,

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27-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Melting Mongolian Ice Patches May Threaten Reindeer Pastoralism, Archeological Artefacts
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Melting Mongolian Ice Patches May Threaten Reindeer Pastoralism, Archeological Artefacts

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Northern Mongolian “eternal ice” is melting for the first time in memory, threatening the traditional reindeer-herding lifestyle and exposing fragile cultural artifacts to the elements, according to a study published November 20, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by William Taylor from the Max Planck Institute, Germany, and the University of Colorado-Boulder, USA, and colleagues.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, Climate Science, Environmental Science, Nature, Wildlife, Staff Picks, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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13-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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New RNA Molecules May Play a Role in Aging

Thomas Jefferson University

Using a new sequencing method, this class of previously invisible RNA molecules were found to be abundantly expressed.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Asthma, Cancer, Infectious Diseases, PLOS ONE,

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13-Nov-2019 4:15 PM EST
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A study warns about the ecological impact caused by sediment accumulation in river courses

Universitat de Barcelona

Insects, crustaceans and other water macroinvertebrates are more affected by the effect of sediment accumulation in river courses than the excess of nitrate in water environments, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Marine Science, Pollution, PLOS ONE,

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13-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification
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Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification

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In ancient Egypt, Sacred Ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a study released November 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sally Wasef of Griffith University, Australia and colleagues.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, Birds, Religion, Staff Picks, PLOS ONE, All Journal News,

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6-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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