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Study Showing 70 Years of Improving Campus Climate For LGBTQ Students Raises Concerns About Trump Policies

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The author of a new study showing slow but consistent progress in the experiences of LGBTQ students on college campuses over the past 70 years is concerned that for the first time since 1944, that trend may be reversing.
19-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies New Metabolic Target in Quest to Control Immune Response

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A surprising discovery that immune cells possess an internal warehouse of glycogen used to activate immune responses could help to increase immune activity in vaccines or suppress immune reactions in autoimmune disease or hyper-inflammatory...
5-Sep-2017 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Vermont, Partners Receive NEH Grant to Update Popular Image of Vermont Farmer

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A new $180,000 Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to a consortium that includes The University of Vermont and three partners aims to paint a more nuanced picture of who is farming in Vermont today -- beyond dairy...
31-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

When You’re Blue, So Are Your Instagram Photos

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A new study shows that Instagram photos can be examined by a computer to successfully detect depressed people. The computer results are more reliable (70%) than the diagnostic success rate (42%) of general-practice doctors. The approach promises a...
4-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability

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According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, 64 percent of American farmers report having pre-existing conditions. Lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing farmers, the survey...
18-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

GPS for Cell "Highways"? 3D Model System Illustrates How Molecular Motors Navigate

New research explains navigation in the fundamental cargo transport process that occurs in every cell in the human body and may point to therapeutic targets for a host of diseases like cancer.
29-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trump Budget Could Be a Climate Cooker

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A new white paper estimates the climate impacts of the budget request President Trump is expected to make on May 23. Analyzing Trump’s Budget Blueprint, the study finds the changes in federal spending would produce 1.8 million metric tons of...
19-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Biography Unveils Washington's Most Secretive Man

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In early 20th century Boston, the path to political power required one of two backgrounds: Yankee Boston or Irish Boston. The former demanded a Pilgrim or Puritan ancestor and a degree from Harvard. The latter called for an Irish-born father, a...
17-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

Terrorism Expert Calls Alexandria Shootings an Attempt at the Creation of Fear for Political Means Through Violence by a Domestic Lone Wolf Terrorist.

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14-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

13-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST

Presidential Transitions Expert John Burke can discuss why Trump transition like no other, coming into a highly polarized situation

14-Nov-2016 11:15 AM EST

Paris, China, Refugees, Coal, ISIS, Campaign, Russia, Economy and More: University of Vermont Experts Weigh in on Trump’s First 100 Days.

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14-Nov-2016 9:50 AM EST

Foremost Presidential Transitions Expert Talks Trump

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Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. His book Presidential Transitions: From Politics to Practice about the Carter, Reagan, Bush...
14-Nov-2016 9:05 AM EST

University of Vermont Professor in High Demand as Vermont Becomes First State to Label GMOs

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1-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Bee Experts For U.S. Pollinator Week

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15-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!

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University of Vermont blood-clotting expert Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., talks about the reasons why sometimes fatal blood clots occur in elite athletes like the Portland Trail Blazers' Jerome Kersey, tennis great Serena Williams and most recently,...
5-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT

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