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September 24, 2017
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Immigrant doctors trained to help bridge major gaps in care

UCLA program offers education and certification to physicians who agree to provide services in underserved communities No one would argue that the United States has a significant shortage of primary care physicians, or that California’s shortage is extreme. A “shortage” … Continue reading

December 15, 2016
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13th century Maya codex, long shrouded in controversy, proves genuine

Brown University’s Stephen Houston and a team of leading researchers in anthropology and Maya archeology methodically verify the authenticity of the oldest known manuscript in ancient America. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —The Grolier Codex, an ancient document that is among … Continue reading

February 8, 2015
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New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs’ extinction

A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth’s non-avian dinosaurs, according to new … Continue reading

November 2, 2014
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Ocean’s most oxygen-deprived zones to shrink under climate change

As the complex story of climate change unfolds, many of the endings are grim. But there are exceptions. Predictions that the lowest-oxygen environments in the ocean would get worse may not come to pass. Instead, University of Washington research shows … Continue reading

October 5, 2014
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Fecal Transplants Let Packrats Eat Poison

Herbivores Dine on Toxic Plants, Thanks to Gut Microbes Woodrats lost their ability to eat toxic creosote bushes after antibiotics killed their gut microbes. Woodrats that never ate the plants were able to do so after receiving fecal transplants with … Continue reading

August 14, 2014
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Global solutions

Vargas hosts Borlaug Fellow to study carbon cycle science, policy in Mexico Karla Toledo of the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) in Mexico arrived at the University of Delaware to conduct research with Rodrigo Vargas, assistant … Continue reading