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Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth

The fall foliage season that prompts millions of Americans to undertake jaunts into the countryside each year could come much later and possibly last a little longer within a century, according to new research. (more…)

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Discovery of heart’s repair process suggests potential new treatment strategy for heart attack

UCLA researchers have discovered that some scar-forming cells in the heart, known as fibroblasts, have the ability to become endothelial cells — the cells that form blood vessels. The finding could point the way toward a new strategy for treating people who have suffered a heart attack, because increasing the number of blood vessels in the heart boosts its ability to heal after injury. (more…)

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Battles back home

Author Finkel discusses toll of Iraq War on US soldiers and their families

When the young men of the U.S. Army’s 16th Infantry 2nd Battalion headed into Iraq in 2007 they believed that they were going to make a difference in what many Americans then believed was a lost cause. (more…)

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Robot-assisted technique improves surgeons’ ability to remove small kidney cancer tumors

UCLA-led study also finds that the approach may shorten surgeries, which could reduce risk of complications

Roughly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year. Most of them have small tumors that doctors discover while screening for other health problems. (more…)

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UCLA researchers discover new gene involved in Parkinson’s disease

Finding may lead to new target for treatment

In the past decade, scientists have identified a handful of genes connected with Parkinson’s disease. Now, a team of UCLA researchers has identified another gene involved in the neurological disorder. Their finding may provide a target for drugs that could one day prevent or even cure the debilitating illness. (more…)

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Despite its British origins, Americans get a bad rap for using the word ‘soccer’

ANN ARBOR — It’s football, not soccer! Or is it?

Americans use the word soccer to describe the game that just about everybody else in the world calls football, and this duel over semantics enrages purists of the game. (more…)

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Survey: Americans struggle with science; respect scientists

While most Americans could be a bit more knowledgeable in the ways of science, a majority are interested in hearing about the latest scientific breakthroughs and think highly of scientists.

This is according to a survey of more than 2,200 people conducted by the National Science Foundation, one that is conducted every two years and is part of a report – Science and Engineering Indicators – that the National Science Board provides to the president and Congress. (more…)

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