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Archive for January, 2013

Study: U.S. Water Shortage Is Not So Dire

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UPI) — While drought and water restrictions paint a bleak picture of the U.S. water supply, researchers at the University of Florida say conditions aren’t so bad. Previous assessments of urban water supplies typically used what is known as a “runoff-based approach” that takes into account factors such as river flows and rainfall […]

Building Of Ancient U.S. Mound Studied

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Researchers say evidence suggests a massive earthen mound in Louisiana was built in less than 90 days, an incredible achievement for early hunter/gatherers. The earthen works at Poverty Point have been described as one of the world’s greatest feats of construction by an archaic civilization of hunters and gatherers, and have […]

Fish Stem Cells May Repair Human Eyesight

EDMONTON, Alberta (UPI) — Zebrafish, often used in genetics studies, may hold the key to repairing damaged retinas and returning eyesight to people, Canadian researchers say. Scientist at the University of Alberta report a zebrafish’s stem cells can selectively regenerate damaged photoreceptor cells. Geneticists have known for some time that unlike human stem cells, stem […]

African Vultures Face Poisoning Risk

DURHAM, England (UPI) — African vultures foraging on private farmland risk encountering dead cattle treated with veterinary drugs that are poisonous to them, British researchers say. Endangered white-backed vultures across southern Africa often shun national parks, preferring to forage further afield where they can encounter dead cattle or even poisoned carcasses intended to control other […]

No One More Empathic Than A Woman In 50s

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Younger and older U.S. adults show less empathy, but middle-aged adults report more empathy, with women in their 50s the most empathy, researchers say. Sara Konrath, Ed O’Brien and Linda Hagen all of the University of Michigan,  Daniel Gruhn at North Carolina State University analyzed data on 75,000 U.S. adults […]

‘Freezing’ Is A Part Of The Fear Response

COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY, N.Y. (UPI) — U.S. scientists say they have a better understanding of how “freezing” is part of the fear response. Study leader Bo Li, assistant professor, and Professor Z. Josh Huang of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory examined the how fear responses are learned, controlled and memorized. They show that a […]

Expert: How To Avoid Super Bowl Binging

DALLAS (UPI) — For those keeping to their New Year’s resolution of eating healthier or losing weight, a Super Bowl party need not be a dieter’s downfall, a U.S. expert says. Lona Sandon, a clinical nutritionist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said for those who made the pledge to lose […]

Grilling: An Open Source Of Flame

DALLAS (UPI) — Grilling can provide some tasty dishes for a Super Bowl party, but it also can cause unexpected burns, scalding and fires, a U.S. physician says. “When you’re smelling the barbecue, it’s easy to forget that grills — both gas and charcoal — are still an open source of flame and a potential […]

Tackling Diabetes At The Super Bowl Party

DALLAS (UPI) — Parties can present a challenge for those with diabetes, so it’s important to have a game plan before tackling the Super Bowl spread, a U.S. expert says. “Managing diabetes is really about making healthy food choices and controlling portions,” Dr. Deborah Clegg, a diabetes nutritional specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern […]

Jobs That Pay On Two Years Of College

CHICAGO (UPI) — A four-year college degree still counts, but there are jobs that pay well with less education, U.S. employment firm CareerBuilder said Thursday. CareerBuilder, along with Economic Modeling Specialists, compiled a list of top-paying jobs that require an associates degree, which is two years of schooling at the college level. Among the top-paying […]

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