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Article ID: 697462

Autocrats and Authoritarianism: New Research Explores Why People Elect Leaders Who Restrict Freedom

University of Alabama

Research conducted in part by a University of Alabama professor seeks to answer the question, “Why do free people willingly choose autocratic leaders who will restrict their liberty?” The research also looks to provide a clearer definition of the abilities, values and personality traits that describe those leaders.

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Article ID: 697461

Getting to Know the Microbes That Drive Climate Change

Ohio State University

A new understanding of the microbes and viruses in the thawing permafrost in Sweden may help scientists better predict the pace of climate change.

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Article ID: 697459

STUDY: Indigenous Peoples Own or Manage at Least One Quarter of World’s Land Surface

Wildlife Conservation Society

Indigenous Peoples have ownership, use and management rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature Sustainability.

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Article ID: 697352

Self-Control and Obesity: Gender Matters in Children

Ohio State University

A toddler’s self-regulation – the ability to change behavior in different social situations – may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys.

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Article ID: 697357

Overcoming a Major Barrier to Developing Liquid Biopsies

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

An international consortium of labs tested nine different methods for RNA sequencing to understand and standardize the best methods for sequencing small RNAs. The goal was to create a process that could be reproduced from one lab to the next to further the field of liquid biopsies.

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Article ID: 697404

Want Value for Your Membership? AAPS Journals Deliver Huge Impact

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

According to Clarivate Analytics’ Journal Citation Reports, the 2017 impact factors for AAPS’ journals were all highly ranked in the category of Pharmacology and Pharmacy.

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NYU Study Uncovers Connections Between Early Childhood Program and Teenage Outcomes

New York University

A new study published in PLOS ONE by researchers from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development examined the long-term impacts of an early childhood program in Chicago, IL called the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) and found evidence suggesting that the program positively affected children’s executive function and academic achievement during adolescence.

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Researchers Find Hidden Signals in RNAs that Regulate Protein Synthesis

Case Western Reserve University

Scientists have long known that RNA encodes instructions to make proteins. The building blocks that comprise RNA—A, U, C, and Gs—form a blueprint for the protein-making machinery in cells. In a new study published in Nature, scientists describe how the protein-making machinery identifies alternative initiation sites from which to start protein synthesis.

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Childhood Infections May Have Lasting Effects on School Performance

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Severe infections leading to hospitalizations during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence, reports a study in the July issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal (PIDJ). The official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, PIDJ is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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