September 25, 2013
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Cocaine exposure in the womb: The brain structure is intact, development is off track

Prenatal cocaine exposure affects both behavior and brain. Animal studies have shown that exposure to cocaine during in utero development causes numerous disruptions in normal brain development and negatively affects behavior from birth and into adulth… Continue reading

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August 19, 2013
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Brain network decay detected in early Alzheimer’s

In patients with early Alzheimer’s disease, disruptions in brain networks emerge about the same time as chemical markers of the disease appear in the spinal fluid, researchers have shown. Continue reading

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August 1, 2013
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Fetal stress disrupts the way genes are transmitted

Stress might have harmed your health even before you were born. In a new report, researchers find that epigenetic disruptions associated with chronic disease later in life are already common at birth. These aberrations result from stressors in the intr… Continue reading

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May 2, 2013
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Turning human stem cells into brain cells sheds light on neural development

Medical researchers have manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and autism. The new model cell system allows neuroscientists to inve… Continue reading

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March 24, 2013
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DNA damage occurs as part of normal brain activity, scientists discover

Scientists have discovered that a certain type of DNA damage long thought to be particularly detrimental to brain cells can actually be part of a regular, non-harmful process. The team further found that disruptions to this process occur in mouse model… Continue reading

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February 5, 2013
by Kate Poole
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Two More Reasons Why BDCP Should Analyze Our Proposed Conceptual Alternative: Law and Economics

Kate Poole, Senior Attorney, San Francisco
Skeptics of the portfolio approach recently put forward by NRDC and a coalition of business, municipal, water agency, and conservation interests have asked the question: ‘Why would water … Continue reading

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January 18, 2013
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Stroke survivors with PTSD more likely to avoid treatment

65% of stroke survivors with PTSD, vs. 33% of those without PTSD, failed to adhere to treatment. Nonadherence in PTSD patients was partially explained by increased ambivalence toward medication. About one-third of stroke survivors with PTSD viewed medi… Continue reading

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January 6, 2013
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Wide binary stars wreak havoc in planetary systems, astrophysicists find

Astrophysicists have shown that planetary systems with very distant binary stars are particularly susceptible to violent disruptions, more so than if they had stellar companions with tighter orbits around them. Unlike the sun, many stars are members of… Continue reading

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July 25, 2012
by Peter Lehner
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Major Businesses Prepare to Deal with Climate Change

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit, nine out of ten companies have suffered weather-related disruptions in the past three years, and most of them say these impacts are becoming m… Continue reading

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July 18, 2011
by Seth Atkinson
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NMFS Releases 2010 Status of Stocks Report

Seth Atkinson, Staff Attorney, San Francisco Last week the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released its annual “Status of Stocks” report to Congress, summarizing the health of our nation’s marine fisheries in 2010.  This… Continue reading

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February 2, 2011
by Frances Beinecke
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Managing the Arctic in the Face of Climate Change: Aspen Commission Offers a Plan

The Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change released a blueprint last week for how the international community can manage this fragile region—home to the world’s last undeveloped ocean—in the face of climate change.
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January 12, 2011
by Michael Davidson
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Countries Call for Action on Sustainable Development at Earth Summit in 2012

Over the last two days, countries and civil society groups met in New York to discuss the future of international efforts to promote sustainable development. The meeting at the UN was the first preparatory meeting since last May for the 2012 Earth Summ… Continue reading

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