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Countering pet obesity by rethinking feeding habits
(American Society of Animal Science) The No. 1 cause of malnutrition in American pets is obesity. Research experts share causes, implications and potential solutions to this epidemic.

Depressive ruminations and the idling brain
(Elsevier) Depressed people often find themselves preoccupied with guilty, shameful, or self-defeating thoughts for large parts of their day. These thoughts not only distract from other activities but also fail to resolve the underlying life issues. Further, the ideas that receive focused attention in these depressive ruminations are frequently quite distorted and lead to distress.

Elsevier to publish official Journal of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
(Elsevier) Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, have announced that Elsevier will publish NCSBN's flagship journal, Journal of Nursing Regulation.

Just say 'No' to drugs -- in water
(American Society of Agronomy) This teen is tackling serious water quality issues that threaten the health of rivers, streams and groundwater. When she was just 14 years old, Maria Elena Grimmett was the youngest person published in the Journal of Environmental Quality. Now at 16, she has just put the final touches on her research of a plastic adsorbent that removes pharmaceutical drugs from water sources.

Researchers find links between individual characteristics and disability employment gap
(Kessler Foundation) Researchers have explored the characteristics of people with disabilities who have achieved success in the workplace. The employment gap was smaller among women, married people, individuals with higher educational achievement, Asians, and Hispanics, and people in their 20s and 60s. These findings inform policies and practices that narrow the persistent gap in employment between people with and without disabilities. 'Individual characteristics and the disability employment gap' appears in special issue Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

Teaching med students about health disparities builds their confidence
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) An innovative three-month elective course has helped make some first-year medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine more confident about dealing with health disparities they'll likely encounter as physicians, according to a follow-up study published online today in the journal Academic Medicine.

Student teams win grants to commercialize Stanford energy inventions
(Stanford University) Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams comprised mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.

UT Arlington Interdisciplinary Research Program projects reach across disciplines
(University of Texas at Arlington) Five collaborative research projects involving faculty from seven colleges and schools ranging from innovations in pain management to personal security have won inaugural Interdisciplinary Research Program awards through a University of Texas at Arlington initiative aimed at advancing true interdisciplinary research and enhance the University's competitive position nationally.

State immunization laws should eliminate non-medical exemptions, say internists
(American College of Physicians) Support for eliminating existing exemptions, except for medical reasons, from immunization laws was among the policy recommendations adopted last weekend at the summer meeting of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians.

Malic acid encourages sweet cherry cracking
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Water uptake and fruit cracking in sweet cherries was observed following incubation in polyethylene glycol 6000, real sweet cherry juice extracted from the same batch of fruit, or in artificial juice. A dramatic increase in cracking was observed when sweet cherry fruit was in direct contact with the expressed juice of sweet cherries. The research clearly identified malic acid as the major crack-promoting component in sweet cherry juice.

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