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IMF lending undermined healthcare provision in Ebola-stricken West Africa
(University of Cambridge) Researchers criticize reforms advocated by the IMF for chronically under-funded and insufficiently staffed health systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. They say these policies contributed to 'lack of preparedness' of West African health systems to cope with disease and emergencies such as Ebola.

Alaska fish adjust to climate change by following the food
(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) Not all species may suffer from climate change. A new analysis shows that Dolly Varden, a species of char common in southeast Alaska, adjust their migrations so they can keep feasting on a key food source -- salmon eggs -- even as shifts in climate altered the timing of salmon spawning.

Reducing emergency surgery cuts health care costs
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In new findings published online in the journal Annals of Surgery on Dec. 19, 2014, researchers determined the hospital costs and risk of death for emergency surgery and compared it to the same operation when performed in a planned, elective manner for three common surgical procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass graft and colon resection.

Yellowstone's thermal springs -- their colors unveiled
(The Optical Society) Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of Yellowstone National Park's hot springs and can visually recreate how they appeared years ago, before decades of tourists contaminated the pools with make-a-wish coins and other detritus. The model, and stunning pictures of the springs, appear today in the journal Applied Optics.

National Academy of Inventors publishes annual meeting proceedings
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) The current special issue of Technology and Innovation is devoted to presentations from the Third Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, which was held March 6-7, 2014, at the headquarters of the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., and includes select articles from the conference, as well as a general section related to pharmacy and nanotechnology, and an additional manuscript discussing innovation in chemistry.

New challenges for ocean acidification research
(Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR)) To continue its striking development, ocean acidification research needs to bridge between its diverging branches towards an integrated assessment. This is the conclusion drawn by Professor Ulf Riebesell from the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Dr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso from the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Universite Pierre et Marie Curie. In a commentary in the journal Nature Climate Change, the two internationally renowned experts reflect on the lessons learned from ocean acidification research and highlight future challenges.

NOAA establishes 'tipping points' for sea level rise related flooding
(NOAA Headquarters) By 2050, a majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study, published today in the American Geophysical Union's online peer-reviewed journal Earth's Future.

Public opinion in Russia: Russians' attitudes on economic and domestic issues
(NORC at the University of Chicago) A poll of the Russian public, conducted by The Associated Press-National Opinion Research Center for Public Affairs Research, was released today. The poll, which includes a nationally representative in-person survey of 2,008 Russian adults taken between Nov. 22 and Dec. 7, 2014, found that President Vladimir Putin is extremely popular.

Five new Research Units, 4 new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies
(Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is establishing five new Research Units and four new Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies. This was decided by the DFG Senate in Bonn. The research collaborations will enable researchers to pursue current and pressing issues in their research areas and establish innovative work directions.

Local enforcement of federal immigration laws affects immigrant Hispanics' healthcare
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws can have an adverse impact on the use of health care services by immigrant Hispanics, according to a North Carolina-based study by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers.

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