Too much screen time for the kids? Grandparents may also be complicit

Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren. A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image — allowing their grandchildren, while…

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Portland State study shows ways to reduce extreme heat in city neighborhoods

IMAGE: An interactive map of Portland showing temperature differences under two scenarios: a largely paved environment, which makes for hotter temperatures, and one in which cooling solutions, such as planting more… view more  Credit: Portland State University Portland State study demonstrates how plants, trees and reflective materials can reduce extreme heat in city neighborhoods Planting more…

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Does genetic testing pose psychosocial risks?

For the last quarter century, researchers have been asking whether genetic information might have negative psychosocial effects. Anxiety, depression, disrupted relationships, and heightened stigmatization have all been posited as possible outcomes–but not consistently found. What accounts for the discrepancy? A new special report published by The Hastings Center explores this question. It considers the ways…

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New anticancer agents may better control tumor growth in nearly every cancer type

IMAGE: Purdue University researchers have discovered potential anticancer agents that stabilize the MYC promoter G-quadruplex and downregulate the expression of the MYC oncogene. view more  WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A gene called MYC has become one of the hottest targets for cancer researchers around the world. MYC is known to drive tumor growth in nearly all…

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Cannabis Tourism Is on the Rise

Sam Rosenbaum has Stephen Colbert to thank for his career switch from accountant to cannabis tour operator. The newly minted M.B.A. was watching an episode of “The Colbert Report” in 2014 when the comedian spoke of a “cannabis green rush” coming to Colorado, which had recently become the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. “The…

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