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Two New Turtles

The alligator snapping turtle is the largest river turtle in North America, weighing in at up to 200 pounds and living almost a century. Now researchers from Florida and the University of Vermont have discovered that it is not one species — but three.

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Prediction: The Next Big Thing

For thousands of years, people have yearned to know the future. They’ve peered into the entrails of animals, gone to the mountaintop oracle, planted with the Farmers Almanac, or bet with Nate Silver on basketball’s March madness. And for just as long people have been disappointed when the predictions failed.

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Stephen Higgins, Ph.D.


Higgins Study Shows Financial Incentives Help Economically-Disadvantaged Pregnant Smokers Quit

Smoking during pregnancy – particularly among economically-disadvantaged women – leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to smoke, and their babies suffer. ...

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Science: There’s Something Ancient in the Icebox

Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything — vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock. So scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

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Christopher Jones, Ph.D., University of Vermont Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Global Health Economics in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science


Jones Research Covers Personalized Care Pathways, Incentives and Healthcare Costs

The process of choosing a disease treatment option can often overwhelm a patient already dealing with the shock of a diagnosis. Health economist and biologist Christopher Jones, Ph.D., University of Vermont assistant professor of surgery and director of the Global Health Economics Unit based in the Center for Clinical and ...

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Senior Project Turns Into Successful Tech Start-up to Help the Blind

Michael Rosen has produced research related to people with disabilities for the past four decades, the last ten as a research associate professor in the School of Engineering. It wasn’t until he co-founded Engineering to Assist and Support You (E.A.S.Y), LLC, with a colleague and a former student, however, that he felt like his ...

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