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12-20-2016

Janssen-Heininger Receives Inaugural NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award

Antioxidant therapies may hold promise for the nearly 25 million Americans suffering from asthma, and additional 140,000 people diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but to date, determining exactly how to modify them into a feasible treatment has proved challenging.

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pasta bar at a UVM dining hall

12-11-2016

What Else Comes with a College Degree? An Extra 10 Pounds, Says New Study

College students are carrying more than a diploma across the stage at graduation. They’re lugging an extra 10 pounds gained over their college years, on average, along with the associated health risks, says a new study just published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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UVM geologist Paul Bierman on melting ground in Greenland.

12-08-2016

Greenland On Thin Ice?

The ice sheet covering Greenland is four times bigger than California — and holds enough water to raise the global sea level more than twenty feet if it were to melt. Today, sea levels are rising, and the melting of Greenland is a major contributor. UVM geologist Paul Bierman from the College of Arts and Sciences and his ...

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Greenland ice and mountains

12-07-2016

Greenland on Thin Ice?

The ice sheet covering Greenland is four times bigger than California — and holds enough water to raise global sea-level more than 20 feet if most of it were to melt. Today, sea levels are rising, and the melting of Greenland is a major contributor. Understanding how fast this melting might proceed is a pressing question for ...

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Laura Lewis Autsim Study

12-05-2016

Study: Diagnosis Can Bring Sense of Belonging to Adults With Autism

For most of his life, Kevin Hughes has felt like an outsider. A loner as a child, the 65-year-old comedian struggled socially as a teenager and lacked friends as an adult, often offending people without knowing why.

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Trump on the campaign trail

11-30-2016

Presidential Expert John Burke Talks Trump Transition

Every four years, John Burke, the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science, is in high demand as the foremost expert on presidential transitions. This year is no exception as he's already apperared on CNN, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Financial Times, The Hill, The Globe and Mail and New Republic, among others. His book ...

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