Journal Club

Highlighting recently published papers selected by Academy members

Monthly Archives: October 2013

Some stress is important for a healthy heart

Stress is linked with heart disease. Perhaps counterintuitively, experiments in mice now reveal the absence of stress may cause them to die prematurely from heart failure, report results detailed this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. … Continue reading

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Effect of stratospheric water on climate

Much of the global warming predicted for the next century is not from direct warming by carbon dioxide, but due to other changes driven by carbon dioxide known as feedbacks. Now researchers have calculated the effects of a previously poorly … Continue reading

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Shrimp insecticide resistance varies wildly

No one would guess Hyalella azteca’s importance just by looking at it. Toxicologists use this unassuming, shrimp-like animal to test water quality. A body of water can be proclaimed healthy or toxic based on whether Hyalellas raised in a sample … Continue reading

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