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Mapping food deserts

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Maps are great for showing where things are. They're also good for showing where things aren't. Two Michigan State University professors have developed interactive maps that offer a visual perspective of urban food deserts...

Just like cars, developmental genes have more than 1 way to...

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- There's more than one way to silence gene activity, according to a Michigan State University researcher. Downregulating activity is how healthy genes should shift out of their development cycle. The results, published in t...

Wayne State University researchers publish results settling multiple sclerosis debate

In an effort to develop therapeutic remedies for multiple sclerosis, scientists debate two possible interventional approaches - but they're on opposite sides of the spectrum. Researchers at Wayne State University's School of Medicine, however, have ...

Babies and toddlers can suffer mental illness, seldom get treatment

WASHINGTON -- Infants and toddlers can suffer serious mental health disorders, yet they are unlikely to receive treatment that could prevent lasting developmental problems, according to research published by the American Psychological Association....

Cancer-causing virus exploits key cell-survival proteins

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A cancer-causing retrovirus exploits key proteins in its host cells to extend the life of those cells, thereby prolonging its own survival and ability to spread, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University...

Nanotechnology may lead to new treatment of liver cancer

Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They used molecular-sized bubbles filled with chemotherapy drugs to prevent cell growth and initiate cell death i...

Sustainability solutions need the power of networks

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The choices an individual makes about environmental issues are affected by family, friends and others in a person's social network. Michigan State University scientists are studying how to harness the power of social networks ...

Arizona State University geographer calls for complexity in sustainability science models

WASHINGTON - Tropical deforestation is intimately linked with urban dynamics and needs to be considered along with the role and effect of national and regional policies on land use decisions, and the dynamics of economic globalization in the next gen...

Arizona State University archaeologist models past and future landscapes

WASHINGTON -- Archaeology is a vital tool in understanding the long-term consequences of human impact on the environment. Computational modeling can refine that understanding. But according to Arizona State University archaeologist C. Michael Barto...

It’s time to take a unified approach toward measuring sustainability

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Ask any political leader if they are in favor of sustainability, and the pat answer is typically a resounding, "Yes." Evaluating its effectiveness, however, is a much trickier endeavor. Thomas Dietz, a sociology and enviro...

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