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Efficiency Report Has Many Problems
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 23 -- The National Education Policy Center issued the following news release:
A recent report purporting to score and rank national education systems on efficiency has drawn extensive media attention in both Europe and North America. But a new review published today explains that the report has serious problems and generates extreme conclusions and unrealistic policy proposals.
Professor Clive Belfield reviewed The Efficiency Index, written by Peter Dolton, Olivier Ma . . .
'Antifreeze' in Antarctic Fishes Keeps Internal Ice from Melting
EUGENE, Ore., Sept. 22 -- The University of Oregon issued the following news release:
Fish that adapted to survive and thrive in icy cold Antarctic waters by developing antifreeze proteins are swimming in an evolutionary paradox, says a University of Oregon researcher.
These life-saving proteins in Antarctic notothenioid [pronounced "NO-toe-thin-ee-oid"] fishes also prevent ice crystals inside the fishes from melting in warmer summer waters, reports Paul Cziko ["SEE-ko"], a doctoral studen . . .
Booker, Pascrell Introduce Bill to Reduce Health Disparities
PATERSON, N.J., Sept. 22 -- The office of Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., issued the following news release:
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (both D-NJ) today announced the introduction of legislation aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare among disadvantaged groups.
The Reducing Disparities Using Care Models and Education (ReDUCE) Act orders a study to determine the causes of the disparities and to identify the methods that are successful at eliminating them. The bill als . . .
Compound from Hops Aids Cognitive Function in Young Animals
CORVALLIS, Ore., Sept. 22 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release:
Xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, has been shown in a new study to improve cognitive function in young mice, but not in older animals.
The research was just published in Behavioral Brain Research by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute and College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. It's another step toward understanding, and ultimately reducing the degradati . . .
Corps of Engineers Releases Report on Harmful Algal Blooms in Western Lake Erie
BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 22 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District issued the following news release:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District announces the release of a report itled: "Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms." It concluded that open-lake placement of dredged material does not contribute to the development of harmful algal blooms in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.