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In research study Roundup found to increase weed production

In a recent study in Science of the Total Environment, researchers found that the use of the weed killer Roundup had the opposite effect in plants. Instead of killing them it contributed to their growth when applied at much lower concentrations not tested before.
The study, which will be published in print in the December issue of the journal, shows that even at low levels in soil, Roundup is responsible for hormesis – a phenomenon where plants actually benefit from lethal or toxic substances.  
Posted:  October 7, 2015

Whitaker comments on reported decline in obesity

Robert Whitaker, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, was recently quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on a reported decline in childhood obesity in Philadelphia. Of the reported (modest) decline, Whitaker was quoted as saying:
"I'm not certain that things have gotten better, but I think it says a lot that things have not gotten worse," said Whitaker, a Temple University professor of public health and pediatrics, who was not involved with the study.
Posted:  August 24, 2015

Research highlights link between bacteria and miscarriage

Building on her prior research in the area, Deborah Nelson, associate professor in epidemiology and biostatistics, details the link between bacterial vaginosis and an increased risk of miscarriage in the latest edition of the Maternal Child Health Journal.   As part of her research, Nelson recommends early screening of women and partners to prevent miscarriage.

Read an abstract of the study here.  

Posted:  August 21, 2015