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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

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  DURHAM, N.C. – A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress.

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Voter Suppression:  One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

By Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  

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More Older Americans Take On Entrepreneurship Ventures, According To U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

Written by Featured Organization on 08 January 2010.

Older just may be wiser when it comes to U.S. entrepreneurs. New research shows that entrepreneurial behavior among older Americans (44-99) rose significantly in 2008. Younger adults in the 18-44 age range--traditionally the hotbed of US entrepreneurial activity--reduced their entrepreneurial activity in 2008. This shifting pattern is a key finding in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2008 National Entrepreneurial Assessment for the United States of America, produced by Babson College and Baruch College.

Babson College Entrepreneurship Professor and GEM author Julio O. de Castro, believes the increase in entrepreneurial activity by older Americans presents some interesting questions to consider in the next GEM report. “Is this a temporary or permanent trend? Or just a reaction to the economic recession?” asks de Castro.

U.S. GEM found that:

There was a marked decrease in Total Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) for the 18-24 age group (10.5% vs. 14% in 2007), but TEA in the older age groups (45-99) increased 7.8% in 2008.

The share distribution of the established business owner decreased a total 9.6% for the 18-44 age group while it increased 9.6% for the 45-99 age group in 2008 compared to 2007.

Younger adults in the 18-44 age range have higher prevalence rates in early stage activity, while older adults in the 45-99 age range have higher prevalence rates in established business activity.

To view the report, visit www.gemconsortium.org or http://www3.babson.edu/ESHIP/research-publications/gem.cfm.

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