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Efforts to revive coal industry unlikely to work, may slow job growth
Current federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a study conducted by Indiana University researchers. (2017-10-27)

New framework for multimorbidity care identifies changes and gaps
Researchers have developed a new framework for reporting and designing models of care for multimorbidity. (2017-11-20)

People will desire something even more if you increase their focus on it
The relationship between desire and attention was long thought to only work in one direction: When a person desires something, they focus their attention on it. (2017-11-13)

Research calls for new approach to tropical marine conservation
A new article by a Swansea University researcher has called for a rethink on tropical marine conservation efforts, as people who previously relied on coral reefs for food and income are increasingly looking to alternative habitats which is putting pressure on the animals that inhabit seagrass meadows. (2018-11-06)

Do local employment conditions affect women's pregnancy intentions?
Economic conditions can shape the decisions that adults make about their families, such as whether and when to have children. A recent Journal of Marriage & Family analysis of US women aged 20 to 44 years found that higher unemployment rates were associated with a lower likelihood of unintended pregnancy. (2018-11-21)

Positive well-being may protect against depression in people with autism
In an Autism Research study of 36 newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder who were participating in a supported employment program, positive well-being -- or a sense of happiness and life satisfaction -- was associated with a lower risk of developing depression over 12 months of follow-up. (2019-01-24)

How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art
Around 30,000 years ago realistic art suddenly flourished in Europe. Extremely accurate depictions of bears, bison, horses and lions decorate the walls of Ice Age archaeological sites such as Chauvet Cave in southern France. The authors of a new study argue that individuals with (2018-05-14)

Rochester researchers use 'flying focus' to better control lasers over long distances
For the first time, researchers at the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have found a way to use a concept called 'flying focus' to better control the intensity of lasers over longer distances. Their technique includes capturing some of the fastest movies ever recorded and has the potential to help researchers design the next generation of high-power lasers or produce light sources with novel wavelengths. (2018-03-12)

Study examines race-based differences in social support needs among breast cancer patients
In a Psycho-Oncology study of 28 women who were being treated for breast cancer and were participating in focus groups, White participants noted that having other breast cancer survivors in their support network was essential for meeting their social support needs. Black participants did not reference other breast cancer survivors as part of their networks, however. (2019-02-06)

Study reveals how motivation affects nutrition and diet
New research led by the University of East Anglia suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily. The study examined the motivational role of a theory called regulatory focus on consumers' involvement in nutrition, that is, the time and effort they put in to finding out about nutrition and seeking out nutritious food. It also examined the effect of nutrition involvement on consumers' knowledge of nutrition and dietary behavior. (2019-03-15)

A new lens for microscopy has been developed
BFU physicists suggested a new model of a variable focus lens called a mini transfocator. It may be used in microscopic research that requires compact and mobile optical systems. The development was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science with a grant (No. 14. Y26.31.0002). The results were published in the Microscopy and Microanalysis journal. (2018-11-08)

Want to improve employee engagement? Make it part of the performance management process
The performance management process should evaluate and focus on employee engagement in addition to job performance, according to a paper published from the University of Toronto and University of Guelph. (2011-08-17)

Flying focus: Controlling lasers through time and space
Scientists have produced an extremely bright spot of light that can travel at any speed -- including faster than the speed of light. Researchers have found a way to use this concept, called 'flying focus,' to move an intense laser focal point over long distances at any speed. Their technique includes capturing some of the fastest movies ever recorded. (2018-11-05)

Winner announced for Dove Medical Press inaugural Video Abstract Award
Dove Medical Press is pleased to announce the winner for their inaugural Video Abstract Award (2015). (2016-01-07)

Not always cool to stay cool in negotiations, study finds
Negotiators shouldn't always try to keep their cool during a heated meeting. Trying to suppress their anger about important points related to the negotiations could, in fact, cause them to lose the focus of discussions, says Bo Shao of the University of New South Wales in Australia, who led a study in Springer's Journal of Business and Psychology. (2015-01-13)

Australian solar tech to help China reach clean energy targets
Australia's solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal electricity generation in China. (2016-11-28)

As armor against criticism, corp. social responsibility no substitute for product quality
Corporate social responsibility efforts alone will not insulate a firm from bad press or criticism, according to a new study in the Journal of Service Research. Consumers know the difference between a firm's social and ethical behavior and its core business. The best defense is a focus on product and service quality. (2011-02-01)

How visual attention selects important information
Researchers at Tohoku University have revealed multiple functions of visual attention, the process of selecting important information from retinal images. (2016-11-14)

Special issue of Future Medicinal Chemistry explores advances in neurodegenerative disease therapy
Future Medicinal Chemistry, a leading MEDLINE indexed journal for medicinal chemists, has published two Special Focus issues on Medicinal Chemistry Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Therapy. (2017-06-23)

Nanoscale dimensioning is fast, cheap with new NIST optical technique
A novel technique under development at NIST uses a relatively inexpensive optical microscope to quickly and cheaply analyze nanoscale dimensions with nanoscale measurement sensitivity. (2008-10-29)

Primary care patients assess econsult model for provider-to-specialist consultations
A study across five academic medical centers examined the reaction of patients to the use of an electronic consultation (eConsult) service for primary care provider-to-specialist consultation. (2020-02-18)

Research finds that culture is key to interpreting facial emotions
Research has uncovered that culture is a determining factor when interpreting facial emotions. The study reveals that in cultures where emotional control is the standard, such as Japan, focus is placed on the eyes to interpret emotions. Whereas in cultures where emotion is openly expressed, such as the United States, the focus is on the mouth to interpret emotion. (2007-04-04)

Call for the creation of chief primary care medical officer in hospitals
This article appears in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Article link goes live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (2017-07-10)

Stay focused: Algae-inspired polymers light the way for enhanced night vision
Researchers from the University of Tsukuba processed sulfur, and algae and plant compounds, into an elastic lens that maintains substantial variable focus in infrared imaging. This development will be useful in policing, firefighting, ecology, and many other applications where it's critical to see detail at variable distances in dark environments, such as at night or through smoke. (2020-10-27)

Expert Says Focus On Winning Doesn't Always Help Athletes Succeed
The American focus on (1997-08-14)

Emory Research Provides New Insight Into Characteristics Of Children With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A new Emory University study overturns the notion that children with fetal alcohol syndrome have the same learning problems as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). The Emory team uncoverd major differenes in how children withFAS learn from those children with ADHD (1997-03-11)

New study proves the brain has 3 layers of working memory
Researchers from Rice University and Georgia Institute of Technology have found support for the theory that the brain has three concentric layers of working memory where it stores readily available items. Memory researchers have long debated whether there are two or three layers and what the capacity and function of each layer is. (2011-03-09)

microPET® focus improves on small animal imaging capabilities
A recent study evaluated improvements in the spatial and energy resolutions and sensitivity of microPET® Focus, a second-generation PET system designed for animals. Results revealed advances in every aspect of system performance. (2003-06-23)

Omni-focus video camera to revolutionize industry
University of Toronto, a world-leading research university, announces a breakthrough development in video camera design. The omni-focus video camera, based on an entirely new distance-mapping principle, delivers automatic real-time focus of both near and far field images, simultaneously, in high resolution. This unprecedented capability can be broadly applied in industry, including manufacturing, medicine, defense, security -- and for the consumer market. (2010-05-04)

Government funding for 'super-material'
Royal Holloway is among a select group of top universities to receive £21.5 million in government funding to explore commercial uses for graphene. (2013-01-10)

Satellite data used to warn oil industry of potentially dangerous eddy
Ocean FOCUS began issuing forecasts on 16 February 2006 - just in time to warn oil production operators of a new warm eddy that has formed in the oil and gas-producing region of the Gulf of Mexico. (2006-03-01)

Focus on functional materials development shortchanges opportunities for discovery
The current research focus on (2006-09-10)

Shifting the focus of climate-change strategies may benefit younger generations
Strategies to limit climate change that focus on warming in the next couple of decades would leave less of a burden for future generations. (2019-09-18)

Your personality type influences how much self-control you have
A new study from Northwestern introduces personality types used frequently in consumer research to the realm of self-improvement. According to the research, people are better able to exercise self-control when they choose goal-pursuit strategies -- such as diets or money management -- that (2008-01-23)

Researchers offer emergency workers a lifeline
Their heroics at places like Ground Zero are well documented, but sometimes even emergency services workers need support after dealing with such crises, says Cheryl Regehr, a professor in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Social Work and director of the Centre for Applied Social Research. (2005-02-14)

Rutgers College of Nursing professor to examine Latinas' attitudes towards exercise
A Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, Karen T. D'Alonzo, has been awarded a three-year $274,104 grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health to conduct two studies examining young Latinas' attitudes toward physical activity. (2006-11-15)

Understanding why potentially inappropriate medications are continued at the end of life
A recent interview study has uncovered factors that may contribute to the use of potentially inappropriate medications at the end of life. (2016-10-17)

Videotaped confessions can create bias against suspect, study finds
Police often videotape interrogations of suspects for use in criminal trials. Video confessions that focus exclusively on the suspect, however, can bias judges and law enforcement officers to consider the suspect's statements as voluntary, according to a new Ohio University study. (2007-03-13)

How our brains keep us focused
In a new study to appear in Neuron, scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have uncovered mechanisms that help our brain to focus by efficiently routing only relevant information to perceptual brain regions. The results provide valuable insights on how our brains achieve such focus and on how this focus can be disrupted, suggesting new ways of presenting information that augment the brain's natural focal capabilities. (2011-12-07)

Science-backed brain game eases distraction, anxiety
Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world. (2015-08-12)

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