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Study: Sharing knowledge positively impacts innovation in retail
A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas finds that a retail store should share customer service experiences with other units in the same chain to have more innovative behavior in its own store. (2015-07-02)

Many young people don't know what constitutes sensible alcohol consumption
A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that young people do not possess the knowledge or skills required to adhere to government guidelines for responsible alcohol consumption. This article is part of the March special themed issue of the journal on low-risk drinking guidelines. (2012-02-21)

Physicians' knowledge about FDA approval standards for 'breakthrough therapy'
In a study appearing in the April 12 issue of JAMA, Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues surveyed internists and specialists to examine their knowledge about Food and Drug Administration approval standards and perceptions of the 'breakthrough therapy' designation. (2016-04-12)

Wiki where you work?
Do corporate wikis work? Two University of Alberta researchers say they can, providing they fit the corporation's culture and provide for the needs and interests of their users and editors. (2012-08-08)

Medical schools failing to teach the necessary legal skills to practice medicine
Most medical students feel they lack the skills and legal knowledge required to challenge poor clinical practice and promote better patient care, reveals research published ahead of print in the Journal of Medical Ethics. (2011-05-16)

BMJ partners with European Society for Medical Oncology
Global healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has partnered with the European Society for Medical Oncology, with the aim of publishing a new open access cancer journal from next year, the company has announced. (2015-07-28)

South-East universities turn their knowledge into wealth
In these tough economic times, universities are under pressure to use their knowledge and discoveries to drive economic growth, but an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) study reveals that not all universities are equal. Universities in the greater south-east of England seem to be better than those in less competitive regions at commercialising their research and innovation. (2011-09-07)

Healthy knowledge management and social networking
Social network analysis could improve knowledge sharing in the health-care sector, according to research results published in the International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise. (2014-10-03)

Playing numerical board games boosts number skills of low-income preschoolers
A study conducted with low-income preschoolers attending Head Start found that certain numerical board games increased early math learning. Board games with consecutively numbered, linearly arranged spaces helped children learn about counting, identifying numerals and comparing the sizes of numbers. Children playing an identical game that varied in color rather than number did not improve in these areas. Playing such board games could help lessen discrepancies in early math learning, which predicts later math achievement. (2008-03-25)

Mother knows best: Plant knowledge key to childhood health in remote Amazon
In a remote area of the Amazon, globalization is threatening the time-honored transmission of plant knowledge from generation to generation, with adverse effects on childhood health and nutrition. In a novel study published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers report that parents, and especially mothers, who know more about plants and how to use them, have healthier children, independent of other factors such as education, market participation or acculturation. (2007-03-22)

MU study finds connection between evolution, classroom learning
Over thousands of years, humans have evolved to naturally understand things like facial expressions and social interactions. But a University of Missouri researcher has found there is an ever-widening gap between what humans can naturally learn and what they need to learn to be successful adults in today's modern society. Schools have traditionally helped bridge the gap between evolution and new knowledge, but in the US more may need to be done. (2009-06-08)

Co-workers hoard their best ideas
Have you ever asked a colleague for information, only to have them ignore your request? Did you feel they were purposely avoiding you or only pretending to be ignorant? You may have been right. Catherine Connelly, an assistant professor of human resources & management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, has found that employees often protect their knowledge and will even take steps to hide it from co-workers. (2006-05-01)

Subjective knowledge affects consumer searching & selections
An article in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research seeks to explain how subjective knowledge takes over decision-making in the marketplace and even effects where in the store one shops as much affecting the brands that she or he chooses to buy. (2005-01-07)

Inexperienced investors should take advantage of 'auto-pilot investing'
Michael Guillemette, an assistant professor of personal financial planning at the University of Missouri, says use of target-date is a positive trend which will help inexperienced investors invest safely without risking significant losses based on their lack of knowledge. (2015-06-01)

Building a better math teacher
For years, it has been assumed that teachers -- specifically math teachers -- need to master the content they intend to teach. And the best way to do this is to take courses beyond that content. (2011-06-23)

Patients and doctors lack knowledge about adrenaline injections
Patients and general practitioners lack knowledge of how and when to use devices to inject adrenaline after anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-12-04)

Social media beneficial for sharing and building upon patient experiences, research shows
University of Leicester research suggests patients often seek medical knowledge from social media platforms rather than traditional medical sources. (2016-03-21)

International meeting to feature knowledge translation symposium
The mission of the International Association for Dental Research, convening here today for its 86th General Session, is to advance oral health research worldwide, and to facilitate application of its findings. A special symposium will directly address the latter by drawing attention to methodologies that can ensure the improved uptake of research knowledge through knowledge translation. (2008-07-02)

Coordination of knowledge among organizations changing radically
Today's new information technologies are not only changing the way people work, they also are (1999-11-01)

Are Canadian physicians passing the test?
Canada is not keeping pace with countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom in revalidating the competence of its physicians, writes Dr. Wendy Levinson, chair of the University of Toronto's department of medicine. (2008-11-03)

Should I donate my own blood before surgery?
To help patients decide whether to donate their blood before surgery, Dr. Curry Grant and colleagues designed a decision aid comprising a booklet and audiotape and assessed its effectiveness. (2001-04-16)

Organizing R & D in teams is useful for retaining talent
Researchers who work in R & D in key areas within a company, together with those who have participated in the most important innovations, are more likely to be hired away by competitors. However, those researchers who work on a team are less likely to by hired away by other companies. This is one of the main conclusions of a study carried out at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid which analyzes work movement in the inventor market. (2010-11-30)

Combining genomics with farmers' traditional knowledge to improve wheat production
Producing better crops to meet the needs of the growing world's population may lie in combining the traditional knowledge of subsistence farmers with plant genomics. Researchers in Italy and Ethiopia demonstrated that the indigenous knowledge of traditional farmers, passed on from one generation to generation, can be measured in a quantitative way and used with advanced genomic and statistical methods to identify genes responsible for farmers' preference of wheat. (2017-07-17)

University of Alberta hosts international conference on women in the knowledge economy and society
See what happens when forward-thinking women from around the world gather in one place to swap ideas at (2007-04-27)

New way to improve antibiotic production
New research findings could reduce production times and therefore costs for antibiotic producers. (2013-06-17)

Society's lack of food allergies impacts those afflicted with food allergies
Society's lack of knowledge of food allergies can greatly impact those afflicted with food allergies. (2008-09-30)

Lack of trust in hospitals a major deterrent for blood donation among African-Americans
A new study published in Transfusion reveals that there is a significant distrust in the health care system among the African-American community, and African-Americans who distrust hospitals are less likely to donate blood. (2010-09-10)

Gene study offers clues on memory puzzle
Scientists have shed light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we already know than it is to learn about unfamiliar things, according to a new study. (2011-07-08)

Bath awarded £3.4 million ($5 million) to help business benefit from its research
The University of Bath has been awarded £3.4 million to help take research into business. (2009-04-03)

How we know a dog is a dog: Concept acquisition in the human brain
A new study explores how our brains synthesize concepts that allow us to organize and comprehend the world. The research, published by Cell Press in the Sept. 24 issue of the journal Neuron, uses behavioral and neuroimaging techniques to track how conceptual knowledge emerges in the human brain and guides decision making. (2009-09-23)

The DFG is fourth partner in the knowledge exchange network
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is the fourth partner in the Knowledge Exchange network, a joint initiative between the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany, which aims to promote the use of information and communication technology (ICT) within research and higher education. (2005-07-18)

War and peace research gives voice to children
Little is known about children's perceptions of war, peace and terrorism. Researchers at Kent State are studying how children understand these issues and where they acquire their knowledge in the hopes of helping parents better communicate with their children. (2006-05-26)

Springer launches Journal of the Knowledge Economy
Springer is founding the Journal of the Knowledge Economy, a new quarterly publication sponsored by the Norwegian Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education. The journal was developed under the leadership of founding Editor-in-Chief Professor Elias G. Carayannis of George Washington University in collaboration with Aris Kaloudis, a senior researcher at NIFU STEP. The journal will promote a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on the social, technological and economic aspects of knowledge and innovation. (2009-12-02)

Less futile end-of-life care observed where palliative care knowledge is greater
The greater a director of nursing's knowledge of palliative care the lower the likelihood that nursing home patients will experience futile, aggressive end-of-life care, according to a new large national study. The association was evident whether or not hospice care was available. (2015-03-20)

3 'hands on' nutrition classes -- Enough to impact health behaviors in lower income women
The knowledge and skills required to change poor nutrition and health behavior choices are often unavailable to those living with financial limitations. Competing demands on time and resources may pose obstacles to their achieving better diets. However, two researchers at the University of Minnesota recently completed a study that looked at the effects that three educational sessions might have on knowledge and behaviors of 118 low-income women of ethnically diverse backgrounds. (2013-11-07)

Heart disease: First Canadian survey shows women unaware of symptoms and risk factors
A new survey, ordered by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, shows that a majority of Canadian women lack knowledge of heart disease symptoms and risk factors, and that a significant proportion is even unaware of their own risk status. The findings underscore the opportunity for patient education and intervention regarding risk and prevention of heart disease. (2014-07-21)

Expert system for early diagnosis of schizophrenia
The opinion of a qualified professional is unlikely to be replaced by a computer algorithm for the diagnosis of schizophrenia. However, additional medical evidence based on such an algorithm might be useful in early diagnosis, according to work published in the International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications. (2015-11-05)

Hebrew University and São Paulo Research Foundation launch $500,000 agreement
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the São Paulo Research Foundation have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of joint research projects in all areas of scientific knowledge. (2011-07-19)

Novice or expert: How do consumers increase their knowledge about products?
Consumers seek out novel consumption experiences to increase their knowledge about products but do so selectively based on their level of expertise, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2012-11-13)

Scientists root for more cassava research to help meet greater demand for food
Global food demand is expected to grow by 110 percent over the next 30 to 35 years, and for many of the poorest people on the planet, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is the most important source of calories. Cassava is also important as a crop that is resistant to climate change, but it has not received the same amount of attention as other staple food crops. (2016-10-25)

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