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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)

What do you know? Not as much as you think
We've all met know-it-alls -- people who think they know more than they actually do. If they're talking about products, like wine or motorcycles, they might actually know as much as they think. But when it comes to health plans, social policy, or nutrition, they might not, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2008-10-13)

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)

Patients' poor knowledge of their heart condition may have harmful consequences
Adults with congenital heart disease have important gaps in their knowledge about their condition, finds a study in Heart. Because this lack of knowledge may result in harmful behaviour or inappropriate restrictions, much needs to be done to improve patients' knowledge about their illness, report the authors. (2001-06-13)

University of Haifa research team awarded European Union research grant
A research team composed of 14 European groups, headed by Prof. Nils Brose of the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, has been awarded 11.9 ($16) million Euros, on behalf of the European Union, to study the role of synaptic proteins in neurological and psychiatric diseases. (2009-05-19)

'Hollow-face illusion' affects estimates of distance and reaching tasks
A person's prior knowledge of the geometry of faces affects his or her ability to estimate distance and complete visually guided reaching tasks according to a study published in the June issue of Journal of Vision, an online, free access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). (2005-06-22)

Three out of four junior doctors risk potential HIV infection during course of work
Three out of four junior doctors are at potentially high risk of HIV infection at some time during their careers, shows a survey in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Yet two thirds were unaware that they could be treated immediately afterwards to minimise the risk of infection. (2001-11-21)

Manchester secures £4m tech-boost for UK textiles
The University of Manchester's William Lee Innovation Centre (WLIC) has secured £4m to launch a new project aimed at helping the UK textiles industry regain its competitive edge over foreign markets. (2006-04-25)

The teacher is central to successful use of computers in schools
The idea of one computer per student is becoming increasingly common in the Swedish school system. The University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is now conducting several studies on the educational consequences of the so-called 1:1 initiative in a group of Swedish municipalities. 'The teacher is the key to successful use of computers in the classroom,' says Professor Berner Lindström, scientific director of the studies. (2012-05-15)

It's all in the details: Why are some consumers willing to pay more for less information?
Some consumers will pay more for a product if they are given detailed information on how it works while others are inclined to pay less when given too much detail, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2012-10-22)

New DNA research reveals undiscovered white dots on the map
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have located a previously unknown function in the so-called histones, which allows for an improved understanding of how cells protect and repair DNA damages. This knowledge may eventually result in better treatments for diseases such as cancer. (2015-10-23)

Canadian research examines effects of scientific claims on oil
A University of Alberta researcher says people generally do not act on information about the effects fossil fuel-based products are having on the environment. (2010-05-28)

A tool for cooperation among companies involved in restoration and maintenance of old buildings
Tecnalia is participating in the creation of a new computer tool that facilitates cooperation among European companies in the sector of construction related to the restoration and maintenance of old buildings, including those registered as Historical Heritage Buildings. (2011-09-13)

BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning available to health workers in Paraná State, Brazil
BMJ, one of the world's leading healthcare knowledge providers, announced today that healthcare professionals in Paraná State will be able to access BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Learning in both English and Portuguese. (2016-12-06)

Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development
On April 3 and 4, the National Academy of Sciences will hold a meeting to identify and promote practical interventions that could better link knowledge with action in pursuit of sustainable development. (2008-03-25)

Employees don't always share well with others, says new paper exposing 'knowledge hiding'
Why isn't knowledge transfer happening more often in companies spending money on it? Maybe it's because their staff don't always want to share. (2011-05-16)

Parental qualities found to significantly affect the civic competence of adolescents
What parents do with their adolescent children, and what parents know about politics and government, are generally more important for youth civic development than who the parents are in terms of background characteristics. (2007-07-26)

Poor Knowledge Of The Pill Could Be Improved With Education
Dr Paul Little et al from primary care facilities in Hampshire believe that women attending surgeries for check- ups for repeat prescriptions of the contraceptive pill should be provided with education leaflets on contraception and asked questions to help improve their knowledge. Poor knowledge of taking the pill may be responsible for one in five unwanted pregnancies. (1998-06-26)

The ultimate social sciences online library is now live
SAGE, the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher today announced the full launch of SAGE Knowledge: The ultimate social sciences online library. (2012-06-21)

Being smart is already part of your mental toolbox, psychologist says
Intelligence and smart thinking are not the same, according to University of Texas at Austin psychologist Art Markman, who studies how best to apply knowledge for smarter thinking at work and home. (2011-11-08)

Life-long learning -- nature provides natural inspiration for education
Three billion years of evolution can't be wrong and scientists are observing Nature's own adaptations to find solutions to human problems. This relatively new field of Biology is called Biomimetics and Biologists have been investigating its application to fabric development, new structural materials, even behaviour in organisations and education. Researchers will meet to present their latest progress at the Society for Experimental Biology's Annual Main Meeting in Glasgow. (2007-04-03)

Increased knowledge of HPV vaccines does not predict a higher rate of vaccination
A year-long study of over 360 adolescents who were considered to be ideal candidates to receive the HPV vaccine showed that neither increased parental or adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination. That is, those with higher levels of knowledge were not more likely to obtain vaccination for themselves or their daughters. (2014-09-23)

What people say may not be what they know
What a person says is not necessarily an indication of what that person knows because speech is motivated by social circumstances and the desire to influence the listener. Two researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have applied this principle to local environmental knowledge by indigenous peoples and are urging other scientists to incorporate more observation and skepticism into their studies. (2007-04-30)

Landscape architecture survey: Is plant knowledge passé?
A study evaluated attitudes and perceptions of practicing landscape architects in the southeastern United States with regards to the importance of horticultural knowledge. While seasoned practitioners in the residential design market said they had a favorable opinion of their own plant knowledge, they felt that recent graduates in landscape architecture have insufficient knowledge of plants. The authors say the study shows a continued need for both formal and informal extended education classes for the profession. (2011-12-14)

Study reveals gap in HIV testing knowledge among college students
Most college students understand how they can prevent the transmission of HIV but are less knowledgeable about HIV testing, according to a new University of Georgia study. (2008-08-27)

Scientific information largely ignored when forming opinions about stem cell research
When forming attitudes about embryonic stem cell research, people are influenced by a number of things. But understanding science plays a negligible role for many people. (2008-06-06)

Searching the Internet inflates estimates of internal knowledge
Actively searching the Internet inflates our sense of the knowledge we actually possess because we fail to recognize the extent to which we rely on external sources for information. (2015-08-12)

Knowledge about incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse lower among women of color
Knowing what symptoms to look for may help women with pelvic floor disorders improve their chances of successful treatment. But knowledge of these disorders is lacking among most women, and especially among women of color, according to a new study by researchers at Yale School of Medicine. (2013-10-29)

University awarded £3.5 million ($5.2 million) to transfer research into industry
The University of Liverpool has been awarded £3.5 million ($5.2 million) to improve knowledge transfer capabilities between academic researchers and industrial partners. (2009-04-14)

Knowledge about alternative medicine connected to education, income
SF State research finds that individuals with lower education and income levels are less likely to know about yoga, acupuncture and other complementary treatments. (2015-06-17)

Knowing me, myself and I: What psychology can contribute to self-knowledge
How well do you know yourself? It's a question many of us struggle with, as we try to figure out how close we are to who we actually want to be. A new report in Perspectives on Psychological Science describes theories behind self-knowledge (that is, how people form beliefs about themselves), cites challenges psychologists encounter while studying it, and offers ways we can get to know ourselves a little better. (2009-07-16)

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