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The age of stress: Science and the search for stability
Today, many people consider stress to be part of life, yet most of us have little understanding of what the concept means or where it comes from. In his new book The Age of Stress, University of Exeter historian Professor Mark Jackson explores the history of scientific studies of stress and how stress became a buzzword of the modern world. (2013-04-11)

Look into my pupils: Pupil mimicry may lead to increased trust
People often mimic each other's facial expressions or postures without even knowing it, but new research shows that they also mimic the size of each other's pupils, which can lead to increased trust. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reveal that participants who mimicked the dilated pupils of a partner were more likely to trust that partner in an investment game, but only when the partner was part of the same ethnic group. (2015-08-03)

Who (and what) can you trust?
People face this predicament all the time -- can you determine a person's character in a single interaction? Can you judge whether someone you just met can be trusted when you have only a few minutes together? And if you can, how do you do it? Using a robot named Nexi, Northeastern University psychology professor David DeSteno and collaborators Cynthia Breazeal from MIT's Media Lab and Robert Frank and David Pizarro from Cornell University have figured out the answer. (2012-09-11)

How to deflect asteroids and save the Earth
You may want to thank David French in advance. Because, in the event that a comet or asteroid comes hurtling toward Earth, he may be the guy responsible for saving the planet. French, a doctoral candidate in aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University, has determined a way to effectively divert asteroids and other threatening objects from impacting Earth by attaching a long tether and ballast to the incoming object. (2009-04-16)

Eye health experts come together to boost fight against avoidable blindness
On Commonwealth Day, a new £7.1 million grant has established the Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium. Coordinated by the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Consortium will pursue vital research into conditions such as diabetic retinopathy which leave millions without sight, and will build capacity across the Commonwealth to tackle avoidable blindness and provide quality care to those affected or at risk. (2014-03-09)

Survey Shows Students Turning To Physicians Less As Drug Abuse Increases
A survey of 60,000 Pennsylvania students in middle school through high school revealed that as an increasing number of students are experimenting with and abusing alcohol and other drugs, there has been a simultaneous decrease in the willingness of adolescents and preadolescents to seek the help of physicians. (1998-06-01)

Bedroom partners more honest when it comes to health risks
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, a time for romance and sex - and more than a few lies. Everyone's dishonest at times in sexual situations, says Sunyna Williams, a community health professor at the University of Illinois. (2001-02-01)

Understanding research on how people develop trust in AI can inform its use
A new review examined two decades of research on how people develop trust in AI. The authors concluded that the way AI is represented, or 'embodied,' and AI's capabilities contribute to developing trust. They also proposed a framework that addresses the elements that shape users' cognitive and emotional trust in AI, which can help organizations that use it. (2020-04-03)

WSU researchers tackle impact of climate change on plants
Washington State University researchers are undertaking an industrious investigation into the effects of global warming on plants. Making the effort possible is a fully automated 'plant hotel' that can analyze up to 6,000 seedlings in a single experiment. (2017-02-06)

Top professor will report new way to discover drugs that aid regenerative medicine
Professor Fiona Watt will today give the Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual science meeting and will detail a new approach to screening for drugs that target stem cells. To begin with, this is being developed for adult skin stem cells, giving hope for new drugs to promote wound healing and aid the use of stem cells to, for example, treat severe burns. (2010-07-11)

Vital funding for children's brain tumor research
New research into drugs which could prevent the return of persistent brain tumors in children has won vital funding from two major brain tumor charities. (2011-03-04)

Typhoid fever bug sequence raises hope of complete eradication
Scientists from Britain, Denmark and Vietnam have deciphered the genetic code of the bacterium responsible for typhoid fever, Salmonella typhi. Their achievement, reported in the magazine Nature today, raises hope for the prospects of completely eradicating typhoid, which currently claims 600,000 lives a year globally. (2001-10-23)

Evolving genes lead to evolving genes
Researchers have designed a new method that is opening doors to understanding how we humans have genetically adapted to our local environments and identifying genes that are involved in human evolution. (2013-04-18)

UC Berkeley to lead $19 million NSF center on cybersecurity research
The NSF has announced that UC Berkeley will lead an ambitious multi-institution center to protect the nation's computer infrastructure from cyberattacks and improve its reliability. Collaborators from eight universities around the country will form the new Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST), which is expected to receive nearly $19 million over five years. (2005-04-11)

Official patient complaints about health care 'tip of the iceberg'
Official complaints about health care are likely to be the (2012-01-26)

BMJ investigation raises concerns over NHS whistleblowing policies
Despite laws to protect NHS workers who wish to raise concerns about patient care, a BMJ investigation reveals that some NHS trusts still make it hard for staff to speak out. (2010-05-18)

African seed collection first to arrive in Norway on route to Arctic seed vault
Twenty-one boxes filled with 7,000 unique seed samples from more than 36 African nations were shipped to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a facility being built on a remote island in the Arctic Circle as a repository of last resort for humanity's agricultural heritage. (2008-01-30)

Racial-ethnic pride and academic achievement linked
African American fourth graders with higher levels of racial-ethnic pride were found also to have higher academic achievement measured by reading and math grades in school and standardized tests, says the Penn State researcher who led the study. (2003-10-17)

Trust game increases rate synchrony
A study by researchers from Aarhus University recently published in the Journal of Physiology and Behavior shows that when people build trust, their hearts get in sync and beat as one. When a public goods game is used to introduce trust conditions during a cooperative task, participants' heart rate arousal and synchrony is increased. (2015-09-08)

New iPad-based 'early warning' system for hospital patient monitoring
Handwritten medical observation charts could become a thing of the past in hospitals with the development of a pioneering patient monitoring system developed in Oxford hospitals. An iPad-based early-warning system developed with EPSRC funding is one of the projects funded by the (2013-12-12)

Study reveals how bacteria build essential carbon-fixing machinery
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have revealed new insight into how cyanobacteria construct the organelles that are essential for their ability to photosynthesise. (2020-07-08)

New surgical approach for women at risk of ovarian cancer
A new two-stage surgical approach for cancer prevention is highly acceptable among premenopausal women at high risk of ovarian cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London. (2020-08-24)

Ignoring CDC guidelines leads to fear, anger among employees
Companies not following the recommended safety protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic could have a significant impact on employee trust, loyalty and overall commitment, according to a new study. (2020-12-16)

Ability to delay gratification may be linked to social trust, new CU-Boulder study finds
A person's ability to delay gratification -- forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future -- may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. (2013-09-04)

Study details essential role of trust in agricultural biotech partnerships
Trust between partners is a fundamental requisite in agricultural biotech projects, according to Canadian researchers who today published insights from a four year study into what built or undermined trust in eight African case studies. (2012-11-01)

HIV drug could prevent cervical cancer
A widely used HIV drug could be used to prevent cervical cancer caused by infection with the human papillomavirus, say scientists. (2011-05-03)

What's the ideal relationship between the drug industry, health professionals and patients?
The relationship between the drug industry, academia, health-care professionals and patients is widely believed to be at an all time low. Five contrasting views, published on bmj.com today, discuss what the ideal relationship should be and what steps need to be taken to achieve it. (2009-02-03)

Scientists behind 'doomsday seed vault' ready the world's crops for climate change
As climate change is credited as one of the main drivers behind soaring food prices, the Global Crop Diversity Trust is undertaking a major effort to search crop collections -- from Azerbaijan to Nigeria -- for the traits that could arm agriculture against the impact of future changes. Traits, such as drought resistance in wheat, or salinity tolerance in potato, will become essential as crops around the world have to adapt to new climate conditions. (2008-09-17)

New study examines the link between hospital care for self-harm and risk of death
A University of Manchester study which followed up 38,415 people admitted to hospital with self-harm has, for the first time, investigated the association between the treatment patients receive in hospital and their subsequent risk of death. (2015-08-13)

How do your parenting methods affect your child's future?
A Japanese research group has released survey results showing that children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, high happiness levels, academic success, and a strong sense of morality. These findings will be presented as a discussion paper at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI, a Japanese policy think tank). (2016-06-17)

Father's age influences rate of evolution
The offspring of chimpanzees inherit 90 percent of new mutations from their father, and just 10 percent from their mother, a finding which demonstrates how mutation differs between humans and our closest living relatives, and emphasises the importance of father's age on evolution. (2014-06-12)

Impact of autism may be different in men and women
Men and women with autism spectrum conditions may show subtle but significant differences in the cognitive functions impacted by the condition, according to new research published Oct. 17 by Meng-Chuan Lai and colleagues from the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK in the open access journal PLOS ONE. (2012-10-17)

NYU-Cornell study: Perceptions of morality influence economic decisions, brain responses to rewards
How we perceive another's moral character can influence the nature of our economic decisions and the neural mechanisms underlying these choices, according to a new study by researchers at New York and Cornell universities. The findings, which appear in the latest issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience, run counter to the assumptions favored by many economists that individuals behave opportunistically. (2005-10-16)

Genetic science inspires opera
Genetic discovery is the inspiration behind a fusion of music, art and science in the style of a chamber opera. The project is the brainchild of UK composer Jonathan Owen Clark and David Moody, Assistant Director of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. (2004-11-18)

People use, trust different COVID-19 information sources depending on gender, age, and other factors
Gender, age, education level, and political affiliation predict where people turn for information about COVID-19 -- and what sources they use and trust is linked to differing beliefs about the pandemic, according to a new study by NYU School of Global Public Health researchers. (2020-10-08)

Make mine a decaf: Breakthrough in knowledge of how nanoparticles grow
University of Leicester and CNRS researchers observe how nanoparticles grow when exposed to helium. (2015-07-23)

Training elderly in social media improves well-being and combats isolation
Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being, according to a landmark study carried out in the UK. (2014-12-12)

Humans less likely to return to an automated advisor once given bad advice
The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us answers and advice? A recent study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that participants were less likely to return to an automated advisor if given bad advice over a human advisor under the same circumstances. (2016-05-25)

Government's voluntary approach to improving hospital food is not working, argues expert
As the government announces a review of hospital food, Katharine Jenner, Chair of the Campaign for Better Hospital Food, argues that only by setting legally binding standards for hospital food can it ensure that inpatients get served high quality, nourishing meals. (2013-12-19)

A question of trust
Credit card firms and life insurance companies are the least trusted of all financial bodies in the UK, according to a unique new (2007-07-13)

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