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Foresight 2025: Integrated and fast-evolving standards key to innovation
A JRC foresight study suggests the European standardization system should accelerate and rely on an integrated strategy. (2015-04-21)
Listen to your heart: Why your brain may give away how well you know yourself
'Listen to your heart,' sang Swedish pop group Roxette in the late '80s. (2015-04-20)
Genres in writing: A new path to English language learning
The growth in the number of English language learners in US schools is placing new burdens on teachers who may not have the training to help these students. (2015-04-20)
Cutting-edge research in children's health to be presented at pediatric meeting
Research on electronic cigarettes, teen texting and driving, bullying, mobile device use, health care of immigrant children and other pediatric topics will be presented April 25-28 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. (2015-04-20)
Study links brain anatomy, academic achievement, and family income
In middle-schoolers, MIT neuroscientists find differences in brain structures where knowledge is stored. (2015-04-17)
Self-affirmations may calm jitters and boost performance, research finds
Individuals in positions of low power perform worse under pressure, relative to those in positions of high power. (2015-04-17)
How limiting CEO pay can be more effective, less costly
If regulators limit executive pay, boards and CEO gain more collaborative relationships that can lead to more effective, less costly incentives. (2015-04-15)
Chimpanzees show ability to plan route in computer mazes, research finds
Chimpanzees are capable of some degree of planning for the future, in a manner similar to human children, while some species of monkeys struggle with this task, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Wofford College and Agnes Scott College. (2015-04-13)
Mental rehearsal helps ER clinicians best prepare for trauma patients
Trauma resuscitation teams should map out mental blueprints and communicate their strategy to all team members involved in caring for patients, a new study suggests. (2015-04-13)
IU to lead first-ever investigation into subtle cues' influence on women's success in STEM
The National Science Foundation has awarded Indiana University's Mary C. (2015-04-13)
More salt doesn't mean better performance for endurance athletes
The study cast doubts on the popular idea that salt consumption can help endurance athletes during competition. (2015-04-13)
Signal variability and cognitive performance in the aging human brain
Researchers in the Lifelong Brain and Cognition Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois have utilized the magnetic resonance imaging facilities available in Beckman's Biomedical Imaging Center to measure the moment-to-moment variability in brain activity, more specifically in the blood oxygenation level-dependent signal. (2015-04-09)
When you land, can you stand? One-Year Mission video miniseries: Functional performance
You always want to be the last man standing, especially at NASA. (2015-04-08)
Which type of sustainable rooftop technology is best in cold climates?
Sustainable rooftop technologies -- including green roofs, white roofs, and solar photovoltaic panels -- can provide great environmental benefits, but studies of these technologies often look only at their use in hot climates and do not assess their full environmental consequences. (2015-04-07)
UM study finds fast food just as effective for recovery as sports supplements
A new study, recently published by the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, found there was no significant difference in glycogen recovery when cyclists ate fast food after a workout versus when they ingested traditional sports supplements such as Gatorade, Powerbar and Clif products. (2015-04-07)
Poor behavior linked to time spent playing video games, not the games played
Children who play video games for more than three hours a day are more likely to be hyperactive, get involved in fights and not be interested in school, says a new study. (2015-03-31)
Smartphone face recognition 'improved' by copying the brain
Face recognition security on smartphones can be significantly improved if users store an 'average' photo of themselves, according to new research by scientists at the University of York. (2015-03-31)
UF study finds vitamin D can affect pain, movement in obese osteoarthritis patients
If you are overweight and have osteoarthritis, you may want to bone up on vitamin D. (2015-03-30)
Playing music by professional musicians activates genes for learning and memory
Although music perception and practice are well preserved in human evolution, the biological determinants of music practice are largely unknown. (2015-03-27)
Most NFL players with injuries to the midfoot return to game action, Penn study finds
Nearly 93 percent of National Football League athletes who sustained traumatic injuries to the midfoot returned to competition less than 15 months after injury and with no statistically significant decrease in performance, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2015-03-27)
Stereotypes lower math performance in women, but effects go unrecognized, IU study finds
A new study from Indiana University suggests that gender stereotypes about women's ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. (2015-03-26)
Veterans' avoidant coping interfers with transition to university life
A study of 165 veterans currently enrolled at three Texas universities shows that those who use problem-focused coping strategies for anxiety and depression instead of avoidant coping have more successful transitions from military life to college student life. (2015-03-26)
Second Tommy John surgery linked to performance decline, shortened career
Major League Baseball pitchers who underwent a second Tommy John surgery saw their performance decline and their career shortened, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. (2015-03-24)
How much math, science homework is too much?
When it comes to adolescents with math and science homework, more isn't necessarily better -- an hour a day is optimal -- but doing it alone and regularly produces the biggest knowledge gain, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2015-03-23)
Supercomputers give universities a competitive edge, researchers find
Researchers have long believed that supercomputers give universities a competitive edge in scientific research, but now they have some hard data showing it's true. (2015-03-23)
AMP submits written comments to FDA on next-generation sequencing regulation
AMP submitted written comments on March 20 to the FDA in response to the agency's request for feedback in association with its Feb. (2015-03-23)
Measuring student engagement could help teachers, administrators adapt strategies
A University of Missouri researcher has developed a scale that quantifies student engagement and could help educators identify barriers to student participation and increase levels of student involvement and learning. (2015-03-19)
Better breakfast, better grades
A new study from the University of Iowa reinforces the connection between good nutrition and good grades, finding that free school breakfasts help students from low-income families perform better academically. (2015-03-17)
SXSW features Center for BrainHealth talk -- VR: Building healthier social brains
Cognitive neuroscientists, clinicians and game developers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have created a virtual reality platform to help individuals on the autism spectrum achieve social and economic independence. (2015-03-13)
New evidence that increasing economic inequality rises out of political partisanship
Political scientists at the University at Buffalo and Pennsylvania State University have published new research investigating how partisan differences in macroeconomic policy have contributed to substantial and rising economic inequality in the United States. (2015-03-12)
Move it or lose it: 1-year mission video miniseries -- physical performance
After living aboard the International Space Station, research into physical performance may hold answers for those living with challenges from health-related concerns from prolonged inactivity. (2015-03-11)
One in six college students misuse ADHD stimulant drugs
A team of researchers just published a meta-analysis showing that one in six college students misuse the stimulant drugs prescribed for ADHD, such as Ritalin and Adderall, considerably more than reported in several of the earlier studies. (2015-03-10)
NREL tool finds effective behind-the-meter energy storage configurations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has used the Battery Lifetime Analysis and Simulation Tool to confirm that energy storage for demand-charge management can deliver attractive economic benefits. (2015-03-10)
CEO bonuses could cost companies in the long term
The culture of CEO bonus payments creates a mentality where executives chase quick wins and short term strategies, which are often not in the best interest of companies. (2015-03-09)
Turning a vole into a mighty rodent
Take a wild, common forest-dwelling mouse-like rodent, known as a vole, and subject it to 13 rounds of selection for increased aerobic exercise metabolism, and what do you get? (2015-03-05)
£10 billion GP incentive scheme has no impact on premature deaths
A study conducted at the University of Manchester's Health eResearch Centre found that there was no link between a £10 billion pay-for-performance incentive scheme aimed at GP's and a reduction in premature deaths. (2015-03-05)
Launching a new brand: Is partnering with a popular brand a good idea?
If you're trying to sell a new brand of cereal, teaming up with Kellogg's or General Mills would seem like a really great idea. (2015-03-04)
Neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric and functional tests help follow the course of Alzheimer's
The cognitive performance of persons with Alzheimer's disease and behavioral and psychological problems are linked to their performance of activities of daily living, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. (2015-03-03)
In quest for better lithium-air batteries, chemists boost carbon's stability
Chemists Dunwei Wang, of Boston College, and Wei Fan, of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, report nano-coatings increased the stability of a unique form of carbon, yielding performance gains focused on next generation lithium-air batteries. (2015-02-25)
Springer signs agreement with the Turkish consortium TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM EKUAL
Springer and the Turkish consortium TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM EKUAL have signed a comprehensive license agreement for access to Springer's complete journal collection plus the Adis collections. (2015-02-20)
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