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Google Scholar renders documents not in English invisible
It affects scientific articles and conference papers, according to a recent study published in the journal Future Internet, by Cristòfol Rovira, Lluís Codina and Carles Lopezosa, researchers with the Department of Communication. (2021-02-10)

21 per cent of all citations go to the elite
In the last 15 years, elite researchers have increased their share of citations from 14 to 21 per cent, shows new research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University. The uneven distribution can have negative consequences for research. (2021-02-09)

Policymakers draw heavily from highly cited COVID-19 science
Policymakers around the world tend to reference new and highly cited COVID-19 research papers in their policy documents regarding the pandemic, Yian Yin and colleagues conclude after analyzing publications of both types from the first half of 2020. (2021-01-07)

Retracted scientific paper persists in new citations, study finds
University of Illinois information sciences professor Jodi Schneider is leading an effort to prevent the spread of retracted research. (2021-01-05)

New mechanisms to control dental procedure spray emissions
Since the onset of COVID-19 the potential risk of dental procedure spray emissions for SARS-CoV-2 transmission has challenged care providers and policy makers alike. The study, 'Mechanisms of atomization from rotary dental instruments and its mitigation,' published in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), found that there are multiple mechanisms for atomization of fluids from rotatory instruments and that parameters can be controlled to modify key spray characteristics during the current crisis. (2020-12-23)

Stanford University study: 12 Tel Aviv University researchers among top 50 in the world
A new study from Stanford University identified 12 Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers among the world's top 50 researchers in their fields. 333 TAU faculty members were also ranked among the top 2% of researchers in their respective disciplines based on publications, citations, and impact. 155 of them are included in the top 1%, and 74 in the top 0.5%. (2020-12-21)

Essential oral healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the need for consensus on the definition of essential oral healthcare. The article 'Pandemic considerations on essential oral healthcare' provides a layered model of essential oral healthcare, integrating urgent and basic oral healthcare, as well as advanced and specialist oral healthcare. (2020-12-10)

Higher frequency of financial reporting hinders corporate innovation
Research shows that more regular financial reporting increases managerial myopia and stifles innovation. (2020-12-03)

COVID-19 pandemic has created flood of potentially substandard research
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a flood of potentially substandard research amid the rush to publish, with a string of papers retracted or under a cloud and a surge in submissions to pre-print servers where fewer quality checks are made, a leading ethicist has warned in the Journal of Medical Ethics. (2020-10-01)

Oropharyngeal secretions may help reduce false negative COVID-19 test results
A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research demonstrates that testing of oropharyngeal secretions may reduce the number of false negative results from nasal swab testing of patients who have seemingly recovered from the disease. (2020-07-02)

Level of media coverage for scientific research linked to number of citations
An analysis of over 800 academic research papers on physical health and exercise suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives within the scientific community. P. Sage Anderson and colleagues at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, report these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on July 1, 2020. (2020-07-01)

RCSI researchers find potential new way to improve treatment for common bleeding disorder
Scientists have found a potential new way to promote blood clotting that could be used to help develop treatments for Von Willebrand Disease, the most common genetic bleeding disorder. (2020-06-11)

Sharing of tacit knowledge is most important aspect of mentorship, study finds
In one of the largest ever multidisciplinary investigations into mentorship and mentee performance, the Kellogg School of Management researchers found that the most impactful mentors are those who teach students to think independently and communicate their unique viewpoints effectively. And the most successful protégés are those who pursue their own unique research topics, rather than carrying on their mentors' work. (2020-06-08)

A new law in laser physics could make eye surgery simpler
Revisiting simple soliton lasers and their relationship to light dispersion has allowed scientists at the University of Sydney to ramp up their power. They hope these quartic-soliton lasers could have uses in eye and heart surgery and in the engineering of delicate materials. (2020-05-25)

Journal of Dental Research special issue explores a new era for the oral microbiome
The June 2020 issue of Journal of Dental Research brings together a collection of the latest research on the oral microbiome. This issue includes reviews and reports of new tools for analyzing microbial communities and for cultivating microbial species (2020-05-21)

Journal of Dental Research study: Fluoridation is not associated with increase in osteosarcoma
The Journal of Dental Research published today the results of a study that demonstrated that community water fluoridation is not associated with increased risk of osteosarcoma. (2020-05-12)

Light, sound, action: Extending the life of acoustic waves on microchips
Data centres and digital information processors are reaching their capacity limits and producing heat. Foundational work here on optical-acoustic microchips opens door to low-heat, low-energy, fast internet. (2020-05-06)

Asian universities close gap on US schools in world rankings by increasing STEM funding
China and South Korea are surging in the international brain race for world-class universities, as schools in the East Asian nations are replacing institutions in the United States in international college rankings. The rise is fueled by increased government funding and a focus on STEM. (2020-04-14)

Police officers' views before and after Ferguson counter accuracy of Ferguson effect
A new longitudinal study examined whether the Ferguson Effect was real. The study, of law enforcement officers before and after Ferguson, found little support for the concept, though it did identify a reduction in officers' job satisfaction and an increase in their cynicism. (2020-03-31)

The case for economics -- by the numbers
In recent years, criticism has been levelled at economics for being insular and unconcerned about real-world problems. But a new study led by MIT scholars finds that the field increasingly overlaps with the work of other disciplines, and, in a related development, has become more empirical and data-driven, while producing less work of pure theory. (2020-03-03)

Waterbug from european rivers found in the Iberian Peninsula
Aphelocheirus aestivalis, a waterbug found in mid and high sections of well-oxygenated and preserved rivers in the European continent, has been found for the first time in Catalonia (Spain)-specifically in rivers Ter and Llobregat- according to an article published in the journal Limnetica. This discovery confirms the presence of this insect from the Aphelocheiridae family in the Iberian Peninsula and enables the incorporation of a new family of Heteroptera in the Catalan fauna. (2020-02-05)

IADR's Women Pioneers: Celebrating a Century of Achievement published in Advances in Dental Research
The latest issue of Advances in Dental Research, an e-Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), 'IADR's Women Pioneers: Celebrating a Century of Achievement' highlights the history of the tremendous advancements in dental research made by women, while also identifying areas where the profession needs to continue to grow to be more inclusive in the promotion of women scientific innovators. (2019-11-20)

The evolution of neuroscience as a research
When the first issue of the JDR was published, the field of neuroscience did not exist but over subsequent decades neuroscience has emerged as a scientific field that has particular relevance to dentistry. The JDR Centennial article 'The Evolution of Neuroscience as a Research Field Relevant to Dentistry' reviews many of the novel insights that have been gained through neuroscience research into the neural basis of these functions and their clinical relevance to the diagnosis and management of pain and sensorimotor disorders. (2019-11-20)

Behavioral sciences in the promotion of oral health
The importance and value of behavioral sciences in dentistry has long been recognized and over time behavioral sciences have expanded our understanding of oral health beyond 'disease' to a broader biopsychosocial concept of oral health. In the JDR Centennial article 'Behavioral Sciences in the Promotion of Oral Health,' Colman McGrath, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China, discusses how this broadened view has led dentistry away from a focus of 'treatment' to oral health 'care.' (2019-11-20)

Oral implants -- The paradigm shift in restorative dentistry
The discovery of the phenomenon osseointegration has led to the development of oral implants with high clinical performance. In the JDR Centennial article 'Oral Implants -- The Paradigm Shift in Restorative Dentistry,' Niklaus P. Lang, Professor Emeritus, University of Berne, Switzerland, reviews history and progression of dental implants. (2019-10-22)

Advances in precision oral health research proceedings published in Advances in Dental Research
On November 8-9, 2018 the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) held the '9th AADR Fall Focused Symposium: Advances in Precision Oral Health Research' meeting on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. The papers resulting from this symposium are published in the latest issue of Advances in Dental Research, an e-Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). (2019-10-22)

Evolution of aesthetic dentistry
One of the main goals of dental treatment is to mimic teeth and design smiles in the most natural and aesthetic manner, based on the individual and specific needs of the patient. The JDR Centennial article 'Evolution of Aesthetic Dentistry' provides a historical review of the evolution of aesthetic dentistry over the past 100 years and highlights advances that have contributed to the science and art of aesthetic dentistry. (2019-10-22)

Oral health effects of tobacco products: Science and regulatory policy proceedings
AADR held the 'Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy' meeting. The papers resulting from this conference are published in the latest issue of Advances in Dental Research, an e-Supplement to the Journal of Dental Research. (2019-09-20)

journal of Dental Research centennial featured article: Tooth bioengineering and regene
Over the past 100 years, tremendous progress has been made in the fields of dental tissue engineering and regenerative dental medicine. The October 2019 JDR Centennial article, 'Tooth Bioengineering and Regenerative Dentistry' discusses key successes that have contributed most to current knowledge and understanding of regenerative dentistry. (2019-09-20)

Journal of Dental Research Centennial July 2019: Fluoride Revolution and Dental Caries
While the global epidemic of dental caries that began about 140 years ago was very largely caused by the rise in sugar consumption, the more recent decline in caries during the last 50 years has been due largely to the use of fluoride. (2019-07-08)

Influence of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine jumps 25%
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine again ranks among the top 5 medical imaging journals in the world. JNM continues to lead among nuclear medicine journals, with the highest impact factor (7.354), the highest immediacy index, the highest number of citations, the highest 5-year impact factor, the highest number of citable articles, and the highest influence score. (2019-06-27)

Scientists stack algorithms to improve predictions of yield-boosting crop traits
To help researchers better predict high-yielding crop traits, a team from the University of Illinois have stacked together six high-powered, machine learning algorithms that are used to interpret hyperspectral data -- and they demonstrated that this technique improved the predictive power of a recent study by up to 15 percent, compared to using just one algorithm. (2019-06-03)

Hyphens in paper titles harm citation counts and journal impact factors
According to the latest research results, the presence of simple hyphens in the titles of academic papers adversely affects the citation statistics, regardless of the quality of the articles. The phenomenon applies to all major subject areas. Thus, citation counts and journal impact factors, commonly used for professorial evaluations in universities worldwide, are unreliable. (2019-05-31)

Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to trap chloride
Indiana University researchers have synthesized a powerful new molecule to trap chloride salts. The technology has the potential to reduce its seepage into freshwater systems, which is a threat to drinkable water across the globe. (2019-05-23)

'Pedigree is not destiny' when it comes to scholarly success
A new analysis of academic productivity finds researchers' current working environments better predict their future success than the prestige of their doctoral training. (2019-04-29)

Successful research papers cite young references
When it comes to publishing the most impactful scientific research and identifying the best up-and-coming research paths, it takes one to know one. That's what Northwestern University researchers found when they analyzed nearly 6 million citations among more than 156,000 published scientific papers. (2019-04-15)

Call for unis and others to consider women juggling research/childcare
Offering financial aid to cover childcare costs for female academics attending conferences is one of the suggestions offered by QUT researchers who surveyed Australian women on how caring for children has affected their careers. They also recommend institutions and funding bodies that use publication and citation benchmarks as a key criteria for appointment, promotion and the awarding of grants should adjust those to cater for women who have cared for children. (2019-03-29)

How to pay top executives if you want them to be innovative
When pay dispersion is perceived as linked to an executive's individual performance (as in variable pay), it's considered legitimate and may promote knowledge-sharing and cooperation among top executives. On the contrary, when pay dispersion is not perceived to depend on individual contribution (as in fixed pay), it ignites a demotivating process of social comparison, detrimental to knowledge sharing and cooperation, according to a study by Bocconi University's Mario Daniele Amore. (2019-02-12)

Citations show academic and non-academic researchers 'win' when they collaborate
Findings in new PNAS paper indicate that when academics work with business, government, and/or NGO partners they produce more cited, higher impact research. (2018-12-11)

Study finds early career publications as likely source of NIH funding racial gap
In seeking to pinpoint why black or African-American scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health research funding, a group of researchers has identified early career publications as a likely contributor to the gap. (2018-11-14)

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