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An optimal decision-making strategy emerges from non-stop learning
Unexpected results bring into question which decision-making strategies should be considered as optimal. (2020-06-02)

Study: Public health campaigns can do better on cannabis harm reduction
Researchers surveyed nearly 500 attendees at the 2019 Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to learn about cannabis enthusiasts' awareness of cannabis harm reduction strategies. The results indicate a need for better public health campaigns. (2020-05-29)

Impact of a health system's three-pronged strategy to address the opioid epidemic
In the past two decades more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose in the United States. In 2017, more than 68% of the drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. To help stem this epidemic, Highmark Inc. developed, implemented and evaluated a series of quality management-focused opioid interventions utilizing a three-pronged public health approach. (2020-05-27)

Can copying your friends help you achieve your goals?
Consumers often struggle to achieve self-set life improvement goals, but what if deliberately emulating the successful strategies used by their friends could help them? (2020-05-26)

Performing optical logic operations by a diffractive neural network
Optical logic operations, as the basis of optical computing, hold huge potentials to many applications such as cryptographically secured wireless communication and real-time wavefront-shaping. To this goal, Scientist in China demonstrated a general framework for all optical logic operations by a compound Huygens' metasurface enacted diffractive neural network, and verify it in a microwave experiment. This work makes a big step towards future multi-functional optical logic gates and high computing density. (2020-05-25)

Lighting the way for a new fluorination methodology
Researchers from the Muñiz group have published a paper in Angewandte Chemie -- International Edition presenting a new metal-free methodology for the photo-catalysed nucleophilic fluorination of aliphatic hydrocarbon bonds. Daniel Bafaluy, first author of the paper shares the story behind it: (2020-05-21)

2D molecular crystals modulating electronic properties of organic semiconductors
Recently, researchers report a controllable surface doping strategy utilizing 2D molecular crystals (2DMCs) as dopants to boost the mobility and to modulate the threshold voltage of OFETs. The amount of dopants, i.e., the thickness of the 2DMCs, is controlled at monolayer precision. A prominent increase of the average mobility and a reduction of the threshold voltage are observed. Meanwhile, high on/off ratios of up to 10E8 are retained (2020-05-19)

Patients with intermediate left main disease experience worse cardiovascular events
A new study shows that when compared with patients without intermediate left main coronary artery disease, those with intermediate left main disease have greater risk of cardiovascular events. The findings of the ISCHEMIA trial sub study were presented during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference as featured clinical research. (2020-05-14)

Genetic variation not an obstacle to gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes
New research from entomologists at UC Davis clears a potential obstacle to using CRISPR-Cas9 'gene drive' technology to control mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and Zika. (2020-04-16)

How expectations influence learning
During learning, the brain is a prediction engine that continually makes theories about our environment and accurately registers whether an assumption is true or not. A team of neuroscientists from Bochum has shown that expectation during these predictions affects the activity of various brain networks. They report on the results in two articles that were published in March and April 2020 in the journals Cerebral Cortex and Journal of Neuroscience. (2020-04-15)

Teaching old transition metals new tricks: Chemists activate palladium catalysis by light
In the production of compounds, chemists have the goal of finding strategies that are most selective and avoid waste products. This helps to drive industrial innovation and drug development. In this context, a team of researchers at Münster University (Germany) developed a new approach to so-called allyl functionalization. The researchers use a method based on radical chemistry to produce π-allylpalladium complexes. The study has been published in the journal 'Nature Catalysis'. (2020-03-24)

Regioselective magnetization enabled chiral semiconducting heteronanorods
Researchers demonstrated a regioselective magnetization strategy, achieving a library of semiconducting heteronanorods with chiroptical activities. (2020-02-25)

UBC researchers develop strategy to protect wine grapes from smoke-taint
It's a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide -- in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure. A recent study by a team of UBC Okanagan researchers has led to the development of a preventative strategy for protecting grapes from volatile phenols -- flavored compounds present in smoke that may be absorbed into ripening grapes and subsequently impact wine flavor. (2020-02-24)

Cuttlefish eat less for lunch when they know there'll be shrimp for dinner
Cuttlefish can rapidly learn from experience and adapt their eating behavior accordingly, a new study has shown. (2020-02-04)

Cervical cancer could be eliminated within a century
Cervical cancer could be eliminated worldwide as a public health issue within the next century. This is the conclusion of two studies published today in The Lancet by an international consortium of researchers codirected by Professor Marc Brisson from Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre. The researchers are even more optimistic about North America, stating that the disease could be almost completely eliminated by 2040. (2020-01-30)

Success and failure of ecological management is highly variable
What do we really know about reasons attributed to the success or failure of wildlife management efforts? A new study originating out of UVM suggests a disquieting answer: much less than we think. A new study in the 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' finds that ecological systems might contain a lot of inherit randomness that makes them difficult to manage. (2020-01-29)

Sustainability strategies more successful when managers believe in them
New research from Cass Business School has found that business sustainability strategies can succeed alongside mainstream competitive strategies when managers believe in them. (2020-01-22)

New policy reduces anti-psychotic medications in foster children
Rutgers researchers have found that a Texas strategy to reduce anti-psychotic medication for children can serve as a model for other state Medicaid programs. (2020-01-21)

Egg trading between hermaphroditic fish: Why would you give when you can just take?
The sex life of hermaphroditic animals is determined by one fundamental question: Who assumes the female role and produces the costly eggs? Hamlets avoid this dilemma by engaging in reciprocal egg trading. Scientists have now used microeconomic models to analyze the circumstances required for this complex system of trading to work. Their results have been published in The American Naturalist. (2020-01-14)

Moths' flight data helps drones navigate complex environments
The flight navigation strategy of moths can be used to develop programs that help drones to navigate unfamiliar environments, report Ioannis Paschalidis at Boston University, Thomas Daniel at University of Washington, and colleagues, in the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology. (2020-01-09)

Bacteria can 'outsmart' programmed cell death
To be able to multiply, bacteria that cause diarrhoea block mediators of programmed cell death, a new study in 'Nature Microbiology' shows. (2019-12-24)

Illuminating the path for super-resolution imaging with improved rhodamine dyes
DUT and SUTD researchers developed a new strategy that enhances the brightness and clarity of sub-cellular structures when dyed with novel rhodamine fluorophores, laying the ground for the advancement of super-resolution microscopes. (2019-12-03)

Throwing cold water on ice baths: Avoid this strategy for repairing or building muscle
New research suggests that ice baths aren't helpful for repairing and building muscle over time, because they decrease the generation of protein in muscles. That's according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology today. (2019-12-02)

Leukaemia cells can transform into non-cancerous cells through epigenetic changes
Researchers of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute discover that a leukaemic cell is capable of transforming into a non-cancerous cell through epigenetic changes. (2019-11-13)

When managing a company, less is more
New branding research from Michigan State University offers strategies for companies to increase market share -- revealing who's doing it right and who needs to make a change. (2019-11-05)

In classical and quantum secure communication practical randomness is incomplete
Random bit sequences are key ingredients of various tasks in modern life and especially in secure communication. In a new study researchers have determined that generating true random bit sequences, classical or quantum, is an impossible mission. Based on these findings, they have demonstrated a new method of classified secure communication. (2019-11-04)

Scientists develop strategy to stabilize single atoms with ionic liquid as electronic stabilizer
Scientists at the National University of Singapore, Kyoto University, Hokkaido University and the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a strategy to stabilize isolated metal atoms on various oxide supports by using ionic liquids (ILs) as an electronic stabilizer. (2019-11-04)

Innovative tool analyzes all 22,000 tweets from 2016 Republican presidential candidates
Donald Trump's Twitter activity during the 2016 presidential primaries was largely comprised of tweets about performance, personal attacks and his standing in the polls. Researchers call this type of political messaging a strategy frame. Issue frames, meantime, deal with policy, decision-making, and identifying problems and proposing solutions. Most GOP hopefuls were issue focused. Only Trump and John Kasich, the last 2 Republicans standing prior to the convention, emphasized strategy over issues, according to a new study. (2019-10-31)

Memory training builds upon strategy use
Researchers from Åbo Akademi University, Finland, and Umeå University, Sweden, have for the first time obtained clear evidence of the important role strategies have in memory training. Training makes participants adopt various strategies to manage the task, which then affects the outcome of the training. (2019-10-25)

Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director of Research and Collections Dr. Gavin Svenson has described a new species of praying mantis that displays the first documented example of conspicuous mimicking of a wasp among praying mantises. (2019-10-17)

Consumer confidence in package delivery services vital for online retailers
New research published in an upcoming edition of the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that an online retailer's delivery strategy is imperative to that retailer's success and can be a determinant factor as to whether consumers purchase again. (2019-10-14)

A new strategy for the synthesis of complex natural products
Chemists from the University of Basel have succeeded in synthesizing two complex natural products from the group of dithiodiketopiperazines (DTPs). For this, they employed a new strategy based on ''C-H bond activation,'' resulting in a short and high yielding route. In the most recent edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, the researchers describe their new concept for the total synthesis of Epicoccin G and Rostratin A. (2019-10-09)

Preventing future forest diebacks
Removing dead trees from the forests and reforesting on a large scale: this is the German Federal Government's strategy against 'Forest Dieback 2.0'. Ecologists from the University of Würzburg call for other solutions. (2019-10-02)

Exploring a strategy that leads to mutual cooperation without non-cooperative actions
A research team led by Hitoshi Yamamoto from Rissho University analyzed which strategies would be effective in the prisoner's dilemma game, into which a new behavior of not participating in the game was introduced. The study was carried out in collaboration with colleagues Isamu Okada (Soka University), Takuya Taguchi (Shibaura Institute of Technology), and Masayoshi Muto (Shibaura Institute of Technology). The results of the study were published in Physical Review E. (2019-09-24)

Researchers find way to kill pathogen resistant to antibiotics
Nagoya University researchers and colleagues in Japan have demonstrated a new strategy in fighting antibiotics resistance: the use of artificial haem proteins as a Trojan horse to selectively deliver antimicrobials to target bacteria, enabling their specific and effective sterilization. The technique killed 99.9% of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacterium present in hospitals. The strategy should also work for other dangerous bacteria. The research paper announcing the breakthrough was published in ACS Chemical Biology. (2019-09-20)

Where to park your car, according to math
In a world where the best parking space is the one that minimizes time spent in the lot, 2 physicists compare parking strategies and settle on a prudent approach. (2019-09-19)

Electrical-first cardioversion strategy for AFib results in shorter ED length of stay
A multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial confirms that both chemical-first and electrical-first approaches are effective strategies for acute atrial fibrillation; however, an electrical-first strategy results in a significantly shorter emergency department (ED) length of stay. (2019-09-11)

Overcome the bottleneck of solid electrolytes for Li batteries
On Aug 21st, Prof. MA Cheng from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and his collaborators proposed an effective strategy to address the electrode-electrolyte contact issue that is limiting the development of next-generation solid-state Li batteries. The solid-solid composite electrode created this way exhibited exceptional capacities and rate performances. (2019-08-29)

Hydrophobic silica colloid electrolyte holds promise for safer Li-O2 batteries
A research team led by ZHANG Xinbo from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed an electrolyte regulation strategy by in situ coupling of CF3SO3- on hydrophobic silica colloidal particles via electrostatic interactions in order to prevent lithium dendrite growth and corrosion. (2019-08-28)

Cibio knocks out cystic fibrosis
The fight against cystic fibrosis continues, targeting in particular some of the mutations that cause it. This time, scientists relied on genome editing. A research team of the Cibio Department of the University of Trento was able to prove the efficacy of Crispr-Cas, the molecular scissors it has been working on for some time, in solving once and for all the problem that causes the disease. (2019-08-07)

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