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Method ranks impact of computer and information science funding agencies, institutions & individuals
The National Science Foundation tops all national and international agencies for funding research that makes the most impact in computer and information science, according to Penn State researchers in the School of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). (2004-12-13)

Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-led study
Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. (2014-10-07)

Physicians' losses can contribute to burnout
This article appears in the July/August 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. Link goes live at 5 p.m. ET, July 10. (2017-07-10)

Best treatment for mild or moderate depression unclear
Guidelines for the management of mild or moderate depression are unclear because firm evidence is lacking, claim doctors in this week's BMJ. (2005-02-03)

University of Houston wins 'Connections' award for economic engagement
The University of Houston has been named winner of the 'Connections' award, announced Tuesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as part of the second annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards. The awards were announced Tuesday, Nov. 4, on the final day of the APLU annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Other winners were the University of Massachusetts-Boston, for the Talent award; the Georgia Institute of Technology, for the Innovation award; and North Carolina State University, for the Place award. (2014-11-04)

Lecture or listen: When patients waver on meds
According to a new analysis of hundreds of recorded office visits, doctors and nurse practitioners typically issued orders and asked closed or leading questions when talking to their HIV-positive patients about adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Attempts at problem-solving with patients who had lapsed occurred in less than a quarter of visits. (2012-02-02)

The Mediterranean connection: ecological effects of El Niño in the Northern hemisphere
The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) are increasingly acknowledged as major climatic sources of ecological variability. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this is a priority research area facing global warming. In the July issue of Ecology Letters, Pablo Almaraz and Juan A. Amat provide the first evidence of concurrent NAO and ENSO effects on the long-term dynamics of a natural population. (2004-06-10)

Political values influence people's response to health disparities messages
Policymakers and advocates discussing health disparities in the United States would be wise to consider the political affiliation of their audience, suggests a new study published in the Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives. (2014-02-10)

CNIO scientists link new cancer treatments to cardiovascular alterations
A study published in Nature Medicine by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) suggests that prolonged use of Plk1 inhibitors, which are currently in clinical trials with patients, can not only lead to hypertension issues but also to the rupturing of blood vessels and severe cardiovascular problems. (2017-07-10)

Support for cutting edge research: New professorial fellowship scheme
The ESRC launches a new professorial fellowship scheme to support up to 10 of the UK's top social scientists today. The fellows will be able to create and evolve their own creative and groundbreaking research agendas in any area of the social sciences. (2003-02-18)

TRMM Satellite sees Cyclone Cleo coming to a close
Rainfall in the once-known Cyclone Cleo has really diminished over the last 24 hours, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite has confirmed it. Cleo is fading and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center has acknowledged its demise, in its final warning on the storm today. (2009-12-11)

Marshall University scientist awarded NIH grant for lung cancer research
A Marshall University faculty member has been awarded a three-year, $426,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further her research to determine if the nutritional agent capsaicin -- the active ingredient in chili peppers -- can improve the anti-cancer activity of the commonly used chemotherapy drug cisplatin in patients with small cell lung cancer. (2012-07-20)

Obesity association reacts to discrimination regarding surgery basis of body mass index
A UK obesity charity has objected strongly to the decision by health bodies in the UK restricting access to surgery on the basis of body mass index, calling it discriminatory. (2017-11-14)

Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired
Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early childhood education providers, teachers, speech therapists and other rehabilitators of children with hearing disabilities, as well as the hearing-impaired themselves. (2019-06-27)

The development of climate security discourse in Japan
This research traced discourses related to climate security in Japan to determine why so little exists in Japan and whether or not such discourse could suggest new areas for consideration to more comprehensively respond to the climate change problem. Based on categorization of various approaches by climate security-related literature outside Japan, the study revealed areas where Japan has been able to respond to, and other areas where almost no discussion is being made in Japan. (2020-10-01)

Volume 3 in the Global E-Governance Series published
Volume 3 in the Global E-Governance Series, brings together the contributions of acknowledged experts from all over the world, who have presented papers and participated in discussions at three recent conferences on e-government, the role of the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and e-governance. (2010-05-01)

Existence of new element confirmed
Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element. The new, super-heavy element has yet to be named. (2013-08-27)

SHEA responds to CDC on H1N1
Today's announcement by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it is modifying its guidance regarding measures that should be taken by health-care workers who are in contact with either confirmed or suspected cases of H1N1 was met with concern by the scientific community that had submitted its recommendations to CDC. (2009-10-14)

Publicly funded research lays critical foundations for private sector
Nearly 10 percent of US National Institutes of Health research grants directly generate a patent, a new study reveals, and more than 30 percent generate articles that are then cited by patents. (2017-03-30)

More senior doctors needed to improve UK emergency care
A study in this week's BMJ finds that most care in accident and emergency departments in the United Kingdom is delivered by junior medical staff, often in their first post-registration job. As a result, many patients attending these departments could be managed better. (2001-07-06)

State funding boosts stem cell research in California, other states
A new study analyzed stem cell funding programs in four states and found that in both California and Connecticut, state programs have contributed to an increase in the share of publications in the field produced in these states. (2015-02-17)

Professor Emanuele Orgiu joins the Young Academy of Europe
Professor Emanuele Orgiu, who recently came to the INRS Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications, is part of the new cohort of young researchers admitted to the Young Academy of Europe. He was recognized by his peers for his scientific excellence and accomplishments. (2017-02-08)

Pregnant questions
Asking the right questions leads to a more accurate assessment of prenatal alcohol use in pregnant women. (2021-02-03)

Mothers should be cautious when discussing weight with daughters
How should a concerned mother discuss issues of diet and weight with her daughter? Very carefully, according to Erin Hillard, a developmental psychology doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame. (2015-12-22)

Study highlights value of acknowledging adolescents' perspectives
Across very different cultures -- Ghana and the United States -- when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also have less depression. Yet having the latitude to make decisions appears to function differently in the two cultures, with positive outcomes for youths in the United States but not in Ghana. (2017-10-24)

New research reveals that fibre can improve mood
A new study at Cardiff University (Wales,UK) shows that high-fibre eaters are less stressed and have a more positive mood. (2002-02-20)

A more challenging summit than Everest
In the week celebrating the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Everest, this week's editorial points to a more challenging summit-the gathering of G8 leaders in Evian-les-Bains, France-to address the plight of an estimated billion people who live in countries ravaged by civil war. (2003-05-29)

48th annual Drosophila Research Conference, Philadelphia Marriott, March 7-11, 2007
Members of the press are invited to attend the 48th annual Drosophila Research Converence to be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel from March 7-11, 2007. There will be over 1,300 attendees at the meeting with 1,000 platform and poster presentations. (2007-01-11)

Successful lab tests on a potential vaccine for heroin addiction
Scientists are reporting development and successful initial laboratory tests on the key ingredient for a much-needed vaccine to help individuals addicted to heroin abstain from the illicit drug. Their study appears in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. (2011-07-20)

New PBS investment as PBS slows
The Chief Executive Officer of Medicines Australia, Mr Kieran Schneemann, has welcomed today's announcement that the Government has agreed to the PBS listing of new medicines. (2006-06-22)

An advance toward an 'electronic nose' urine test for TB
Scientists are reporting an advance toward a fast, inexpensive urine test to detect and monitor the effectiveness of treatment for tuberculosis, which is on a rampage in the developing world. Their study appears in the ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry. (2011-08-03)

The older you are, the less the chance of thrombolytic therapy
Recent guidelines have acknowledged that thrombolytic therapy reduces the risk of death after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), independently of age. To examine the age- related in-hospital AMI mortality rate and its determinants in a large cohort of patients, the Quebec Acute Coronary Care Working Group conducted an analysis involving a registry of 44 acute care Quebec hospitals that enrolled 3741 patients with AMI between January 1995 and May 1996. (2001-04-30)

Hunting jeopardizes forest carbon storage, yet is overlooked in climate mitigation efforts
The loss of animals, often due to unregulated or illegal hunting, has consequences for the carbon storage capacity of forests, yet this link is rarely mentioned in high-level climate policy discussions, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. (2019-05-06)

MU engineering researchers designing protective wall to shield bridges from terrorist attacks
Government officials have acknowledged the transportation system's vulnerability to terrorist attacks. Bridges are among the most vulnerable. Because of this reality, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia are working with federal highway officials to develop a new technology that can protect bridges against such attacks. (2007-06-06)

Addiction is a disease, and negative attitudes must change
Health professionals and society must change their negative attitudes toward addiction, which is a disease that requires treatment like other health conditions, states an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2011-12-12)

Where credit is due: How acknowledging expertise can help conservation efforts
Scientists know that tapping into local expertise is key to conservation efforts aimed at protecting biodiversity -- but researchers rarely give credit to these local experts. Now some scientists are saying that's a problem, both for the local experts and for the science itself. (2014-04-08)

Large numbers of students skipping breakfast
Despite widespread availability of morning meal programs, a large number of Canadian students are still skipping breakfast, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2018-03-14)

Exercise can improve non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Exercise has potential to improve non-motor as well as motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), including cognitive function, report investigators in a review published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. (2019-03-04)

A bioengineered tattoo monitors blood calcium levels
Scientists have created a biomedical tattoo that becomes visible on the skin of mice in response to elevated levels of calcium in the blood. (2018-04-18)

How global responses to COVID-19 threaten global food security
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced nations worldwide to implement unprecedented social measures to stem the rapid spread of the virus. (2020-07-30)

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