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Too many bats are being killed for research
The work of zoologists worldwide is often an important asset for biodiversity protection, but a new article notes that scientists kill many bats -- even of threatened species -- to study them. (2017-07-19)

Decision rules and physician judgment
Decision-making rules have been widely adopted because of their potential for safely reducing a patient's exposure to costly and unnecessary testing. However, Afina Glas and colleagues found physician's judgment, aided by structured data collection, was similar to the use of such rules. (2002-03-18)

Syndromic surveillance for bioterrorism following World Trade Center attack
This report describes the operational and maintenance aspects of conducting syndromic surveillance for bioterrorism and demonstrates the limitations of drop-in systems that rely on manual data collection. (2003-02-27)

Major World's Fairs archive to be digitized
Digital primary sources publisher, Adam Matthew, today announced the digitization of one of the largest World's Fairs collections in the world: the Donald G. Larson Collection at the Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno. (2014-04-29)

Academy vows to retain mineral collection
A court filing makes it official: The Academy of Natural Sciences has no intention of giving up its historic William S. Vaux mineral collection. President and CEO Dr. William Y. Brown, in an affidavit signed today in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas, makes those intentions crystal clear. According to Brown's testimony, if the proposed sale of the 7,300-piece collection is not approved by the court, the Academy is (2007-06-15)

Building a human kinase gene repository
Using the human genome sequence annotation, high-throughput cloning methodologies, and automation, a group at the Harvard Institute of Proteomics lead by Leonardo Brizuela (Harvard Medical School lecturer on biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology) mined public databases to collect the sequence information of all identified human kinase genes and have built a gene repository for this gene class. (2005-05-23)

New $1.5 million NSF grant to track bee declines and pollination
A $1.5 million National Science Foundation multi-institutional grant -- co-led by Cornell entomologist Bryan Danforth -- will consolidate data from 10 natural history bee collections across the United States. (2010-07-29)

New Collection from PLOS and DNDi highlights a decade of R&D into neglected tropical diseases
As part of a collaborative initiative, PLOS and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) are delighted to launch a special Collection -- PLOS & DNDi: a decade of Open Access and Neglected Tropical Diseases R&D (Research and Development) -- to coincide with a joint event at the Institut Pasteur in Paris celebrating the 10-year anniversary of DNDi. (2013-11-27)

Journal of Dairy Science announces 2 new article collections
Free article collections on stocking density for dairy cattle and lactic acid bacteria are now available from the Journal of Dairy Science as a service to the dairy science community. (2016-05-27)

Occupational data in medical billing records could prevent workplace injuries
A subtle change to hospital data collection policies could make a big difference in preventing occupational health and safety hazards, according to workplace safety researchers at the Drexel University School of Public Health. Every year, nearly four million Americans suffer a workplace injury. If occupation and industry information were collected on every patient, physicians, researchers and payors would be able to accurately describe occupational injuries and illnesses, and support prevention initiatives. (2013-05-06)

Hero scientist helps preserve Afghan agricultural heritage
A hero scientist is helping to preserve Afghan agricultural heritage with help from the USAID PEACE project. (2010-04-22)

Environmental Statistics
One Day open meeting following Novartis Foundation Symposium. An international, interdisciplinary group of professional and academic statistitians will present papers on: a)the gathering of data on environmental effects and b) the impact of this data on the formulation of environmental policy by government agencies. (1998-04-22)

'From the First Star to Milkomeda'
Avi Loeb, chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation, has published a new eBook: 'From the First Star to Milkomeda.' (2015-08-27)

Smartphones more accurate, faster, cheaper for disease surveillance
Smartphones are showing promise in disease surveillance in the developing world. The Kenya Ministry of Health, along with researchers in Kenya for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that smartphone use was cheaper than traditional paper survey methods to gather disease information, after the initial set-up cost. (2012-03-12)

Roy Eddleman donates artwork to Chemical Heritage Foundation and funds to create museum
Roy Eddleman, CEO of Spectrum Laboratories and noted art collector, has donated a collection of 17th- to 19th-century paintings and drawings to the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) along with funds to create a museum for display and preservation of CHF's art and artifacts. Total value of the gift is estimated at $10 million. (2002-11-17)

Dung happens and helps scientists
A scientist at Northern Arizona University is in charge of the largest animal dung collection in the world, used for clues about animal evolution and extinction, Ice Age existence and climate change. Researcher Jim Mead admits it is a bizarre resource, but he is one of many around the globe who access dung for DNA information. Mead, a dung authority, continues to grow the collection with specimens from as far away as Siberia. (2008-02-15)

Being in the right place at the right time ... anytime
A new technique from NIST offers designers and users of precision machines (such as scanning tunneling microscopes and coordinate measuring machines) a more dependable way to obtain data -- wherever and whenever it is needed. This story from a recent issue of the NIST UPDATE newsletter describes what this new development could mean for manufacturers and others. (2002-04-10)

UCSB receives collection of aerial photography valued at $14.3 million
More than 500,000 aerial images -- a pictorial odyssey spanning 65 major metropolitan areas in the United States at the turn of the 21st century -- has been donated to UC Santa Barbara by Pacific Western Aerial Surveys, of Santa Barbara. (2008-08-07)

New database catalogues plants that soak up contamination
Hyperaccumulators are unusual plants that can absorb much larger amounts of metal compounds in their leaves and stems than normal plants, and they are very useful for cleaning up contaminated land. (2017-11-21)

Ceramics data enters a new phase
The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) have compiled, into a single compact disk, nearly 20,000 phase-equilibria diagrams for more than 15,000 chemical systems. Each diagram is akin to a ceramics (2004-04-09)

Springer's Internet platform now offers more than 30,000 eBooks
Springer Science+Business Media, a leading publisher in the science, technology and medicine sectors, has reached a milestone by publishing its 30,000th eBook in January 2009. (2009-01-22)

Spanish cities fail to meet legal requirements on paper and container recycling
Researchers from the Jaume I University in Castellón have evaluated the efficiency of the four urban waste collection models used in Spanish cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. The results show that, in the best of cases, 45 percent of paper and 20 percent of metal and plastic containers are recycled -- percentages that are far off the minimum targets established by law. (2011-02-11)

WDCM released first Microbial Resource Development Report for China
The World Data Center for Microorganisms (WDCM) and Center for Microbial Resources and Big Data of the Institute of Microbiology of CAS (IMCAS) jointly released the '2016 Microbial Resource Development Report for China' on Sept. 6. It is the first report on China's microbial resource development. (2016-09-07)

A synthesis of the 36451 specimens from the UNEX Herbarium in a new data paper
A new peer reviewed open access data paper published in Phytokeys offers a comprehensive synthesis of the 36451 specimens preserved in the herbarium of the University of Extremadura (UNEX Herbarium) in an attempt to disseminate the data contained, and promote their multiple uses. All data in the collection can be easily accessed through the GBIF data portal. (2013-06-19)

Electric clothes dryers: An underestimated source of microfiber pollution
Electric clothes dryers (tumble dryers) may be a hitherto unsuspected source of microfibers, widely emitting fibers from laundry into the environment through their vents, according to an experimental study. (2020-10-07)

Oncotarget launches special collection on breast cancer
Breast Cancer Collection published in honor of breast cancer awareness. (2020-12-01)

NIST, Stanford collaborate to catalog early microcomputing software data
When you hear the term (2013-03-08)

Patient-centered approach to collect sexual orientation and gender ID information studied
In new research to be presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, BWH researchers will discuss findings from the EQUALITY Study which seeks to identify the best patient-centered approach to collecting SO/GI demographic data in the Emergency Department. (2016-06-28)

ZooKeys special: Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Myriapodology, Thailand
For the third consecutive time, a special issue in the open access zoological journal ZooKeys is hosting a collection of the research findings presented at the International Congress of Myriapodology. The contemporary myriapod research presented at the 17th International Congress of Myriapodology, held in July 2017 in Krabi, Thailand, contains 13 novel research papers by 35 authors from across the world. (2018-03-08)

The MGC Herbarium: Information source of plant diversity in the Mediterranean
The MGC Herbarium of the University of Malaga (Spain), which contains the impressive 76.000 sheets of vascular plants, is one of the most important resources for understanding the biodiversity in the South of Spain. The basic information about the MGC Herbarium has been published in a recent data paper available through the open access journal PhytoKeys. (2013-10-01)

Biology professor secures grant to save West Virginia's primary natural history collection
Thanks to the work of a Marshall University biology professor, the nation's largest museum collection of mammals, amphibians and reptiles from West Virginia will be preserved for future generations. Dr. Suzanne G. Strait has been awarded a $373,256 grant from the National Science Foundation to re-curate and modernize the West Virginia Biological Survey Museum, which is housed in the university's College of Science. (2012-05-11)

Open access: Comprehensive occupational health and safety resource now available online
DFG provides no-cost access to MAK collection which is a milestone in establishment of free access to research data/transparent policy consultancy. (2012-02-01)

Quick-and-dirty DNA repair sets the stage for smoking-related lung cancer
The stem cells that proliferate the most in response to damage caused by cigarette smoke repair their DNA using a process prone to errors, setting the stage for lung cancer, according to a study publishing Jan. 26, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat and her team of the Walter and Eliza hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia. (2017-01-26)

Phone app allows researchers to conduct concealed food safety observations
Smartphones are so ubiquitous, and text messaging and social media activities so common in public places, that no one questions what anyone does with their phone. That pervasiveness allows a phone application to be used in direct, concealed observations without alerting the people being observed. (2015-10-05)

Value of data from HIV testing/counseling centers questioned
Use of data from voluntary HIV counseling and testing clinics for HIV surveillance in Africa is not appropriate, according to a viewpoint in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2007-02-15)

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study
An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data. (2014-10-15)

Self-collection of samples for HPV testing shows promise in detection of cervical cancer in Kenya
A study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that training women to self-collect genital samples to test for human papillomavirus, the causative agent of cervical cancer, can increase the coverage rates of cervical cancer screening. (2013-05-01)

The yeast glycome
Dr. Michael Snyder (Yale University), Dr. Elizabeth Grayhack (University of Rochester Medical Center) and colleagues have constructed an unprecedented yeast genomic library, which will serve as an important research tool for the entire scientific community. (2005-11-30)

Historic plant type specimens to go digital
A unique collection of plant specimens that is part of The Academy of Natural Sciences' world-renowned herbarium soon will be viewable through the Internet, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. The three-year, $262,500 grant will be used to produce high-resolution images of some 30,000 (2006-04-12)

Cancer registries in resource-constrained countries can inform policy
Data from population-based cancer registries are vital for informing health programs, policies and strategies for cancer screening and treatment. A special issue of Cancer Epidemiology, prepared under the auspices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, offers lessons for planning and supporting cancer registration in resource-constrained settings to support data-driven policies on cancer prevention, early detection and appropriate treatment leading to significant cost savings for government and society as a whole. (2016-12-20)

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