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What do you know? Not as much as you think
We've all met know-it-alls -- people who think they know more than they actually do. If they're talking about products, like wine or motorcycles, they might actually know as much as they think. But when it comes to health plans, social policy, or nutrition, they might not, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2008-10-13)

What the brains of people with excellent general knowledge look like
The brains of people with excellent general knowledge are particularly efficiently wired. This was shown by neuroscientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin using magnetic resonance imaging. (2019-07-31)

How psychology helps improve medical decision making
Research into decision-making strategies of expert physicians has shown that they use data-driven heuristics when solving routine problems. Physicians use hypothesis-driven strategies when confronted with complex and uncertain cases. Both these strategies are error-prone, but the nature of errors is different shows Dr. Vimla Patel in her presentation of The Development Process of the Medical Decision Making. (2000-02-20)

Critical care ultrasound training can improve physician trainee knowledge and skills
A dedicated critical care ultrasound training program could help improve physician trainees' knowledge and skills at the bedside. (2012-10-22)

University of Alberta hosts international conference on women in the knowledge economy and society
See what happens when forward-thinking women from around the world gather in one place to swap ideas at (2007-04-27)

Bath awarded £3.4 million ($5 million) to help business benefit from its research
The University of Bath has been awarded £3.4 million to help take research into business. (2009-04-03)

Subjective knowledge affects consumer searching & selections
An article in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research seeks to explain how subjective knowledge takes over decision-making in the marketplace and even effects where in the store one shops as much affecting the brands that she or he chooses to buy. (2005-01-07)

Patients and doctors lack knowledge about adrenaline injections
Patients and general practitioners lack knowledge of how and when to use devices to inject adrenaline after anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-12-04)

Guidelines and reality
Taking the case of treatment by primary care physicians of three target diseases -- hypertension, heart failure, and chronic coronary heart disease -- in the current edition of Deutsches Arzteblatt International Ute Karbach and her coauthors investigate the relationship for physicians between knowing the guidelines and acting in compliance with them. (2011-02-25)

Increased knowledge of HPV vaccines does not predict a higher rate of vaccination
A year-long study of over 360 adolescents who were considered to be ideal candidates to receive the HPV vaccine showed that neither increased parental or adolescent knowledge about HPV or the vaccine resulted in higher rates of vaccination. That is, those with higher levels of knowledge were not more likely to obtain vaccination for themselves or their daughters. (2014-09-23)

Building a better math teacher
For years, it has been assumed that teachers -- specifically math teachers -- need to master the content they intend to teach. And the best way to do this is to take courses beyond that content. (2011-06-23)

Study: Retaining talent is paramount for successful firm acquisitions
A recent UT Dallas study found that when acquiring firms avoid the exodus of scientists from the target firms, their likelihood of creating highly impactful knowledge increases. (2018-03-05)

Intellectual property law and the protection of traditional knowledge
Detractors of current patent systems say that the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities does not readily fit into the existing rules of the industrialized world. However, Charles McManis, JD, IP and technology law expert at Washington University in St. Louis, argues that (2006-02-18)

What people say may not be what they know
What a person says is not necessarily an indication of what that person knows because speech is motivated by social circumstances and the desire to influence the listener. Two researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have applied this principle to local environmental knowledge by indigenous peoples and are urging other scientists to incorporate more observation and skepticism into their studies. (2007-04-30)

US companies are investing less in science
A new article reveals that large corporations are investing less in science. From 1980 to 2006, publications by company scientists have declined in a range of industries. The result holds across a range of industries. (2017-11-27)

Indigenous knowledge still undervalued - study
New research has found that Indigenous knowledge is regularly underutilised and misunderstood when making important environmental decisions. (2020-09-03)

FEMMSS2: Knowledge that Matters
The Association for Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics and Science Studies holds a national conference at Arizona State University February 8-10 to look at how knowledge is produced, distributed and taken up in the context of questions of equality, ethics, sustainability, power, identity, voice and social change. Questions of difference, democracy and justice have been at the forefront of feminist discussions about what knowledge matters for social justice. Attending: feminists, scientists and scholars. (2007-02-08)

Many young people don't know what constitutes sensible alcohol consumption
A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that young people do not possess the knowledge or skills required to adhere to government guidelines for responsible alcohol consumption. This article is part of the March special themed issue of the journal on low-risk drinking guidelines. (2012-02-21)

Message to Starbucks: Consumer idea generation is not one-size-fits-all
Listen up, Dell and Starbucks and all companies that turn to consumers for ideas about products and services. There's a better way to pry ideas out of your customers than through the same old standard online platforms. A study in the Journal of Marketing suggests that one-size-fits-all approach may be counterproductive. According to the study, online idea-generation platforms should instead tailor themselves to the industry-specific knowledge of the customer. (2015-09-23)

Insights from putting science under the microscope
Theories, data and knowledge continue to accumulate and become refined across many scientific fields -- but what do we know about science itself? In this Review, Santo Fortunato et al. highlight efforts to understand the 'science of science,' insights from which could be used to optimize the pursuit of knowledge and better society. (2018-03-01)

Online illusion: Unplugged, we really aren't that smart
The Internet brings the world to our fingertips, but it turns out that getting information online also has a startling effect on our brains: We feel a lot smarter than we really are, according to a Yale-led study published March 30 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. (2015-03-31)

Teacher-to-student knowledge transfer studied in joint Russia-Us effort
The field of studies is essential for both the scientific research and teacher education. Current cross-cultural research examines and compares teacher's influence on students' academic attainments in Russia and the USA. That allows to trace the peculiarities of education processes in the two countries and to have a multi-faceted comprehensive view on the matter. (2017-11-09)

Major gaps remain in how traditional knowledge is used in salmon governance in Norway and Finland
A new article published today in the journal Arctic points to major challenges in the ways traditional knowledge is included in the management of Atlantic salmon in Norway and Finland. (2018-12-20)

The quiet loss of knowledge threatens indigenous communities
Most of the knowledge that indigenous communities in South America have about plants is not written down. Now, ecologists at the University of Zurich have analyzed comprehensive information about the services provided by palm trees from multiple regions and made it accessible via a network approach. What they also discovered in the process was that the simultaneous loss of biodiversity and knowledge represents a key threat to the survival of indigenous peoples. (2019-05-02)

A tool for cooperation among companies involved in restoration and maintenance of old buildings
Tecnalia is participating in the creation of a new computer tool that facilitates cooperation among European companies in the sector of construction related to the restoration and maintenance of old buildings, including those registered as Historical Heritage Buildings. (2011-09-13)

Poor Knowledge Of The Pill Could Be Improved With Education
Dr Paul Little et al from primary care facilities in Hampshire believe that women attending surgeries for check- ups for repeat prescriptions of the contraceptive pill should be provided with education leaflets on contraception and asked questions to help improve their knowledge. Poor knowledge of taking the pill may be responsible for one in five unwanted pregnancies. (1998-06-26)

Coordination of knowledge among organizations changing radically
Today's new information technologies are not only changing the way people work, they also are (1999-11-01)

Co-workers hoard their best ideas
Have you ever asked a colleague for information, only to have them ignore your request? Did you feel they were purposely avoiding you or only pretending to be ignorant? You may have been right. Catherine Connelly, an assistant professor of human resources & management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, has found that employees often protect their knowledge and will even take steps to hide it from co-workers. (2006-05-01)

Study finds researchers open to knowledge transfer
Scientists like to pay it forward. According to a new study by University of Montreal professors Christian Dagenais and Michel Janosz, most academics are quite open to knowledge transfer. (2009-03-24)

Gene study offers clues on memory puzzle
Scientists have shed light on why it is easier to learn about things related to what we already know than it is to learn about unfamiliar things, according to a new study. (2011-07-08)

Scientists root for more cassava research to help meet greater demand for food
Global food demand is expected to grow by 110 percent over the next 30 to 35 years, and for many of the poorest people on the planet, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is the most important source of calories. Cassava is also important as a crop that is resistant to climate change, but it has not received the same amount of attention as other staple food crops. (2016-10-25)

Teachers lack tools for competent literacy instruction
Many teachers teach literacy without having tools to reflect on how their approach affects pupils' reading and writing development. A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals that many teachers have insufficient knowledge of how the spoken language is converted into written language, and that they lack basic knowledge about the general processes involved in learning to read and write. (2011-10-25)

Novice or expert: How do consumers increase their knowledge about products?
Consumers seek out novel consumption experiences to increase their knowledge about products but do so selectively based on their level of expertise, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. (2012-11-13)

International meeting to feature knowledge translation symposium
The mission of the International Association for Dental Research, convening here today for its 86th General Session, is to advance oral health research worldwide, and to facilitate application of its findings. A special symposium will directly address the latter by drawing attention to methodologies that can ensure the improved uptake of research knowledge through knowledge translation. (2008-07-02)

Can manipulating gut microbes improve cardiac function in patients with heart failure?
A clinical study called the GutHeart Trial is poised to examine the potential relationship between the bacterial composition of the gut and inflammatory and metabolic pathways in the cardiovascular system (2018-08-08)

Employees don't always share well with others, says new paper exposing 'knowledge hiding'
Why isn't knowledge transfer happening more often in companies spending money on it? Maybe it's because their staff don't always want to share. (2011-05-16)

Training program may improve police officers' ability to help older adults
After participating in a training program in aging-related health, police officers anticipated having more empathy for and awareness of aging-related conditions, and greater ability to provide older adults with appropriate community referrals. (2017-05-03)

Environment schemes for kids influence parents' behavior
Teaching children about the environment can affect the knowledge and behavior of parents, says research by Imperial scientists in the Seychelles. (2013-02-14)

Pushing big data to rapidly advance patient care
The breakneck pace of biomedical discovery is outstripping clinicians' ability to incorporate this new knowledge into practice. Charles Friedman, Ph.D. and his colleagues recently wrote an article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine about a possible way to approach this problem, one that will accelerate the movement of newly-generated evidence about the management of health and disease into practice that improves the health of patients. (2018-08-30)

Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development
On April 3 and 4, the National Academy of Sciences will hold a meeting to identify and promote practical interventions that could better link knowledge with action in pursuit of sustainable development. (2008-01-30)

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