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EPA announces research strategy to study nanomaterials
The US Environmental Protection Agency today outlined a new research strategy to better understand how manufactured nanomaterials may harm human health and the environment. The strategy outlines what research EPA will support over the next several years to generate information about the safe use of nanotechnology and products that contain nano-scale materials. (2009-09-29)

What to sequence next: Pick one species at a time
After humans, mice, chickens and others what genomes should scientists sequence next? In a paper published today in PLoS Genetics, Fabio Pardi and Nick Goldman of the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute present a way to decide. Surprisingly, they show that always choosing the next best single species is just as effective as planning to sequence several genomes in advance. (2005-12-02)

Evolving cooperation
A new study shows that in repeated interactions winning strategies are either partners or rivals, but only partners allow for cooperation. (2018-04-24)

KAIST receives $20 million donation for futures studies
A retired businessman, Moon-Soul Chung, the former chief executive officer of Mirae, Inc., a semiconductor equipment company in Korea, today donated USD 20 million to the Graduate School of Future Strategy at KAIST. Established in 2013, the KAIST Graduate School of Future Strategy consists of three interdisciplinary graduate programs on future strategy, intellectual property, and science journalism. (2014-01-10)

Launch of consultation on STFC strategy
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is at noon today launching a consultation on its strategy, which will be open until March 20, 2009. The emerging strategy outlines the overarching vision and strategic aims of the Council and details the operational strategy for science, technology and facilities, along with the approach to economic impact and education and skills training. (2008-12-19)

New Labour's policies reduced geographical inequalities in infant mortality rates
Efforts by the Labour government to reduce inequalities between the most deprived areas of England and the rest of the country had a positive impact on infant mortality rates, suggests research by the Universities of Newcastle, Leeds, York, and Liverpool published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-03-19)

Pneumothorax treatment gets less painful
Scientists working in Tianjin Chest Hospital, China, have developed a less painful treatment strategy for Pneumothorax treatment. By analyzing the partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide in thoracic cavity gas during Pneumothorax Treatment, physicians can understand the real conditions of the pneumothorax and then update to a less painful treatment method. (2015-10-02)

Genre may impact cognitive training using video games
Video games are quickly becoming a hot topic in cognitive training. Many see them as a potential tool to help patients improve their performance and memory, yet little is known about how different types of video games may affect white matter in the brain and cognition. (2017-10-02)

Does the district general hospital have a future?
Government reforms are threatening the future of district general hospitals, says an expert in this week's BMJ. Given the iconic status of hospitals in the eyes of the public, government risks huge unpopularity in dealing with the consequences. (2005-12-01)

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)

Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?
New Haven, Conn. -- Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy to dramatically reduce the recurrence of genital herpes. Their study, co-led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, was published in the journal npj Vaccines. (2019-08-01)

New screening strategy may catch ovarian cancer at early stages
A new screening strategy for ovarian cancer appears to be highly specific for detecting the disease before it becomes lethal. The strategy is described in a study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. If verified in an ongoing clinical trial, it could potentially help save the lives of thousands of women each year in the United States alone. (2013-08-26)

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)

The best strategy to defeat HIV in South Africa
The World Health Organization is about to embark on a new strategy to prevent AIDS in South Africa, a country thought to have more people with HIV/AIDS than any other country in the world. Using mathematical modeling, the WHO predicts this strategy could completely eliminate HIV in South Africa within a decade. Alas, researchers at UCLA respectively disagree, suggesting the WHO has left out key considerations. Their own model suggests a different approach (2012-09-05)

Love it or hate it, PowerPoint shapes strategy-making, says new Rotman paper
It's a staple presentation tool in most businesses. Its been banned as a productivity killer. Say what you like about PowerPoint, the computer software that presents business cases like a slide show, but one researcher at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management says that such critiques ignore the ways the technology is used to shape idea generation and build corporate strategies. (2010-05-26)

Maladapted children change goals during conflicts
New research on how children's goals change when in conflict showed that aggressive and submissive children who had problems with their peers exhibited several antisocial changes to their goals. These children showed an increased desire to retaliate and a decreased desire to attain relationship-oriented objectives (such as trying to stay friends with the other child). The implications of this study include a need for social skills interventions for peer-rejected children. (2005-05-17)

Childhood cancer: The four survival strategies of tumor cells
Cancer cells in children tend to develop by following four main trajectories -- and two of them are linked to relapse of the disease, research led by Lund University in Sweden shows. The four strategies can occur simultaneously in a single tumor, according to the study that is now published in Nature Genetics. (2018-06-04)

Tecnalia redesigns energy strategy of the Croatian city of Sisak
Tecnalia Research and Innovation has been selected by the United Nations for the redesign of the energy strategy of the Croatian city of Sisak. (2011-02-18)

'Selective strategy' recommended for CT scans in emergency departments
Emergency medicine researchers with the University of Cincinnati are proposing a new strategy for diagnosing a common but dangerous condition in the emergency room. With rates of computed tomography angiography (CTA) on the rise, they want to curb blanket use of the test in patients suspected of having a pulmonary embolism (PE). Instead, they recommend a selective strategy for using CTA to diagnose PE -- first testing patients for an often concomitant condition, deep vein thrombosis. (2011-01-18)

The best strategy to defeat HIV in South Africa
Researchers at UCLA suggest a strategy being proposed by the World Health Organization to combat HIV in South Africa is badly flawed. (2012-09-05)

Screening families with a history of high cholesterol is most cost effective way to cut heart deaths
Screening relatives of people with high cholesterol levels is the most cost effective way to reduce deaths from coronary heart disease, yet no recommended screening strategy currently exists in the United Kingdom , according to researchers in this week's BMJ. (2002-05-30)

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)

Queen's researchers shed light on how children learn to speak
Researchers have discovered that children under the age of two control speech using a different strategy than previously thought. (2012-01-09)

Study points to treatment strategy for anorexia
New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment strategy. (2017-02-20)

Study indicates England's strategy to reduce teenage pregnancies is working
The number of under-18s conceiving and having babies in England has declined since the implementation of the government's national teenage pregnancy strategy in 1999, according to an Article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2006-11-23)

Study indicates England's strategy to reduce teenage pregnancies is working
The number of under-18s conceiving and having babies in England has declined since the implementation of the government's national teenage pregnancy strategy in 1999, according to an Article in this week's issue of the Lancet. (2006-11-23)

New mosquito control strategy proves successful against dengue fever
Over 380,000 people have been protected from dengue fever in Vietnam thanks to the implementation of a novel strategy to control mosquitoes in the country, concludes a report in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-02-10)

ESC Congress 2004: ICTUS study shows no benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina
Dutch clinical investigators will present data during the Hotline II session on Sunday afternoon, August 29th, ESC Congress 2004, Munich, Germany, showing that modern medical treatment, and angiography followed by PCI or CABG in selected patients (selective invasive strategy), may be equally effective. (2004-08-29)

Balancing strategy to lateral impact in a rat Rattus norregicus
The rat bends flexible body to absorb the impact energy when encountering the lateral thorax strike, while encountering the lateral abdomen strike through its side-sway and left leg supporting. Balancing strategy to lateral impact in a rat can be inspired to improve the robustness of bionic robot. This study has been published in Chinese Science Bulletin (In Chinese) 2014, No.13 issue. (2014-06-03)

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)

Research shows promise for potential new gene therapy strategy for muscle-wasting diseases
Investigators in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital have identified the role of a protein that could potentially lead to new clinical treatments to combat musculoskeletal diseases, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (2008-03-10)

Wayne State study finds strategy shift with age can lead to navigational difficulties
A Wayne State University researcher believes studying people's ability to find their way around may help explain why loss of mental capacity occurs with age. (2012-02-06)

Ultrasound combined with pre-operative MRI is cost effective in evaluating rotator cuff tears
While ultrasound is usually viewed as more cost effective, MRI is most often used to evaluate the rotator cuff. When performing a cost utility analysis, utilizing an ultrasound as the initial imaging test for rotator cuff tear, along with pre-operative MRI to identify alternative and concurrent diagnoses, can be a very effective hybrid imaging strategy, according to research being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting (2011-05-05)

Use of methods to protect lungs after brain death increases number of lungs suitable for donation
Use of certain measures for lung preservation after brain death in potential organ donors resulted in a nearly doubling of lungs eligible for donation, compared to a conventional strategy that is used, according to preliminary research published in the Dec. 15 issue of JAMA. (2010-12-14)

Why do some infections persist? Blame bacterial socialism, says new study
New research to be published in Scientific Reports uses time lapse microscopy to show that bacteria use a hedging strategy to trade off varying degrees of antibiotic resistance even when they are not under threat. This new insight could explain why some infections persist in spite of antibiotic treatment and suggests that a different dosing strategy that would wait out trading off strategy could be effective. (2016-01-13)

2005 global tuberculosis targets may be out of reach
An article in this week's issue of THE LANCET cautions that key targets for tuberculosis control-due to be reached by next year-are unlikely to be met unless renewed strategic action and financial support can be secured. (2004-03-04)

NOAA's new Climate Science Strategy outlines efforts to build resilience
As ocean conditions continue to change, putting ocean ecosystems and the communities that rely upon them at risk, today, NOAA took a first step in providing regional fisheries managers and stakeholders with information they need to reduce the effects of climate change and build resilience. (2015-08-25)

Cuckoo chicks in zebra finches
Some female zebra finches foist a part of their eggs on their neighbors. Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen discovered that in every fifth nest there is one egg that is not produced by its social parents. The female birds act in a very well-targeted way: eggs are being placed in (2010-04-26)

Novel transfusion strategy for pediatric patients in intensive care
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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)

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