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USDA announces funding for nutrition incentive programs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $21 million to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.



UTA study finds public-private partnerships key to making telemedicine sustainable

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) RadhaKanta Mahapatra, a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the UTA College of Business, conducted the study, A Collaborative Approach to Creating ICT-based Sustainable Development, which was published as part of the Americas Conference on Information Systems' proceedings earlier this year. ICT is Information and Communication Technology. Former Odisha Chief Secretary Sahadeva Sahoo co-authored the study.



Emergency contraception not as accessible as it should be, says CU Anschutz study

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Efforts to remove barriers to accessing emergency contraception (EC) scored victories in 2013, when the US Food and Drug Administration removed age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the levonogestrel drug Plan B.



Cornell's Center for Materials Research's NSF funding extended, increased

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Cornell University) The Cornell Center for Materials Research - which through research and education is enhancing national capabilities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and materials research at all levels -- has been has been granted $23.2 million for the next six years from the National Science Foundation.



Tackling air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Portsmouth) The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa.



Negotiations continue between DEAL and Wiley

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Wiley) Project DEAL representatives from the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany and representatives of publishing house Wiley announced their continued negotiations on a future-oriented model for the publishing and reading of scientific literature.



On the contrary: Smarter than conventional stock market wisdom?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(World Scientific) This book examines the nature of the stock market and its implications for corporate management, and provides an incisive approach to core issues in finance. The authors' critical and scholarly look at the subject is presented in this book in a light-hearted style does not undermine the serious impact that the thoughtful insights has raised. Instead, it that allows experts and students alike to easily comprehend and appreciate the underlying concepts.



Why do people in new democracies stop voting?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Montreal) An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended on what country they lived in and how democratization had happened there.



Yale announces collaboration with WBCSD to improve corporate reporting

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies ) The Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance will provide high-quality research on the flow of capital into sustainability-oriented projects and sustainable companies.



First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Surrey) Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine.



Why this guide is the solution to your research woes

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(World Scientific) Have you ever marveled at a beautifully-written piece of research and wondered why? Or, been required to conduct one and doubted how? Or, needed to provide feedback and pondered what? Perhaps despite numerous books on research methods in the market, you find yourself at the starting line of your research journey? Fret not! World Scientific is here to save the day with 'Research Methods: A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers'.



Personality changes don't precede clinical onset of Alzheimer's, FSU study shows

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Florida State University) Findings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.



New technique accurately digitizes transparent objects

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(The Optical Society) A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3-D rendering methods.



Collaborative UC project wins top school award at International Contemporary Festival

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Cincinnati) Led by professors Stephen Slaughter and John Dixon, a collaborative class of architecture and industrial design students in UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning designed and built a collection to exhibit at the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Festival. Inspired by live-work space, Shaker design and its influence on Scandinavian modernism, Japanese modernism and American midcentury modern design, the collection won the Editor's Award for best school installation.



Baltimore Ecosystem Study partners with Baltimore City Public Schools

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Through a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is partnering with Baltimore City Public Schools to transform the way that chemistry is taught in the city's high schools. The innovative approach draws on data gathered by BES to convey how chemistry shapes the local environment.



Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditions

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determine if they do provide considerably better protection than the currently recommended standard dose quadrivalent vaccine.



Smart staffers: Why educated areas are good for business

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Georgia) The key to a thriving business may be the educational level of non-executive employees, according to new University of Georgia research.



Springer and Graz University Press enter new co-publishing agreement

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Springer) Springer and Graz University Press have signed a new co-publishing agreement to publish co-branded books in English. Through this cooperation, the University of Graz Press will be able to provide its authors with international distribution via SpringerLink, where all content is made available electronically in a digital format. Springer will benefit from the addition of further influential titles to its comprehensive book program.



Many YouTube videos glorify alcohol

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs) YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the 'fun' side of drinking. That's the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.



Zip to industry: A first-year corporate-STEM connection program

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Akron) The University of Akron (UA) received an NSF grant of $450,000 to create a cross-college retention project aimed to place at-risk, first-year STEM students into paid job-shadowing experiences to explore various STEM fields. The students will shadow current UA STEM students who are already on co-ops/internships with local and regional employers. The project provides an opportunity for research on how job shadowing impacts student retention in STEM during the first year of college.



Latest health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we age

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geriatrics Society) The Graham-Cassidy bill -- the newest proposal in a line of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act -- will harm access to key health services for older Americans, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.



Shedding light on brain activity

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of California - Santa Barbara) UCSB is named a National Science Foundation Neurotechnology Hub for optical brain imaging.



University researchers awarded grant for non-invasive system to detect atrial fibrillation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Rochester Institute of Technology) A team of engineers and clinicians at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester Medical Center received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a non-contact, video recording technology to detect the presence of atrial fibrillation.



Communication key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Oregon State University) Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.



When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees die

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Ohio State University) When the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don't disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.