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Study analyzes health care quality, IT, reimbursements

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Dallas) Management of health care quality and costs has become a prominent topic of debate and research in the last decade in the United States. A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas examines the relationship between health care service quality, health information technology usage and Medicare reimbursements for congestive heart failure cases.



Why chemists marched for science (video)

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Chemical Society) Tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington, D.C., and at hundreds of satellite marches around the world on Saturday to join the first March for Science. We followed two groups of chemists from Minnesota and New Jersey to get a snapshot of the hopes and concerns that brought them to the US capital to join people from across the nation -- and the globe -- in the March for Science. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/-LC5S4uKr1M.



JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting being held May 20-25 in Chiba, Japan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geophysical Union) Discover the latest in Earth and space science research at the JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 taking place May 20-25 at the Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall in Chiba, Japan. The meeting will bring together researchers from the American Geophysical Union and the Japan Geoscience Union.



How do babies coordinate gestures and vocalization?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of the Basque Country ) Asier Romero-Andonegi, Aintzane Etxebarria-Lejarreta, Ainara Romero-Andonegi and Irati de Pablo-Delgado, lecturers and researchers at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Education in Bilbao, have studied how 9 to 13-month-old babies tackle the shift from early babbling to the use of combinations of gestures and speech. The work The interrelation of gestures and vocalization in early communication functions: Evidence from Basque language has been published in the important linguistics journal Signos.



Variations in tuition at public universities have grown, masking the cost of attendance

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(New York University) Differences in undergraduate tuition rates by a student's degree program or year of study have become increasingly prevalent over the past 25 years, finds a study by New York University's Steinhardt School, Arizona State University, and the University of Louisville.



When the smoke clears... tobacco control in post-conflict settings

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(ecancermedicalscience) In new research published today by King's College London - Institute of Cancer Policy and the Conflict & Health Research Group in the journal ecancermedicalscience, the difficulties of prioritizing preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored.



Arizona State University wins record 14 NSF career awards

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Arizona State University) ASU earns 14 prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.



A little support from their online friends calms test-anxious students

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Reading supportive comments, 'likes' and private messages from social media friends prior to taking a test may help college students who have high levels of test-anxiety significantly reduce their nervousness and improve their scores, a new study by University of Illinois computer science researchers suggests.



Staking self-worth on the pursuit of money has negative psychological consequences

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University at Buffalo) Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the US often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper by a University at Buffalo research team suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit.



Legal marijuana stores lead to increases in property crime

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Ohio State University) Legal marijuana shops are linked to higher levels of property crime in nearby areas, according to a nearly three-year study in Denver.



Strong parent connections enhance children's ability to develop healthy response to stress

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Children in low-income families have an increased chance of thriving when their caregiver relationships include certain positive characteristics, according to new research. Using data from more than 2,200 low-income families surveyed as part of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, researchers found that school-age children who reported high levels of parent involvement and supervision were more likely to report behaviors associated with positive emotional development and social growth.



Two UTA students earn prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) Two University of Texas at Arlington College of Science students have been named recipients of National Science Foundation funds to further their graduate education through the NSF's prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program for 2017. Priscilla Glenn, a senior biology major, and Mayowa Olawoyin, a second-year Ph.D. student in mathematics, are among the awardees.



Survey: Another good year for Chesapeake Bay's underwater grasses

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) An annual survey led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows the abundance of underwater grasses in Chesapeake Bay increased 8 percent between 2015 and 2016, continuing an upward trend initiated in 2012.



Feeling the heat

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) How has thermal comfort changed in recent decades over China against the background of the global warming? Scientists carried out an investigation over the Chinese mainland using the index of effective temperature (ET), which combines the effects of temperature, humidity and wind speed.



Latest advances in artificial intelligence for drug discovery to be presented at the NVIDIA GTC

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine, Inc, is a big data analytics company specializing in applying the latest advances in deep learning to drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research. In the NVIDIA Graphics Technology Conference (GTC), the scientists from Insilico Medicine will present its latest progress on the applications of Generative Adversarial Networks to Drug Discovery in Oncology and Infectious Diseases.



England's Cancer Drugs Fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients suffering unnecessarily from toxic side effects of the drugs. The review by Professor Richard Sullivan and Dr. Ajay Aggarwal is published in Annals of Oncology with an accompanying editorial by Dr. Kapil Dhingra.



How do students with debt fare in community college?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(SAGE) Community college students who borrow up to $1,999 in student loans during their first two years of community college complete 17 percent fewer academic credits in that same time period than their peers who take out $2,000 to $3,999 in loans or do not take out any loans at all. This finding and more were published in a new study out today in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (a SAGE Publishing journal).



Weather extremes and trade policies were main drivers of wheat price peaks

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)) Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. These shocks get exacerbated by low storage levels as well as protective trade policies, the analysis of global data deriving from the US Department of Agriculture shows. In contrast to widespread assumptions, neither speculation across stock or commodity markets nor land-use for biofuel production were decisive for annual wheat price changes in the past four decades.



Why do we like our classes? And each other? Our brain waves tell us, new research shows

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(New York University) The synchronization of brainwaves among students during class reflects how much they like the class and each other, a team of neuroscientists has found.



Emerging companies aim to treat conditions that medication cannot relieve

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(International Neuromodulation Society) Emerging companies describe how they are using neuromodulation to address challenges such as autism, paralysis, and persistent, medication-resistant pain, as part of an Innovations Day preconference on May 28 before the International Neuromodulation Society 13th World Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.



Yale announces the Renewable Thermal Alliance

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies ) An alliance launched by the Yale Center for Business and the Environment will support regional collaboration on renewable heating and cooling technologies.



Virtual humans help aspiring doctors learn empathy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) How a revolutionary technology -- which assesses a student's body language, facial expressions and communication strategies -- is helping train more empathetic doctors.



Want to better comply with dietary guidelines, and save money? Cook dinner at home

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Oregon State University) The best culinary paths to better health are not always paved with cash, new research shows, and cooking at home can provide the best bang-for-the-buck nutritionally as well as financially.



2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting to showcase new discoveries in children's health

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Academy of Pediatrics) The 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting takes place May 6-9 in San Francisco, giving thousands of researchers from across globe an opportunity to share and discuss their latest findings.



CSHL, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative collaborate to boost sharing of scientific research

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) CSHL announced a collaboration with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help accelerate the understanding of life science for the benefit of human health and disease. New funding from CZI will support the development and expansion of CSHL's bioRxiv preprint service, a free platform that enables life science researchers to quickly and easily share drafts of papers before they are published in peer-reviewed research journals.