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University of Miami launches Cuba and the Caribbean special report

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Miami) In its newly published Cuba and the Caribbean Special Report, the University of Miami (UM) brings front-and-center it's long history with Cuba, Haiti and other nations and communities in the Caribbean.

UTA study points to inefficiencies in Dallas mass transit

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) Lack of access to good-paying jobs is one of the primary products of a largely inefficient Dallas transit system, according to a city of Dallas-commissioned study conducted by Shima Hamidi, director of The University of Texas at Arlington's Institute of Urban Studies, and her research team.

How do we know the age of the Earth? (video)

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Chemical Society) The Earth is 4.565 billion years old, give or take a few million years. How do scientists know that? Since there's no 'established in' plaque stuck in a cliff somewhere, geologists deduced the age of the Earth thanks to a handful of radioactive elements. With radiometric dating, scientists can put an age on really old rocks -- and even good old Mother Earth. For the 30th anniversary of National Chemistry Week, this edition of Reactions describes how scientists date rocks.

IUPUI receives NSF grant to enhance geosciences education, expand community engagement

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science) A three-year NSF grant will enable IUPUI researchers to enhance geosciences education and inspire future solutions to community problems. The endeavor is designed to engage undergraduates, especially those typically unrepresented in the study of the Earth and its environment, such as first-generation college students and students of color. The novel program, which will be made available to colleges and universities across the nation, benefits both undergraduates and the communities in which they live as well as encourages the pursuit of geosciences careers.

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. thesis goes online for the first time

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Cambridge) Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. thesis, 'Properties of expanding universes', has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, after being made accessible via the University of Cambridge's Open Access repository, Apollo.

Malaysia embraces Melanie's work on the illegal wildlife trade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Huddersfield) Research into how the law can be used to protect endangered species has led to a University of Huddersfield lecturer's expertise being harnessed by an overseas nation that has some of the world's most diverse and fascinating wildlife.

College labor market remains strong

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Michigan State University) Employers will face tough competition for talent in the 2017-18 job market, thanks to a seven-year growth streak in the college labor market, according to Michigan State University's Recruiting Trends, the largest annual survey of employers in the nation.

Rethinking the private sector's role in disaster relief

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies ) Latent potential within the private sector could provide a powerful new solution to disaster relief, according to a report out of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment.

USDA grants to spur innovations to slash pesticide use

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(ISCA Technologies Inc.) Federal grants fund environmentally-friendly pheromone pest-controls and strategy to increases fruit blossom bee pollination rates.

Integrative health group visit reduce chronic pain in underserved Spanish-speaking Latinos

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Spanish-speaking Latinos suffering from chronic pain, who typically lack access to effective treatments due to insurance, income, and language barriers, showed significant benefits from an Integrative Medical Group Visit (IMGV) approach that was adapted for this population.

ESMO calls for cancer-specific targets to be included in NCDs' global and national agendas

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(European Society for Medical Oncology) Most premature deaths from cancer, or other NCDs, are preventable or curable if health systems respond more effectively to the needs of their population.

Teams work better with a little help from your friends

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Ohio State University) Here's something both you and your boss can agree on: Workplace teams are better when they include your friends. Researchers analyzed the results of 26 different studies (called a meta-analysis) and found that teams composed of friends performed better on some tasks than groups of acquaintances or strangers.

Standardised data reporting of energy efficient mortgage assets

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Università Ca' Foscari Venezia) the Energy efficiency Data Portal & Protocol (EeDaPP) Initiative, will seek to address the current lack of standardisation in terms of technical and financial datasets which hinders market transparency and risk assessment of energy efficiency investments.

G7 ICT and Industry Ministers highlight transformative role of 5G in Industry 4.0

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(IMDEA Networks Institute) The world's seven most industrialized economies (G7) have released a declaration highlighting the transformative role of 5G communication systems in the Next Production Revolution (NPR), also known as Industry 4.0. G7 Ministers see 5G as a key enabler of the highly complex technological demands posed by the digital economy.

An app for rating public transport in real time

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) EPFL researchers have developed a smartphone app for passengers to evaluate their experience in real time and view other users' ratings. It will be tested this fall by Lausanne's public transport authority.

UTSA receives $5 million to support new cybersecurity education pipeline

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at San Antonio) The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a multidisciplinary center fostering education and research at the intersection of cybersecurity and cloud computing.

Biosimilar drugs could cut US health spending by $54 billion over next decade

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(RAND Corporation) Biosimilar drugs have been touted as one strategy to help curb the runaway costs of biologics that have advanced the treatment of illness such as rheumatoid arthritis and many cancers. A new study finds biosimilars could cut health care spending in the United States by $54 billion over the next decade. The savings are about 20 percent larger than a similar, widely cited analysis done three years ago by the same researchers.

To grasp water scarcity, OSU researchers probe links between human and natural systems

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Oregon State University) Understanding the fine-level interactions between nature and people is essential in determining whether a region will suffer water scarcity in the future.

Depression strongly linked to higher long-term risk of early death for both women and men

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Despite increased awareness about mental illness, depression remains strongly linked to a higher risk of early death -- and this risk has increased for women in recent years -- according to results from the 60-year Stirling County Study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Dartmouth economist outlines reforms to improve access to affordable, high quality child care

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Dartmouth College) For families in the US, the costs of high-quality child care are exorbitant, especially for those with children under age five. A new policy proposal, 'Public Investments in Child Care,' by Dartmouth Associate Professor of Economics Elizabeth Cascio, finds that current federal child care tax policies are not benefiting the families most burdened by child care costs. Therefore, Cascio outlines a new policy that could replace the current federal child care tax policies.

LSU Health no to study exercise to reduce metabolic disorders risk in HIV+ people who drink

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Patricia Molina, MD, PhD, Professor and Head of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $390,532 over two years to test the effectiveness of physical exercise to improve the regulation of blood sugar levels in people living with HIV/AIDS who also use alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism awarded the competitive grant.

The New York Stem Cell Foundation Annual Conference

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(New York Stem Cell Foundation) NYSCF's 12th Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference convenes global leaders in translational stem cell and neuroscience research to present their latest work towards new treatments and cures for the most devastating diseases and injuries currently facing the world. The two-day conference features discussions on transformative new technologies in the field, how to get new research into the clinic for patients, and challenges in the regenerative medicine field as well as disease area-specific panels.

$1.25 million grant to improve treating children with autism, other needs

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Penn State) Penn State faculty members have received a $1.25 million federal grant to address a shortage in speech-language pathologists and special educators with master's degrees who have the knowledge and experience in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) practices, in order to improve school-based services and results for children, teens and young adults with complex communication needs.

University of California, Davis, receives Mellon grant to explore academic brands

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of California - Davis) UC Davis professors have been awarded a Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to analyze what academic brands can tell us about the modern university.

Tufts wins award to participate in new national emergency medicine clinical trials network

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute) Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) joins an elite group of institutions selected to lead national clinical trials in the Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) Network, a new initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance critical emergency medicine research. The SIREN Network is five-year NIH cooperative award that brings together 15 'Hub' institutions and their local 'spoke' sites to provide a national infrastructure for conducting large multi-site clinical trials.