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Kopchicks give $10.5 million gift to MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School for fellows

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., and his wife, Charlene, of Athens, Ohio, are paving the way for future scientists to do the same with a transformative $10.5 million gift to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.



Cut US commercial building energy use 29 percent with widespread controls

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) The US could slash its energy use by the equivalent of what is currently used by 12 to 15 million Americans if commercial buildings fully used energy-efficiency controls nationwide.



Patient race & gender are important in predicting heart attack in the emergency department

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(George Washington University) Researchers at the George Washington University published research finding that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome, which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.



Safety-net providers can adopt medical home models and improve primary care

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(RAND Corporation) The medical home model of advanced primary care is being adopted by practices across the nation, but there have been questions about whether the approach can be accomplished in safety net settings. A new study finds that federally qualified health centers that participated in a program to help them adopt a medical home model were successful in doing so, but it did not decrease the use of specialty care, acute care services or Medicare expenditures.



Treating Lyme disease: When do symptoms resolve in children?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Children's National Health System) Mattia Chason, M.D., and colleagues in infectious disease examined how quickly Lyme disease symptoms typically resolve in children, a research question that has received little prior study.



More democracy through mathematics

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) For democratic elections to be fair, voting districts must have similar sizes. When populations shift, districts need to be redistributed -- a complex and, in many countries, controversial task when political parties attempt to influence redistricting. Mathematicians at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a method that allows the efficient calculation of optimally sized voting districts.



Research investigates causes of sea level falls in Dead Sea

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Plymouth) The causes of falling sea levels in the Dead Sea, which have significant impacts on the environment and the economy, are to be investigated in new research led by the University of Plymouth.



UK Robotics Week to demonstrate the nation's world-leading robotics and AI research

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) The UK's world-leading robotics research will be showcased at the second UK Robotics Week, which begins on Saturday, 24 June, 2017 and runs until Friday, 30 June.A week-long program of events will take place across the country, showcasing the latest research in areas such as surgery, social care and disaster relief, and will culminate in the International Robotics Showcase, which takes place on 30 June.



Immunotherapy kinder than chemotherapy for patients with head and neck cancer

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Institute of Cancer Research) The immunotherapy nivolumab is kinder than chemotherapy for people with advanced head and neck cancer -- easing many of the negative effects of the disease on patients' quality of life.



Is it okay for children to count on their fingers?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Frontiers) Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of pupils have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning maths. But a new research article shows using fingers may be a much more important part of maths learning than previously thought.



Don't leave baby boomers behind when designing wearable technology

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Human Factors and Ergonomics Society) Accounting for age-related cognitive and physical challenges can increase adoption rates for older users who need help managing their health.



Experts uncover first molecular events of organ rejection

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto have uncovered the first molecular steps that lead to immune system activation and eventual rejection of a transplanted organ.



ACP expresses 'strongest opposition' to Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) expresses our strongest possible opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) of 2017, legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).



Walden elected fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma research associate professor and director, Susan E. Walden, has been elected to the Academy of Fellows for the American Society for Engineering Education. Walden, the first ASEE awardee from OU, has made significant individual contributions to her body of work related to diversity and inclusion in engineering education within the P-16 initiative. The fellow designation honors her scholarship and service for improving engineering education, especially in pre-college settings.



Pitt names Minking Chyu Distinguished Service Professor

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pittsburgh) In honor of significant contributions to the University of Pittsburgh, most significantly his work toward establishing the Sichuan University - Pittsburgh Institute, Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher appointed Minking Chyu as Distinguished Service Professor.



Research suggests sexual appeals in ads don't sell brands, products

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Ads with sexual appeals are more likely to be remembered but don't sell the brand or product, according to a meta-analysis of nearly 80 advertising studies, published online this week by the International Journal of Advertising. Researchers found no positive effect on study participants' ability to remember the brands featured in such ads or on their intention to buy the product. The research was led by University of Illinois advertising professor John Wirtz.



Uncomfortable summer heat makes people moody and unhelpful, new research finds

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Lehigh University) Associate professor Liuba Belkin of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Maryam Kouchaki, assistant professor at Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois, conclude in a new study, that when when it's uncomfortably hot, we're less likely to be helpful or 'prosocial.'



Adulthood wellbeing lower for single-parent kids -- new research

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Warwick) People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.



Mathematical confirmation: Rewiring financial networks reduces systemic risk

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) A proposed tax on systemically risky financial transactions could reduce the risk of financial system crashes by spurring financial networks to reshape in more resilient ways.



MIT Portugal international industry roundtable on new technologies for old industries

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(MIT Portugal Program) Entrepreneurial success and cutting-edge innovation in the life sciences are often associated with health and medical technologies. However there is a range of other industries where new biotechnologies have been making a very significant impact. To discuss challenges and opportunities related to those areas, MIT Portugal in collaboration with Mira Municipality and Universidade de Aveiro, organized an International Industry Roundtable on New Technologies for Old Industries that gathered more than 70 people at the Mira Center, near Aveiro.



An integrated perspective on diabetic, alcoholic, and drug-induced neuropathy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Dove Medical Press) Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a persistent, debilitating form of chronic pain that results from damaged nerves. It has multiple underlying etiologies, including diabetes, alcohol and chemotherapy, and is thought to affect 7-10% of the global population.



Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinityParacetamol during pregnancy can inhibit the development of 'male behavior' in mice. New research from the University of Copenhagen shows that it can reduce sex drive and aggressive behavior.



Critical gaps in our knowledge of where infectious diseases occur

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Today Scientists have called for action. The scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution have published a joint statement from scientists at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University. The scientists call attention to a serious lack of data on the worldwide distribution of disease-causing organisms. Without this knowledge, predicting where and when the next disease outbreak will emerge is hardly possible. Macroecologists hold the expertise to create the needed data network and close the knowledge gaps.



Starting school young can put child wellbeing at risk

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Exeter) A study led by the University of Exeter Medical School which investigated more than 2,000 children across 80 primary schools in Devon, has found that children who are younger than their peers when they start school are more likely to develop poorer mental health, as rated by parents and teachers.



ACP's initial review of QPP proposed rule 'encouraging'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) is encouraged that the 2018 proposed rule to implement the Quality Payment Program (QPP), released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), continues to take important steps to benefit both clinicians and patients in the delivery of high-quality, high-value care.