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Optimizing MS care -- Mission of the consortium of multiple sclerosis centers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Consortium of MS Centers) March is MS Awareness Month and the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis (CMSC) has partnered with leading organizations, accredited content providers, and its membership to provide optimal education, research and services to the MS community.

Your gender may affect how you perceive a woman's anxiety in STEM

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Dartmouth College) Undergraduate students' reactions to reading about a woman's anxiety in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) class vary by gender according to a Dartmouth-led study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. Men are more likely than women to attribute a female student's anxiety or self-doubt in a STEM class to internal factors such as not being prepared while women are more likely than men to attribute such emotions to external factors, such as bias.

The Protein Society announces 2018 award recipients

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(The Protein Society) The Protein Society, the premier international society dedicated to supporting protein research, announces the winners of the 2018 Protein Society Awards, which will be conferred at their 32nd Annual Symposium (July 9 - 12, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts). Plenary talks from the recipients are scheduled throughout the 3.5-day event.

Core elements identified for successful transitions in care for older adults with dementia

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) While there has been an increased focus on person-centered models of care transition for cognitively intact older adults from hospital to home, little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care specifically for persons with dementia.

False beliefs about MMR vaccine found to influence acceptance of Zika vaccine

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania) People's willingness to use a Zika vaccine, once it's available, will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine, but also by their misconceptions about other vaccines.

New doctors' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity and mood

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) This week, thousands of graduating medical students around the country will find out where they'll head next, to start their residency training. But a new study gives the first objective evidence of the heavy toll that the first year of residency can take on their sleep, physical activity and mood.

New educational app helps support GvHD diagnosis and scoring after HCT

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation) A new e-Health educational App is now available to assist healthcare professionals in their assessment of graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), a potentially lethal complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Its added value in the identification and accurate evaluation of this disease will be discussed during the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. The Meeting has registered more than 5,000 delegates for attendance in the host city of Lisbon, Portugal from March 18 to March 21, 2018.

Students who are old for their grade more likely to enroll in college

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(American Psychological Association) Teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enroll in college than their younger peers, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Candidate voice pitch influences voters, but does not lead to better leaders

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Miami) Voters may prefer voting for candidates with lower sounding voices but they are not necessarily better leaders, a paper recently published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior by University of Miami Professor Casey Klofstad and Professor Rindy Anderson from Florida Atlantic University has revealed.

Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Michigan) The emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life.

Using implementation science to improve cervical cancer prevention in sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) While cervical cancer -- one of the most common cancers in women -- has significantly decreased in the United States, it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have the largest age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of this potentially preventable and non-communicable disease due to the difficulty in implementing prevention, screening, and treatment programs.

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education integrates with GSA

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(The Gerontological Society of America) Members of the newly renamed Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) -- formerly the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education -- have approved a set of bylaws that fully integrates Academy activities into The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), where AGHE had previously been a separate unit. The vote on these bylaws took place on March 2 at AGHE's recent Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Large numbers of students skipping breakfast

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Waterloo) Despite widespread availability of morning meal programs, a large number of Canadian students are still skipping breakfast, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Crabs in your computer

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(GigaScience) A study published in GigaScience provides three-dimensional visual data from hermit crabs using 3-D microCT scanning technology. The authors not only describe the data, they also provide downloadable, interactive files of everything in this study, allowing everyone to use and manipulate the data. They even include interactive web-based viewers and 3-D printable file formats. Making this complex data publicly available, allows researchers cost-efficient options for examining specimens without the need to send out precious samples.

Are sexual minority students less likely to persist in STEM degrees?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Sexual minority students -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer -- were less likely than their heterosexual peers to be retained in STEM degrees after four years of college, suggests a new study based on a national survey of more than 4,000 college students. Diversity is crucial in STEM fields, providing a greater likelihood of reaching breakthroughs. However, compared.

Individual education programs not being used as intended in special education

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Penn State) Gone are the days when students with disabilities were placed in a separate classroom, or even in a completely different part of the school. These students often sit alongside their traditional student peers for at least part of the day, with the help of individualized education programs (IEPs).

PSU receives $300,000 grant to help students use big data to guide Portland's growth

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Portland State University) The National Science Foundation has awarded Portland State University a three-year, $300,000 grant to help undergraduate student researchers use big data to guide growth in the Portland metropolitan region.

Eight faculty-led projects funded under UCI Confronting Extremism initiative

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(University of California - Irvine) From a massive open online course countering science skepticism to intimate culinary workshops fostering cultural understanding, eight faculty-led University of California, Irvine projects will take innovative approaches to some of society's most intractable issues.

Google's AI program: Building better algorithms for detecting eye disease

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(American Academy of Ophthalmology) The ability of artificial intelligence to help screen patients for a common diabetic eye disease gains momentum with a new study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lily Peng, M.D., Ph.D., and her colleagues at Google AI research group, show they could improve their disease-detecting software by using a small subset of images adjudicated by ophthalmologists who specialize in retinal diseases.

The thousand-year-old egg (video)

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(American Chemical Society) Century eggs, or pidan, are a preserved food made by fermenting duck eggs in alkali. The green and black color of these eggs is not very appealing at first blush, and the smell is even worse. However, this Ming dynasty innovation effectively extended the shelf life of eggs and has been adopted as a beloved comfort food in China and throughout the world. Reactions explains the chemistry behind this unusual culinary offering.

Team training can reduce patient mortality by 13 percent

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Rice University) When implemented correctly, health care team training can reduce patient mortality by 13 percent, according to a new review paper by a psychologist at Rice University.

Rice U. lab surprised to find its drug-delivery system can help even without drugs

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Rice University) A synthetic, injectable hydrogel developed at Rice University to deliver drugs and encourage tissue growth turns out to have therapeutic properties all its own.

Ash from dinosaur-era volcanoes linked with shale oil, gas

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Rice University) Nutrient-rich ash from an enormous flare-up of volcanic eruptions toward the end of the dinosaurs' reign kicked off a chain of events that led to the formation of shale gas and oil fields from Texas to Montana.

IMDEA Networks participates in world’s first master’s degree in 5G

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(IMDEA Networks Institute) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and Ericsson have launched a Master's in NFV and SDN technologies for 5G networks with the collaboration of IMDEA Networks This program, which will be taught at the UC3M Madrid-Puerta de Toledo campus and the Ericsson Auditorium in Madrid, is the product of a long-standing collaboration between both entities in the area of education and research.

Female researchers publish childcare recommendations for conference organizers

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDT

(Chapman University) Many women in science are raising concerns over the fact that parents with young children are often excluded from fully participating in academic conference activities.