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Francis Crick Institute to train top African scientists

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(The Francis Crick Institute) The Francis Crick Institute and five partner institutes in Africa have today announced a fellowship program to train African researchers to tackle infectious diseases in their home countries. The program, called the Crick African Network, is supported by a £6 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund, a five-year initiative led by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to address problems faced by developing countries.

Art inspiring ecological science, inspiring art

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Ecological Society of America) Art and Science in dialog: sessions at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Ore., feature 5-minute presentations on collaborative projects that fuse contemporary art and ecological science to make new work that's not possible within each discipline alone. Explore artwork created by the session speakers in the Art:Sci Gallery.

Engaging Islamic religious leaders to improve African-American Muslim women's attitudes towards breastfeeding

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) While research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman's social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African-American Muslims.

Moody's raises NJIT's bond rating

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Moody's Investor Services improved their financial outlook on New Jersey Institute of Technology to A-1 stable based on the expectations of continued strong student demand in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields driving good operating performance and debt service coverage over the next two years.

AGU announces recipients of the 2017 Union Medals, Awards and Prizes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Geophysical Union) The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has selected its 2017 class of medalists, awardees, and prize recipients. Twenty-nine individuals are recognized this year for their dedication to science for the benefit of humanity and their achievements in Earth and space science.

A mission without borders

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Originally designed to address the growing 21st-century concern regarding pediatric obesity, the program has evolved into a platform of international communication that has grown past merely health and fitness. This year alone, 38 countries have united under the Mission X banner.

3-D printing sweeps toy manufacturing off the shelves

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Michigan Technological University) People have scoffed that 3-D printers are simply toys themselves. But they probably didn't realize how much money is made off playthings. Do-it-yourself manufacturing -- making goods at home with a 3-D printer using open source designs from a free online repository -- has a multi-million-dollar impact on the overall toy industry.

Goodbye HERA, hello sleep

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) After 45 days in NASA's Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), the four-man crew can hardly hold their eyes open. This mission was the first of its kind to last 45 days, as well as incorporate sleep reduction for research purposes.

Five ways ISS National Lab enables commercial research

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(NASA/Johnson Space Center) A growing number of commercial partners use the International Space Station National Lab. With that growth, we will see more discoveries in fundamental and applied research that could improve life on the ground.

President Tong joined students in service-learning in Kyrgyzstan

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ) Professor Timothy W. Tong, President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), joined a Service-Learning trip with 34 students to serve the local community in Kyrgyzstan on July 16, 2017 and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan on July 19.

Teaching without training

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Brigham Young University) Despite efforts from No Child Left Behind to promote 'highly qualified' teaching, recent research shows that just 36 percent of new secondary science teachers are teaching only in their trained subject.

LSUhealthNO research to improve resilience to disasters in Louisiana

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health will receive $2.5 million to improve resilience and mental health outcomes in six communities in south Louisiana that experience weather-related and manmade disasters.

UTA researcher's book looks at quality-of-life concerns associated with urban sprawl

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Texas at Arlington) A new book, co-authored by UTA researcher Shima Hamidi, empirically shows how badly sprawl affects health and other quality-of-life outcomes.

Using omega 3 fatty acids to treat Alzheimer's & other diseases?

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Understanding how dietary essential fatty acids work may lead to effective treatments for diseases and conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson's disease and other retinal and neurodegenerative diseases. The key is to be able to intervene during the early stages of the disease.

International Prize in Statistics presented to Sir David Cox

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Statistical Association) Prominent British statistician Sir David Cox was awarded with the first ever International Prize in Statistics for developing the proportional hazards model.

APS and IOP Publishing commit to ORCID scheme for unambiguously identifying contributors

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(American Physical Society) The American Physical Society and IOP Publishing commit to collecting ORCID iDs for authors submitting to their journals following stated best practices.

Standardized policies needed for how and when police interact with trauma patients

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) Injured people often interact with police and other law enforcement agents before and during their injury care, particularly when their injuries are due to violence or major motor vehicle crashes. Yet, there are no professional guidelines in trauma medicine or nursing that standardize when and how police interact with injured patients.

Knowledge management pioneer Ikujiro Nonaka to receive Berkeley-Haas' Achievement Award

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of California - Berkeley Haas School of Business) Knowledge management pioneer Ikujiro Nonaka of Hitotsubashi University to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, at the University of California, Berkeley, on Nov. 3, 2017, during the school's annual gala. Dr. Nonaka has been a pioneer in creating the field of knowledge management and studying the impact of knowledge creation on product development and innovation.

Media registration open for TCT 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) TCT 2017 is the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). TCT, the world's premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine, features major medical research breakthroughs and gathers leading researchers and clinicians from around the world to present and discuss the latest evidence-based research in the field.

More children living in high-poverty neighborhoods following Great Recession

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Rice University) More children are living in high-poverty neighborhoods following the Great Recession -- a troubling shift because children in these neighborhoods are a year behind academically.

New study shows how exposure to a foreign language ignites infants' learning

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(University of Washington) A new study by the University of Washington, published July 17 in Mind, Brain, and Education, is among the first to investigate how babies can learn a second language outside of the home. The researchers sought to answer a fundamental question: Can babies be taught a second language if they don't get foreign language exposure at home, and if so, what kind of foreign language exposure, and how much, is needed to spark that learning?

RIT receives $1 million for scientists-in-training program for deaf, hard-of-hearing undergrads

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Rochester Institute of Technology) The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded a grant to Rochester Institute of Technology that is expected to provide $1.025 million in funding over five years to develop a Scientists-In-Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates.

O2 and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Dr. Paul Harch, Clinical Professor and Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Dr. Edward Fogarty, at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, report the case of the reversal of brain volume loss in a 2-year-old drowning victim unresponsive to all stimuli treated with normobaric oxygen (oxygen at sea level) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Genes account for half of differences in social mobility

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(King's College London) A new King's College London study suggests that genes account for nearly 50 per cent of the differences between whether children are socially mobile or not.

Newly discovered elovanoids called a 'transformative new concept of biology'

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Research led by Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered a new class of mediators, or biochemical triggers that he named elovanoids (ELVs). This discovery provides the first evidence of the existence of elovanoids and of their significant role in protecting and sustaining retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cell survival.