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Rheumatology leaders urge support for graduate student exemption & continuous health coverage

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today expressed concerns with a provision of the House tax bill passed on Nov. 16 that would repeal the tax-exempt status for graduate student tuition waivers, and a provision included in the Senate tax bill that would repeal the individual health insurance mandate.



UTSA researchers receive $147,000 grant to train school psychologists in deaf education

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Texas at San Antonio) Educational psychology researchers from UTSA received a grant for a new program that integrates educational psychology and deaf education.



Springer Nature launches a pilot with PaperHive

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Springer) Springer Nature has launched a one-year pilot with PaperHive, a market-leading annotation system and copyright-compliant collaborative research platform. The partnership focuses on increasing reader engagement of university students with academic literature in various fields including biomedicine, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The pilot phase comprises books and textbooks from Springer and Springer Spektrum, the leading publisher for classical and digital educational media in the field of natural sciences and mathematics in the German-speaking region.



First-graders fitter than expected

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students? A team from the Technical University of Munich pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students over a period of one decade. Their study shows that students did not lose their strength. Speed or balance even increased over the time of 10 years. One change was in the boys, whose endurance decreased compared to the girls of the same age.



Noninvasive brain imaging shows readiness of trainees to perform operations

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) While simulation platforms have been used to train surgeons before they enter an actual operating room (OR), few studies have evaluated how well trainees transfer those skills from the simulator to the OR. Now, a study led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that used noninvasive brain imaging to evaluate brain activity has found that simulator-trained medical students successfully transferred those skills to operating on cadavers and were faster than peers who had no simulator training.



British historian Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 International Cundill History prize

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(McGill University) The international Cundill History Prize today announced the British historian Daniel Beer as the 2017 winner of the US$75,000 prize - the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. The London-based historian was awarded for his ground-breaking study of Siberian penal colonies, The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars (Allen Lane).



One Health researchers identify hot spots of tick-borne diseases in Mongolia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(George Mason University) Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and herders. George Mason University's Dr. Michael von Fricken and colleagues explored the interaction between nomadic herders, the livestock they own, and the tick-borne diseases they are exposed to.



Lehigh engineering professor Yaling Liu named ASME fellow

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Lehigh University) Yaling Liu has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, one of the top honors in his field.



Helping children with ADHD thrive in the classroom

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Kentucky) Nearly 15 percent of Kentucky children are currently diagnosed with ADHD, the highest rate in the nation. While medicine alone doesn't necessarily lead to improved academic performance in the long run, a new intervention developed by UK professors is aiming to do just that.



UT Dallas study tackles the divide over NFL players' protests

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Texas at Dallas) According to a survey by UT Dallas researchers, 90 percent of black college students surveyed supported kneeling during the national anthem compared to 38 percent of non-black respondents.



School exacerbates feelings of being 'different' in pupils with autism spectrum conditions

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Surrey) Negative school experiences can have harmful long term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions, a new study in the journal Autism reports.



Funding for 25 years

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Freiburg) Historical-critical edition of the works of jurist Hans Kelsens is adopted into Mainz Academy program.



Report suggests association between coffee and up to 70 percent reduced risk of liver disease

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Kaizo) A new roundtable report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) in association with the British Liver Trust, on 'Looking after the liver: coffee, caffeine and lifestyle factors' highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of liver diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis, with some studies reporting risk reduction of up to 70%



Dr. Donald Coustan recognized as giant in Ob/Gyn

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Care New England ) Donald R. Coustan, MD, director of the Prenatal Diabetes Program in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has been recognized as a 'Giant in Obstetrics and Gynecology.' This recognition is part of a series by the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) through which AJOG recognizes individuals who have changed the practice of medicine.



USDA helps Rural Communities Thrive with Health and Safety Outreach

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for health education projects for individuals and families living in rural areas. Funding is made through NIFA's Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grant Program.



Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute) High quality preschool is one of the most effective means of preparing all children to succeed in school. This review of research indicates the need to expand our definitions of quality.



Springer Nature acquires e-learning provider iversity

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Springer) Effective Oct. 17, 2017, the international publisher Springer Nature acquired the e-learning provider iversity. iversity is a leading platform for e-learning and MOOCs, and collaborates with over one hundred universities, educational institutes and companies worldwide. The acquisition of the online platform will allow Springer Nature to globally expand the dissemination of its authors' educational and research content with the aid of innovative formats.



The only detox you'll ever need (video)

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(American Chemical Society) People talk all the time about how they need to 'detox.' And there's a line of companies a mile long waiting to sell you juices and smoothies that claim to cleanse your body of harmful toxins. But the good news is your body is working hard to clear out toxins before you spend a dime on expensive products. Toxicology expert Raychelle Burks explains how in this kale-free episode of Reactions: https://youtu.be/zv0chkuT7cQ.



Expanded networks, faculty mentorship bolster female undergrads' pursuit of geoscience

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Colorado State University) To retain more undergraduate women in geoscience majors, a supportive network that includes faculty mentorship seems to be a key driver, according to a new study led by Colorado State University.



UTA's Emotional Robotics Living Lab to focus on robots as companions/caregivers

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics Living Lab to investigate what our future will look like with robots and how they can be integrated into the home to provide physical and emotional support.



NIH awards $2.34 million to GBSI for reverse experimental design training to improve research reproducibility

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Global Biological Standards Institute) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) $2.34 million over five years for a groundbreaking experimental design training project to improve reproducibility in preclinical research. The project, entitled 'Producing Reproducible Experiments by Promoting Reverse Experimental Design' (PREPaRED), is a collaborative educational partnership between GBSI and faculty at Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University, Purdue University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Now you see me! New insect mimics dead leaves -- but sings loud enough for humans to hear

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Lincoln) A new species of bushcricket which mimics dead leaves to the point of near invisibility and sings so loud humans can hear it has been examined for the first time using advanced technologies to reveal unusual acoustic properties of its wings. Scientists investigating the newly-described species, named Typophyllum spurioculis, found that when the males sing the entire wing resonates at the frequency of the call -- something which does not happen in other species of bushcrickets.



Engaging children in math at home equals a boost in more than just math skills

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Purdue University) Preschool children who engage in math activities at home with their parents not only improve their math skills, but also their general vocabulary, according to research from Purdue University.



Insomnia linked to alcohol-use among adolescents, says Rutgers University-Camden

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Rutgers University) 'Parents, educators, and therapists should consider insomnia to be a risk marker for alcohol use, and alcohol use a risk marker for insomnia, among early adolescents,' writes Rutgers-Camden researcher Naomi Marmorstein in the study, published recently in the journal Addictive Behaviors.



TACC tech to shine at SC17

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) At the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, the Texas Advanced Computing Center will showcase Stampede2, the top US academic supercomputer; advances in deep learning; virtual and augmented reality for science; and tools that allow researchers to securely and easily access high-performance computers.