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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has received a $351,721 continuing grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). This highly competitive grant, awarded through the THECB's Primary Care Innovation Grant program, recognizes innovative medical school programs that focus on increasing the number of primary care physicians in Texas.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Michigan Health System) New AAP guidelines say parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of time children spend on digital media -- but also how, when and where they use it.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Academy of Pediatrics) A new study finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their homework. Children who spent two to four hours a day using digital devices outside of schoolwork had 23 percent lower odds of always or usually finishing their homework, compared to children who spent less than two hours consuming digital media. An abstract of the study will be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health) Since 2011 the Syrian Civil War has led to one of the most complex humanitarian emergencies in history. In a study conducted by pediatricians from Belgium, Egypt, Qatar and Turkey, the impact of the conflict on the familial, educational, and public health state of 1001 Syrian children was assessed.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) A paper coauthored by Carlos Trejo-Pech, assistant professor of agribusiness finance in the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, has received the 2016 Best Paper Award in academic research from the Financial Education Association (FEA). 'Assessing the CFA University Recognition Program: A Survey Based Analysis,' was coauthored with Terrance Grieb and Magdy Noguera from the University of Idaho.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Rice University) As one of the states with the least restrictive vaccine exemption laws in the country, Texas should make the process of obtaining nonmedical exemptions more rigorous to avoid the public health risks and costs associated with preventable diseases, according to a new brief by science policy experts at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Society for Personality and Social Psychology) Explore the latest scientific research on a diverse array of topics -- the psychology behind prejudice and discrimination, understanding non-verbal communication, strategies for interpersonal relationships, social factors that influence our decisions, and much more. The Society for Personality and Social Psychology invites members of the press to cover the latest advancements in the growing fields of personality and social psychology.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Texas at Dallas) In entrepreneurship research, the idea that entrepreneurial opportunities are waiting to be discovered has been challenged by researchers who believe that they are instead created by the entrepreneurs. Now, a study from the University of Texas at Dallas offers a third view -- the actualization approach -- as a possibility.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Clemson University) The Clemson family has gained a new namesake: Legionella clemsonensis, a novel strain of the Legionella bacteria, the most common cause of waterborne bacterial outbreaks in the United States.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) NYU Tandon is issuing a call for NYC high schools to join a novel summer program that will bring together teams of teachers and their students who will learn robotics then take their knowledge back to their schools to establish elective courses in the STEM subjects. NSF's ITEST program recently awarded more than $1 million to the three-year project, which will combine robotics and entrepreneurial education to improve teacher practices and student outcomes.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Statistical Association) Prominent British statistician Sir David Cox has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Prize in Statistics. Like the acclaimed Fields Medal, Abel Prize, Turing Award and Nobel Prize, the International Prize in Statistics is considered the highest honor in its field. It will be bestowed every other year to an individual or team for major achievements using statistics to advance science, technology and human welfare.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Cornell Food & Brand Lab) Facebook and Pinterest love infographics. But what makes an infographic effective? A new study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior identified four key features that make infographics memorable and effective in promoting healthy changes.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Society for Research in Child Development) Experiencing prejudice and discrimination in childhood can have long term consequences, including depression, poor academic performance and negative health outcomes. New research sheds light on the origins and outcomes of discrimination and social exclusion.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Springer) The Springer journal Educational Technology Research and Development has published a special issue that examines the relationship of ethics and privacy in learning analytics, guest edited by Dr. Dirk Ifenthaler and Dr. Monica Tracey. The rapid growth of educational big data requires well-established data management, analysis, and regulations. 'More educational data does not always make better learning environments,' says Dr. Ifenthaler, a professor at the University of Mannheim in Germany.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Society for Horticultural Science) Researchers used low-dose applications of a surfactant film coating (SFC) in experiments with two species of turfgrass. Perennial ryegrass density, cover, and aboveground biomass from the SFC were ≈47%, 48%, and 46% greater than untreated seed, respectively. Tall fescue density, cover, and aboveground biomass from the SFC seeds were ≈22%, 23%, and 28% greater than untreated seed, respectively. The study demonstrated that SFC can promote seed germination and enhance turfgrass establishment under deficit irrigation.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Society for Horticultural Science) In analyses of 13 flowering pear triploids, relative female fertility was significantly reduced, ranging from 0.0% to 33.6%. Five accessions had a relative fertility of <2%. Cytometric analysis of seeds and seedlings from triploid maternal parents showed that they were predominantly abnormal aneuploids, typically resulting in seedlings with reduced fitness and fertility. The results indicate that selection of infertile cultivars can be a viable approach to reducing unwanted reseeding in flowering pear.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(American Statistical Association) Recognizing the importance of diverse perspectives in applying statistical knowledge and data science skills to solving some of society's complex challenges, the American Statistical Association is holding its Women in Statistics and Data Science conference Oct. 20-22, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of the Witwatersrand) Scientists from the Wits School of Public Health, the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Kwa-Zulu Natal and the University of Limpopo have established a network of surveillance sites to study health and demographics in rural communities and thereby understand the impact of poverty, inequality and unemployment.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Cleveland Clinic) A team of Cleveland Clinic researchers, in collaboration with Nestlé Research Center, conducted one of the largest controlled studies of its kind on whole grains and concluded that a diet rich in whole grains may significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight and obese adults under the age of 50.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Missouri-Columbia) Private speech is a good thing for a child's cognitive development; however, it may be important that children monitor and repair errors in their speech, even when talking to themselves. Louis Manfra, assistant professor in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri, found that children do, in fact, monitor their speech for errors, even without a listener.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Nanyang Technological University) The President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, has awarded Singapore's highest honor for scientists to the President of Nanyang Technological University, Professor Bertil Andersson, for his contributions to scientific research and development in the country, and for his contributions in transforming NTU Singapore into a world-class institution in the last decade.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(New York University) Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds research published in the journal Social Science Research.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of California - Riverside) The Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Program in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the national organization that accredits US medical residency and fellowship programs and the institutions that sponsor them. The program was accredited for a total of 16 residents. The first class of four residents will begin their training in July 2017.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(University of Michigan) The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state's Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team that included Tuscola County teachers who volunteered for the dig.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 EDT(Lehigh University) A study by Danielle Lindemann of Lehigh University and Dana Britton and Elaine Zundl of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University focuses on STEM retention and attrition among college women.