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Small changes to organ procurement system could lead to more life-saving transplants

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Indiana University) Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across the country, according to new research co-authored by an Indiana University Kelley School of Business professor.



When to fish: Timing matters for fish that migrate to reproduce

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Washington) A new University of Washington study points to yet another human factor that is hampering the ability of fish to reproduce: the timing of our fishing seasons. The study considers how the timing of fishing efforts might disproportionately target certain fish and change the life history patterns of entire populations.



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.



New computational method provides optimized design of wind up toys

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Association for Computing Machinery) A team of leading computer scientists has developed a novel computational system to aid the design and fabrication of wind-up toys, focusing on automating the intricate interior machinery responsible for the toys' wind-up motion.



Ending TB means investing in R&D

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Burness) This week, as health ministers, diplomats and other representatives meet to discuss tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Organization (WHO) Ministerial Conference in Moscow, millions of people are suffering from the disease. The governments around the world can and must end this suffering through a major and sustained investment in TB research and development (R&D).  



Chinese team employs world's fastest supercomputer to simulate devastating earthquake

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Association for Computing Machinery) ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named a 12-member Chinese team the recipients of the 2017 ACM Gordon Bell Prize for their research project, '18.9-Pflops Nonlinear Earthquake Simulation on Sunway TaihuLight: Enabling Depiction of 18-Hz and 8-Meter Scenarios.' Using the Sunway TaihuLight, which is ranked as the world's fastest supercomputer, the team created 3-D visualizations relating to a devastating earthquake that occurred in Tangshan, China in 1976.



New interdisciplinary research program in biomedical innovation law

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law) The Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded a grant of DKK 35 million to Timo Minssen, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen for establishing a Collaborative Research Programme in Biomedical Innova-tion Law (CeBIL).The aim of CeBIL is to analyse the most important legal obstacles to pharmaceutical innovation and thereby contribute to translating innova-tive biomedical research into new effective, affordable and easily acces-sible forms of treatment.



The importance of biodiversity in forests could increase due to climate change

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Leipzig. Forests fulfil numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they are rich in different species of trees. In addition, forest managers do not have to decide on the provision of solely one function, such as wood production or nature conservation: several services provided by forest ecosystems can be improved at the same time. These are the results of two studies led by scientists from Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), and published in Ecology Letters.



Surrey develops new 'supercatalyst' to recycle carbon dioxide and methane

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Surrey) The University of Surrey has developed a new and cost-effective catalyst to recycle two of the main causes behind climate change -- carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4).



Hot and bothered

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of California - Santa Barbara) Environmental economists predict climate change will bring big manufacturing losses to China by mid-21st century.



How infants modernized America examined in new book

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Rutgers University) The 20th century saw revolutions in scientific medicine, consumer culture, and social welfare, and in the understanding of human development and potential, explains Janet Golden.And while many intellectual thinkers, scientists, and industrial innovators helped to lead America into this new age, says the professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden, credit also goes to our youngest members of society: babies.



Study shows codeine prescribed to children despite FDA warning against it

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Chicago Medical Center) A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain after tonsil and adenoid surgery, two years after federal regulators warned doctors that prescribing the opioid to kids after the routine surgeries could be fatal.



David Bowie & the art of slow innovation: A new strategy for global precision medicine

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) With what strategies should developing countries invest in for emerging biotechnologies and precision medicine?



Why do employees cheat? Too much pressure

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Georgia) When employees feel their job depends on meeting high benchmarks, some fudge results in order to stay employed, according to a new study.



Tax reform proposal has serious implications for older americans

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(American Geriatrics Society) We are deeply concerned about the impact that the two tax reform proposals could have on older Americans as currently drafted. We continue to offer our support and expertise to the many bipartisan legislators and experts working across the aisle on proposals that would give us all the opportunity to make open, informed decisions about a better health system.



Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Rice University) Rice University materials scientists lead a project to turn strong, light and compressible schwarzites from theory to reality with three-dimensional printers. The resulting materials share their properties from the nano- to the macroscale.



Secrets of succulents' water-wise ways revealed

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Liverpool) Plant scientists at the University of Liverpool have revealed new insights into the mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and tolerate drought.The research, which is published in The Plant Cell, could be used to help produce new crops that can thrive in previously inhospitable, hot and dry regions across the world.



Groundwater recharge in the American west under climate change

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Arizona) Groundwater recharge in the Western US will change as the climate warms -- the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, according to new research. The new study covers the entire US West, from the High Plains states to the Pacific coast, and provides the first detailed look at how groundwater recharge may change as the climate changes. Groundwater is an important source of freshwater, particularly in the West.



A study proposes to elaborate the term 'parental abuse by children'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(University of Granada) Sandra Jiménez Arroyo, researcher at the University of Granada (UGR), explains the necessity of analyzing this kind of violence, which is the fourth most common crime committed by children, taking a gender perspective.



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.



Celebrating professor Tommy Koh

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(World Scientific) Prof Koh is known internationally for helping to establish the international law of the seas and for chairing the UN Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio. The book testifies of Prof Koh's masterful ability to distil complex issues and interests into actionable decisions and plans; disarm opponents and direct the energies around the negotiating table towards achieving what is right, good and ultimately, to the mutual benefit of all parties concerned.



AMP Iissues consensus guideline recommendations for NGS bioinformatics pipelines

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Association for Molecular Pathology) The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published 17 consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better patient care. The report, 'Standards and Guidelines for Validating Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipelines: A Joint Recommendation of the Association for Molecular Pathology and College of American Pathologists,' was released online ahead of publication in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.



Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s 'preprint' experiment

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(PLOS) Researchers in physics and mathematics have long used 'preprints' -- preliminary versions of their scientific findings published on internet servers for anyone to read. In 2013, similar services were launched for biology, but following a chance discovery, Matthew Cobb, a scientist and historian at the University of Manchester, has unearthed a long-forgotten experiment in biology preprints that took place in the 1960s. He has written about them in a study publishing Nov. 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology.



Study urges global-change researchers to embrace variability

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) A new review article presents evidence that argues for a more nuanced approach to the design of global-change experiments -- one that acknowledges and purposefully incorporates the variability inherent in nature.



What is the computational power of the universe?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Can a close look at the universe give us solutions to problems too difficult for a computer -- even if we built a computer larger than a planet? Physicist Stephen Jordan reflects on this question in a new NIST video, along with a scientific paper that considers one particular tough problem the universe might answer.