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10/17/2019 12:00 AM
UTSA/NIH program diversifies pipeline of future biomedical researchers
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded The University of Texas at San Antonio a five-year, nearly $1.3 million grant to create the Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Program.

10/17/2019 12:00 AM
Poetry from the Far North
(University of Freiburg) Linguists and literary scholars from the universities of Freiburg and Bielefeld present two new works from the Samica book series.

10/17/2019 12:00 AM
High-risk patients benefit from undergoing surgery at teaching hospitals
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Patients with a high risk of dying after surgery, including those with multiple chronic diseases, benefit from undergoing general or vascular procedures at a major teaching hospital as opposed to a non-teaching hospital, according to a study from researchers at Penn Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

10/17/2019 12:00 AM
From waste to wealth: Researchers to transform anaerobic digestion
(Colorado State University) Every year, a staggering amount of organic waste including uneaten food, yard clippings and manure is dumped into landfills, occupying precious land while producing methane and other gases that pollute the atmosphere. A multi-institutional, CSU-led team has been awarded $5.1 million from the Department of Energy to tackle the organic waste problem with key improvements to a seasoned but unprofitable technology called anaerobic digestion.

10/16/2019 12:00 AM
SMU receives NSF grant to research teaching computer science and computational thinking
(Southern Methodist University) The Lyle School of Engineering, Guildhall and the Simmons School of Education & Human Development at SMU will use a $1,521,615 grant from the National Science Foundation to research teaching computer science and computational thinking through the popular video game, Minecraft.

10/16/2019 12:00 AM
UC Riverside helps secure the future of food
(University of California - Riverside) If you're eating fruits, nuts, grains, or vegetables in a few years, you'll likely owe a debt of gratitude to UC Riverside. A $3 million grant is allowing the university to offer a program that transitions today's undergraduates into professional scientists solving tomorrow's farming challenges.

10/16/2019 12:00 AM
New book casts anthropologist's eye on culture of MBA degree, global capitalism
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A new book by University of Illinois professor Andrew Orta studies the culture of contemporary business education and the MBA degree through the lens of a professional anthropologist.

10/16/2019 12:00 AM
New textbook explains human epigenetics to undergraduates
(University of Eastern Finland) The world's first undergraduate textbook on epigenetics focusing on humans has just been released by University of Eastern Finland Professor Carsten Carlberg and Associate Professor Ferdinand Molnár. The Springer textbook Human Epigenetics: How Science Works describes the role of epigenetics both in health and disease.

10/16/2019 12:00 AM
Sociodemographic factors associated with passing surgery board exams
(JAMA Network) Survey responses from general surgery trainees were used to examine the association between sociodemographic factors such as race/ethnicity, gender and family status with the likelihood of passing the American Board of Surgery board examinations.

10/16/2019 12:00 AM
Are high school personality traits associated with later dementia diagnoses?
(JAMA Network) A national sample of high school students in the United States in 1960 was used in this observational study to assess whether personality traits measured in high school were associated with dementia diagnoses more than 50 years later using Medicare records.

10/16/2019 12:00 AM
Study finds relationship between racial discipline disparities and academic achievement gaps in US
(American Educational Research Association) An increase in either the discipline gap or the academic achievement gap between black and white students in the United States predicts a jump in the other, according to a new study published today in AERA Open, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. This is the first published peer-reviewed nationwide study of this topic.

10/15/2019 12:00 AM
Pro-science vs anti-science debates
(University of Chicago Press Journals) Recent attacks on 'grievance' studies have occasioned renewed attention to the politics of knowledge in the academy. In a wide-ranging survey, Mark Horowitz, William Yaworsky and Kenneth Kickham revisit some of anthropology's most sensitive controversies. Taking the field's temperature since the sweltry 'science wars' of the nineties, Horowitz and colleagues probe whether anthropology is still a house divided on questions of truth, justice and the American Anthropological Association.

10/15/2019 12:00 AM
Read to kids in Spanish; it'll help their English
(University of Delaware) Immigrant parents worry their children will struggle with reading and fret that as non-English speakers, they can't help. A new study in the journal Child Development shows that's simply not true. Reading to a young child in any language will help them learn to read in English.

10/15/2019 12:00 AM
Marshall awarded $17 million renewal for biomedical research efforts in West Virginia
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine ) Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has received a five-year, $17 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for continued funding of West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE).

10/15/2019 12:00 AM
UVA doctor uses virtual reality to accelerate availability of new treatment
(University of Virginia Health System) A UVA Health interventional radiologist has harnessed the power of virtual reality to increase the availability of a less-invasive treatment option for thyroid patients.Partly backed by a grant from UVA's Office of Graduate Medical Education, UVA's Ziv Haskal, MD, has created a 11-minute virtual-reality experience as another step in the VR studio he is developing for the university and a series of high-tech educational materials for physicians, trainees and patients alike.

10/15/2019 12:00 AM
Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment
(University College London) Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.

10/14/2019 12:00 AM
GSA announces J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program Endowment
(Geological Society of America) The Geological Society of America Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program Endowment, made possible through the generosity of Dr. David Lowell, renowned field-based mineral exploration geologist.

10/14/2019 12:00 AM
Study: Self-reported suicide attempts rising in black teens as other groups decline
(New York University) New study in the journal Pediatrics uncovered rise in self-reported suicide attempts in black teenagers, as well as an accelerating rate in black female teenagers.

10/11/2019 12:00 AM
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies
(University of California - Riverside) Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation.

10/11/2019 12:00 AM
The American Physical Society announces Historic Sites for 2019
(American Physical Society) The American Physical Society (APS) is pleased to recognize the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles, California and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois as the 2019 APS Historic Sites awardees for their long-standing traditions of discovery and innovation in physics. Each site will receive a plaque that acknowledges its exemplary contributions to the scientific enterprise.

10/11/2019 12:00 AM
How to make magnetic slime (video)
(American Chemical Society) This week on Reactions, we explore the chemistry of slime. Check it out to learn how you, too, can use easy-to-get items to make magnetic and colored slime: https://youtu.be/IyNxPAaUHsw.

10/11/2019 12:00 AM
ERC Synergy Grants awarded to 37 research groups to take on the biggest challenges
(European Research Council) In the 2019 ERC Synergy Grant competition, 37 research groups will receive funding for their curiosity-driven science. Worth in total €363 million, these special grants will enable groups of two to four top researchers to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources in one research project. This funding is part of the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

10/10/2019 12:00 AM
Sweating for science
(University of Missouri-Columbia) When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat in order to better understand when behavioral issues, such as aggression, are likely to occur.

10/10/2019 12:00 AM
NSF award supports effort to engage underrepresented island students in marine science
(University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science) The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and Maryland Sea Grant have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help grow the number and diversity of students in STEM fields as part of a $10 million, 8-institution SEAS Islands Alliance to engage underrepresented minority students from the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam in marine and environmental sciences.

10/10/2019 12:00 AM
#Spreadingfacts: Communicating science for a better world
(The MIT Press) The MIT Press, Technology Review, and Knowledge Futures Group present a conference on the art and practice of science communication.

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