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11/13/2019 12:00 AM
Improving trauma pain outcomes
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) A 7-year prospective cohort study from the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC), University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania examined the relationship between regional anesthesia (RA) administration and patient-reported pain-related outcomes among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom service members sustaining a combat-related extremity injury.

11/13/2019 12:00 AM
A virtual reality camera captures life and science aboard the space station
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) Partnering with the ISS National Lab and Time, a team from Felix and Paul Studios launched a high quality 360 degree camera to space to help tell the story of science and life aboard the orbiting laboratory.

11/13/2019 12:00 AM
Research to make (fun) multi-player gaming an educational experience
(North Carolina State University) A new video game framework brings together two well-studied approaches to educational software in order to keep multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and problem solving. The framework is one of the first to integrate narrative-centered learning and collaborative learning techniques, laying the groundwork for future efforts in the field.

11/13/2019 12:00 AM
Teaching group work to students with autism
(De Gruyter) Communication skills and group work could be taught alongside regular curricula and a structured protocol, which promotes communication, can go a long way to help children with ASD to socialize with their peers, thereby aiding their development.

11/13/2019 12:00 AM
Nature Ph.D. survey puts spotlight on mental health, harassment and student debt
(Springer) The fifth biennial survey of Ph.D. students, conducted by the journal Nature in conjunction with UK education market research company Shift Learning, provides insight into the challenges and concerns currently faced by Ph.D. students worldwide. The survey, which was completed by the highest number of respondents since its inception, included for the first time questions on mental health, bullying, harassment and student debt.

11/13/2019 12:00 AM
Training family doctors to better support domestic violence survivors
(University of Melbourne) Women who are experiencing domestic violence feel better supported, more confident and less depressed when they are counselled by trained family doctors, according to new research.

11/13/2019 12:00 AM
Talking with trained doctors can help abused women
(Oxford University Press USA) Women who are experiencing intimate partner violence feel better supported, more confident, and less depressed when trained family doctors counsel them, according to new research in the journal Family Practice.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
Sowell Center awarded $1.25 million grant to train visual impairment specialists
(Texas Tech University) The Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities at Texas Tech University will train scholars as teachers of students with visual impairments, or orientation and mobility specialists, and allow them to complete a master's degree in special education.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
Historic shadows in a glass house
(University of New Mexico) Nora Wendl is an associate professor of architecture at The University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning. She is also the recipient of a 2019 Graham Foundation grant to re-envision visitors' experience at Farnsworth House, one of the most iconic modern buildings in the world.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
High Definition Earth-Viewing payload reaches end-of-life on station, surpassing life expectancy
(NASA/Johnson Space Center) The International Space Station's High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) payload officially reached end-of-life Aug. 22, 2019, after delivering live Earth views to more than 318 million viewers across the globe.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
WPI researchers discover vulnerabilities affecting billions of computer chips
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) security researchers Berk Sunar and Daniel Moghimi led an international team of researchers that discovered serious security vulnerabilities in computer chips made by Intel Corp. and STMicroelectronics. The flaws affect billions of laptop, server, tablet, and desktop users around the world. The proof-of-concept attack is dubbed TPM-Fail.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
Dartmouth engineers partner with arctic residents to bolster resilience and sustainability
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to partner with Qaanaaq, an Arctic hunting and fishing community in northern Greenland, in the residents' transition to renewable energy and an affordable, sustainable future. The project is expected to produce sustainable technological solutions that will also benefit other communities facing the effects of the climate crisis, including areas in the mid-latitudes.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
Higher education holds key to more age-friendly society, publication says
(The Gerontological Society of America) The age-friendly movement is an ideal means of embracing demographic shifts in higher education and society at large, according to the latest issue in the What's Hot newsletter series from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA), titled 'Higher Education and Aging: The Age-Friendly Movement -- Building a Case for Age Inclusivity.' Support for the publication was provided by AARP.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
New research shows the more women on a company's board, the more market value is lost
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) A company with a gender-diverse board of directors is interpreted as revealing a preference for diversity and a weaker commitment to shareholder value, according to new research in the INFORMS journal Organization Science.

11/12/2019 12:00 AM
Trauma and kids: The role of the early childhood teacher
(University of South Australia) New research from the University of South Australia, has explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, such as bushfires, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children dealing with trauma.

11/11/2019 12:00 AM
Scientists explain the origin of brain mapping diversity for eye dominance
(State University of New York College of Optometry) In a recent study that will be published in the Journal of Neuroscience on November 14th, researchers found evidence that ocular dominance patterns are diverse because the amount of cortex available to represent each binocular point varies greatly across species and individual animals of the same species.

11/11/2019 12:00 AM
New findings on nitrous oxide emissions from northern trees surprised scientists
(University of Helsinki) A recently published study, completed by researchers from the University of Helsinki together with Dr Katerina Machacova, a visiting scholar, demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere are sources of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O). The study provides new information on the significance of trees as sinks and sources of greenhouse gases, proving that forests have relevance not only in the absorption of carbon, but also as a source of other greenhouse gases.

11/11/2019 12:00 AM
Quitting Facebook could boost exam results
(University of Technology Sydney) In research that validates what many parents and educators suspect, students whose grades are below average could boost their exam results if they devoted less time to Facebook and other social networking sites.

11/11/2019 12:00 AM
International organization names Purdue Innovation and Economic Prosperity award winner
(Purdue University) The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) this weekend named Purdue University a 2019 Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Place award winner.

11/11/2019 12:00 AM
LSU Health research discovers potential new Rx target for AMD and Alzheimer's
(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 School of Medicine, found a new mechanism by which a class of molecules his lab discovered may protect brain and retinal cells against neurodegenerative diseases like age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer's.

11/11/2019 12:00 AM
Teaching preschool caregivers healthy behaviors may promote healthier habits in high-risk groups
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Study Shows Vascular Ultrasounds and Adhering to Interventional Education in Underserved Communities can Improve Health among Parents and School Staff.

11/08/2019 12:00 AM
Scientists' panel urges vigorous prevention of sexual harassment and bias in labs
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) A diverse group of scientists including Nilanjana Dasgupta, professor of social psychology at UMass Amherst and the campus's director of faculty equity and inclusion, report their findings recently and recommendations on how institutions and funding agencies can address and prevent sexual harassment and gender bias in the STEM workforce. Details of their suggested "specific, potentially high-impact policy changes" appear in the current issue of Science.

11/08/2019 12:00 AM
ESMO Asia Congress 2019 [ESMO media alert]
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading professional organization for medical oncology, is pleased to announce the fifth ESMO Asia Congress 2019.

11/08/2019 12:00 AM
What you don't know about these cute animals could harm you (video)
(American Chemical Society) Don't let their cuteness fool you -- these animals are not to be messed with. This week on Reactions we break down the chemistry behind what makes these adorable critters deadly: https://youtu.be/fb0FLuYMh84.

11/08/2019 12:00 AM
Doctors don't realize hair care prevents many African-American women from exercise
(MediaSource) African-American women face a unique challenge to regular exercise -- their hair. However, it's a problem that is not often acknowledged by primary care doctors as a barrier to healthy lifestyle. A new study finds that, while doctors value conversation about exercise with their African-American female patients, they rarely discuss how hair care affects physical activity.

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