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06/19/2018 12:00 AM
Parents' explanations of peer interactions affect how children interpret peers' behavior
(Society for Research in Child Development) New research in the journal Child Development shows that parents can help their children perceive less hostility in their social world by framing social situations in a positive way, and thus, reduce their likelihood of behaving aggressively.

06/18/2018 12:00 AM
Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
(Purdue University) Communication could step beyond reading a cellular phone screen with a new technique by Purdue College of Engineering researchers to learn and read messages through a person's sense of touch.

06/18/2018 12:00 AM
Childhood sibling dynamics may predict differences in college education
(Penn State) The effects of sibling relationships may go beyond childhood bickering and bonding, according to Penn State researchers who found that these relationships may predict similarities and differences in siblings' education later in life.

06/15/2018 12:00 AM
Study with implications for opioid crisis finds opioids raise risk of fracture nonunion
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Dr. Robert Zura, Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, was part of a research team reporting that not only may opioid use increase the risk of bone fractures, but opioids may also impair healing. The authors also question their effectiveness in controlling pain.

06/14/2018 12:00 AM
Drexel's ExCITe Center releases first national study of K-12 education makerspaces
(Drexel University) Drexel University's ExCITe Center released Making Culture, the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide, revealing the significance of cultural aspects of making that enable learning. The research highlights how makerspaces foster a range of positive student learning outcomes, but also reflect some of the gaps in inclusion common in the STEM fields.

06/14/2018 12:00 AM
UW study shows how instruction changes brain circuitry in
(University of Washington) Using MRI measurements of the brain's neural connections, or 'white matter,' UW researchers have shown that, in struggling readers, the neural circuitry strengthened -- and their reading performance improved -- after just eight weeks of a specialized tutoring program.

06/14/2018 12:00 AM
SAGE Publishing authors win Textbook and Academic Authors Association awards
(SAGE) SAGE Publishing is pleased to announce that eight SAGE authors will receive awards from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association (TAA) at their annual conference on Friday, June 15.

06/14/2018 12:00 AM
Numbers of Maori and Pacific students training to be doctors and dentists skyrocket
(University of Otago) There has been a significant increase in diversity of students entering the University of Otago's health professional programmes in recent years, especially among Maori and Pacific students and those from rural areas.

06/13/2018 12:00 AM
Research finds fair classroom practices disarm threat of evaluation retaliation
(Washington State University) While tuition inflation presents a challenge for many college-bound students, an area of growing concern for many universities is 'grade inflation' -- in part caused when instructors grade more leniently to discourage students from retaliating by giving low teaching evaluations. Washington State University researchers say instructors can stop worrying about evaluation revenge as long as they use practices in the classroom that students perceive as fair.

06/13/2018 12:00 AM
Making the grade: US Navy a 'top supporter' of HBCU engineering schools
(Office of Naval Research) The US Navy's Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program recently was named a 'Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering Schools' by US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine.

06/13/2018 12:00 AM
Adolescents who consume diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress skills
(Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center) Study: Adolescents who consume a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills, signs of post-traumatic stress disorder as adults.

06/13/2018 12:00 AM
UC3M receives over three million euros for the CONEX-Plus project
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is the only Spanish mono-partner university to receive funding in the last Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND call, under the European Framework Programme Horizon 2020. UC3M funding exceeds three million euros to co-fund CONEX-Plus, a programme that will employ 30 PhD researchers over a period of three years.

06/13/2018 12:00 AM
EPSRC publishes results of public dialogue on quantum technologies
(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) The results of a public dialogue on Quantum Technologies, commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), have been published today.The exercise was carried out in late 2017 by Kantar Media in order to better understand how the public views and feels about the quantum technologies (QTs) currently being developed by researchers and their potential applications. Evaluation of the public dialogue and the public dialogue process was carried out by 3KQ.

06/13/2018 12:00 AM
New research unveils true origin of ancient turquoise
(Dickinson College) New research overturns more than a century of claims that the source of turquoise used and revered by ancient civilizations in Mexico, such as the Aztecs, came from the Southwestern US Geochemical analyses show the origin of the turquoise is Mesoamerica (Central Mexico to Central America).

06/13/2018 12:00 AM
The missing link in antimicrobial stewardship strategy
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Empowering nurses to participate in antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) is the missing link in strengthening hospital-wide antimicrobial stewardship and improving patient care, according to a new study presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The research, conducted at Jefferson Health in New Jersey, shows that ASPs are strengthened by educating nurses about antimicrobial stewardship and obtaining their buy-in.

06/12/2018 12:00 AM
Block play could improve your child's math skills, executive functioning
(Purdue University) Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills - mathematics and executive functioning - critical to kindergarten readiness, according a new study by Purdue University researchers.

06/12/2018 12:00 AM
Core electron topologies in chemical bonding
(Yokohama National University) YNU researchers resolve the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides for the first time reveals a qualitative difference in the topologies of core electron orbitals of organic molecules and their silicon analogues. Other elements with a similar propensity as carbon to reshape their core electron nodal structures upon chemical bonding are proposed.

06/12/2018 12:00 AM
National Academies report on sexual harassment in academia
(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) A systemwide change to the culture and climate in higher education is needed to prevent and effectively respond to sexual harassment, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

06/12/2018 12:00 AM
Beyond the 'Reading Wars': How the science of reading can improve literacy
(Association for Psychological Science) A new scientific report from an international team of psychological researchers aims to resolve the so-called 'reading wars,' emphasizing the importance of teaching phonics in establishing fundamental reading skills in early childhood. The report, published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows how early phonics skills are advanced with a rich reading curriculum throughout the school years.

06/12/2018 12:00 AM
UTSA researchers create method that can quickly and accurately detect infections
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Two chemistry researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have developed a method that can show quickly and accurately whether a person has been infected with harmful bacteria or other pathogens. Additionally, this new method shows the exact severity of infection in a person.

06/12/2018 12:00 AM
Urban violence can hurt test scores even for kids who don't experience it
(Johns Hopkins University) Children who attend school with many kids from violent neighborhoods can earn significantly lower test scores than peers with classmates from safer areas.

06/12/2018 12:00 AM
Multilingual students have improved in academic achievement since 2003
(New York University) Multilingual students, who speak a language or more than one language other than English at home, have improved in reading and math achievement substantially since 2003, finds a new study published in Educational Researcher by Michael J. Kieffer, associate professor of literacy education at New York University.

06/11/2018 12:00 AM
Late-breaking science announced for the Structural Heart Disease Summit 2018
(Cardiovascular Research Foundation) The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that the Structural Heart Disease Summit 2018 will feature three studies which will be presented as Late-Breaking Science on Friday, June 22nd.

06/11/2018 12:00 AM
Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram.

06/11/2018 12:00 AM
World's largest library of biomedical images and animations gifted to Texas engineering
(University of Texas at Austin) Medical animation pioneer Bruce Blausen has made the Blausen Medical Library freely available through UT's Cockrell School of Engineering to every student and faculty member on campus.

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