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11/19/2018 12:00 AM
'True polar wander' may have caused ice age
(Rice University) Earth's latest ice age may have been caused by changes deep inside the planet. Based on evidence from the Pacific Ocean, including the position of the Hawaiian Islands.

11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Kindergarten difficulties may predict academic achievement across primary grades
(Penn State) Identifying factors that predict academic difficulties during elementary school should help inform efforts to help children who may be at risk. New Penn State research suggests that children's executive functions may be a particularly important risk factor for such difficulties.

11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Teens increasingly choose pot over alcohol, cigarettes
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The 'gateway pattern' of adolescent substance use is changing, and marijuana is increasingly the first substance in the sequence of adolescent drug use. Traditionally, students experiment with cigarettes and alcohol before cannabis, but since 2006, less than 50 percent of adolescents try cigarettes and alcohol before they try cannabis for the first time. 

11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Cannabis youth prevention strategy should target mental wellbeing
(University of Waterloo) High school students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis, a recent University of Waterloo study has found.

11/19/2018 12:00 AM
A study analyzes the impact of targeted Facebook advertising on the elections
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Research from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the University of Warwick and ETH Zurich has studied the effectiveness of micro-targeted political advertising on social media such as Facebook in the United States. The research concludes that it may have increased the number of Donald Trump voters by ten per cent in the 2016 presidential elections.

11/19/2018 12:00 AM
€13.6m SFI Research Centre for neurological diseases launched by Minister Humphreys
(RCSI) FutureNeuro, a €13.6 million SFI Research Centre has been launched at RCSI, Dublin today. The Centre aims to translate breakthroughs in understanding of brain structure and function to transform the patient journey for people with neurological diseases

11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Preserving shoulder function, quality of life, in breast cancer patients
(University of Michigan) After a prophylactic double mastectomy in 2015, Tina Harrison discovered that she did, indeed, have breast cancer -- it just hadn't been detected.

11/19/2018 12:00 AM
Spanking in developing countries does more harm than good
(University of Michigan) Spanking may be increasingly harmful for children on a more global scale than previously known, a new University of Michigan study indicates.

11/18/2018 12:00 AM
UK needs to redesign health policies for men
(Lancaster University) While lots of attention has been given to women's increasing presence in the labor market, there has been less focus on male workers. By studying recent evidence through a 'male lens', this report calls on Government to commission more 'gendered' research to understand the different ways men and women engage with health services, arguing that work should be recognized as a health outcome due to the impact employment has on mental and physical health.

11/15/2018 12:00 AM
College of Medicine at NEOMED takes first place at Directors of Clinical Skills Conference
(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Northeast Ohio Medical University earned top honors for its poster presentation, 'Teaching and Fostering Empathetic Touch and Eye Gaze,' at the Directors of Clinical Skills (DOCS) Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas, Nov. 2, 2018.The poster was presented by Paul Lecat, M.D., professor and internal medicine clerkship clinical experience director, who led a team of University representatives in the study, which gives credence to the importance of touch as a means of showing empathy.

11/15/2018 12:00 AM
Sex ed before college can prevent student experiences of sexual assault
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Students who receive sexuality education, including refusal skills training, before college matriculation are at lower risk of experiencing sexual assault during college. New research from Columbia University's Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) project suggests that sexuality education during high school may have a lasting and protective effect for adolescents.

11/15/2018 12:00 AM
How is leather made? (video)
(American Chemical Society) The chemical process of tanning turns animal hides into durable, supple leather. Although this technology is thousands of years old, scientists are still trying to understand the exact chemical changes involved. In this video, Reactions explains how leather is made: https://youtu.be/6Cn7QqdFIxc.

11/15/2018 12:00 AM
A new 'buddy system' of nurse education gets high marks from students
(Baylor University) A new 'buddy system' of nursing education -- in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the 'real world' of nursing -- is effective, according to a study by Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing. It was published in the Journal of Nursing Education.

11/15/2018 12:00 AM
American Pediatric Society honors Dr. David K. Stevenson with 2019 APS John Howland Award
(Pediatric Academic Societies) David K. Stevenson, M.D. is the recipient of the 2019 APS John Howland Award, presented by the American Pediatric Society.

11/14/2018 12:00 AM
Arizona State professor wins grants to elucidate the magic of proteins
(Arizona State University) For Arizona State University's Dmitry Matyushov, professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and the Department of Physics, years of studying how electrons make their way through some important protein molecules has been recently rewarded with two major grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE).

11/14/2018 12:00 AM
ACC Latin America Conference highlights cardiovascular research, practice in region
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology will host the ACC Latin America Conference in partnership with the Peruvian Society of Cardiology in Lima, Peru, on November 16-17, 2018, bringing together top experts to review and discuss new, relevant cardiovascular science pertinent to the region. This is the first time the conference will be held in South America.

11/14/2018 12:00 AM
Bias-based bullying does more harm, is harder to protect against
(North Carolina State University) A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender. What's more, the study finds that efforts to mitigate these harms are less effective against bias-based bullying.

11/14/2018 12:00 AM
Harvard launches new initiative in quantum science and engineering
(Harvard University) The Harvard Quantum Initiative (HQI) pairs quantum science exploration with solution-driven engineering. Its primary goals are to build a cross-sector, cross-disciplinary, collaborative community across the Boston innovation ecosystem, and to raise the bar in quantum science and engineering across higher education, industry, and government research.

11/14/2018 12:00 AM
Study finds early career publications as likely source of NIH funding racial gap
(University of Kansas) In seeking to pinpoint why black or African-American scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health research funding, a group of researchers has identified early career publications as a likely contributor to the gap.

11/13/2018 12:00 AM
RIT awarded foundation grant to assess hospitality industry contributions during disasters
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Tourist locations are hardest hit during natural disasters, but also provide significant resources during recovery efforts. A research group at Rochester Institute of Technology is measuring those efforts and the value of the contributions hotel and lodging sector personnel and facilities provide during times of crisis.

11/13/2018 12:00 AM
Surrey academic receives award for preserving endangered languages
(University of Surrey) University of Surrey academic Dr. Mike Franjieh has been awarded the DELAMAN (Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network) Franz Boas Award in recognition of his exceptional work in preserving two endangered languages on the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu.

11/13/2018 12:00 AM
Tel Aviv University and Northwestern University launch joint nanoscience program
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new collaborative venture between Northwestern University and Tel Aviv University brings together researchers and students in the field of nanotechnology through joint research and development projects, student exchange programs and research grants.

11/13/2018 12:00 AM
UTSA and Northwest Vista College aim to diversify teacher pipeline with new program
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence (ATE) and Northwest Vista College (NVC) have established the Latino-Teacher Academy Learning Community (Latino-TALC) project with $3.75 million in federal funding from the United States Department of Education through the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

11/13/2018 12:00 AM
Lehigh pioneering student-centered, 'use-inspired' approach to graduate education
(Lehigh University) Lehigh University science and engineering faculty are collaborating with faculty from Lehigh's College of Education and a colleague at Corning Incorporated, to pioneer an approach to graduate education that is centered around a stronger collaboration between academia and industry than the conventional method. The project recently received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its highly competitive Innovations in Graduate Education program.

11/13/2018 12:00 AM
2018 ESMO Immuno-Oncology Award goes to Cornelis Melief
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has selected Professor Cornelis Melief to receive the 2018 ESMO Immunology Award in recognition of his life's work in studying the interactions of the immune system with cancer.

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