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12/14/2017 12:00 AM
PolyU and JIFSAN collaborate on food safety courses
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced today (14 December) the collaboration with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), a centre of excellence established by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the University of Maryland, to provide science-based food safety training in Hong Kong and Shenzhen recognized by FDA.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
Penn Medicine/Virtua strategic alliance brings first proton therapy to South Jersey
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Cancer care in South Jersey is about to enter a new era. Penn Medicine, in partnership with Virtua, announced plans to build a new proton facility on the campus of Virtua's acute care hospital, Virtua Voorhees. The new $35 million center, which will allow cancer patients to undergo cutting edge proton therapy in single-room treatments, is expected to be completed by 2020. It will be the first and only proton therapy center in South Jersey.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
Salt Lake City to host cutting-edge linguistic research in January
(Linguistic Society of America) Research presentations on transgender identities, the #yesallwomen twitter campaign, the rootedness of Appalachian English, and the many others provided below are among the highlights of the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah from Jan. 4-7, 2018.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
Wiley and The British Psychological Society partner to improve the replicability and transparency of scientific research
(Wiley) John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B)., and the British Psychological Society (BPS), a registered charity responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good, have partnered to enable researchers to publish Registered Reports.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
Intervention offered in school readiness program boosts children's self-regulation skills
(Oregon State University) Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children's self-regulation and early academic skills, an Oregon State University researcher has found.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
An NJIT 'data hiding' expert is named to the National Academy of Inventors
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Yun-Qing Shi, a groundbreaking computer engineer best known for devising methods to hide and retrieve data embedded in digitized images and speech, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
3-D laser scanning point clouds help to introduce building's facilities management
(Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University) Researchers from Russia, China and India are going to develop the software for creating informative 3-D models of urban infrastructure objects using the laser scanner survey technologies and photography.The project has become the winner of the of international scientific consortia competition of the BRICS countries in the field of science, technology, and innovation (BRICS STI Framework Programme).

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
Climate change made Harvey rainfall 15 percent more intense
(Rice University) Scientists from World Weather Attribution and Rice University have found that human-caused climate change made the record rainfall that fell over Houston during Hurricane Harvey roughly three times more likely and 15 percent more intense.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
Coalition seeks to increase transparency on life science career prospects
(Johns Hopkins University) Nine US research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

12/14/2017 12:00 AM
How Canada can help protect Canadians from obesity and chronic disease
(University of Toronto) University of Toronto nutritional scientists are leading a study with national experts calling on the Canadian government to outlaw junk food marketing to children, impose stricter limits on unhealthy nutrients added to foods, and impose a 'sugary drink tax.'

12/13/2017 12:00 AM
USDA's NIFA announces support for agricultural science education in insular areas
(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced support for projects that strengthen food and agricultural science education in insular areas of the United States. Funding is made through three NIFA programs.

12/13/2017 12:00 AM
Gulf coast universities team up to address hurricane resilience
(University of Miami) A new multi-institution research center -- the Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI) -- will focus on helping the Gulf coast do better at preparing for and mitigating the damage and loss of lives from hurricanes and other severe storms.

12/13/2017 12:00 AM
Habitat counts when predators lurk
(Rice University) Something in the way it moves -- or not -- can save a creature's life in the wild, depending on whether it's exposed in the open or hiding in a complex habitat. A Rice University researcher studied patterns among a set of predator-prey pairings to see how the latter behaved when hunted.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
Researchers develop new model to predict which universities student athletes will attend
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) With revenue from college football at an unprecedented $3.4 billion annually, universities across the country invest millions each year in recruitment efforts for high school football players. But with talented players typically receiving multiple scholarship offers, team rosters are in limbo until student athletes commit to a university. However, a new study in the INFORMS journal Decision Analysis shares how social media can provide universities with valuable insight into the decision-making process of their recruits.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
Toward a brighter economy and the workforce that will build it, NJIT opens Makerspace
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Partners from government and industry joined the NJIT community to celebrate the opening of Makerspace at NJIT, a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university's hands-on learning mission and its growing relationship with New Jersey's manufacturing community.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
Lehigh's Mooi Choo Chuah elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
(Lehigh University) Professor Mooi Choo Chuah of Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science has been named a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
'Virtual child' to train workers to treat kids with autism
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) Nearly one in 50 children in the United States is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, usually before age 3, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the number of people trained to help them isn't keeping pace with the demand. But a UMass Lowell faculty researcher is out to change this with a 'virtual child' to help professionals learn key treatment techniques.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
What role can schools play in preventing and responding to teen dating violence?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A nationwide study of school principals has shown that while the majority had assisted a victim of teen dating violence (TDV) recently, most of them had never received formal training in this area and their school did not have a specific protocol for dealing with TDV.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
Medidata president Glen de Vries gives $10 million to endow Carnegie Mellon deanship
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Glen de Vries, co-founder and president of Medidata, has donated $10 million to endow the chair of the dean of CMU's Mellon College of Science (MCS). The gift by de Vries, a 1994 graduate of the Mellon College of Science who helped create the leading cloud platform for life sciences research, will allow MCS Dean Rebecca Doerge and her successors to invest in fundamental sciences, in interdisciplinary initiatives, and in faculty and students.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
Mark Griswold, PhD elected 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
(Case Western Reserve University) Mark A. Griswold, PhD, a professor in the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors 2017 Fellows Program, the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
Why do some people hate cilantro? (video)
(American Chemical Society) Cilantro is a popular seasoning, adding flavor to tacos and noodle dishes across the globe. But to some people, it just tastes like soap. Why? Research suggests a genetic cause for cilantro repulsion. Reactions explains why some people can't help their cilantro-phobia: https://youtu.be/HF7Ni347Gvg.

12/12/2017 12:00 AM
Oxford and Berlin to partner in wide-ranging new research partnership
(Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin) Four Berlin institutions, the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, the Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the University of Oxford, have set out to create a new partnership which will open up exciting new initiatives across all academic disciplines.

12/11/2017 12:00 AM
Wiley announces partnership with Arizona State University to strengthen higher education outcomes in Vietnam
(Wiley) John Wiley and Sons Inc. today announced a partnership with Arizona State University to provide higher education institutions funding, leadership training materials and publishing workshops in order to develop engineering and science capacity in Vietnam.

12/11/2017 12:00 AM
Certain books can increase infant learning during shared reading, study shows
(University of Florida) Parents and pediatricians know that reading to infants is a good thing, but new research shows reading books that clearly name and label people and objects is even better.

12/11/2017 12:00 AM
New statistical method links vast records, shows negative effect of Texas voter ID law
(American Statistical Association) As state voter identification (ID) laws across the country are being contested amid questions about the integrity of the voting process, researchers have developed a new statistical method that not only matches multiple records with precision, but can also identify the scope of discrimination when applied to voter ID laws.

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