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04/20/2018 12:00 AM
SLU students learn Italian playing Assassin's Creed
(Saint Louis University) A Saint Louis University professor has developed a method for teaching a new language through gaming.

04/20/2018 12:00 AM
Meditation could help anxiety and cardiovascular health
(Michigan Technological University) In a student-led study, one hour of mindfulness meditation shown to reduce anxiety and some cardiovascular risk markers.

04/19/2018 12:00 AM
Improving public engagement with science museums
(North Carolina State University) A team of computer science, education and museum researchers is launching a project to better understand how museum visitors interact with educational exhibits. The ultimate goal: helping museums capture public interest.

04/19/2018 12:00 AM
More students report carrying guns in Chicago than New York or Los Angeles
(Northwestern University) More students report carrying guns in Chicago than in New York or Los Angeles, a new Northwestern Medicine study shows. The findings provide historical background for Chicago's 2016 spike in gun violence, which occurred mostly among youth and young adults.

04/19/2018 12:00 AM
Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy
(Rice University) A Rice University study of 6,610 human flu sequences predicts that this fall's flu vaccine will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the vaccine given in 2016 and 2017 due to viral mutations related to vaccine production in eggs.

04/19/2018 12:00 AM
Study shows rapid rise in mass school shootings in the US
(Springer) More people have died or been injured in mass school shootings in the US in the past 18 years than in the entire 20th century. In a new study published in Springer's Journal of Child and Family Studies, researchers have reviewed the history of mass school shootings in the US and found some alarming trends.

04/18/2018 12:00 AM
UC San Diego study: Anyone can be an innovator
(University of California - San Diego) Innovators aren't just born, they can be made, according to recent research from the University of California San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy.

04/18/2018 12:00 AM
UTSA researcher and team launch diabetes support program
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are taking diabetes education to church. Through the Building a Healthy Temple (BHT) program, they're working with Hispanics who have type 2 diabetes to help them manage the disease and develop a healthier lifestyle.

04/18/2018 12:00 AM
Russian university's scientific groups receive a number of state grants
(Ural Federal University) Sixteen scientific groups of Ural Federal University received the support of the Russian Science Foundation: 15 of them for the first time until 2020, the group under the guidance of Professor Alexey Ivanov received support with the opportunity of an extension until 2019.

04/18/2018 12:00 AM
Frontiers in Anatomy: Anatomy for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
(Bentham Science Publishers) Our main intention with this book is to easily approach the subject of dental and maxillofacial anatomy while referring to the main radiographic techniques used in dentistry, and thus, even for the readers in the medical area, to bring simple and useful information for the diagnosis of the teeth and maxillomandibular complex.

04/18/2018 12:00 AM
New study improves 'crowd wisdom' estimates
(Santa Fe Institute) In a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, researchers Albert Kao (Harvard University), Andrew Berdahl (Santa Fe Institute), and their colleagues examined just how accurate our collective intelligence is and how individual bias and information sharing skew aggregate estimates. Using their findings, they developed a mathematical correction that takes into account bias and social information to generate an improved crowd estimate.

04/17/2018 12:00 AM
Student teams compete to create equity portfolios with analytics and operations research
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Balancing risk to achieve a high performing investment portfolio is a challenge for the most seasoned investment manager. Student teams around the world have shown they are more than ready for the challenge, with a group of students from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel successfully using operations research (O.R.) and analytics to create a competitive equity portfolio to win the second annual O.R. & Analytics Student Team Competition.

04/17/2018 12:00 AM
Siblings' experiences in middle childhood predict differences in college graduation status
(Society for Research in Child Development) Graduating from college has significant implications for adults' long-term success, including employment, family formation, and health. A new longitudinal study found that when siblings in middle childhood experienced less warmth in their relationships with each other, spent different amounts of time with their fathers, or thought their parents treated them unfairly relative to their siblings, they were more likely to differ in their college graduation status (i.e., graduating versus not graduating).

04/17/2018 12:00 AM
Flipping the classroom approach in public health -- does student performance improve?
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study analyzed the traditional model of education versus the flipped classroom model -- where pre-recorded lectures are viewed outside of the classroom and in-person class time is devoted to interactive exercises, discussions, and group projects. The results showed there were no statistically significant differences in test scores or students' assessments of the flipped classes. However, students reported that the flipped format allowed for greater flexibility.

04/17/2018 12:00 AM
Duke of York at launch of M.Sc. in Security Science for Bahrain's Royal Academy of Policing
(University of Huddersfield) His Royal Highness, as Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, was received by Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Bahrain's Minister of Interior.

04/17/2018 12:00 AM
What is flame jetting? (video)
(American Chemical Society) We know fuels like gasoline and alcohol can burn. But sometimes, when the conditions are just right, a hand-held container of fuel being poured near an ignition source can shoot out a 10-foot jet of flame. Flame jetting is extremely dangerous and has caused several deaths. In this video from Reactions, the bizarre phenomenon is explained with help from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: https://youtu.be/5sfUl6GIdYo.

04/17/2018 12:00 AM
Perot Museum of Nature and Science partners with paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger
(Perot Museum of Nature and Science) The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has formed a partnership with internationally renowned paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger, whose groundbreaking work -- including the discovery of Homo naledi -- has rewritten the way early human and hominin evolution is understood. Berger's alliance with the Perot Museum is part of a new strategic focus called the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, for which he will serve as the Center's Distinguished Science Advisor.

04/17/2018 12:00 AM
Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) 40th Annual Meeting
(Association for Chemoreception Sciences) Smell and taste are vital senses that bring pleasure to daily life, inform us about our environment, and guide fundamental behaviors in humans and animals. This month, about 500 scientists and clinicians will gather for the nation's leading forum on smell and taste research, the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS). AChemS will feature over 260 presentations on the roles of smell and taste in both human and animal health.

04/16/2018 12:00 AM
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, awarded UPS George D. Smith Prize
(Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) INFORMS, the leading international association for operations research and analytics professionals, has awarded the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business its 2018 UPS George D. Smith Prize for an innovative curriculum, taught in the context of a true business environment, that prepares students to become effective practitioners.

04/16/2018 12:00 AM
Tel Aviv University announces early-stage venture fund to invest in student innovation
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University has established an early-stage venture capital fund, TAU Ventures, to invest initial pre-seed funding into startups founded by students and alumni within the TAU network and to further boost entrepreneurship on campus. This is the first time this business model is being established in Israel.

04/16/2018 12:00 AM
UH researcher to produce next generation of Hispanic obesity educators
(University of Houston) The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture is serious about the next generation of Hispanic obesity educators. It has awarded UH health education professor Norma Olvera $297,385 to train them.

04/16/2018 12:00 AM
'Marriage diversity' a must-have for rock bands to businesses
(Michigan State University) The rock n' roll lore says that once a bandmate gets married, the party's over for the group. But recently published Michigan State University research says that the blended mix of married and unmarried bandmates improves creativity, innovation and collaborative thinking (and, that the same goes for working professionals).

04/16/2018 12:00 AM
NYU Dentistry study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
(New York University) School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities -- but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay? A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health, suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay.

04/16/2018 12:00 AM
Americans with a college education live longer without dementia and Alzheimer's
(University of Southern California) The prevention of chronic diseases associated with increased risk of dementia will not reduce the number of Americans with dementia in the coming decades, but developing a treatment that delays onset will significantly reduce the burden of dementia.

04/16/2018 12:00 AM
KTU has won €2.4 million funding for attracting top academics
(Kaunas University of Technology) Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania has become the first university in Lithuania to win ERA Chairs competition for attracting top academics. The EUR 2.4 million funding, coming from the EU's research and innovation funding programme, Horizon 2020 will enable KTU to attract top academics to strengthen its competitiveness among centres of excellence elsewhere in the European Research Area (ERA).

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