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Americans Are Getting More ZZZZs

Decline in reading and watching TV before bed and increasing opportunities to perform tasks online and from home could be why, Penn study finds

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New Registry Launched to Track and Improve the Quality of Cancer Care Delivered in the U.S.

A registry that tracks the quality of medical care provided to patients receiving cancer treatment launched this month as part of a collaboration between the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). In addition to improving the quality of care for people living with cancer, the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Reporting Registry also makes it easier for medical and radiation oncologists to report quality-related performance metrics required by the federal government.

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Coupling Experiments to Theory to Build a Better Battery

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A Berkeley Lab-led team of researchers has reported that a new lithium-sulfur battery component allows a doubling in capacity compared to a conventional lithium-sulfur battery, even after more than 100 charge cycles.

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UNH Researchers Find Human Impact on Forest Still Evident After 500 Years

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Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling. Researchers used high-tech tools to more precisely view where these cleared sites were and the lasting impact they had on the rainforest in the South American Amazon Basin.

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Study Finds Adult Contraceptive Use Linked to Teen Knowledge

Bowling Green State University Associate Professor of sociology Dr. Karen Guzzo and an Ohio State University researcher analyzed data that establishes a long-term linkage between adolescent reproductive knowledge and attitude and adult contraceptive behavior. The study appears in the January 2018 issue of Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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Researchers at Sandia Work on New Way to Image Brain

Sandia National Laboratories researchers want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that’s simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now used.

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American Academy of Home Care Medicine Names Brent T. Feorene as Acting Executive Director

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Board of Directors has appointed Brent T. Feorene, MBA, to serve as acting Executive Director for the AAHCM, effective January 1, 2018. He will take over this role from Suzanne Simons, MS, who retired at the end of 2017 and served as Executive Director since 2015.

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APA Releases New Journal Article Reporting Standards

As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to publish in in scholarly journals.

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Novel Method of Isolating Infecting Organisms After Joint Replacement

Next-generation Genomic Sequencing could help identify infecting organisms and guide treatment for patients with joint-replacement infection

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Biological and Environmental Research, biological and environmental sciences, Xanthos, hydrologic model, hydrologic cycle, hydrologic modeling, Hydrologic Sciences, Journal of Open Research Software, integrated assessment, PNNL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Water, Software, water availability, Runoff, River, Rivers, Streams, streams and rivers, Open Source, Open Source Software, open source science software, Freshwater, water stress, Computer Model, Computer Modeling, computer modeling and simulation, computer modelling, Computer Models

Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

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New open-source software simulates river and runoff resources.







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