CDC Charges Johns Hopkins to Lead Development of Ebola Training Module for Nurses, Physicians and Health Care Workers

Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group and to design an interactive Web-based learning program that guides health care workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved protocols to aid clinicians as they provide care to patients who may be at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The program trains health care providers in three critical areas: proper donning of personal protective equipment (PPE), the safe removal of gear and active monitoring skills. All three modules will be available for free on the CDC’s website in the coming weeks and later available to the millions of iOS users on iTunes U.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine|24-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Traditional, Tea Party Conservatives Seem Split on Foreign Policy

Foreign policy looms large as the 2014 midterm elections approach. But traditional conservatives and their tea party counterparts may bring different concerns and motivations to the November ballot, according to University of Washington political scientist Christopher Parker.

– University of Washington|24-Oct-2014 12:20 PM EDT

A New Dent in HIV-1’s Armor

Salk scientists identify a promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment

– Salk Institute for Biological Studies|24-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Climate Change Impacts Countered By Stricter Fisheries Management

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A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 El Niño, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.

– Wildlife Conservation Society|24-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

UT Dallas Team Infuses Science into 'Minecraft' Modification

The 3-D world of the popular “Minecraft” video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, “Polycraft World,” created by UT Dallas professors, students and alumni.

– University of Texas, Dallas|24-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Startups Should Seek Quality — Not Quantity — in Partnerships, Study Finds

When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

– University at Buffalo|24-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

From Rock-'n'-Roller to Biomedical Scientist

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When Tom Stratton was a college sophomore in 2004, his indie-rock band, Socratic, did a show in Los Angeles, and a record company offered them a contract that night. He left school, played drums and guitar on tour in Asia and Australia and throughout the U.S., recorded albums, and now – 10 years later – is still earning high praise for his work, though not as a musician. Tom Stratton has become a very talented biomedical scientist conducting top-level pharmaceutical research in a lab at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

– Rutgers University|24-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Survey Predicts Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2015

Fitness pros forecast what you’ll see at the gym next year; new #1 on 2015 list

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)|24-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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