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RTI International and IBM Research - Africa Forge Partnership for Data-Driven Development

RTI International - a leading nonprofit research institute - and IBM's Africa research lab have announced a partnership to deploy big data analytics and cognitive technologies to help transform development approaches in Africa and around the world.
15-Jul-2015 9:55 AM EDT

Adolescent Exposure to E-Cigarette TV Ads Increases Likelihood of Future Use

Adolescents who are exposed to e-cigarette TV advertising are more likely to try e-cigarettes in the future, according to a groundbreaking experiment from researchers at RTI International.
7-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Exposure to National Tobacco Education Campaign Increased Intentions to Quit Smoking

A national tobacco education campaign, launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, featuring graphic, testimonial-style advertisements increased intentions to quit smoking, according to a study by RTI International.
26-May-2015 3:40 PM EDT

Text Messaging Reduces Pain Medicine Requirements During Surgery

Patients who text messaged a stranger just before minor surgeries required less supplemental pain relief than patients receiving standard therapy or distraction techniques, according to a recently published study conducted by researchers at RTI...
27-Apr-2015 10:00 AM EDT

RTI International to Test PTSD Treatment for U.S. Service Members

RTI International is leading a study on a medical procedure that offers the potential for fast-acting symptom relief for U.S. service members with PTSD.
14-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

One-Third of College STEM Majors Switch Fields by Graduation

About a quarter of high performing students who began pursuing a bachelor's degree between 2003 and 2009 declared a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) major; however, nearly a third of these students had transferred out of STEM fields...
2-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Study Shows Electronic Cigarette Vapors Contain Toxins and Have the Potential to Be a Public Health Concern

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On the heels of the Federal Drug Administration's (FDA) second public workshop to explore the public health considerations associated with e-cigarettes, nonprofit research organization RTI International released a new research paper "Exhaled...
12-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults Over 30 to Rise 27 Percent by 2030

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The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) will rise in the United States, according to a new report led by RTI International and published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases during March's National Kidney Month
2-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EST

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