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Extra Sunlight in Late Summer, Early Fall Could Help Stave Off Flu, Study Finds

People getting more rays of sunlight — and therefore vitamin D — in August and September could help reduce the severity of flu season, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by a University of Kansas...
1-Mar-2018 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Dispels Notion Social Media Displaces Human Contact

New study shows use of social media does not reduce face-to-face contact with friends, family
16-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researcher's Fieldwork Builds Understanding of Community Resilience, Recovery in Face of Disaster

A researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a $20 million, five-year project funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology that enables engineers, computer scientists, economists, urban planners and sociologists to study how...
14-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Project Training Preschool Teachers to Boost Kids' Literacy Expands to More Classrooms

In classrooms around the Kansas City metropolitan area, literacy coaches are teaming up with more teachers in preschool settings to increase and improve children’s engagement with evidence-based literacy activities and foster growth in...
2-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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BBQ Lighter Hovering Above South Pole May Help Pinpoint Mystery Source of Cosmic Energy

Funded by $230,000 from NASA about three years ago, the Hi-Cal balloon with its barbeque-lighter ping have flown three experimental missions in a quest to better grasp Antarctica’s reflectivity to radio frequencies.
20-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Research Could Strip Wine of Sulfites — and Health Worries — for Pennies Per Bottle

A research drive at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is working toward the design and marketing of a low-cost, easy-to-use device that would filter up to 99 percent of sulfites from wine when it’s poured from the bottle.
29-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study Sheds Light on How, Why Middle Managers Can Coerce Employees Into Deceptive Practices

A study led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor sheds new light on how and why middle managers can coerce their employees into deceiving upper management, in order to ensure that a unit's performance looks good while also keeping...
5-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Flint Water Crisis Led to Lower Fertility Rates, Higher Fetal Death Rates, Researchers Find

Flint's lead-contaminated water crisis caused fewer babies being born there — through reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates — compared with other Michigan cities during that time, according to a working paper that includes a...
20-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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