New Research Suggests Sleep Apnea Screening Before Surgery

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Scheduled for surgery? New research suggests that you may want to get screened and treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) before going under the knife. According to a first-of-its-kind study in the October issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), patients with OSA who are diagnosed and treated for the condition prior to surgery are less likely to develop serious cardiovascular complications such as cardiac arrest or shock.

– American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)|23-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Future Flexible Electronics Based on Carbon Nanotubes

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Researchers have demonstrated a new method to improve the reliability and performance of transistors and circuits based on carbon nanotubes (CNT), a semiconductor material that has long been considered by scientists as one of the most promising successors to silicon for smaller, faster and cheaper electronic devices. The result appears in a new paper published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)|23-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Diabetes: Complexity Lost

Extracting information from the largely-ignored instantaneous dynamics of the small ups and downs of blood sugar may illuminate some of the poorly understood frontiers of human physiology and possibly suggest new ways to monitor and treat diabetes based on maintaining and restoring the complexity of the overall control system, a notion they dub using the “system as target.”

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)|23-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

"Bendy" LEDs

"Bendy" light-emitting diode (LED) displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of researchers in Korea.

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)|23-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Walking Off Depression and Beating Stress Outdoors? Nature Group Walks Linked to Improved Mental Health

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Group nature walks: wonder drug for your mood?

– University of Michigan Health System|23-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Are Millennial Generation Students Changing the Roles of Teachers?

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How students feel about classes has a direct impact on how much they learn in them, and Millennial generation students expect a classroom environment that is emotionally supportive. Thus, according to a study published recently in the National Communication Association’s journal, Communication Education, teachers should consider adapting their teaching style around this expectation in order to enhance students’ learning.

– National Communication Association|23-Sep-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Gene Mutation Discovered in Blood Disorder

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An international team of scientists has identified a gene mutation that causes aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder in which the bone marrow fails to produce normal amounts of blood cells. The gene regulates telomeres on the ends of chromosomes.

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|23-Sep-2014 10:40 AM EDT

From Spreadsheets to Solutions: New Platform Enables Next Generation of Open City Data

Plenario, a new platform for accessing, combining, downloading, and visualizing datasets released by city, county, state, and federal governments, offers a user-friendly and powerful interface to push data-driven urban research beyond spreadsheets and towards deeper insights and solutions.

– Computation Institute|23-Sep-2014 10:30 AM EDT
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